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ORII ring puts your smartphone on your finger

ORII ring puts your smartphone on your finger

As the song goes, if you like your smartphone you should put a ring on it. In a sense, ORII does that, but in the opposite direction. It practically puts your smartphone in a ring that, in turn, you do put on your finger. But this is no Bluetooth controller for your smartphone. This is, instead, a Bluetooth “headset” you wear on your finger that lets you take and make calls by simply placing your finger on your ear. And, yes, you’ll look crazy while doing so.

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Atari Speakerhat is somehow both genius and ridiculous

Atari Speakerhat is somehow both genius and ridiculous

Atari seems to be a very busy company at the moment. Not only did it recently unveil its new Ataribox console, but it's also breaking into the world of apparel. Say hello to the Atari Speakerhat, the perfect head accessory for nearly anyone who has accepted that absurdity is now the norm on this wonderful planet of ours.

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Bluetooth Mesh: What you should know about this IoT revolution

Bluetooth Mesh: What you should know about this IoT revolution

You might associate Bluetooth with cutting the cable between your headphones and your phone, but Bluetooth Mesh aims to make it a ubiquitous backchannel for the Internet of Things. Launched today, Bluetooth Mesh is a way that low-energy radios can build many-to-many (m:m) links between devices, evolving to encompass new gadgets, temporary blackouts, and more. Initially, it's setting its sights on the lucrative smart lighting segment.

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Flic Hub lets you control your IoT buttons without a smartphone

Flic Hub lets you control your IoT buttons without a smartphone

Flic buttons were already kind of an IoT lover's dream, but now the company behind them wants to try making them better. When Flic buttons first launched two years ago, they needed to be paired with a smartphone app. Obviously, needing to own a smartphone isn't much of a barrier to entry these days, but the new Flic Hub wants to free you from the app requirement all the same.

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TrackR pixel Bluetooth dongle now available in the US

TrackR pixel Bluetooth dongle now available in the US

The TrackR pixel Bluetooth dongle revealed back during CES 2017 is now available to order in the United States. According to TrackR, the pixel is the lightest weight Bluetooth product on the market, clocking in with a depth of just 5mm and a weight of 5.67 grams. The dongle, like ones before it, is round in shape, but with colorful options alongside the built-in tracking technology.

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Bragi Dash Pro tailored by Starkey is a custom-made ear computer

Bragi Dash Pro tailored by Starkey is a custom-made ear computer

While many are looking towards virtual, augmented, and mixed realities as the next big wave in computing, there is already one that is also silently making waves in our modern lives.Some have nicknamed it the "Fourth Platform", the contextual computing that permeates virtual personal assistants like Siri, Cortana, or Google Assistant. Despite being controlled by voice, these assistants are usually inconveniently found in smartphones that we have to take out or speakers that we can't take with us. That is why Bragi, a leading wireless headphone maker, and Starkey, a leader in the hearing aid business, have banded together to bring the Dash Pro tailored by Starkey, as well as the plain Dash Pro, offering a truly hands-free wireless ear computing experience that can also be personalized to fit your ear.

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Logitech Slim Folio gives 9.7-inch iPad a keyboard

Logitech Slim Folio gives 9.7-inch iPad a keyboard

Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad is resolutely targeted at those wanting to ditch their laptop for something easier to carry, and Logitech thinks it has the perfect keyboard companion. The Logitech Slim Folio keyboard case promises more notebook-like text entry for the iOS tablet, complete with a magnetic locking mechanism for more flexibility in where you use your tablet, not to mention impressive battery life.

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Google’s new wireless headphones might poke fun at iPhone 7

Google’s new wireless headphones might poke fun at iPhone 7

Google has a new pair of Bluetooth (wireless) headphones coming and we've got the full specs for you well ahead of release. While we don't expect these headphones to be mind-blowing by any means, it's interesting to see how Google has more than one way of revealing or choosing not to reveal products in early testing. In this case, it would seem like Google didn't make quite as big an effort to conceal what they're about to release due to the relative small amount of market-wide impact they're going to have.

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Razer Hammerhead line gets Bluetooth, Lightning in-ear headsets

Razer Hammerhead line gets Bluetooth, Lightning in-ear headsets

Gamers, especially hardcore ones, are a very picky bunch. Everything has to be absolutely or at least near perfect. And that isn't limited to graphics only. It also extends to the audio experience, something that Razer knows only too well. Now the gaming brand is bringing some of that audio expertise to mobile. With the new wireless Hammerhead BT and the wired Hammerhead for iOS, smartphone users of any platform will be able to enjoy Razer's brand of audio quality, be it for gaming, music, or even just phone calls.

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Bose SoundLink Revolve, Revolve+, Color II get the party started

Bose SoundLink Revolve, Revolve+, Color II get the party started

Bluetooth speakers are nothing new but they have almost always been ignored by audiophiles because of the superior quality of wired audio accessories. But with giants like Bose putting their weight on their improvement, Bluetooth speakers have vastly improved over the years. Case in point is the SoundLink Revolve and Revolve+, which Bose bills as its best Bluetooth speakers ever. Designed from the ground up for full and strong 360-degree output, these two promise to be the life of the party, both indoors as well as out.

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Logitech Z537 Powerful Sound with Bluetooth keeps things simple

Logitech Z537 Powerful Sound with Bluetooth keeps things simple

Smart speakers seem to be the trend these days, but not everyone wants a speaker that talks back at you or buys dollhouses just because the TV said so. Some just want the ability to wirelessly play audio from their phone or computer and sound great while doing it. For these more traditional use cases, Logitech is providing the new Z537 Powerful Sound with Bluetooth. A mouthful that really just translates to a wireless, sometimes wired, 2.1 speaker system.

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Penna is a retro Bluetooth keyboard that looks swiped from a typewriter

Penna is a retro Bluetooth keyboard that looks swiped from a typewriter

What's old is new again, or so the saying goes. Many typists and writers romanticize the classic typewriter, and that has lead to various typewriter-esque keyboards over the years. Joining them is Penna, a Bluetooth keyboard that'll appeal to even the most discerning hipster. The model looks very similar to a classic typewriter, but with some modern features including a built-in tablet stand and wireless connectivity.

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