Bluetooth Gear

mio_link-1

For those of you who monitor your heart rate with a chest strap while working out, I am sure you know the pain and irritation they can cause. Just this past week, while reviewing a different fitness device, the included Bluetooth HR chest strap literally made me bleed during a long run. The engineers at [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
Truffol_Durasound_1

With all the nifty bells and whistles being added to new portable Bluetooth speakers lately, is it still possible to get excited anymore about a new speaker? Especially one that isn’t the best looking, isn’t the best sounding, doesn’t have the longest battery life, won’t charge your smartphone and can’t be thrown from a balcony [...]

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NudeAudio_SuperM_3

In just a short time, NudeAudio has become known for good-sounding, no-frills Bluetooth speakers that are also reasonably priced. However, NudeAudio was not satisfied (are successful companies ever satisfied?), so they decided to do something a little different. They went public with a Kickstarter Fund for the development of their next project: The NudeAudio Super-M [...]

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blugo-bluetooth-speaker

I've seen various gadgets, including phone backup batteries, used as keychain fobs, but this is the first Bluetooth speaker key fob I've seen.  The BluGo Bluetooth speaker from Triple C is only 2.25" in diameter and 1" thick.  It comes with a ball chain to clip onto your keyring or bag strap.  It has a [...]

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ipazzport-bluetooth-remote-for-apple-tv-1

We have an Apple TV, and we love watching programming with it.   In keeping with the Apple design ethic, the device and its remote are both sleek and minimal.  Despite only having two buttons and a 5-way navigation control, the remote works well for selecting and controlling programming - until you need to enter [...]

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audioengine-b2

Texas based Audioengine who are known for their high end speakers and audio accessories, have announced a new speaker that has me drooling. It's the B2 Bluetooth speaker. I know that there are more Bluetooth speakers on the market than there are people in China, but this one is a cut above most. With a [...]

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microsoft-universal-portable-keyboard

Microsoft is offering some pretty cool looking Universal Mobile Keyboards that work with Apple, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets.  The  cover protects the keyboard when not in use, and opening the cover wakes the keyboard - and closing it sleeps the keyboard, of course.  The cover detaches and has a built-in stand to support [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Windows Phone
keyshair

How would you like to use a full sized keyboard and mouse to interact with your smartphone and tablet without having to carry a set of peripherals with you? You can with the KeyShair from IOGear. Just plug the KeyShair USB adapter into a desktop or laptop computer (PC or Mac), run the built in app [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
sherwood-rx-4508-stereo-receiver-with-bluetooth-2

Years ago, just after graduating college, my first big purchase was a receiver, turntable, and speakers.  I eventually added a better turntable, a cassette deck, and finally a CD player.  Over the years, I replaced all my vinyl albums with CDs and pared my components down to just a CD player, my receiver, and speakers.  Finally, [...]

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Parrot_Zik2_01

Parrot may be famous for their drones, but they also make one of the most interesting headphones available anywhere: the Parrot Zik. These Phillipe Stark designed headphones combined stunning looks with equally impressive tech. But that was two years ago. Today Parrot has released the re-imagined Zik 2.0 headphone. Rather than make minor improvements with slight [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, News
Altec_Lansing_Lifejacket_1

Years ago, I had the Altec Lansing iMT800 MIX BoomBox and absolutely loved it. I eventually gave it to one of my sons as I upgraded my speakers, but I still have a soft spot in my heart (head?) for that monster—and it was a monster! However, with the popularity of Bluetooth and convenience trumping [...]

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B&O A2

So, you now own the ultimate mobile device and have decked it out with the best accessories. But what about portable speakers? If you are Bang & Olufsen, you design the BEOPLAY A2. The A2 is a 10.1" x 5.6" x 1.7", 2.4 pound, rechargeable, Bluetooth 4.0, extruded aluminum speaker designed to be both rugged [...]

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B_W_T7_Speaker_1

Let’s face it: Bluetooth speakers are nothing new. What is new however, is a Bowers & Wilkins Bluetooth speaker. B&W is one of the most revered speaker companies in the world and their wireless Airplay speakers—Zeppelin and A series—are among the best. But their use of Airplay locked them out of the massive Bluetooth market [...]

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Boombotix_Rex_7

The Boombotix Boombot Rex joins an ever-increasing group of small and affordable wireless speakers that sound way better than our old portable radios ever did. This market is becoming so crowded, that it’s hard to keep up with the speakers – much less review all of them. When I do review a speaker, I try [...]

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BoombotRex1

Bluetooth speakers are everywhere. I've seen them in the grocery store line, at convenience stores - everywhere but gum ball machines and neighborhood lemonade stands. Many are OK for listening to podcasts or ball games when you're on a bike ride or park or something, but if you want something to stand up to the [...]

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arctic S111BT-01

I've had the chance to review a few Bluetooth speakers now, but the Arctic S111BT is the first pair I've tried that's designed as two separate speakers, wired together as a left and right pair. Each photo can be clicked for a larger view. Yes, this is Arctic, the company formerly known as Arctic Cooling, [...]

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bt4000

Remember the 80's and 90's before there was such a thing as the iPod? In those days, the music player of choice was the boombox. Now you can relive those days with the RichardSolo BT-4000 Rechargeable Wireless Boombox. It might look retro, but it's packed with technology too. The BT-4000 features 90mm poly driven stereo [...]

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Braven_BRV-X_2

I have reviewed a few speakers from Braven and am consistently impressed with a build quality that matches their audio quality. While the 600 speaker was impressive for its size (there’s that caveat again), the 850 speaker was stunning in both its power and beauty. The BRV-X fits somewhere in the middle of Braven’s range, [...]

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zazz-bluetooth-speaker-powerbank

The ZAZZ Style Bluetooth speaker is only 4.7" X 2.6" X 1.6" and half a pound, but it packs a lot of functionality.  It has a 3W RMS speaker for playing back your music from a Bluetooth source or from a device connected to the ZAZZ speaker with a 3.5mm audio cable.  It has a [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
blue-ant-pump-hd-sportsbuds-4

When my daughter first envisioned herself at college this year, she saw herself zipping around campus on her bike, listening to music as she rides to class with a cool wind in her hair.  She found out that it was hot and humid with no cool winds, the path was uphill on her way to all her [...]

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