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).
Inateck has recently launched a trio of new speakers , one of which is the Inateck MarsBox BP2002 wireless speaker. The market has no shortage of wireless speakers, and so finding a way to stand out is imperative. Inateck managed to do that with its unusual, minimalist and vaguely LEGO-like design.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve become a fan of small (and not so small) portable Bluetooth speakers. Yeah I know, they don’t have the audio chops to qualify as anything near “audiophile” and stereo separation is almost nonexistent. But despite all that, they are portable and that counts for a lot.
As a police officer, I spend a significant portion of my day in a vehicle, patrolling. While on patrol, I enjoy having something to listen to in the background. In the past I was satisfied listening to terrestrial radio, but more and more I find I’d ratherlisten to streaming radio or podcasts.
Bowers & Wilkins Apple-compatible Zeppelin speaker , with its large, bulbous shape, has seen a few revisions since it was first introduced in 2007. While it originally featured a dock for the then-ubiquitous iPod, the company's latest model, the Zeppelin Wireless, ditches any form of wired or direct connection.
Joining Lenovo ’s newly unveiled business all-in-one PC is another similar model intended for the average family — the maker hails it as a home entertainment option, though it is obviously for more than consuming media. The IdeaCentre AIO 700 series comes in two flavors: a 24 inch model and a 27 inch model.
With all the headphones I review, there’s only been one or two that were wireless. While I appreciate the convenience of Bluetooth, it’s not something I look forward to regarding headphones. Headphones are capable of revealing too much information in music and all the minuses of Bluetooth seem to be magnified when they are wireless.
Samsung’s newest top-end smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. How much has it evolved since the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was introduced last year? Should Note 4 users consider upgrading? Those are just a couple of the questions that I’ll answer in this review. Let’s get started. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size.
Jaybird may not ring a bell yet but it's one of the newer brands that can be trusted when it comes to activity trackers and Bluetooth headphones. We've seen the Reign fitness tracking wearable last year and now, here's a new pair of earbuds called the Jaybird X2, an obvious follow-up to the BlueBuds X also released in 2014.
Wren has introduced a new wireless speaker, and it hails it as a unique offering due to its inclusion of Apple AirPlay, aptX Bluetooth, and DTS Play-Fi, something said to be the first of its kind. It's the Wren V5US (universal) speaker, and it can serve the needs of just about any user, where that user prefers AirPlay or Bluetooth.
Lenovo is most vocal about its laptops, but the company has more than a few all-in-one systems, some of which we've seen in the past. Latest to join them is the Lenovo C40, which recently launched and brings with it -- with this particular model, at least -- AMD hardware.
Gone are the wired shackles of past headphones and earbuds -- we live in the wireless age, and with it comes freedom from wires. That's what makes certain wireless earbud models a little bizarre. You've likely seen them; they feature a thick plastic neckband which wraps behind the neck and rests on the shoulders. That's large, garish, and for many users, uncomfortable.
The competition in the Bluetooth speakers market, both the portable and the in-wall/mounted kind, has never been tighter than in the past years. The veritable audio equipment brands are having to compete with OEMs bent on creating their own, and even start-ups who use the power of crowdfunding to get their business started.
I’ve been looking forward to trying the Google Nexus 6 since it was first announced late last year. Sadly for me,I had to waitseveral months before this device becameavailable through Verizon. I’m not sure why there was such a long delay, but now that I’ve had one for two weeks, it’s time to let you know what I think about Google’s flagship Android smartphone.
Plantronics , one of the leaders in audio technology, has just introduced a new pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones in the form of the BackBeat SENSE. This new smart pair promises excellent audio quality and comfort even aftera long period of usage.
Anyone who uses a smartphone, tablet, or even a laptop knows at some point you’re going to wish you had a speaker that sounds better than the wimpy little speakers that are built in to these portable devices. There’s a plethora of portable speaker options on the market, ranging from really cheap to very expensive.
This summer, Yamaha debuted its new line of SLG200 Silent Guitars in the United States, and they’re now shipping to customers. The guitars feature a sleek body with an open design and integrated technology that produces sounds akin to “a full-bodied acoustic guitar.
Although I’m not the resident audiophile on the team, that role goes to Bill Henderson , I do love listening to music and am always looking for headphones that sound great and are comfortable to wear for an extended period of time. I don’t think that shouldn’t too be much to ask for, but it really is tough to find both of these attributes in one pair of headphones.
I’m always on the hunt for decent Bluetooth headphones that are good to use while running, or sitting at my desk at work. I have enough cords and wires working in a NOC (Network Operations Center), so wireless always seems like a good idea! I recently got the chance to check out the iLuv AirFit Active Air wireless Bluetooth earphones (say that five times fast!), so let’s take a look.