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BackBeat 903+ Review

BackBeat 903+ Review

Plantronics' BackBeat headphones have been around for some time now, with the company gradually evolving the design and hardware to keep the stereo Bluetooth headset ahead of the game. The latest iteration is the BackBeat 903+, packing the newest version of Plantronics' AudioIQ2 DSP and tighter iPhone integration. Sweet music or a bum note? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Pioneer VSX-920-K, VSX-1020-K & VSX-1120-K 7.1 receivers get iPhone remote support

Pioneer VSX-920-K, VSX-1020-K & VSX-1120-K 7.1 receivers get iPhone remote support

Pioneer certainly seem to love iPod touch/iPhone integration; their latest batch of A/V receivers are the third generation of models to include support for the touchscreen devices.  The Pioneer VSX-920-K, VSX-1020-K and VSX-1120-K each offer 7.1-channels of surround sound and can - via a USB hook-up - play back content from an attached Apple PMP; new to these models, however, is compatibility with the Pioneer's iControlAV App, that turns an iPhone or iPod touch into a touchscreen remote.  They also boast support for Bluetooth A2DP stereo audio streaming, to funnel music from any A2DP-compliant device.

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Tokyoflash Kisai Escape C Bluetooth pendant on sale now

Tokyoflash Kisai Escape C Bluetooth pendant on sale now

We already knew Tokyoflash were segueing into Bluetooth peripherals - in fact they asked our opinion on what exactly they should make - and the first spoils of that endeavour have gone up for sale.  The massively-named Tokyoflash Kisai Escape C Wireless Bluetooth Receiver is a bulbous Bluetooth pendant that works as both a hands-free kit for your cellphone and an A2DP streamer for listening to music.

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Nexus One Desktop Dock arrives: A2DP audio but no PC sync

Nexus One Desktop Dock arrives: A2DP audio but no PC sync

We kept screaming for Nexus One accessories and now, finally, we have one.  Google have pushed their Nexus One Desktop Dock out of the door, and as expected it does more than merely charge your smartphone and keep it out of the dust and crumbs on your desk.  Dropping a Nexus One into the Desktop Dock automatically kick-starts the Clock app (with time, weather, alarms, photo slideshows and media playback), and there's also an audio-out connector that allows you to hook the dock up to a speaker system and easily play music from your phone.

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Jawbone ICON Bluetooth Headset Review

Jawbone ICON Bluetooth Headset Review

Aliph's last premium Bluetooth headset, the Jawbone PRIME, hit the market back in April 2009 with a mixture of decent sound quality and distinctive looks, and quickly grabbed a place as our favorite mainstream hands-free kit. Now the company is back with a new, smaller version, the Aliph Jawbone ICON; check out our review after the cut.

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