808 Audio is expanding its stocking stuffer-friendly lineup with two new items: the Thump portable Bluetooth speaker, and the Soundcap Beanie (toque for us Canucks) that has headphones built into it. Both will be offered at US$20.
The Thump measures just 3" tall, which makes it easy to throw into a purse, backpack, or briefcase. Its rechargeable battery offers up to six hours of continuous listening. It can provide sound for up to 30 feet away from the source device.
The Soundcap Beanie is a welcome product in the chilly winter months. It connects to a smartphone or other mobile device via 3.5 mm jack, then lets you listen to tunes without having to don a separate pair of headphones as well. You can also take calls with the in-line mic, and control tracks and volume from the headphone cable.