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Turcom launches Titan, AcoustoShock portable Bluetooth speakers

09/23, 8:36pm

AcoustoShock, Titan Bluetooth speakers have IPX5 water resistance

Turcom has unveiled a pair of Bluetooth speakers that are said to be durable enough to withstand the elements without compromising on sound quality. The Titan is a lightweight IPX5 water and shock resistant speaker housed in a compact aluminum shell, while the AcoustoShock is a larger speaker in a rubberized casing designed to protect the device from impacts and drops, as well as water, sand, and dust.


Briefly: Netflix plans expansion in Asia, KitSound Hive 2 ships

09/09, 9:43am

Netflix plans early 2016 launches in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea

Netflix has revealed it is bringing its video streaming service to more countries in Asia in early 2016, following its launch in Japan last month. The service will be surfacing in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea in the future, though Netflix has not offered a specific date for each country, but they will get a curated selection of popular TV shows and movies in HD and Ultra HD when it does go live.


Hands On: EcoPebble Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

08/12, 9:15am

Tiny speaker promises to brave whatever you throw at it

Portable speakers are great, but there's still usually some sort of caveat. They're portable with an asterisk -- generally intended for indoor use, or outdoor use in "optimal conditions." If you lead an outdoorsy lifestyle, however, rarely will you be in "optimal conditions." That's why EcoxGear came up with the EcoPebble, a durable little speaker that can go wherever you do.


Hands On: Lux Bluetooth Speaker + Powerbank

08/12, 7:30am

Fashionable speaker doubles as power bank, falls a little short on sound

If you're like us, you like your technology to work well and look good. There's nothing wrong with wanting your devices to be stylish, and there's something to be said for a device that wows you with its appearance and its capabilities. Braven takes that philosophy to heart with Lux, a Bluetooth speaker that's capable of turning heads.


Amazon makes Echo speaker available to all US customers

06/23, 10:24am

Amazon removes invitation requirement to purchase Echo

Amazon has finally made its Echo network-connected speaker available for purchase by anyone, seven months after the company initially launched the device. Previously only sold to Amazon Prime subscribers and on an invitation-only basis, the Echo can now be bought by all customers in the United States without requiring an invitation, with the retailer expecting to start shipments of the device on July 14.


Hands On: Samson Meteor M2 Multimedia Speaker System

06/19, 4:45pm

Vintage style speakers look great, fall short on audio quality

Let me paint an all-too-familiar scenario: You've got a stereo system that still works perfectly fine, but through a series of unfortunate events, you're stuck with speakers that don't work. Or maybe you just bought a brand new computer that lacks speakers at all, and you want to listen to Pandora while you surf the web without cutting off the outside world. Maybe the speakers of your favorite record player just don't do your albums justice. Whatever the reason, you're looking for new speakers ASAP. Allow us to introduce to you the Samson Meteor M2 Multimedia Speaker System, a retro-inspired speaker set designed to alleviate such problems.


Ultimate Ears shrinks UE Boom style into disc-shaped UE Roll

06/16, 10:37am

UE Roll offers 360-degree sound, waterproofing in pocket-size design

Ultimate Ears is adding another resilient speaker to its range, this time in a form that is much easier to carry around. While its stablemates, the UE Boom and UE Megaboom, all offer high-quality sound in a water-resistant cylindrical shape, the UE Roll takes a different approach, shrinking down the design to a UFO-shaped disc measuring 135mmx40mm (5.3 inches by 1.6 inches) and weighing 330 grams (11.6 ounces), complete with the signature oversized plus and minus controls on the top surface.


Hands On: Kitsound Boombar 2

03/16, 1:26pm

Loud and light portable Bluetooth speaker

When we looked at the Kitsound Pocket Hive speaker, we said it was loud and clear. This larger Kitsound Bomber 2 speaker from the same company is louder and clearer -- and it comes with a carrying case.


Limited edition Sonos Play:1 Blue commemorates Blue Note Records

02/04, 11:20am

Boutique streamer identical to Sonos Play:1, boasts custom paint job

In order to "commemorate 75 years and counting of Blue Note Records," speaker company Sonos has debuted the Sonos Play:1 Blue Note Limited Edition wireless streaming speaker. The speaker, identical to the original Sonos Play:1, will be available online only in limited quantities, and for a short time.


