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NFL quarterback Kaepernick fined $10k after wearing Beats headphones on camera

NFL quarterback Kaepernick fined $10k after wearing Beats headphones on camera

Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has become the first NFL player to be punished for wearing Beats headphones following last week's policy change by the league banning all non-Bose headphones. Due to an exclusive sponsorship deal with Bose, the NFL prohibits players and coaches from appearing in any competitors' headphones during interviews, both during games and off-season training, as well as for 90 minutes after a game ends.

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Bose, Apple end patent squabble over Beats

Bose, Apple end patent squabble over Beats

Bose has settled a patent dispute against Apple-owned Beats. The suit alleged that Beats was using Bose noise-canceling technology in their headsets, but had no permission to do so, and was not licensing the tech from Bose. Bose was also seeking an import ban on all Beats products. Apple and Bose made a joint filing in a Delaware court acknowledging the settlement, and asked that the US International Trade commission end their investigation. Case closed, except for that pesky rumor about Apple Stores.

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Apple may pull Bose products from stores soon

Apple may pull Bose products from stores soon

If you’ve not been keeping up with the world of sports, there’s some shady business going on in the NFL. The league has a new sponsor in Bose, which isn’t at all bad. The problem is the league is fining players for using non-Bose headphones, should they be photographed with them on. Adding a layer of complexity to the issue is that players tend to prefer Beats headphones, which is an Apple product. Now it seems Apple may be striking back, removing Bose products from stores.

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No more Beats: NFL players forbidden to wear the headphones on camera after Bose deal

No more Beats: NFL players forbidden to wear the headphones on camera after Bose deal

The appearance of the Beats By Dre line of headphones on professional athletes is easily one of the top reasons the brand has become so recognizable in the last few years, and becoming the leader the of the so-called "premium headphone" market. While a number of professional athletes have direct sponsorship contracts with the Apple-owned Beats, don't expect to see them of the heads of NFL players any longer, as a new marketing deal with Bose prevents the rival headphones from appearing on camera.

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Bose SoundTouch Series II expands wireless speaker array

Bose SoundTouch Series II expands wireless speaker array

A wave of new hardware is coming to Bose’s wireless sound system brand, the SoundTouch Wi-Fi Music System Line. Along with units like the SoundTouch Series II, Portable Series II, and CineMate 520 systems, Bose has also revealed that Deezer, Spotify, and iHeartRadio are joining in as compatible music systems. They join Pandora already in effect.

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Deezer strikes Bose deal to bring another exclusive subscription

Deezer strikes Bose deal to bring another exclusive subscription

Early last month, Deezer revealed a lossless service would be arriving in the United States via an exclusive partnership with Sonos, something that has been expanded to include Bose. Though the two announcements are quite similar, there is one big difference -- the option for Bose users will be cheaper and not lossless.

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Bose CineMate 15 and Solo 15: audio systems for your entertainment room

Bose CineMate 15 and Solo 15: audio systems for your entertainment room

Joining the company's new SoundLink headphones and speaker comes the Bose CineMate 15 home theater audio system and the Solo 15 television-centric sound system. Both are available now from Bose for $600 USD and $450 USD, and we've got all the details for you after the jump.

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Bose SoundLink expands with new speaker and headphones

Bose SoundLink expands with new speaker and headphones

Bose has expanded its SoundLink lineup with two new products, the SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker and the SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones. With these products comes two different ways to enjoy your music, one of which involves a rainbow of colors.

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Bose sues Beats, claims noise canceling headphones violate patents

Bose sues Beats, claims noise canceling headphones violate patents

A timely move, Beats — now owned by Apple — has been sued by Bose. The litigation is said to revolve around noise canceling headphones. Details are sketchy, but it’s a potentially devastating blow to Beats’ hardware division.

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Bose Soundlink Bluetooth speaker III unveiled

Bose Soundlink Bluetooth speaker III unveiled

The speaker-friendly group known as Bose has revealed the third in their line of SoundLink audio blasters, namely the SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III. This device is what the company calls their "best-performing" Bluetooth speaker yet, bringing on longer battery life than in previous iterations with a new aesthetic to boot. This speaker comes in five colors as well: gray, blue, orange, pink, and green.

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Bose SoundTouch takes on Sonos in whole-home streaming

Bose SoundTouch takes on Sonos in whole-home streaming

Bose has launched a whole-home streaming music system to take on Sonos, Bose SoundTouch, pushing locally-stored and internet music to multiple speakers over a WiFi connection. The three speakers in the new streaming range - the SoundTouch 30, the SoundTouch 20, and the SoundTouch Portable which is the only model with an integrated battery - aim to make finding favorite stations more straightforward with six preset buttons on each unit. Once set up, the presets are synchronized across every speaker in the network, with the source shown on an OLED display on the front.

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Bose SoundDock III comes equipped with Lightning connector

Bose SoundDock III comes equipped with Lightning connector

If you've been holding out for a Bose-branded speaker dock to perch your iPhone 5 onto, the time has finally come. Bose has released an update to its SoundDock that now comes with full support for Apple's new Lightning connector. The new dock looks a lot like past SoundDock iterations, expect this time you can use your newer iDevices with them.

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