Bluetooth

Tile Slim tracker hands-on: more than thin enough

Tile Slim tracker hands-on: more than thin enough

This week the folks behind the original Tile bluetooth tracker have introduced another unit - Tile Slim. This bluetooth tracker is as thin as two credit cards pasted together, allowing the user to keep it comfortably inside their wallet - or basically wherever else they might need to slide it. This Tile's thinness does not do away with the functionality of the original Tile - there's still a button to tap and connectivity for smartphones of all sorts.

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Jabra Elite Sport make big claims for truly wireless sports earbuds

Jabra Elite Sport make big claims for truly wireless sports earbuds

Jabra Elite Sport wireless earbuds have been revealed this morning, as what the company is calling "the most technically advanced, true wireless sports earbuds available."* These earbuds are sweat and waterproof and give the wearer up to three hours of stereo music and calls - connected with Bluetooth to the user's smartphone. There's a carrying case, too, that gives the user an additional 6 hours of battery time with its built-in rechargeable battery.

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Sony targets Bose with new noise-canceling wireless headphones

Sony targets Bose with new noise-canceling wireless headphones

At the IFA 2016 event in Berlin this week, Sony has just thrown down the gauntlet before noise-canceling headphone champion Bose. The latter's flagship QuietComfort model is often the standard to which others are compared — especially now that they're wireless — but now Sony claims it has gone up and above, creating the best noise cancellation tech ever and putting in their new MDR-1000X headphones.

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Tile Slim tries to keep your wallet from getting lost

Tile Slim tries to keep your wallet from getting lost

There was a time when item trackers, not the activity or fitness trackers like Fitbit, were the rage among the tech savvy. While that has somewhat died down, things still get lost, from umbrellas to, worse, wallets. Tile, a company that has given “lost and found” a new and modern face, is reviving that market with Tile Slim, which does justice to its name. It is slim enough to fit inside your wallet, making sure you and your wallet will never be far apart again. That said, it is also big enough, like a thin coaster or wide card, so that you won’t lose the Tile Slim itself either.

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LG Bluetooth speakers unveiled ahead of IFA 2016

LG Bluetooth speakers unveiled ahead of IFA 2016

If you are part of the audio everywhere crowd, you might appreciate the new line of Bluetooth speakers that LG has just unveiled ahead of their official debut at IFA 2016. The new line includes three different speaker models carrying model numbers PH2, PH3, and PH4. The different models run the range from the casual to audiophile grade to meet the needs of different listener types says LG.

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Samsung Scoop Bluetooth speaker crosses FCC

Samsung Scoop Bluetooth speaker crosses FCC

A new portable Bluetooth speaker has been spied making its way through the FCC for certifications. The speaker clearly states that it is a Samsung product on the bottom and it has the name Scoop stamped across the top of the backside as well. Samsung has clearly put time and effort into making the portable device very stylish.

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Orion Onyx Review: Star Trek communicator fumbles its prime directive

Orion Onyx Review: Star Trek communicator fumbles its prime directive

As product ideas go, "the Star Trek communicator, made real" requires little explanation. Orion Labs' Onyx aims to keep our smartphones in our pockets and bags where they belong, and return us to the halcyon days of push-to-talk or - if you're old enough to remember them - walkie-talkies by getting us into group conversations again.

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A.B.C. Backpack rocks integrated battery, Bluetooth lock, and smart calendar

A.B.C. Backpack rocks integrated battery, Bluetooth lock, and smart calendar

The days when a backpack was only meant for carrying your stuff are gone with the A.B.C. Backpack. The letters in the name of the bag stand for Anti-theft, Battery, and Calendar. While two of those make sense, having a calendar built into your bag is a strange feature. The Calendar feature is intended to help keep on the go types fitted with all the stuff that they need for whatever their day brings.

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Braven XXL Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

Braven XXL Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

Bluetooth speakers are usually a mixed bag. If you want something portable enough to slip in your pocket, chances are you have to accept middling sound quality. If you've got space in your backpack, then you can step up to decent audio reproduction, but typically there will be a compromise on battery life. And then there's the Braven XXL.

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Apple’s iPhone 7-compatible wireless headphones tipped to feature custom Bluetooth chip

Apple’s iPhone 7-compatible wireless headphones tipped to feature custom Bluetooth chip

One of the biggest ongoing rumors supporting the expectation that the iPhone 7 will launch without a headphone jack is that Apple is developing a wireless pair of its own EarPods headphones — likely to be called "AirPods." Further backing that claim is a new report that indicates the company is even going as far creating a custom Bluetooth chip to reduce power usage and extend the headphones' battery life.

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TrackR Bravo Bluetooth tracker adds custom printing and groups

TrackR Bravo Bluetooth tracker adds custom printing and groups

Bluetooth tracking keyfobs have gone from novelty to must-have for many, and TrackR is stepping up its game with custom printing as well as new group support. Roughly the size of a large coin, but just 3.5mm thick, the TrackR Bravo relies on Bluetooth LE to help your phone figure out whereabouts your keys, pets, or anything else might be.

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Analogue launches SNES wireless Retro Receiver

Analogue launches SNES wireless Retro Receiver

Earlier this year, Analogue released a what it called the "Retro Receiver" for the NES, which allows players to use wireless controllers with the classic console. Now Analogue is giving the same treatment to the Super Nintendo, bringing Bluetooth connectivity to the 26 year-old console. Like the Retro Receiver for the NES, the Super Nintendo version will work with most any Bluetooth controller.

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