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CUBEDGE EDGE.sound Bluetooth speaker boots Solemate for battery life

CUBEDGE EDGE.sound Bluetooth speaker boots Solemate for battery life

Bluetooth speakers continue to proliferate, and with wireless sound no longer sufficient to wow on its own, companies like CUBEDGE are turning to audio quality to try to eke out an advantage. The EDGE.sound, despite having an oddly punctuated name, does at least do its best to hit all the right points on the frequency range, with the battery-powered block delivering 40HZ-20kHz audio.

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Jabra Solemate hands-on

Jabra Solemate hands-on

There's a new mobile wireless speaker in town and it goes by the name Jabra Solemate - and it looks like a really strange shoe. This device is indeed as the manufacturer describes - about the size and weight of a water bottle - and is able to play wirelessly (with Bluetooth), with a standard 3.5mm audio cord, or with a USB cable. This device has an integrated subwoofer and dual tweeters to keep you banging even in the most mobile-minded of places.

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SuperTooth DISCO 2 Review

SuperTooth DISCO 2 Review

This week we've got our hands on the next generation in Bluetooth (or wired!) stereo sound with the SuperTooth DISCO 2 A2DP wireless speaker. This device touts the ability to connect with style to any Bluetooth A2DP device - including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch - as well as a variety of PCs, MP3 players, and more. This next-generation device takes all the great qualities of the original SuperTooth Disco and adds a whole new body, color collection, and an upgrade to Bluetooth 4.0.

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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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