Bluetooth

Jaybird Vista earbuds take the fight to Apple AirPods

Jaybird Vista earbuds take the fight to Apple AirPods

Jaybird has another pair of wireless earbuds on deck, and the company is making some pretty hefty claims about functionality. Dubbed the Jaybird Vista, these earbuds are Jaybird's "lightest, smallest, and most durable earbuds to date." For the most part, Vista seems like a souped up successor to the Jaybird Run family, boasting weather resistance and what sounds like a decent battery life.

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Android Fast Pair to show more connection and battery details

Android Fast Pair to show more connection and battery details

Apple's AirPods may be derided for its odd appearance but few have complaints about its convenience especially when pairing and reconnecting with a phone. Since there are no single Bluetooth earbuds in the Android world, Google has to develop a solution that will satisfy and work with many but definitely not all Bluetooth audio devices. That's what Android's upcoming Fast Pair is all about and the platform maker is revealing more details about it that go beyond simply pairing with devices instantly.

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RHA Wireless Flight Adapter grants Bluetooth audio to anything with a 3.5mm jack

RHA Wireless Flight Adapter grants Bluetooth audio to anything with a 3.5mm jack

If you're the owner of a quality pair of Bluetooth headphones but you own devices that don't support wireless connections through Bluetooth, then RHA has the perfect device for you. Today the company introduced its Wireless Flight Adapter, which takes any device with a 3.5mm jack and makes it compatible with your Bluetooth headphones.

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5 ways the Raspberry Pi 4 is a huge upgrade

5 ways the Raspberry Pi 4 is a huge upgrade

Today we're running down the five most essential ways the new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is an upgrade over its predecessors. Raspberry Pi is the most famous super-tiny DIY-projects-friendly super-inexpensive PC in the world, and it's been the center of attention in this community since its launch on the 29th of February 2012. This miniature computer is notable not only because it's tiny and cute, but because it's capable - and it only costs approximately $35 USD.

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Windows 10 update will intentionally break some Bluetooth connections

Windows 10 update will intentionally break some Bluetooth connections

Windows 10 updates have become a game of chance. You almost never know when an update will break something and make your PC unusable. While Microsoft does try to fix things after the fact, often the damage is already done. Now Microsoft is taking the initiative to warn users that an upcoming update may cause Bluetooth devices to lose their connection to Windows PCs. And, no, isn't a bug but a feature.

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Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 lasts longer and blasts louder

Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 lasts longer and blasts louder

Ultimate Ears has given its chunky little WONDERBOOM speaker a revamp, with the UE WONDERBOOM 2 promising louder sound and more bass. A new Outdoor Boost mode promises to retune the Bluetooth speaker's EQ settings, with a special configuration designed for outdoor listening.

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OnePlus 7 Pro update with camera fixes: See our before/after photos

OnePlus 7 Pro update with camera fixes: See our before/after photos

Over the past week we've been keeping up with the relatively few issues OnePlus 7 Pro users had with software right out the box. In the mix is an "optimized" Double Tap to Wake and Ambient Display - both of which had some tiny issues (at least with SOME users) in the first week since release. There's also a set of improvements for the camera.

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iPhone 11 could support dual Bluetooth audio

iPhone 11 could support dual Bluetooth audio

Apple has been the one that single-handedly pushed wireless audio forward by ditching the headphone jack on its iPhones. Since then, other phone makers have followed which, in turn, also motivated audio accessory makers to step up their game. But despite leading the charge, there are areas where Apple's adoption of Bluetooth audio technologies have actually lagged behind the industry. That may change in the next iPhones as Apple is now rumored to soon add support for dual Bluetooth audio streaming.

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Cleer Ally truly wireless earbuds promise 10 hours of playback

Cleer Ally truly wireless earbuds promise 10 hours of playback

Thanks in part to Apple pushing its AirPods onto the smartphone market, the in-ear Bluetooth earbuds industry has gotten some attention and improvements. From truly wireless designs to touch-sensitive surface, these audio accessories have greatly improved in all but one aspect: battery life. Considering their size and the technology they use, it's not surprising that they could last only a few hours at most. That's where Cleer's new Ally earbuds try to break the mold with 10 hours of playback that could get you through your work day with no problem at all.

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NuraLoop shrinks personalized sound technology to earphone size

NuraLoop shrinks personalized sound technology to earphone size

Headphones and earbuds are designed for all ears but not only does no one size fits all, not everyone hears the same as well. In the past year or so, audio accessory makers have been pushing for a "personalized audio experience", many of them requiring rather massive headphone cups. Nura is one of those at the forefront of that thrust and it is now pushing the envelope even further by bringing all the lessons of the Nuraphone into the more portable form of the NuraLoop.

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Qualcomm Smart Headset Platform adds Google Assistant, Fast Pair support

Qualcomm Smart Headset Platform adds Google Assistant, Fast Pair support

Thanks to the removal of headphone jacks on smartphones, Bluetooth headsets and earphones are becoming more and more common. With that comes expectations of standard functionality in addition to acceptable audio quality. Sometimes it's no longer sufficient to just sound good, these audio accessories need to be smart as well. To help prepare audio accessory makers for that reality, Qualcomm is updating its Smart Headset Platform to support two Google technologies that would immediately make Bluetooth headsets smarter.

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Sonos One on sale as version 2 announced

Sonos One on sale as version 2 announced

Sonos revealed today that they'd be releasing a Sonos One (Gen 2) starting tomorrow, March 6th, 2019. Because of this release, the original Sonos One (the one still in stores right now), will be put on discount at some retailers. Sonos One was originally approximately $200 USD, and Sonos suggested today that some retailers will be cutting the price down by $20, while Sonos One Gen 2 is "transitioning into market."

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