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Jawbone MINI JAMBOX Multi Play update adds duo-DJ’ing

Jawbone MINI JAMBOX Multi Play update adds duo-DJ’ing

Jawbone’s MINI JAMBOX is getting friendly, with new software allowing two of the portable, battery-powered speakers to easily pair up for room-filling sound, while giving two people the chance to collaborate as communal DJs. Released today, the new firmware enables Multipoint in the MINI JAMBOX’s Bluetooth Smart Ready stack: put a couple of the speakers near each other, hold down all three of the buttons on both, and after a few seconds they link up and spread whatever’s playing between both. I caught up with Jawbone to find out more.

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Sonos finally embraces WiFi as Bridge sidelined

Sonos finally embraces WiFi as Bridge sidelined

Sonos plans to do away with its wired network requirement, retiring the Sonos Bridge for most users by finally connecting to a music listener's WiFi instead. So far, Sonos has always demanded at least one wired ethernet connection, for a single speaker or Bridge, after which it creates its own proprietary mesh network between the rest of the speakers. Soon, though, that will all change.

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Pyle Street Blaster is a 1000W modern boom box

Pyle Street Blaster is a 1000W modern boom box

If you grew up in the 80's you will remember people walking around with giant and loud radios on their shoulders known as a boom box. Pyle audio has just launched a new product that is a modern boom box called the Street Blaster. It is designed to be a portable speaker, but it's much larger than most of the Bluetooth speakers we have seen.

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Soundwall turns artwork into a speaker

Soundwall turns artwork into a speaker

Many people want to get music into the various rooms of their home or office. The catch for some people is that they don’t want the speakers to be obvious. You can cut the walls or ceiling to install speakers, but cutting isn't an option for some. This is where a product like Soundwall comes in.

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Aether Cone speaker promises streaming selection smarts

Aether Cone speaker promises streaming selection smarts

A conical intelligent speaker could cut through the choice-overload of online music services, with startup Aether promising simplicity without giving up choice with its new Cone streamer. Shaped, as the name suggests, like a soft-edged cone, the wireless speaker gets online via WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz) and streams from a number of unspecified online music services, mixing together content from internet radio, on-demand, and podcasts.

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