Bluetooth

Philips wireless audio gear cuts the cords and keeps the sound quality

Philips wireless audio gear cuts the cords and keeps the sound quality

Philips has unveiled several new wireless audio devices this week including the SHB5900 wireless in-ear headphones, TX2BT in-ear headphones, ActionFit Sports SHQ8300, and the Philips BT6600 Bluetooth speakers along with a few other devices. The first of the audio products is the wireless in-ear headphones SHB5900.

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Marshall Headphones Stockwell, a tiny speaker with big sound

Marshall Headphones Stockwell, a tiny speaker with big sound

The folks at Marshall Headphones reveal a device they call the "biggest little speaker" in its class. This device looks like an amplifier - much like the last several independent speakers the brand has made - but it's a whole lot smaller than every speaker they've created thus far. This "Stockwell" speaker is about the size of half a shoebox, coming in at just 2.65 pounds (1.2kg), with two 2.25 woofers and two-channel Class D amplifiers.

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B&O’s BeoPlay A6 is another would-be Sonos dethroner

B&O’s BeoPlay A6 is another would-be Sonos dethroner

Bang & Olufsen's Play series of more affordable, playful speakers has gained a new behemoth, in the shape of the fortune cookie-like BeoPlay A6. The unusually shaped speaker joins its smaller brethren in packing wireless for streaming from a computer or smartphone, including support for B&O's multi-location system.

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Hands-on with LG’s Rolly, a keyboard you unfurl

Hands-on with LG’s Rolly, a keyboard you unfurl

It takes a lot to generate excitement about a keyboard, but somehow the LG Rolly seemed to manage it. Splitting each row of keys into a different spline, and then allowing each to roll around a central battery section, the portable keyboard is intended to be your tablet's best friend without taking up too much space in your bag.

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Helix wearable cuff and Bluetooth headphones mix fashion with tech

Helix wearable cuff and Bluetooth headphones mix fashion with tech

Wearable devices are on the market in droves today with many of them combining multiple functions into one device. The Helix is a wearable cuff that also brings with it wireless Bluetooth headphones. The wearable cuff is the case for the headphones that unplug and deploy out of the wearable.

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Scosche BoomBottle+ fits into the water bottle cage on bikes

Scosche BoomBottle+ fits into the water bottle cage on bikes

Scosche has been making wireless audio gear for years and years. The company has unveiled a new Bluetooth audio product aimed directly at bicyclists that want some music to listen to while they pedal. The product is called the Scosche BoomBottle+ and it is sized to fit inside most water bottle cages out there.

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LG Rolly Keyboard rolls into a stick to fit in your bag

LG Rolly Keyboard rolls into a stick to fit in your bag

There are literally dozens of keyboard accessories out there for tablets and even smartphones, but most of them fall into two categories. Either they present a comfortable full-sized keyboard but are uncomfortably bulky, or they are incredibly petite but inevitably result in tangled or cramped fingers. Since our mobile devices these days are just as useful for work as they are for play, LG has tried to design the Rolly Keyboard that fits both types. Its solution? Have the keyboard roll into a rather fat stick.

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Tile is back with a louder Tile, Find My Phone app

Tile is back with a louder Tile, Find My Phone app

Never lose anything again in this age of high tech gadgets and digital convenience. That is both the promise and the mission of Tile who made tiny Bluetooth locators fashionable. After years of a more or less stable presence, Tile is stirring things up again with two new products. The first is a new Tile, promised to be three times louder to make it easier to locate. The second is its new Find My Phone app feature that turns any Tile, any smartphone, or even any browser into a mobile device locator.

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Pioneer rolls out six new car receivers for 2016

Pioneer rolls out six new car receivers for 2016

Pioneer Electronics has rolled out its line of car receivers for 2016. There are six CD receivers in the new line and one digital media receiver. The six CD receivers include the DEH-X6800BT, DEH-X5800HD, DEH-X4800BT, DEH-X3800S, DEH-X3800UI and DEH-X2800UI and the lone digital media receiver is the MVH-X380BT.

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Ayris bluMe Hi-Fi Bluetooth music receiver works with any music system

Ayris bluMe Hi-Fi Bluetooth music receiver works with any music system

Audiophiles and music fans probably have a stereo system at home that has been around since before music streaming. You may also have a set of powered speakers that sit around missing out on tunes from your favorite streaming app. A device called the Ayris bluMe Hi-Fi music receiver has debuted that is designed to give legacy music devices access to your favorite streaming services.

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New Apple mouse, keyboard incoming with Bluetooth LE

New Apple mouse, keyboard incoming with Bluetooth LE

New Apple accessories for desktop computers appear in FCC listings, likely headed for release later this Summer. Today we're seeing two wireless devices, on Apple mouse, the other an Apple wireless keyboard. The keyboard has not had a refresh since 2011 while the mouse (also known as the Magic Mouse) has not had a refresh since the year 2009. It's about time for that to happen. Inside these devices is no longer the Bluetooth 2.1 (BCM2042 inside) they originally came packed with, but Bluetooth 4.2 with Bluetooth LE Low Energy.

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Omate smart ring vibrates only when one specific person calls

Omate smart ring vibrates only when one specific person calls

This certainly isn't the first "smart ring" we've heard of on the tech scene, with many claiming to bring gestures to everything from changing TV channels, responding to messages, and even tracking health data. But by those standards, this new ring from Omate and French fashion brand Emanuel Ungaro may not be that smart. Or rather, it uses its smarts in a very limited capacity. The ring vibrates, notifying the wearer, only when one specified contact is calling the smartphone it's paired with.

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