Portable Speaker

Devialet Phantom Reactor is a tiny speaker that packs a lot of punch

Devialet Phantom Reactor is a tiny speaker that packs a lot of punch

It's been a little while since we last heard from Devialet's Phantom line of speakers, but today it's getting a rather exciting expansion. Today, Devialet announced the Phantom Reactor series, which is comprised of two speakers at lower price points than the products in the mainline Phantom series. A new, lower price point is exciting enough for a company that has made a name for itself selling expensive speakers, but perhaps even more noteworthy is the smaller size of the Phantom Reactor speakers.

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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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LG XBOOM team adds portable Bluetooth, ThinQ smart speakers

LG XBOOM team adds portable Bluetooth, ThinQ smart speakers

LG is perhaps best known for smartphones, TVs, and a few home appliances. It might not exactly be that popular for speakers. It has been trying to turn that around, with partnerships with Bang & Olufsen for smartphone headphones and Meridian for its bigger audio products. At IFA 2018, it will be making some noise, literally too, with its expanded and slightly rebranded lineup of XBOOM speakers, some of which you might have already seen, or rather heard of, before.

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JBL Link View smart display with Google Assistant now up for preorder

JBL Link View smart display with Google Assistant now up for preorder

JBL Link View, a smart speaker with an 8-inch display and Google Assistant, is now available for preorder. The oval-shaped device is an alternative to Amazon's Echo Show, offering voice control coupled with a display and camera for video chats, among other things. JBL is accepting orders now with plans to start shipping the device in early September.

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Studio19 Solo E500X-EQ Review

Studio19 Solo E500X-EQ Review

Although Bluetooth speakers aren’t exactly new or novel, the rise of smart assistants and the depreciation of the venerable headphone jack have put them under a sometimes harsh spotlight. No longer was it enough for them to “just work”, they needed to sound great, look great, and still be affordable to the masses. Often, two or even three of these pillars go missing for the sake of the others. Studio19 has attempted to offer that trifecta of qualities in the Solo E500X-EQ. We give it a closer look and listen to find out if it is truly that balanced or if it falls short on one of its legs.

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Urbanears Lotsen shrinks speaker lineup size but keeps its best features

Urbanears Lotsen shrinks speaker lineup size but keeps its best features

Urbanears is back with a new compact wireless speaker, Lotsen. The model's design mirrors the maker's Stammen and Baggen models, though Lotsen has a smaller size (and price tag) for more modest needs. As with both of those models, Lotsen features physical control dials and an angular, square shape, and it can be used as part of a multi-room audio setup.

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Ultimate Ears Megablast and Blast Review: Alexa cuts the cord

Ultimate Ears Megablast and Blast Review: Alexa cuts the cord

Bluetooth speakers may be a commodity at this point, but Ultimate Ears wants to set the new Blast and Megablast apart with Amazon's Alexa. Joining Bluetooth is WiFi, and the ability to speak to Amazon's virtual assistant: whether that be for requesting music, giving your connected home instructions, or asking questions to help the kids with homework. It's an obvious pairing, but has Logitech-owned UE quite got the recipe right?

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Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST puts Alexa into 16hr cordless speaker

Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST puts Alexa into 16hr cordless speaker

For many, Ultimate Ears has been the go-to for portable Bluetooth speakers; now, the company is making Amazon Alexa its go-to assistant. Announced today, the Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST and BLAST give UE's speakers a smart upgrade, adding WiFi to the Bluetooth. Meanwhile, though they may not be the first battery-powered Alexa speakers on the market, they do last a lot longer than the rest.

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TicHome Mini puts Google Assistant in a portable speaker

TicHome Mini puts Google Assistant in a portable speaker

Google may not have a portable version of its Home smart speaker, but that leaves the door open for third-party alternatives. One such example launched at IFA 2017 this week, the Mobvoi TicHome Mini. A circular Bluetooth speaker that also happens to hook up to your WiFi connection and deliver the Google Assistant.

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JBL Boombox speaker is a Bluetooth behemoth

JBL Boombox speaker is a Bluetooth behemoth

While some Bluetooth speakers try to pack the best sound quality into as small a package as possible, the new JBL Boombox is taking the opposite approach. Definitely a boombox for the current decade (and century), the Boombox is one of the largest Bluetooth speakers we've ever seen. That increased size comes with some attractive benefits, though, such as a long-lasting battery and the promise of "exceptional sound and hard hitting bass."

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B&O Play Beoplay P2 is a minimalist portable Bluetooth speaker

B&O Play Beoplay P2 is a minimalist portable Bluetooth speaker

B&O Play has introduced a new Bluetooth speaker, the small and minimalist Beoplay P2. This speaker is oval-shaped with lightly rounded edges, a lanyard strap, and a construction quality that makes it reasonably safe to take outside. Among other things, the Beoplay P2 features 2 x 50watts of power, and it'll be offered in three different colors: Black, Sand Stone, and Royal Blue.

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