Review: Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

12/18, 2:10am

Flat sound, minimum clarity holds Dell's speaker back from being a good buy

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solutions. While consumers often compromise in battery life, design or sound, the sub-$100 market offers a wide array of choices. Computer builder Dell entered into the Bluetooth speaker market with a value model, looking to entice consumers with a long battery life and compact, minimal design. But is the Dell AD211 a good buy for consumers looking to get the most out of their money, or does it fail to meet modest expectations? Find out in our review.


Review: Vers Audio 1Q Bluetooth speaker

12/09, 10:30pm

Crowdfunded, wood-enclosed speaker is more eye-catching than ear-pleasing

Bluetooth speakers are cropping up all over the place in a variety of sizes and styles. One such offering is Vers' 1Q, a Bluetooth-enabled speaker with a hardwood exterior. Vers took their project to Kickstarter, promising to create an attractive, portable product that takes advantage of wood's inherent acoustic properties. Upon their successful campaign, Vers brought two 1Qs to the market, one in ash and one in walnut. But how does Vers' 1Q stack up to other Bluetooth speakers? Find out in our review.


Review: Beacon Audio Blazar Bluetooth speaker

12/08, 10:42pm

Sound and style collide for loud, damaging results with the Blazar by Beacon Audio

Generally, when someone thinks of high-quality sound, their mind doesn't immediately go toward portable speakers. An even less likely candidate would be any Bluetooth audio device. Nevertheless, Beacon Audio undertook the noble goal of challenging consumers' skepticism. It set out to clear the name of Bluetooth speakers everywhere by creating a high-quality unit, and took the Blazar to Kickstarter because it believed in the product. Was the crowd's decision to back another stylized, compact speaker a good one, or would consumers be better going with a mainstream choice? Find out in our review.


Giveaway: Win a Skrillex X UE Boom Bluetooth speaker!

11/27, 5:35pm

Win a Skrillex X UE Boom Bluetooth speaker!

This next prize, we are sure, nearly anybody would be very thankful to receive. Last week, Ultimate Ears released the latest addition to their lineup, the custom-designed Skrillex Edition UE Boom. Ultimate Ears teamed up with Skrillex and asked him to create custom artwork for their award-winning Boom speaker. What they created is a speaker that combines high-end sound quality with a twist of rave-culture style.


Amazon Echo introduced as networked speaker with virtual assistant

11/06, 2:46pm

Echo speaker answers questions, plays music on command via voice recognition

Amazon has quietly launched a network-connected speaker with voice recognition. The Echo is a tall cylindrical speaker unit which can be used for music playback, but it also includes a seven-microphone array at the top for listening to voice commands, allowing users to give the device instructions to play music, ask questions, and set appointments.


Review: Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

10/24, 4:00am

Portable speaker offers grand sound with boost technology, only lasts eight hours

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringing a heap of features for music enjoyment to a powerful speaker, the company introduced the Roar earlier this year. With the crowded market for Bluetooth speakers, is it possible that a company like Sound Blaster could release a device that topples some of the big names in audio? Find out in our review.


Crowdfunding Critic: Mass Fidelity Core wireless speaker system

09/15, 8:15pm

Wave Field Synthesis technology delivers consistent stereo sound from one speaker

Welcome to another edition of the Crowdfunding Critic, an article series where Electronista and MacNN staff look at some interesting projects being crowdfunded through sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. While we believe these devices to be appealing or useful at some level, please note that the article isn't an endorsement of the project or campaign. With any crowdfunding campaign, there are inherent risks involved. As such, we ask our readers to research the items they may be contributing to since it's an investment. In this week's edition, we take a look at The Core wireless speaker system from Mass Fidelity.


Briefly: Cambridge Audio's G2 speaker, SimCity BuildIt for iOS

09/12, 2:34pm

Cambridge Audio announces G2 Bluetooth wireless speaker

British audio company Cambridge Audio has announced the upcoming release of its ultra-compact Bluetooth speaker, the G2. Comprised of a four speaker array, the G2 can run for up to ten hours on a charge. The speaker features Bluetooth connectivity as well as Near-Field Communication (NFC), which supports one-touch pairing, and can remember eight different devices. Its solid aluminium body includes soft touch controls, and is available in black or champagne finish options. Priced at $175, the G2 can be ordered in October.


JBL releasing cinema sound options, Bluetooth speaker later this year

09/04, 6:45pm

Cinema soundbar and base coming for entertainment, new portable Charge 2 speaker

This fall, three new products from JBL will be available for consumers looking to add some punch to their home theater setups without taking up much space or when listening to music on-the-go. The company announced that two new products in the Cinema line, the Cinema Base and Cinema SB350, and the Charge 2 Bluetooth speaker would be coming later in the year.


