Voxx International (formerly known as Audiovox) has a habit of making a splash at CES, and this year has been no different. Today, the company's Acoustic Research subsidiary announced a pair of audio docks: the AirPlay Audio System (ARAP50) and the Bluetooth Wireless Audio System (ARS70).
What do you do with that old pair of expensive speakers you purchased back in college now that everything is going wireless? Logitech has an answer for that -- just get one of their new Bluetooth Audio Adapters (US$39.99) and you'll be streaming music to your big speakers in minutes. Specifications Design Highlights The Bluetooth Audio Adapter is tiny and unobtrusive.
Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger sizeIt’s raining Bluetooth speakers! They’re everywhere, aren’t they? Ultra-portable Bluetooth speakers are handy to take anywhere, but they often sacrifice audio quality for size. If you don’t mind porting around a larger Bluetooth speaker, you can then become a little more discerning when it comes to the sound quality.
We were surprised by just how much we liked Divoom's Voombox , so we're excited to hear how its Voombox Travel Rugged Portable Wireless Speaker ($50) sounds. The size, shape, and price tag are all very similar to that of JBL's Clip and Logitech's X100 . That is to say, it's a palmable round speaker, with metal, plastic, and rubber elements. It streams audio using Bluetooth 4.
Here's the thing withsoundbars, sound plates and every other gadget that attempts to fill the niche between a full 5.1home theatersystem and the tinny speakers built into your TV -- they rarely soundgreatand they usually look even worse.
I enjoyed reviewing the Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 RT tablet a few weeks ago and since it’s been over a year, I thought it was time that I reviewed another Windows Phone device as well. Verizon offered to send me the Nokia Lumia Icon (aka Lumia 929), which is available exclusively from them. I swapped SIM cards with my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and have been using the Icon for the past week.
Sony has rolled out a pair of new wireless music accessories that use Bluetooth to connect to smartphones and tablets. The new accessories include the Bluetooth Speaker BSP10 and the Bluetooth Headset SBH60. The BSP10 is a smallish, round portable speaker designed to make it easy to share your music with a group. It measures 78 x 60 mm and weighs in at 300g.
“Open the pod bay doors, HAL”,”I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that” is exactly what popped into my mind the first time I saw the CERA wireless portable speaker from Tego Audio. You may think that is a funny thought to pop into my head, but looking at the speaker and how its made, and being a child of the 70′s when our space exploration was in its infancy, the CERAs design makes me think that it would be at home in the 70′s, now or in the future. So, let’s see if reality has hit fantasy.
With the new Bluetooth Audio Adapter from Logitech, you’ll be able to convert any powered speakers, like PC speakers, home stereo systems, or A/V receivers, into Bluetooth-enabled speakers. You can pair the adapter with both your smart phone and a tablet and stream music from one of them.
There are now so many portable speakers available that have Bluetooth, speakerphone capabilities, really good sound for their size, and decent battery life, that choosing one is getting harder and harder. But really, who cares? Just a few short years ago, these technological perks we take for granted were mind-blowing.
Just likethe previousmodel, the M8 does not offer a wireless charging option or a userreplaceable battery. Howeverit does offer a microSD card slot which is usually only found inSamsung phones.The HTC One M8 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and Sense 6.0. It comes with a decent software bundle including:“It’s on the roadmap for future updates, date is tbd.
From a visual standpoint, Pocket Kick clearly fits the Soundfreaq brand. While there are many color variants available, most of the company’s speakers have a black-on-black scheme as a default. This one is no different, with strong steel grilles on the front and back, sandwiching a rubberized plastic frame in the center.
I’m not normally a fan of over the ear style headphones because they feel a little too isolating and usually aren’t that comfortable to me. When the VOXOA HD Wireless Headphones were offered to me to review, my first thought was to offer them to Bill H. or the rest of the Gadgeteer team, but the fact that they werewireless headphones piqued my interest so I accepted the offer.
Want to listen to that back-to-school playlist with a bit ofpanache? Harman International's chi-chiJBL AuthenticsL16 and L8 wireless streaming docks now supportSpotify Connectstreaming, letting you control songs from your phone while not actuallystreamingfrom it. On top of improving Bluetooth range, that means you can play games or surf without interrupting music playback.
Headphonesandmusic playersaren't all Sony had on tap in theaudio departmentforIFA, as the company has also announced a newsoundbar/wireless subwoofer combo. Having already outedtwo of the devicesearlier this year, the HT-ST5 offers the option of 380 watts of 7.1 surround sound across seven digital amps and nine total speakers with support for both Dolby TrueHD and dts-HS formats.
Love music but just wish your phone’s speakers were a bit louder? On the go and hate carrying around one of those brick sized portable speakers? X-mini has the perfect solution for you! The X-mini WE and ME speakers are a whole lot of loud in atiny package.
If you already have a rocking sound system but want to add some wireless streaming into the mix, then Motorola might just have the solution for you. Moto Stream is a funky looking Bluetooth-enabled audio receiver that can effortlessly play your tunes streamed from almost any device, and at a price tag that won't cost you an arm, a leg, or any other body part. Just plug in your stereos via the 3.
How does it soundWhat I like about the Matrix2 headphonesWhat I don’t like about the Matrix2 headphonesThe Bluetooth audio products market is a tough one to crack, but MEElectronics has a unique take onit that continues to make them a very intriguing option in this space. Often celebrated for their great value, MEElectronics has recently revamped their Air-Fi Matrix Bluetooth headphones, relaunching it as the Air-Fi Matrix2 AF62 Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Headphones .