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Bose SoundTouch cuts the cord with new Bluetooth, Wi-Fi speakers

Bose SoundTouch cuts the cord with new Bluetooth, Wi-Fi speakers

These days, wireless speakers are the fad and traditional audio equipment makers are starting to get in line. Bose has long joined that group and is now expanding its wireless family with a new generation of SoundTouch speakers. In addition to their well-known quality, these speakers now boast of built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity that makes streaming, whether from mobile or the Internet, a breeze. Plus, Bose is also inducting a new member into that family, the smallest of the group, the Bose SoundTouch 10.

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Timex Metropolitan+ watch tracks activity via smartphone app

Timex Metropolitan+ watch tracks activity via smartphone app

With the demand for activity tracking booming, more and more folks are buying the devices to wear. Many activity trackers look like bracelets or odd watches and their styling isn’t for everyone. Anyone looking for an activity tracker that looks like a normal watch should check out the new Timex Metropolitan+ that was announced this week.

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UE BOOM 2 speaker boosts volume, range and ruggedness

UE BOOM 2 speaker boosts volume, range and ruggedness

In a world where Bluetooth speakers are practically giveaway items, you have to do something special to command a $200 sticker, and Ultimate Ears believes it has the answer. The new UE BOOM 2 takes the cylindrical BOOM of 2013 and gives it a refresh, cranking up the volume by 25-percent while delivering a promised fifteen hours of wireless battery life.

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V-MODA Crossfade headphones: wired and wireless “virtually identical”

V-MODA Crossfade headphones: wired and wireless “virtually identical”

The folks at V-MODA have revealed a set of over-ear headphones which they suggest will have virtually identical sound whether wired or wireless. These headphones work with Bluetooth for wireless listening up to 33-feet (10 meters) away from the sound device, while wired listening is provided by a high-quality audio cord included in the box. These headphones have been "rigorously tested and tuned" with an antenna for smartwatch Bluetooth performance with Apple Watch and Android Watches of all sorts.

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JBL Pulse 2 packs a splashproof lightshow to go with your tunes

JBL Pulse 2 packs a splashproof lightshow to go with your tunes

JBL has unveiled the new Pulse 2 portable Bluetooth speaker. The device is more than just a wireless speaker making it easy for you to enjoy your tunes on the go, it’s also a lightshow. Pulse 2 delivers synchronized flashes of full-color light to go with the beat of your favorite tracks.

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Philips wireless audio gear cuts the cords and keeps the sound quality

Philips wireless audio gear cuts the cords and keeps the sound quality

Philips has unveiled several new wireless audio devices this week including the SHB5900 wireless in-ear headphones, TX2BT in-ear headphones, ActionFit Sports SHQ8300, and the Philips BT6600 Bluetooth speakers along with a few other devices. The first of the audio products is the wireless in-ear headphones SHB5900.

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Marshall Headphones Stockwell, a tiny speaker with big sound

Marshall Headphones Stockwell, a tiny speaker with big sound

The folks at Marshall Headphones reveal a device they call the "biggest little speaker" in its class. This device looks like an amplifier - much like the last several independent speakers the brand has made - but it's a whole lot smaller than every speaker they've created thus far. This "Stockwell" speaker is about the size of half a shoebox, coming in at just 2.65 pounds (1.2kg), with two 2.25 woofers and two-channel Class D amplifiers.

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B&O’s BeoPlay A6 is another would-be Sonos dethroner

B&O’s BeoPlay A6 is another would-be Sonos dethroner

Bang & Olufsen's Play series of more affordable, playful speakers has gained a new behemoth, in the shape of the fortune cookie-like BeoPlay A6. The unusually shaped speaker joins its smaller brethren in packing wireless for streaming from a computer or smartphone, including support for B&O's multi-location system.

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Hands-on with LG’s Rolly, a keyboard you unfurl

Hands-on with LG’s Rolly, a keyboard you unfurl

It takes a lot to generate excitement about a keyboard, but somehow the LG Rolly seemed to manage it. Splitting each row of keys into a different spline, and then allowing each to roll around a central battery section, the portable keyboard is intended to be your tablet's best friend without taking up too much space in your bag.

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Helix wearable cuff and Bluetooth headphones mix fashion with tech

Helix wearable cuff and Bluetooth headphones mix fashion with tech

Wearable devices are on the market in droves today with many of them combining multiple functions into one device. The Helix is a wearable cuff that also brings with it wireless Bluetooth headphones. The wearable cuff is the case for the headphones that unplug and deploy out of the wearable.

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Scosche BoomBottle+ fits into the water bottle cage on bikes

Scosche BoomBottle+ fits into the water bottle cage on bikes

Scosche has been making wireless audio gear for years and years. The company has unveiled a new Bluetooth audio product aimed directly at bicyclists that want some music to listen to while they pedal. The product is called the Scosche BoomBottle+ and it is sized to fit inside most water bottle cages out there.

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LG Rolly Keyboard rolls into a stick to fit in your bag

LG Rolly Keyboard rolls into a stick to fit in your bag

There are literally dozens of keyboard accessories out there for tablets and even smartphones, but most of them fall into two categories. Either they present a comfortable full-sized keyboard but are uncomfortably bulky, or they are incredibly petite but inevitably result in tangled or cramped fingers. Since our mobile devices these days are just as useful for work as they are for play, LG has tried to design the Rolly Keyboard that fits both types. Its solution? Have the keyboard roll into a rather fat stick.

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