Review: iLuv SyrenPro outdoor Bluetooth speaker

08/10, 8:45pm

Outdoor speaker provides stereo alternative, but suffers from distorted sound

While most Bluetooth speakers are meant to be portable or desktop solutions, some are made to be used outdoors. Many of these speakers either take up a large footprint or are ruggedized, depending on the use, but other times they are simple meant for listening to a song on the porch. Of those set and forget types of speakers, what kind of features should be included to appeal to consumers? Is it huge presence and stereo sound? Or are features like weatherproofing and long battery life in high demand? The SyrenPro from iLuv attempts to include all of those features for the maximum outdoor experience. But does the SyrenPro succeed in trying to be all things to everyone? Find out in our review.


Review: Adesso Xtream S3B Bluetooth speaker

07/30, 12:40am

Tablet speaker good for short range, lacks punch or clarity for everyday use

Finding a speaker purpose-built for a specific need is challenging. Even when a Bluetooth speaker can be paired with a mobile device, it doesn't mean that it's the right speaker for the job. When it comes to tablets, a speaker that can be kept to the side may not be the best purchase for something that's meant to be as portable as possible. So why not look for a device that can attach to an iPad or Android tablet, like the Adesso Xtream S3B speaker? Does the Adesso speaker provide enough of a boost to sound while retaining the original portability? Find out in our review.


Review: Cambridge Audio Minx Go Bluetooth speaker

07/14, 10:50pm

Powerful speaker emits great sound, but misses the mark on the finer details

In the pursuit of outstanding sound quality, Bluetooth speakers make a lot of sacrifices to offer a device that is affordable and pleasant enough to listen to compel consumers to purchase it. It's a series of compromises between the number of speakers in the platform, the battery life and the portability of the unit. Cambridge Audio, the London-based audio company, offers a compact version of its sound quality inside the Minx Go. On the surface, the Minx Go appears to check all of the boxes that a Bluetooth speaker needs to in order to be successful. But does that make it a must-have for consumers? Find out in our review.


Briefly: Bluetooth 8-driver headphones and speaker, BRV-Bank battery

06/23, 9:55pm

Life N Soul releases new Bluetooth 8-driver headphones, stereo speaker

Audio device producer Life N Soul has announced its new BE501 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones, and the BM211 Virtual Surround Bluetooth Speaker. The company's Bluetooth headphones feature Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and can pair with two different devices with a range of up to 30 feet. Offering built-in lossless transmission technology and dynamic surround sound, the BE501's frequency response ranges from 5Hz to 25kHz. Each ear piece bears 1pc woofer and 3pc drivers, with a total of 8 neodymium dynamic audio drivers. The headphones can hold a charge for 28 hours of play time, and 1300 hours of standby time.


Review: Nyne Cruiser Bluetooth speaker

06/13, 1:34am

Small speaker offers pleasing sounds with additional bar mounting options

Adding a new option of portability to a Bluetooth speaker is no easy task. While many speakers are made for people on the go, they are meant to be packed away while people move about. Instead of being able to listen to them while traveling, they are left in a bag or backpack unutilized. Nyne is looking to change that with its Cruiser speaker. The Cruiser includes a set of clips to hold the speaker in place while out walking with a baby in a stroller or on the handlebars of a bike. But would the speaker still be functional and worth using for people on the go? Find out in our review.


Briefly: Hex's Marquee Briefcase, Braven's Mira Bluetooth speaker

06/04, 3:23pm

New tablet briefcase bag by Hex now available

Tech accessories company Hex has announced the availability of its new briefcase bag, the Marquee Briefcase. Featuring a new structural design with tablet and accessory pockets, the bag includes an internal suspension pocket for up to a 15-inch laptop, internal organizer and tablet storage, on top of a main compartment. Composed of black leather with aged tan leather accents, its shoulder strap is fatigue-green, and the bag's lining is offered in a custom camouflage pattern. Priced at $280, the Marquee Briefcase can be purchased through Hex's online store.


New IPS LCD 24-inch monitor from AOC announced, brings Onkyo sound

05/14, 7:20pm

Monitor features full HD IPS display, seven-watt Onkyo sound technology speakers

A new monitor has been announced from AOC that brings stereo quality sound together with a full HD display. The latest display from the Taiwanese company, the i2473Pwm, offers a 24-inch monitor with a unique base that houses two speakers inside giving consumers more options to help save desktop space.


