Wireless

Apple’s headphones: Let’s look at plans at the USPTO

Apple’s headphones: Let’s look at plans at the USPTO

Remember when Apple acquired Beats by Dre, and they suddenly cornered the headphones market worldwide? Since that happened, the company released a pair of wireless earbuds - not Beats earbuds, but Apple-branded. It's not as though Beats was ever the biggest brand in earbuds, but still - now Apple sells their own earbuds in the same store as Beats brand audio equipment. Now it would seem that Apple's readying themselves to release their own version of the Beats flagship: over-ear headphones.

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This long-awaited Sonos update pushed back to 2019

This long-awaited Sonos update pushed back to 2019

This week the folks at Sonos seem to have finally gotten onboard with delivering their Google Assistant update. This update will be released to users in a Private Beta soon. To be a part of the Private Beta, users will need to take part in Sonos' own private beta recruitment* - which will be taking place very soon.

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Jaybird Tarah Pro wireless earbuds suggest industry’s best battery life

Jaybird Tarah Pro wireless earbuds suggest industry’s best battery life

The folks at Jaybird promoted a new pair of wireless sport earbuds this week with a hefty claim. They suggested that their earbuds lead the industry in battery life. They claim that these wireless earbuds have 14-hour battery life. They also suggested that these earbuds have "never-before-seen features inspired by the extreme demands of athletes."

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Marshall Minor II Bluetooth earbuds pack premium retro style

Marshall Minor II Bluetooth earbuds pack premium retro style

Audio company Marshall has announced the launch of Minor II Bluetooth, a wireless set of earbuds offering 12 hours of playback alongside an in-ear design. This model follows the original Minor earbuds, which were launched back in 2011. The updated version includes wireless support and an integrated microphone.

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Metro by T-Mobile’s first order of business is 5G in 2019

Metro by T-Mobile’s first order of business is 5G in 2019

Today is a pretty big day for T-Mobile, as it's relaunching the Metro PCS brand as Metro by T-Mobile. Along with the rebranding comes two new unlimited plans that offer some fairly tempting perks, but on its first day with a new name, Metro by T-Mobile is also making a commitment for the future too. The company today announced that it will offer 5G service and phones beginning in 2019.

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WiFi 6 gives wireless the big upgrade it really needs

WiFi 6 gives wireless the big upgrade it really needs

WiFi is about to get a lot more easy to understand, with the Wi-Fi Alliance announcing WiFi 6, its freshly rebranded push to reduce wireless confusion. WiFi 6 isn't a new technology, in and of itself. Instead, it'll be the consumer name for 802.11ax, the next-generation of WiFi that isn't expected to show up in devices until 2019 at the very earliest.

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Microsoft Surface Headphones first impressions and hands-on

Microsoft Surface Headphones first impressions and hands-on

Today Microsoft revealed the Surface Headphones. They look simple, but they're very powerful. They've got beam-forming mics, they've got noise cancellation, they've got a whole lot of interesting bits and pieces - including Cortana. These headphones are the missing piece of the puzzle for the creative user - or at least that's what Microsoft is suggesting today.

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Moodo Review : Smart Scent Diffuser works its magic

Moodo Review : Smart Scent Diffuser works its magic

Over the last few weeks I've been using Moodo, a smart fragrance mixer that allows users to "create their own personalized ambiance." It's gone well, or as well as one might expect such a thing to go. Once I got the hang of creating scent atmospheres in my home, I realized that the device made such activities so simple, I skipped right over the whole "how do I use this device" part of the equation.

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Verizon flips the switch on its 5G home internet network

Verizon flips the switch on its 5G home internet network

Verizon is celebrating being the first out of the gate with 5G today, though the network it's rolling out may not be what you expect. Today, Verizon flipped the switch on its 5G broadband service in a few cities in the US. While it may not be quite as exciting as mobile 5G, it could be a good indication of what the future holds for those who live in the markets Verizon is launching in.

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eBay thinks it has the cure to thousand-dollar phone addiction

eBay thinks it has the cure to thousand-dollar phone addiction

Over the years, eBay has become a pretty popular place to buy and sell phones, and now the company is trying to turn buying a phone into a more holistic experience. eBay has announced that it will begin offering wireless plans alongside every phone it sells on its platform, allowing buyers to get up and running without having to visit a carrier. To accomplish this, eBay has partnered with Red Pocket Mobile.

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Metro PCS gets a new name and two new unlimited plans

Metro PCS gets a new name and two new unlimited plans

T-Mobile announced today that it's giving Metro PCS a new name. Beginning at some point next, Metro PCS will be known as Metro by T-Mobile - a move that T-Mobile says represents a "new mission to give value-conscious consumers a trade-off free wireless experience." Along side this branding revamp, T-Mobile will be launching two new unlimited plans at Metro, and they come with some tempting add-ons.

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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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