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SteelSeries Arctis 3 with wired, Bluetooth audio gets 2019 upgrades

SteelSeries Arctis 3 with wired, Bluetooth audio gets 2019 upgrades

SteelSeries has updated its Arctis 3 gaming headset, which includes wired and Bluetooth connectivity, to include new audio and comfort enhancements. The headset is particularly suitable for use with the Nintendo Switch, enabling owners to connect the headset to the console using the wired connection and to the Nintendo Switch Online app using the Bluetooth connection.

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Samsung’s AKG wireless headphones are more than your Galaxy needs

Samsung’s AKG wireless headphones are more than your Galaxy needs

Today, Samsung announced a new line up of wireless headphones from its AKG brand. There are three different pairs of headphones in this new line, covering the entire range of over-ear, on-ear, and in-ear designs. As Samsung's flagship phones are some of the few to still offer a headphone jack, you may not necessarily need the wireless capabilities of these headphones, but they could be worth a look nonetheless thanks to some of the features they bring to the table.

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Master & Dynamic MW07 promise audiophile-pleasing true wireless

Master & Dynamic MW07 promise audiophile-pleasing true wireless

Truly wireless earbuds took a while to get here but now we're seeing options at just about every price point, with Master & Dynamic bringing a new option for audiophiles who hate cables. The new Master & Dynamic MW07 True Wireless Earphones combine the headphone-maker's Beryllium drivers with some eye-catching design for a handsome AirPods alternative.

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Sony Xperia Ear Duo will now tell you who’s calling

Sony Xperia Ear Duo will now tell you who’s calling

Smart assistants are great for hands-free voice control but they have their limits in different situations. Someone’s calling but can’t whip out your phone? Good luck knowing that even if you have a Bluetooth headset on. How about knowing the time when your watch isn’t available? Yeah, no dice. Sony, however, is trying to buck that trend with the latest update to its Xperia Ear Duo, making the smart earbuds really smart, whether you’re on Android or iOS.

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Plantronics BackBeat adds FIT 3100 true wireless earbuds

Plantronics BackBeat adds FIT 3100 true wireless earbuds

Like with many of its products, Apple takes something that may have existed in one form or another and makes it the hottest thing since the wheel. That is the case with the somewhat controversial AirPods that have made “true wireless earbuds” the next big thing in audio accessories for smartphones. That has given birth to a wide range of such earbuds designed to appeal to different audiences. Like the new Plantronics BackBeat FIT 3100 that tries to sing to runners.

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With aptX Adaptive, Qualcomm just supercharged Bluetooth audio

With aptX Adaptive, Qualcomm just supercharged Bluetooth audio

With aptX Adaptive, Qualcomm just gave the otherwise semi-stagnant technology of Bluetooth audio a kick in the pants. Standard Bluetooth audio is encoded at one size, and delivered to speaker devices in the same manner, regardless of the application or situation. With aptX Adaptive, the device sending the sound can encode sound information in a bunch of different sizes, dependent on the environment and sonic requirements of the user.

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Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earbuds are an expensive AirPods rival

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earbuds are an expensive AirPods rival

Sennheiser has launched its first truly wire-free earbuds, with the Momentum True Wireless headphones taking on Apple's AirPods. Revealed at IFA 2018 today, the new earbuds promise not only cordless music and calls but the sort of materials and build quality that we've come to expect from Sennheiser, rather than the plastic-only construction other fully-wireless earbuds have adopted for convenience.

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Sony XB501G gives Google Assistant a 16hr rugged speaker to play in

Sony XB501G gives Google Assistant a 16hr rugged speaker to play in

Sony has a new Bluetooth speaker, and the splashproof SRS-XB501G doesn't just deliver lashings of bass indoors and out, it takes the Google Assistant with it too. Unveiled at IFA 2018 today, the new speaker slots into Sony's EXTRA BASS range, and so as you might expect there's a big emphasis on the low-end.

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Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 get tougher and cheaper

Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 get tougher and cheaper

Ultimate Ears has revealed its new BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 Bluetooth speakers, making them more rugged, longer-lasting, and more affordable than the old pair. It's also taken the opportunity to give the two new speakers an aesthetic revamp, with the result being a cleaner and more modern-looking design.

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These B&O Beoplay E6 headphones promise serious ear-grip

These B&O Beoplay E6 headphones promise serious ear-grip

Bang & Olufsen's parlay into headphones has been a lucrative one for the firm, and now there's a new set of wireless earphones to add to the options. The B&O Beoplay E6 cut the cord from your phone - though not between each earbud - and are part of the speaker company's AW18 collection.

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Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound Edge is a mesmerizing speaker you roll

Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound Edge is a mesmerizing speaker you roll

Bang & Olufsen has a reputation for unusual design, but its new Beosound Edge speaker goes further than most. Unveiled at IFA 2018 today, the circular speaker promises to be both a home entertainment device and "a minimalist design object," B&O says, with one very curious control system.

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Nomad Slim Wallet has a stealth pocket with Tile tracking

Nomad Slim Wallet has a stealth pocket with Tile tracking

Nomad has launched a new leather wallet with a special pocket for Tile tracking devices. When used with the Tile Bluetooth app, users are able to locate their wallet using a smartphone if they misplace it or it falls out of their pocket nearby. Didn't realize the wallet was missing until it was too late? Tile's system also lets other Tile users look for the lost item.

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