Bem Wireless releases Speaker Mojo, Bluetooth speaker with power bank

05/13, 6:57pm

Speaker charges on conductive base that houses 1800 mAh, allows device charging

Bem Wireless has announced the availability of its newest compact Bluetooth speaker, the Speaker Mojo. The 2.5-inch cube speaker from Bem builds on the previous generation of its mobile speaker, offering a bonus to its battery design. Instead of charging the speaker directly, it sits on a a base that houses a battery that doubles as a power bank for any devices that may need to be charged on-the-go.


Macworld gems: Prong PWR case, Hidden BT speaker

04/25, 1:49am

Charming, surprising, intriguing finds now available or coming to market soon

Continuing our look at some of the more interesting devices and services we ran across at Macworld in San Francisco last month, MacNN and Electronista staffers will periodically write about items and vendors that caught our eye at the show that we thought our readers would like to know about, particularly as they start accepting pre-orders. This week, we check out the Hidden Bluetooth portable speaker, and the new Prong PWR case for the iPhone 5 and 5s.


Briefly: Dropbox launches new gallery app, Cobalt Bluetooth speaker

04/10, 5:18pm

Dropbox debuts Carousel app for iOS and Android

Cloud storage company Dropbox has released its latest product, Carousel, a photo and video gallery app. Available for both iOS and Android platforms, Carousel provides a single location for users' photo and video content in an organized manner. The app automatically backs up photos and videos to the user's Dropbox account as they are captured, ensuring they are safe from being lost in a device crash. Users can engage in private conversations with friends, as to share their media with others. The number of photos and videos one can put in their Carousel is based on how much space they have attached to their Dropbox account, with the free storage size starting at 2GB. Carousel is free to download through iTunes and Google Play, and requires a Dropbox account to utilize its features.


Nokia unveils MD-12 portable Bluetooth speaker with 'Acoustic Bonding'

04/03, 5:46am

Nokia MD-12 uses hard surfaces for bass boosting

Despite the unveiling of the Lumia 930, Lumia 630, and Lumia 635 Windows 8.1 smartphones at Microsoft Build, Nokia still had something new to reveal for itself at its scheduled "more" event. The Nokia MD-12 is a portable mini speaker that connects to smartphones via Bluetooth with NFC pairing, which is able to use "acoustic bonding" with whatever surface it is resting on to provide a more powerful sound.


Briefly: Updated Square card reader, Pyle Audio's new speaker

03/29, 11:17pm

Square notifying users of upcoming card reader replacement

Square, a mobile payment service, has begun to notify its existing customers that they can receive the latest Square reader for free. The redesigned Square card reader is 45 percent thinner than the original, and will be replacing the previous model as the standard device, with the former to be no longer supported. Users can receive their new Square reader for free by signing into their web dashboard.


Briefly: House of Cards Comcast access, new rugged outdoor speaker

03/10, 1:22pm

Comcast subscribers can soon purchase access to Netflix produced House of Cards

Comcast subscribers will soon be able to purchase access to the episodic series House of Cards without requiring Netflix, according to a report by Variety. The cable company has struck a pact with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, providing rights to sell the first season of House of Cards through its Xfinity Store service. The Xfinity store offers on-demand video streaming on a variety of devices for Comcast subscribers -- the company's own answer to Netflix or Amazon Instant Video. In a similar deal made with Lionsgate, Orange is the New Black will be available on the Xfinity Store in May.


FAVI Entertainment releases Audio+ Set to Connect speaker

02/08, 11:45am

Wireless speaker uses induction rather than pairing

FAVI Entertainment has released a new speaker for smart phones and tablets that allows wireless connection to a device without the hassle of pairing. The Audio+ Set to Connect speaker merely requires the device to be placed on the docking space in order to connect to the speaker via induction. No fiddling with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi is required.


Briefly: Divoom's Voombox Outdoor Bluetooth speaker, Rapoo headphones

01/28, 10:55pm

Divoom Voombox Outdoor Bluetooth speaker offers portability, water resistance

Divoom will be releasing its portable outdoor Bluetooth speaker tomorrow, the Voombox Outdoor. Offering 12 hours of play and talk time on 15 watts of power, the Voombox can withstand splashed water and dust. Users can wirelessly stream audio from tablets, smartphones and other Bluetooth-enabled devices, and make or receive calls wirelessly.


