Bluetooth

goTenna Mesh wants to give you coverage in spotty areas via mesh network

goTenna Mesh wants to give you coverage in spotty areas via mesh network

If you live in a very rural or mountainous area the challenge for all mobile phone services is getting a signal to you in the backcountry areas. In Colorado few phone services work in the mountains and a new product on Kickstarter wants to change that. The new product is called the goTenna Mesh and it wants to field a plethora of small antennas that you carry with you that will allow you to relay your messages via other users to bring communications to these remote areas.

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BRAVEN 405 HD Bluetooth speakers will survive a pool party

BRAVEN 405 HD Bluetooth speakers will survive a pool party

We take our smartphones with us everywhere, sometimes even to places too risky for those expensive pieces of equipment. Sometimes we do it out of necessity, to keep in touch with work or friends, but most of the time we do it for fun, like for music by the pool or beach. But your smartphone doesn’t have to be at the frontlines for that. Not with BRAVEN’s new 405 Active Series speaker, which can blast out tunes in HD quality, while your smartphone keeps safe and warm at a distance or inside a bag.

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Sol Republic Relays Sport Wireless headphones won’t fall out

Sol Republic Relays Sport Wireless headphones won’t fall out

Sol Republic has some new headphones that it calls the ultimate sports headphones. The issue for people who are really into sports and want to listen to music at the same time is that normal headphones fall out of the ears with lots of activity. Sol Republic says that it spent two years doing the research to come up with these headphones.

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Waze Beacons to make navigation work even in tunnels

Waze Beacons to make navigation work even in tunnels

We’ve all been there before. As useful and ubiquitous maps and navigation apps may be, there are instances and places where they just can’t be used. Like tunnels or underground, where GPS signals, sometimes even cellular networks, aren’t able to penetrate. That is, of course, a major concern for Waze, who might have finally developed a solution for “tunnel blindness”. Partnering with Bluetooth beacons experts Bluvision, Waze has just revealed Waze Beacon, a custom-made BEEKS Plus that broadcasts accurate location information to drivers, passengers, and cars, even in the darkest of tunnels.

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Logitech Z337 Bold Sound is a desktop speaker with Bluetooth

Logitech Z337 Bold Sound is a desktop speaker with Bluetooth

Logitech has taken the wraps off its new Z337 Bold Sound with Bluetooth, the company’s first desktop speaker that can play music via Bluetooth rather than an audio cable. Thanks to the Bluetooth support, users are able to stream their audio from any device that supports it — a laptop, smartphone, tablet, or similar device. The Z337 Bold isn’t limited to just Bluetooth audio, though, also offering RCA input and a 3.5mm audio jack for a wired connection.

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Muzik One headphones is as smart as it is wireless

Muzik One headphones is as smart as it is wireless

Wireless Bluetooth headphones are now a dime a dozen, and expect the numbers to balloon further now that the iPhone 7 doesn't have a headphone jack. Naturally, the competition will be fiercer and manufacturers will need to compete on more than just name alone. Muzik believes that its new pair, the Muzik One, has such a winning formula. Calling it the "smartphone of headphones", the "hybrid" wireless and wired headphones not only connects to your smartphone but, via your smartphone, to your social networks as well as Spotify.

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LG FORCE Bluetooth around-the-ear headset ditches the collar

LG FORCE Bluetooth around-the-ear headset ditches the collar

You may not be a fan of Apple’s new AirPods, but luckily for you there are plenty of wireless Bluetooth headsets to go around. In fact, in the heat of all the hoopla around the iPhone 7’s lack of a headphone jack, LG is launching another one of its own pair. Dubbed the LG FORCE, this Bluetooth headset forgoes the around-the-neck design of the company’s famous TONE line in order to emphasize its around-the-ear comfort. And while you can, indeed, use it with any Bluetooth device like the iPhone 7, LG would, of course, prefer you to prepare it with its new LG V20 smartphone.

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Estimote Mirror beacon will make smart screens personal

Estimote Mirror beacon will make smart screens personal

The Estimote Mirror is a new product in a line of Bluetooth beacons that react to smartphones around them. This device uses similar technology to that of the rest of the Estimote Beacon line, but here makes a display - a TV screen, poster-sized billboard display, anything with am HDMI-input - show content based on a user being within proximity. This device may well bring about the age of Minority Report shopping at last.

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Onkyo NCP-302 Wireless Multi-room speaker rocks with dual 3-inch woofers

Onkyo NCP-302 Wireless Multi-room speaker rocks with dual 3-inch woofers

Onkyo is set to debut a new multi-room wireless speaker at CEDIA 2016 called the NCP-302 along with some other new products. The NCP-302 speaker is designed to support a wide range of wireless protocols to allow it to work with just about every method of streaming and major service out there. Supported protocols include FireConnect, DTS Play-Fi, AirPlay, Google Cast and Bluetooth.

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3.5 things to know about Apple’s AirPods

3.5 things to know about Apple’s AirPods

Has Apple's first set of wireless headphones, the Apple AirPods, overshadowed even the new iPhone 7? There's certainly plenty of controversy - and confusion - about the earbuds, which take EarPod style and then snip off the cord. Are they only going to be useful if you have an iPhone 7? Will they play nice with your Surface Book? What happens if you lose one half of your AirPods set? We've got you covered with the answers.

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Star Trek TNG Bluetooth communicator actually answers calls

Star Trek TNG Bluetooth communicator actually answers calls

Fans of Star Trek the Next Generation who always dreamed of answering a call by slapping a badge on their chest and saying "Go" can now have that dream come true. ThinkGeek has a new Star Trek TNG Bluetooth ComBadge that actually has Bluetooth inside to connect with your smartphone. That means it will handle your communications wirelessly thanks to its integrated microphone.

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VIZIO SmartCast Crave speakers venture into Sonos territory

VIZIO SmartCast Crave speakers venture into Sonos territory

When talking with tech-savvy people about multi-room speakers, the brand that will probably pop up the most will be Sonos. Players in that market are still few, but the numbers are rising with the prevalence of IoT devices and platforms. Aiming to establish itself as early as now, VIZIO is announcing two new audio members of its SmartCast family, the Crave Pro and the Crave 360, both offering not just wireless audio streaming but also the ability to play the music all throughout the house. On other VIZIO Crave speakers, of course.

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