All-in-one is how I would refer to the ZVOX SoundBase 320.
The 24-inch speaker system produces 3D sound and the right amount of bass without external speakers, subwoofer or messy wires to connect them. It's an all-in-one 23.7 x 11.5 x 3.5-inch speaker that your TV can sit right on top of for a nice clean look.
According to the ZVOX website, the SoundBase 320 works best with 32- to 47-inch TVs. The site also lists other models for different size TVs ranging from 22 inches to 70 inches.
Physically, the speaker has a fabric-covered front grill to allow the sound to pass through and the body has a wood finish.
The 3D sound is produced by three 2-inch speakers and a 5.25-inch subwoofer.
Setting it up is pretty simple; just choose between the RCA analog, optical or the coaxial digital inputs.
The speaker is perfect for a secondary family room or larger bedroom.
There's also a 3.5mm port on the front for connecting other media sources and a wireless remote controls the volume and some sound settings.
Soundfreaq Pocket Kick
The Soundfreaq Pocket Kick is another great-sounding and space-saving speaker with its wireless (Bluetooth 4.0) feature and pocket-sized design.
Measuring just 2.5 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches with rounded edges, it fits nicely in your pocket. But when you take it out and fire it up, the big sound kicks in.
I'm a big fan of portable sound and this speaker
undeniably proves bigger isn't always better.
The audio is produced from a pair of speaker drivers and a passive bass radiator inside a metal grill.
If you're one of the few left on this planet without a Bluetooth-enabled device, there's a 3.5mm line-in port.
A built-in microphone allows hands-free calling and a built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 10 hours (can vary depending on volume levels) of use before a microUSB charge is needed.
If carrying a speaker in your pocket isn't your thing, simply use the included wrist lanyard and carry it on your wrist.
soundfreaq.com, $99 available in black, gold and platinum
The Exceria 1000x compact flash cards are the latest from Toshiba, which have a maximum read speed of 150MB/s and maximum write speed of 120MB/s.
This allows the cards to maintain the faster writing speeds of today's high-end digital SLR cameras and then download the images to your computer in blazing fast speeds.
I hit the shutter on a 14-frame-per-second camera and the card had no problem keeping up with the still images and would do the same with high definition video.
You also get a free one-year copy of Toshiba's data recovery software, along with a five-year standard limited warranty. The warranty does not cover your images: backup, backup, backup.
Toshiba.com/us available in 32GB ($129.99), 64GB ($249.99) and 128GB ($499.99) capacities.
Gregg Ellman, gadget guru, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @greggellman.