Briefly: Braven's latest rugged gear, Scosche heart rate monitor

01/07, 6:41pm

Braven releases BRV-Bank rugged smartphone battery, BRV-X HD wireless speaker

Braven on Tuesday revealed its latest product releases: the BRV-Bank portable backup battery, and the BRV-X outdoor speaker. Both products are intended to be rugged, with both products holding an IP water-resistant rating. The Braven BRV-X is equipped with custom-made HD drivers, an omnidirectional passive bass radiator, and setting for indoor and outdoor locations. Its noise-cancelling speakerphone, USB charging capability and integrated power bank allow for versatile function, and easy pairing with NFC offers users true left and right stereo sound with a second BRV-X.


Giveaway: Divoom OnBeat-200 speaker

12/31, 9:37pm

Divoom OnBeat-200 speaker

Last, but certainly not least in Electronista's countdown to the new year giveaway is the Divoom OnBeat-200 portable Bluetooth speaker. This sleek, fashionable durable speaker bumps the tunes and has a built-in microphone to take calls with the push of a button.


Briefly: Pebble iOS 7 notifications update, Skullcandy Air Raid launch

11/12, 5:22am

Pebble releases iOS 7 app update with greater notification support

Pebble has updated the iOS version of its smart watch app, one which introduces support for iOS 7 notifications. The update, which allows for updates from a host of watched services to be pushed to the Pebble display, also introduces support for Bluetooth LE, which will lower the amount of power used by the smartphone and the Pebble when communicating.


Beats Pill XL spotted at FCC with 4,400mAh battery, NFC pairing

11/05, 12:54pm

Larger version of Pill portable speaker gets tested at FCC

A new speaker from Beats has been spotted going through certification at the FCC, one that appears to be a more stationary model. The filing for the Beats Pill XL reveals a larger version of the company's portable speaker, suggesting that the company may be celebrating its break-up from HTC by preparing to sell an upscaled model in the near future.


Briefly: Context app for Illustrator, Braven announces 710 speaker

11/04, 4:18pm

Livesurface's Context introduces photorealistic previewing into Adobe Illustrator

Livesurface, a design development company, has launched its full version of Context. The program is an integrative app that allows users of Adobe Illustrator to display projects on a wide variety of real-world objects and scenes. While working, users can preview designs in Context without leaving Illustrator, and see 3D renderings to help better predict a finished, implemented product. Featuring photorealistic 'inks' for adding printing effects to a project, surfaces to select for previewing, and access to direct tools that allow for quick visual implementations, Context can create professional, high-resolution output renderings. Context can be downloaded as a free test version for access to low-resolution surfaces, and as a $10 monthly subscription or $90 annual subscription, providing full access to high-resolution content. Software requirements include Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later, and Adobe Illustrator CS4 through CC.


Sonos officially launches Play:1, updates software on existing systems

10/14, 12:31pm

Wireless speaker joins Sonos Play range, free Bridge available

Sonos has added to its Play range of wireless home speakers, which currently consists of the Play:3 and the Play:5, with the Play:1. At the same time as launching the compact speaker, one that briefly appeared on sale late last week, Sonos has released a software update that adds some minor changes to the way the speakers function.


Briefly: SpeeCup wireless speaker, Pocket for iOS 7 coming next week

09/13, 12:30pm

Wireless speaker fits in car cupholder

Accessory maker iCreation's Siri and S Voice-enabled Bluetooth wireless speaker, SpeeCup, was launched yesterday. At eight inches tall, the speaker is intended to fit in a car's cupholder, as well as be conducive for listening in various other settings, such as a boat, RV, or at a desk. SpeeCup's range is standard for Bluetooth speakers -- up to 30 feet -- and its battery capacity can last up to 20 hours. Compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled devices, the SpeeCup is sold online in three colors (black, white and red) for $130.


Sony Splash-Proof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker shipping now

09/10, 8:44am

Sony rolls out new, water resistant, Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Sony has started shipping its new Splash-Proof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (SRS-BTS50). As with a number of its 2013 consumer electronics products, the new speaker is both water resistant and includes NFC for fast one-touch connectivity over Bluetooth. Users can also quickly disconnect with another touch of the paired device's NFC logos when they are ready to get going.


