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iClever IC-BTS02 Bluetooth speaker mini-review

iClever IC-BTS02 Bluetooth speaker mini-review

When you need your music on the go, you need it in a small form factor -- one that can easily fit in any bag and won't wear you down, but that doesn't sacrifice audio quality or battery life. Most portable batteries come in cylindrical form, but there are smaller single-speaker units out there that are about the size of a baseball. One such unit is iClever's IC-BTS02, a little wireless speaker we've taken for a spin.

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Songs Trueplay out now: auto-tuning your speaker system

Songs Trueplay out now: auto-tuning your speaker system

This week Sonos is releasing the iOS (for now) based auto-tune system known as Trueplay. This system will tune your Sonos speakers in a way that'll allow your system to sound good, no matter the position your units are in. This update will be coming to the Sonos app for iOS devices as of this morning - you'll receive your update likely by the end of the week, at the latest. Be on the lookout!

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Nixeus ARC 4.0 Bluetooth speaker mini-review

Nixeus ARC 4.0 Bluetooth speaker mini-review

Music, as with most gadgets and entertainment in one’s life, has become portable, with powerful speakers about the size of soda cans filling the market. They pack a battery, allowing them to run for hours without a wired tether; they connect to your phone or tablet over Bluetooth, eliminating the other wired tether. Many even function as a speakerphone, allowing one to take a call seamlessly, then return to their music. All these things are true of the Nixeus ARC 4.0, a wireless speaker we recently took for a spin.

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Libratone Zipp and Zipp mini speakers have WiFi and Bluetooth

Libratone Zipp and Zipp mini speakers have WiFi and Bluetooth

Libratone has unveiled a new line of wireless speakers that are designed to make it easy to get a compact speaker that provides good sound into any room for your home. The new speakers are called the Zipp and Zipp Mini. Both of the speakers feature SoundSpaces capability and both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.

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UE Block Party update turns Boom speakers social

UE Block Party update turns Boom speakers social

Portable Bluetooth speakers may already be social ways to enjoy music, but an Ultimate Ears update now gives those impromptu groups a way to get involved in the playlist. Block Party, a new addition to the UE app for iOS and Android, opens the company's wireless speakers up to multiple streaming sources, meaning that no longer can one person force 80s power ballads onto everybody else.

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Beddi smart alarm clock can call you an Uber

Beddi smart alarm clock can call you an Uber

If you've stayed in a hotel in the past couple of years, you've probably seen them: alarm clock speaker docks, complete with a now-useless 30-pin docking connector. Innovation in nightstand docks for your iPhone seemed to pretty much dry up when Apple ditched its original port in favor of Lightning, but Witti is hoping to change all that.

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Triby connected speaker will offer Amazon’s Alexa

Triby connected speaker will offer Amazon’s Alexa

If you’re familiar with Amazon’s Echo speaker, you’ll also be familiar with its voice service, Alexa. Today, Amazon announced that Invoxia’s own connected speaker, Triby, will work with the Alexa voice service; this will make it the first third-party device with such support, likely paving the way for a larger lineup of similar gadgets. Triby itself is shaped somewhat like a basket, and is designed to stick to your fridge door.

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Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 90 is a sound engineer’s idea of perfection

Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 90 is a sound engineer’s idea of perfection

Bang & Olufsen has a long history of making speakers that are very high-end and very expensive. Perhaps the highest end speaker that the company has ever made has been unveiled and it is called the BeoLab 90. The specifications for these speakers are impressive and sound very expensive. Each speaker packs 8200 watts of power.

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Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone 2.0 ships in November

Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone 2.0 ships in November

Those who want a touch of hipster-chic in their homes but don’t want to fully embrace retro technology can find a nice compromise between the two with Gramovox’s Bluetooth Gramophone 2.0, an updated version of its first Bluetooth Gramophone. The audio player can stream music from your mobile device, but does so without making it obvious — to those unaware, it simply looks like a small wooden box with a large horn speaker.

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Samsung Radiant360 series expands with trio of speakers

Samsung Radiant360 series expands with trio of speakers

Samsung has expanded its lineup of Radiant360 speakers with three new models, each similar in design but with different sizes. The new models are the R1, R3 and R5; they’re cylindrical and all-black, offering omnidirectional sound that is the same regardless of the speaker's angle or listener's position. Samsung’s own Ring Radiator tech is used in part to achieve the audio quality.

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Chant Sport 360-degree speaker is wireless, eco-friendly

Chant Sport 360-degree speaker is wireless, eco-friendly

House of Marley has announced its new Chant Sport, a Bluetooth speaker that boasts both "eco-conscious" construction and a waterproof design. In addition, the Chant Sport speaker also includes a 360 degree sound chapter for uninhibited audio. This is the latest addition to House of Marley’s Chant Bluetooth speaker lineup; it is, more or less, the size of a water bottle.

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Sonos PLAY:5 reborn as $500 smart speaker: Hands-on

Sonos PLAY:5 reborn as $500 smart speaker: Hands-on

It's been six years since Sonos launched the original PLAY:5, the first all-in-one speaker for its streaming music platform, and now it's time for the second-generation. In the intervening period products like the PLAYBAR - which attempts to create surround sound from a single speaker - and the PLAY:1 - with its tiny footprint - have given the company plenty of opportunity to refine its processes.

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