Supposing your Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 device works with Bluetooth 4.0 already - that’s hardware, after all - the Nokia Black software update will be bringing you full Low Energy abilities soon. The software update known as Nokia Black comes some weeks after Nokia Amber, an update which brought advanced photography abilities to the top end of the Nokia range amongst other new features. This Nokia Black update will be appearing sooner than later.
Favi has unveiled a pair of new surround sound solutions for smartphones and tablets. The new sound solutions include the Favi Boomerang and the Boomerang Mini. The larger Boomerang system is designed to be used with larger devices like tablets. It uses Bluetooth technology to connect wirelessly to your mobile device.
Edifier, maker of the Prisma Bluetooth speakers, has announced its newest product, the e25 Luna Eclipse Bluetooth speaker set. As with some of Edifier's other products, the Luna Eclipse speakers have a peculiar eye-catching design, and is accompanied by specifications that make the speakers capable in a variety of situations. The products are available now from Edifier US and Canada.
In May of 2013, Ultimate Ears (UE) launched its latest Bluetooth wireless portable speaker called the UE Boom. This portable speaker did more than just connect to your mobile device and allow you to play music on the go. It was billed as the first social music player. UE has announced that a new software update is available for the UE Boom to make the little portable speaker even more useful.
Beats Electronics has announced a new, larger incarnation of the Beats Pill: the Pill XL. Measuring in at 13 inches long by 4 inches in diameter, the Pill XL will arrive in stores by early December, 2013. Both the original Pill and the Pill XL will also get some added features that should make for some interesting listening.
With Bluetooth connectivity in tow, Pure’s newest round of fashionable tabletop radios brings a classic sort of look to match with current-generation wireless technology. You’ll find two new base models appearing this week, one called the Evoke D2 with Bluetooth, the other called Evoke D4 - the latter coming in Bluetooth and non-Bluetooth iterations. These machines are being released individually, but they’re able to be matched up with one another with identical colors and complimentary industrial design.
Skullcandy, purveyor of all things audio related, has announced a new Bluetooth speaker addition to its portable audio lineup: the Skullcandy Air Raid. With the Air Rand comes Bluetooth connectivity and support for several audio devices at once, along with a design promised to be "built like a tank," able to withstand spilled drinks, drops onto a hard surface, rain, and more. The speaker is available now from Skullcandy.
Just weeks before the release of the PlayStation 4 we're taking the time to dive in with the most important piece of equipment outside the console itself: the DualShock 4. This handheld wireless (or wired) device is made by Sony itself, returning to the market to re-claim the throne as the highest-quality controller on the planet. What we're doing this week is testing the device as it functions outside of the PlayStation 4 gaming console itself.