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Auxillite lets you listen to music and charge your iPhone 7

Auxillite lets you listen to music and charge your iPhone 7

As cool as the new iPhone 7 is, one thing that lots of people didn't find cool was the fact that Apple ditched the 3.5mm headphone port. This meant that to use your old headphones you had to resort to an adapter. The catch is that if you want to listen to music with the headphone adapter and needed to charge your device at the same time, you had to choose one or the other. You won't have to make that decision anymore with the Auxillite 2-in-1 DAC that has landed on Kickstarter.

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Naim for Bentley unveils premium wireless speakers for the home

Naim for Bentley unveils premium wireless speakers for the home

Naim and Bentley have teamed up on a new line of luxury wireless premium speaker to bring audio to your entire home. The audio devices are called the Naim for Bentley Mu-so an Mu-so qb premium wireless speaker systems. Naim says that these speakers were inspired by 100 years of Bentley heritage.

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Voyager Golden Record is humanity’s soundtrack

Voyager Golden Record is humanity’s soundtrack

Back in 1977 NASA launched a pair of spacecraft called Voyager I and Voyager II. These spacecraft were meant to tour our entire solar system and then venture out into interstellar space. In fact, Voyager I became the first object made by humans to reach interstellar space back on 2013. One of the coolest things about Voyager I and II was that NASA put a record on the spacecrafts just in case ET ever found them.

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Sennheiser GSP 350 high-end gaming headset arrives next month

Sennheiser GSP 350 high-end gaming headset arrives next month

Shortly after unveiling its GSP 300 gaming headset, Sennheiser is back with the GSP 350, a headset for gamers that takes gaming audio to “new levels.” The headset boasts, among other things, Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound and Sennheiser’s own tech, making it a high-end offering for those who want excellent sound quality while playing. According to Sennheiser, its new gaming headset includes a ‘best in class’ acoustic seal, a design that facilitates long wearing sessions without discomfort, and a foundation inspired by aviation headsets.

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Is a Daft Punk tour for 2017 imminent with Alive2017 dot com?

Is a Daft Punk tour for 2017 imminent with Alive2017 dot com?

This morning a website appeared without preamble, a website which - by several clever means - suggests that Daft Punk will go on tour in 2017. This website is hosted by the low-level hosts at A Small Orange and seem to have blocked attempts at access through a simple IP/WhoIs blocker. Basic attempts to identify the creator have gone nowhere. Could it be that Alive2017 dot com is a forgery? Or is it just that the hype is so real that it cannot be contained by simple record label creations?

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Pyle Street Blaster X is a 1,000 watt Bluetooth speaker

Pyle Street Blaster X is a 1,000 watt Bluetooth speaker

Pyle is back with an updated version of its Street Blaster speaker, the Street Blaster X. This new iteration looks similar in design, though with some notable digital and colorful upgrades. As with most speakers, it supports wireless streaming over Bluetooth as well as wired playback via a 3.5mm port. Unlike the Bluetooth speakers most of your friends have, though, this one is a little more robust: it offers 1,000 watts of power, making it the kind of speaker you'd roll out for a party.

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USB Audio over USB-C could spell trouble for headphone jacks

USB Audio over USB-C could spell trouble for headphone jacks

Although USB has long been able to ferry digital audio data, recent events in the mobile world have put that capability under a microscope. Specifically, the prophesied death of the 3.5 mm audio jack. As if putting the proverbial nail on that decades-old connector’s coffin, the USB Implementers Forum has just announced a new USB Audio Device Class 3.0 standard that, well, standardizes digital audio output via the young USB Type-C connector. And even in its announcement, the USB-IF mentions how the new feature could help OEMs remove the 3.5 mm hole from their devices.

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Blue Raspberry USB mic works for PC, Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Blue Raspberry USB mic works for PC, Mac, iPhone, and iPad

When it comes to recording, the spoken word digitally Blue has been making microphones for a long time that aim directly at podcasters and other recording artists. The company has a new microphone that is aiming directly at the mobile recorders out there called the Raspberry.

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Sol Republic Relays Sport Wireless headphones won’t fall out

Sol Republic Relays Sport Wireless headphones won’t fall out

Sol Republic has some new headphones that it calls the ultimate sports headphones. The issue for people who are really into sports and want to listen to music at the same time is that normal headphones fall out of the ears with lots of activity. Sol Republic says that it spent two years doing the research to come up with these headphones.

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Apple will release written news as ‘Spoken Edition’ podcasts on iTunes

Apple will release written news as ‘Spoken Edition’ podcasts on iTunes

With the growing popularity of podcasts and audiobooks these days, it appears that Apple is planning to offer a similar way for users to listen to written news articles. As part of new feature coming to iTunes soon, "Spoken Editions" audio podcasts will offer spoken word versions of written articles from a wide variety of news sources. Much like how Amazon's voice assistant Alexa is capable of reading news headlines and other information via the Echo speaker, being able to listen to the news frees up users to do other things at the same time.

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Marshall Acton Oxblood Limited Edition speaker boasts classic vinyl design

Marshall Acton Oxblood Limited Edition speaker boasts classic vinyl design

Marshall has launched a new limited edition speaker, the Acton model in Oxblood. With this offering — of which only 300 units will be sold — the Acton home speaker is shrouded in a vinyl outer casing that’s dark oxblood in color; golden accents and control knobs complement the vinyl, making for an overall design that, says Marshall, would be ‘at home in a dark, smoky tavern” or next to a Chesterfield sofa.

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Logitech Z337 Bold Sound is a desktop speaker with Bluetooth

Logitech Z337 Bold Sound is a desktop speaker with Bluetooth

Logitech has taken the wraps off its new Z337 Bold Sound with Bluetooth, the company’s first desktop speaker that can play music via Bluetooth rather than an audio cable. Thanks to the Bluetooth support, users are able to stream their audio from any device that supports it — a laptop, smartphone, tablet, or similar device. The Z337 Bold isn’t limited to just Bluetooth audio, though, also offering RCA input and a 3.5mm audio jack for a wired connection.

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