Bluetooth

Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ and BOOMBand wearable hands-on: Gunning for Moto G

Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ and BOOMBand wearable hands-on: Gunning for Moto G

Alcatel has some big ambitions in the midrange, and it's counting on the OneTouch Idol X+ to bludgeon its way through the market. Revealed at CES 2014 - alongside a Bluetooth 4.0 wearable - the new OneTouch delivers specifications more akin to some company's flagships, like a 5-inch Full HD display, 13-megapixel camera, and "true octacore" processor courtesy of MediaTek, but with a price that Alcatel says will come in under the $350 mark unsubsidized. This isn't just frugality for its own sake, either.

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Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth hands-on

Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth hands-on

Griffin has just outed a revamped, redesigned, and slightly more limited incarnation of its popular PowerMate dial control. Eschewing USB cables for a Bluetooth 4.0 connection, the new PowerMate Bluetooth is more portable, not to mention more stylish, but will it be able to replicate the success of its predecessor? Here at CES 2014, we got a first hand experience with the PowerMate Bluetooth to find out for ourselves.

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Pure uses Caskeid technology for wireless music system, intro’s developers kit at CES

Pure uses Caskeid technology for wireless music system, intro’s developers kit at CES

Pure, which has debuted a couple new products here at CES, has detailed the technology it uses to offer its Jongo multi-room music streaming setup, something that works via both Bluetooth and WiFi using what is called Caskeid technology. The idea behind the multi-room setup is that many Jongo speakers can be placed in different rooms around one's home or apartment, and that Internet music services and radio can be played across them all using the Caskeid tech.

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Pure Evoke F4 is a multi-room “ultimate radio” with Jongo comptaibility

Pure Evoke F4 is a multi-room “ultimate radio” with Jongo comptaibility

Joining the Jongo T4 wireless speaker and other offerings that Pure has introduced here at CES, the company has debuted the Evoke F4, a digital and Internet radio with multi-room system setup via the use of both WiFi and Bluetooth. Calling it the "Ultimate Radio," Pure's Evoke F4 is compatible with the Jongo multi-room music system, and brings support for Sirius XM Radio.

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Fugoo Bluetooth Speakers pack Siri and Google Now support: Hands-on

Fugoo Bluetooth Speakers pack Siri and Google Now support: Hands-on

The world is not short of Bluetooth speakers, but Fugoo thinks there's room for at least one more brand: one that actually promises great audio quality as well as some Siri and Google Now magic thrown in too. We know, you've heard that before, but for once the hype might have some reality behind it; we caught up with Fugoo ahead of its CES 2014 launch to test the speakers out up against some of their better-known competition, coming away both surprised and impressed. Read on for all the details.

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Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth revamps iconic dial as Mac controller

Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth revamps iconic dial as Mac controller

Griffin has brought the old PowerMate rotary controller back from the dead, snipping off the USB cable for the Powermate Bluetooth, a wireless version. Intended for video editors, digital artists, and anyone else who might want a physical control for their digital environment, the PowerMate Bluetooth defaults to volume and mute on your Mac - PC users are out of luck, sadly - but can be switched between different app presets by Griffin, or given user-assigned features.

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Lumen TL800 Bluetooth Bulb Review

Lumen TL800 Bluetooth Bulb Review

Colorful remote-control lighting isn't the preserve of the multi-million dollar mansion any more, and Tabu wants to democratize smart home bulbs even further with the Lumen TL800. It's not the first smartphone-controlled LED bulb, but unlike Philips' hue, however, Tabu has turned to something far more prevalent in today's phones and tablets to make the connection: Bluetooth 4.0. Does that make Lumen the remote bulb for the mass market? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Lumen TL800 Bluetooth 4.0 light bulb hits Amazon on way to CES 2014

Lumen TL800 Bluetooth 4.0 light bulb hits Amazon on way to CES 2014

In the battle of the smart bulbs, it would appear that the Lumen TL800 is about to be a big contender starting here in 2014. There's been little damage done to the likes of Philips Hue's efforts in the smart light bulb business since inception, but all that may be about to change now that the Lumen TL800 arrives at Amazon online before being given a full showing at CES 2014. This light bulb is both multi-colored and smart enough to know when you've walked in the room.

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Soundfreaq Bluetooth speaker trio takes on bedroom, study and bag

Soundfreaq Bluetooth speaker trio takes on bedroom, study and bag

Speaker manufacturer Soundfreaq has outed its new Bluetooth range for CES 2014, a trio of models intended to range from portable playback through to home use with mid-century styling. Largest is the Soundfreaq Double Spot, with a shot of Scandinavian styling cladding twin speakers, optional Tone Control for a choice of three EQ presets (flat, warm, or bright), and has three options for hooking up sources: Bluetooth, USB, or 3.5mm aux-in.

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