We're seeing less and less speakers like the Edifier R1280T these days. Intended to work with home stereos and PCs, they have dual inputs so multiple sound sources can be connected simultaneously, and unlike most of what we test in this price range, there are no wireless capabilities. This handsome stereo pair has wood veneer paneling that looks like it should be more expensive than the modest $99.99 price.
Sometimes we encounter wireless speakers that try to do too much—and the awkwardly named Klipsch The Three, at first glance, seems like it could fit that description. At $399, the speaker isn't cheap, but for the price, it streams audio via Bluetooth or your Wi-Fi network, and it can connect to any RCA sound source or a regular 3.5mm output device like your phone. It's also a multi-room system that can access internet radio and streaming services like Tidal and Spotify via a free app.
LAS VEGASWouldn't it be nice if the Samsung Galaxy Tab came in a palm-sized device, kind of like the iPod touch? At CES 2011, Samsung is way ahead of you: the Samsung Galaxy Player is a beautiful Android 2.2-powered device. The bad news is: you can't have it, my friend! Unless you live in (or are willing to move) to Korea. Perhaps Samsung feels that a non-phone based, but phone-sized, device has no chance of toppling the iPod touch's stranglehold on the portable media player market.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".