Bluetooth

Estimote beacons get mesh networking in massive update

Estimote beacons get mesh networking in massive update

If you use Estimote's location beacons, then you're about to get a major new feature with the addition of low-energy mesh networking. Mesh networking is being added today by way of software update, and once that update has been applied, your beacons will be able to pass data between one another. Among other things, this means that you can now have beacons in more remote locations, as they no longer need to rely on a strong WiFi signal to work.

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Bluetooth 5 coming to devices in 2-6 months with these features

Bluetooth 5 coming to devices in 2-6 months with these features

As of today, the December 7th 2016, Bluetooth 5 is within 2 to 6 months away from consumer-ready products. This information comes from the folks at Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG), the most official source of Bluetooth certification information. The headline they chose this week was "Bluetooth 5 Now Available" - though that's largely aimed at manufacturers readying their devices for 2017.

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Meters Music OV-1 over-ear headphones rock active visual monitoring and noise cancellation

Meters Music OV-1 over-ear headphones rock active visual monitoring and noise cancellation

Meters Music has unveiled a new set of over-ear headphones that have some cool and premium features. The headphones have automatic noise cancelling function to eliminate noise from the outside world to allow focus on the music. Active visual monitoring is a feature that gives a VU meter on the left and right ears of the headphones.

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Sen.se GuardPeanut Review: A $29 movement sensor for the IoT

Sen.se GuardPeanut Review: A $29 movement sensor for the IoT

If you've ever spent time working at your local Starbucks, you'll probably be familiar with the Coffee Guilt Security Dilemma. It's the feeling that you should probably buy another drink, because you don't want to be labeled a freeloader, yet you're worried about leaving your laptop on the table while you queue. Do you pack everything up and risk someone stealing your spot by the outlet? French Internet of Things firm Sense wants to assuage your paranoid guilt, and it's doing that with the $29 GuardPeanut.

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Beoplay H9 wireless over-ear headphones pack active noise cancellation

Beoplay H9 wireless over-ear headphones pack active noise cancellation

For those out there who want headphones that look and sound good, B&O Play has a new offering called the Beoplay H9. These headphones are all about premium in listening experience and design with over-ear H9 headphones that aim to be comfortable and eliminate outside noise. The headphones use ANC noise cancelling tech to remove the listener from the sound around them and allow you to focus on the music you are listening to.

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NES Classic Retro Receiver solves the problem of short controller cables

NES Classic Retro Receiver solves the problem of short controller cables

Assuming you've been lucky enough to get your hands on an NES Classic Edition, chances are the console's short controller cables leave something to be desired. Enter Analogue and its new Retro Receiver for the NES Classic Edition. Analogue offers wireless receivers for both the NES and SNES, so it's little surprise to see the NES Classic get one as well.

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raD rugged wireless speaker supports multi-room use

raD rugged wireless speaker supports multi-room use

Mass Fidelity is the company behind The Core speaker that we talked about back in September, 2014 that had some cool features and tech packed inside. The company is back with another speaker and this time it's a wireless and rugged portable speaker called the raD that also supports multi-room features when home. The raD will connect with any The Core speakers that you already own.

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Sony Xperia Ear is finally arriving this week

Sony Xperia Ear is finally arriving this week

If having a virtual personal assistant on your phone or in you computer wasn’t enough, Sony is more than happy to put one in your ear. Yes, we’re referring to the somewhat curious, somewhat odd Xperia Ear, which, after nearly 8 months since its unveiling, is finally landing in store shelves worldwide. And while Sony’s invisible assistant doesn’t exactly have a name, it promises to be just as intelligent as others, without getting in your face. Although it will, of course, always be in your ear instead.

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BRAVEN 1100, 2200m, 2300 wireless speakers bring premium home

BRAVEN 1100, 2200m, 2300 wireless speakers bring premium home

Wireless Bluetooth speakers have been around for quite some time, but it was really only with the arrival of smartphones that they truly kicked off. While not exactly sporting the same smartness as “smart home hubs” like Amazon Echo and, now, Google Home, speakers like those from BRAVEN still mesh nicely with our digital lives. Just in time for the coming holidays, the Bluetooth speaker maker has unveiled the 1100, 2200m, and 2300 speakers as part of its new premium home line that doesn’t only sound good but looks good as well.

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Cork turns old wine bottles into a Bluetooth speaker

Cork turns old wine bottles into a Bluetooth speaker

A new Kickstarter campaign is offering one of the more unique Bluetooth speakers we've seen: it is called Cork, and it attaches to the top of just about any bottle. When put in place on a bottle, Cork's tinny sounding audio becomes more robust and deep. The idea is that sans the bottle, Cork is very small and early to carry around. When it's time to listen to some music, the odds are high you've got some kind of bottle around to help out.

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V-Moda Forza Metallo custom 3D printed caps cost $7,500 in platinum

V-Moda Forza Metallo custom 3D printed caps cost $7,500 in platinum

V-Moda has unveiled a new series of headphones that are all in-ear style called the Forza series. The line includes three products including the Forza, Forza Metallo, and Forza Metallo Wireless. All of the headphones share some of the same features including 5.8mm micro dynamic drivers and Hi-Res audio certifications from Japan Audio Society.

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Master Dynamic MW50 wireless on-ear headphones rock 40mm beryllium drivers

Master Dynamic MW50 wireless on-ear headphones rock 40mm beryllium drivers

Master Dynamic has unveiled its latest audio device called the MW50 On-Ear Headphones and they are wireless and meant for use anywhere you want to hear music. The MW50 have an industrial design and are made with premium materials. The bulk of the headphones are made from stainless steel and machined aluminum.

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