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Best Bets Daily: Thursday

Small Audio Dynamite

Posted March 12, 2009
Here at Best Bets Daily “Tech Thursday” headquarters, we’ve been singing the praises of gadget retailer AudioCubes for years—even before they opened a physical store in Manhattan (on East 8th Street, near Broadway). Originally an Internet-only operation, AudioCubes started by selling imported audio gear—like headphones and fancy earbuds for iPods—before branching out to offer all sorts of other cool gadgets. They kept their name, but added a tagline—“Japan’s Best Kept Secrets, Delivered”—to let coolhunters know they were about more than just audio gear. But you know what? They’re still an awesome place to upgrade your music-listening experience. Case in point: (the website, not the store, which has more limited inventory) has just started stocking the new Elecom Subwoofer Speaker system, a diminutive three-part accessory for your desktop or laptop computer that’ll give a dramatic bass boost to your iTunes library. Previously available only in Japan, these babies come in black, white, or silver casing. AudioCubes selling … audio cubes. Imagine that.

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