Briefly: Akitio's new two-bay external storage, new wireless speaker

09/06, 4:46pm

Neutrino Thunder D3 expected for release by end of September

Akitio announced its upcoming release of its latest external storage product, the Neutrino Thunder D3. With Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports, the Thunder D3 is set to be available by the end of September. The two-bay unit is designed to hold 2.5-inch hard drives or SSDs with a drive height of up to 15mm, enabling greater versatility than other form factor enclosures. The Thunder D3 will be available in capacities up to 4TB, and upon release can be purchased online from Akitio, Amazon and retail outlets, though pricing has not yet been announced. For reference, however, the similar Thunder Duo enclosure starts at $300 with no drives.


Briefly: Ematic's new Bluetooth speaker, new flash drives by Corsair

09/04, 7:05pm

Speakers compatible with Siri and Voice Commands

Ematic released yesterday its ESB100 Speaker, its first Bluetooth speaker product. The speaker -- comparable to a softball in size -- offers 30 feet of wireless range, as well as a line-in feature to listen directly from a non-Bluetooth device. With 35 hours of playtime per charge, the ESB100's battery is recharged with the included microUSB cable and wall charger. Including customizable foam speaker grills in blue and black, consumers can purchase Ematic's ESB100 for $40 at Wal-Mart.


Briefly: Edifier unveils portable speaker, iDrive adds mobile backup

07/09, 12:24pm

Edifier's MP260 Extreme Connect fully portable and Bluetooth compatible

Edifier's MP260 Extreme Connect portable speaker was released today, offering audio playback from any Bluetooth enabled device. Fully portable, the Extreme Connect is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use with a battery charge lasting up to 12 hours. The speaker includes a built-in microphone with Bluetooth phone answering capabilities, allowing for hands-free calling.


Ultimate Ears brings out 'social' Bluetooth speaker

05/22, 9:00am

Long battery, 360-degree sound encourages music gatherings

Audio accessory maker Ultimate Ears has announced a new wireless Bluetooth portable speaker, the UE Boom. Available in six colors, the mini-speaker is intended to be portable and offers 360-degree sound from all sides of the easy-grip device. The device features an acoustic skin to be water and stain resistant, a long and rechargeable battery life (up to 15 hours) and is easily paired with other UE Boom units.


Giveaway: Bem Wireless Bluetooth speaker

04/15, 7:07pm

Win a bem wireless Bluetooth speaker.

Through modern history, portable audio devices have gone through many evolutionary phases -- from boom boxes and Walkman cassette tape players to CD and MP3 players. Now listening to music on the go consists of carrying around a smartphone and headphones, or a Bluetooth speaker. However, some Bluetooth speakers are too large to easily fit in a bag with other items. The Bēm Wireless mobile speaker was designed to fit where others wouldn't, and MacNN has one to give away to our readers.


Creative reveals T3150 2.1 Bluetooth speakers

04/12, 8:27am

Creative set to roll out T3150 Bluetooth speakers, due May

Creative has announced the T3150 Bluetooth speakers. The new speakers work over wired connections, but will pair with any Bluetooth-enabled device including smartphones, tablets and PCs over a range of up to 10 meters. Using a 2.1 arrangement, the speakers include two satellite speakers and a subwoofer.


Pure debuts modular Jongo synchronized audio system

01/07, 7:22pm

Single-speaker base expanable as users' need grow

Today at CES 2013, Pure announced the Jongo family of products -- affordable multiroom audio products that allows the user to start with a single speaker and add more Jongo products for perfectly synchronized audio all around a home. Using Wi-Fi along with the free Pure Connect app, users also get the additional benefit of listening to multiple, tightly synchronised Jongo products in a single room or in a multi-room environment.


Edifier Esiena, Bric speaker docks for iOS hit retail

10/05, 2:05pm

Speakers use 30-pin connector, Bluetooth

Speaker manufacturer Edifier has released two speaker docks for iOS and other handhelds. Using the old 30-pin connector found in older iOS devices instead of the Lightning port, the Esiena and Bric both still allow for connectivity to the iPhone 5 and other handsets wirelessly over Bluetooth, or through a 3.5mm auxiliary input port.


Beats Pill Bluetooth wireless speaker seen at FCC, HMV

09/19, 11:08am

UK retail leaks price and imminent release date

Sightings of a Beats-branded Bluetooth wireless speaker have been reported at both the FCC and a UK retailer. The Beats by Dr. Dre Pill has passed through the FCC, with mention of its Bluetooth capabilities, while the online store for HMV put up a listing for the speaker, before quickly removing it from existence.



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