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UE Megaboom portable wireless speaker has 100-foot wireless range

UE Megaboom portable wireless speaker has 100-foot wireless range

Ultimate Ears has been cranking out earphones and other audio accessories for a long time and has announced the addition of a new product to its line. The new product is called the UE Megaboom portable wireless speaker. The speaker promises more bass, sound, and power than other portable speakers on the market today and it is an improvement over the original UE Boom wireless speaker.

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SuperTooth takes on Sonos with Multiroom speaker system

SuperTooth takes on Sonos with Multiroom speaker system

There's no shortage of options if you want to spread music around your home, but SuperTooth thinks its Multiroom System has an edge by virtue of its affordability. Offering three zones for under $300, the system eschews WiFi in favor of a combination of Bluetooth and its own, proprietary radio connection, piping through audio from whatever sources you have on your phone or tablet. It's a tough segment to break into, though, especially when you consider well-regarded rivals like Sonos are already established.

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Geek builds Bluetooth Smart Ring with OLED display

Geek builds Bluetooth Smart Ring with OLED display

An enterprising geek has set about building a custom smart wearable device in the form of a fat ring that has Bluetooth tech inside. The Bluetooth Smart Ring also features a 64x32 monochrome OLED display and a touch button that allows the wearer to receive and reply to notifications from a smartphone using the ring.

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BTunes makes your favorite headphones wireless

BTunes makes your favorite headphones wireless

Music lovers probably have their favorite set of headphones and most likely, they have wires. Some of those wired headphones have cables that can be unplugged at the ear cup allowing you to change the cables for ones that have mics for smartphones or plain cables that don’t. If your favorite set of headphones is one of these types a new product has debuted that will make them wireless.

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Hiro tracker is a Bluetooth ‘dog tag’

Hiro tracker is a Bluetooth ‘dog tag’

We've seen a variety of Bluetooth trackers, some of them with adhesive backs, others with clips or no attachments of any type. Hiro is similar in many ways, but with a different design, being shaped like a dog tag -- though slightly smaller in size. As with a dog tag, there is a hole in the tracker for attaching a lanyard or a key ring, and the device itself allows users to keep tabs on their stuff using a smartphone and related app (iOS and Android).

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Bluetooth SIG holds clues to next ASUS ZenFone

Bluetooth SIG holds clues to next ASUS ZenFone

ASUS may be content with leaving us with only a 10-second teaser of what sounds like a dual camera smartphone, that doesn't mean we won't be able to see more information elsewhere. In this case, "elsewhere" happens to be the folders of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), which handles certification of Bluetooth-enabled devices. But while the filing does give us more details than what ASUS is willing to share, it unfortunately paints a picture of a ZenFone that might not match ASUS' hype.

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McDonalds puts notifications on the menu with iBeacon program

McDonalds puts notifications on the menu with iBeacon program

McDonald's has announced they’ve begun testing the power of beacons. At several franchise locations in Columbus, Georgia customers are being treated to deals via iBeacon technology. The rollout is done in partnership with Piper, a provider of low-energy beacon solutions, with plans for a wider rollout once the kinks are ironed out. If they've got Bluetooth on, customers may see special offers or coupons pushed to their handsets, which can be redeemed at purchase. According to Piper, it’s working well.

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Jambanz Wristband Speaker: the most annoying gift a kid can get

Jambanz Wristband Speaker: the most annoying gift a kid can get

So you've got a brother or sister with a child, and you want to make certain you've given them the Christmas gift that'll destroy their sanity once and for all? I believe we've found that gift. It's called the Jambanz Bluetooth Wristband Speaker. And it comes with a video spot that'll make absolutely clear the kind of person that would purchase this for a kid. Not your kid, mind you. Someone else's kid. Let's keep that very, very clear here from the very beginning.

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Tranquil Moments Bedside & Sleep Sounds Bluetooth Speaker Review

Tranquil Moments Bedside & Sleep Sounds Bluetooth Speaker Review

The market is saturated with many types of Bluetooth speakers, but Brookstone’s Tranquil Moments Bedside Speaker & Sleep Sounds offers something unique. The portable device comes with preloaded sounds to help its owner sleep and relax, and as someone who suffers from Tinnitus at an early age, I am always on the prowl for something to help me doze off quicker. With that in mind, I am putting the Tranquil Moments speaker to the test.

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