Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1097 (2:33:23)

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Bluetooth Speaker

This week's gadget is in honor of Scott's pinch hitting for Leo. It's the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Portable Bluetooth speaker. It's 4.6 pounds and has two 3-inch woofers, two 3/4-inch tweeters, and two passive radiators. There's no audio-in jack, as it works via Bluetooth. It's battery powered, and can last 5 hours on one charge. 15 watts per active speaker for a total output of 60 watts. Frequency response is stated as 60Hz to 20kHz. List price is $399.99, but discounts are widely available.

It’s on Amazon for $180.00. You can also get a discount through Sprint if you buy the HTC ONE M8 phone, which is specially customized by Harmon Kardon to compliment the Onyx Studio. Scott says that it's a semi respectable frequency response range. But at around five pounds, you're not going to take it anywhere. But it would make a great portable backyard speaker.

Dick also says that Crossley makes a turntable that records to an SD card as you play an LP. It's pretty cool and does a decent job.