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Jawbone JAMBOX The Remix gets limited release and hands-on

Jawbone JAMBOX The Remix gets limited release and hands-on

We've been given the opportunity to take a peek at Jawbone's newest iteration of their popular JAMBOX lineup of bluetooth mobile speakers, a custom color combination built with their new "JAMBOX The Remix" initiative. What you've got here is a collection of 13 different grille colors and 9 different cap colors, each of them fine tuned to look fabulous no matter what combination you make. Our choices were none other than Graphite Diamond and Red - the only colors you're ever going to need!

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NXP Semiconductors boosts smartphone speakers by 5x

NXP Semiconductors boosts smartphone speakers by 5x

The annoying group of teenagers blaring music from their phones at the back of the bus are set to become even more frustrating if NXP Semiconductors has its way, with new tiny speaker tech promising huge increases in output. The TFA9887 can deliver a 5x increase in loudness, NXP claims, pushing in excess of 2.6 watts RMS into micro-speakers previously limited to just 0.5W. Best of all, the company says it can do so with more sound accuracy and no potential for damage to the speakers themselves.

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Plantronics BackBeat GO Wireless Earbuds Review

Plantronics BackBeat GO Wireless Earbuds Review

What we've got here today is a pair of earbuds that do not plug into your smartphone - they connect entirely with Bluetooth. This unit is the BackBeat GO from Plantronics, a pair of earbuds which act wirelessly in every way, containing their own rechargeable battery unit inside their nearly weightless body and connecting, again, with Bluetooth to any Bluetooth-enabled device you have on hand. Not one for frills, Plantronics has created a pair of earbuds that sound fabulous and have such a low profile that your only worry will be misplacing them because they're so tiny!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 19, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 19, 2012

Get your morning started right with a few fresh reviews from the past few days - we've got not just a couple of smartphones that'll blow your mind, but a Bluetooth speaker to rock out with them on. We've got the HTC One S for T-Mobile review, the HTC One V review, and the Big Blue Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker review as well. Meanwhile we've got a devastating loss on our hands - or rather, Nokia does: the entirety of China. They're also not doing so well in many other sectors with a $1.7 billion dollar loss in the first quarter of 2012. On a higher note, Spotify has had a giant update for Android for version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Big Blue Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

Big Blue Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

There's something magical about a tiny wireless Bluetooth speaker - and with Big Blue's Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker you've got not just the magic, but the simple function as well. There's nothing you need to purchase other than the one device, no apps, no wires, and you'll have it working in under 5 minutes right out of the box. Have a peek at how quick we got it working and listen in for some high quality audio as well.

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Braven Bluetooth speakers offer daisy-chain and mobile charging

Braven Bluetooth speakers offer daisy-chain and mobile charging

There's a lot of Bluetooth speakers out there at the moment, some of them with a surprising amount of fidelity. But if what you want from your mobile speakers is flexibility and power (in more ways than one) the Braven Six series might just be for you. The three brand-new units offer the standard A2DP Bluetooth audio profile for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and just about any other Bluetooth device, with the added ability to act as a speakerphone. In addition you can "daisy chain" the speakers together for more sound, and in a pinch, connect your smartphone to the built-in USB port to charge off of its integrated battery.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 30, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 30, 2012

This week we're getting to a point where the new iPad has seen its initial run of insane popularity and we're easing back into news about all other things electronics. That said, it appears that there's quite a bit of shakeup in the rest of the industry over the past few weeks, a lot of items coming to a head in the past 24 hours. Over at Foxconn in China, the FLA is investigating and subsequently making workers mad at their findings - less overtime for you! T-Mobile is being punched in the stomach over some un-asked-for ads in the status bar and SEGA is seeing one gigantic loss in their most recent earnings call. Meanwhile BlackBerry isn't doing so well either.

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iFrogz Boost NearField Audio speaker Review

iFrogz Boost NearField Audio speaker Review

This little piece of hardware is a fabulous wonder of the modern wireless age - and it doesn't just work for iPhone, it works for any tiny speaker that wants to be amplified! The iFrogz Boost NearField Audio speaker is a little brick - it weights in at next to nothing, is made mostly of soft, rubbery plastic on the outside, has a few bumpers on the bottom to hold it tight to your table. This device will blast out audio at high levels without any more effort on your part than placing the speaker portion of your smartphone near the power button side of the device. It's really quite magical - as you'll see here in a moment.

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