Bluetooth speakerphone


Smart watches are the big topic lately, with rumors of various companies supposedly releasing their version at any moment now.  If you don't want to wait, there are some smart watches already on the market.  (You can see reviews done here at The Gadgeteer of some smart watches in the related links at the bottom [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Reviews, Watches and Clocks

The Slingshot by BlueFlame is a Level-IPX4 waterproof speaker that can even be used in your shower.  The speaker supports Bluetooth V2.1+EDR, A2DP, AVRCP, and HFP devices, and it produces "big, beautiful sound with increased bass response and sonic radiator technology."  It even has a microphone, so you can use it for hands-free calling with your [...]

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Edifier reminds us that good things come in small packages, and they say their new MP260 Extreme Connect speaker is no exception to that rule.  The Extreme Connect is small (6.4” x  2.44”  x  1.7” and 0.93lbs ), so it travels with you.  It has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 12 hours [...]

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My family, like so many others these days, got rid of our landline a few years ago and rely solely on our cellphones.  That saves us some money, but it does introduce some aggravations.  My husband and daughter both tend to miss calls because they don't remember to take their phones off silent when they [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News
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Not too long ago I had a few Bluetooth earpieces that I mainly used  while driving. I had a few Motorola ones like the H700, plus I have still been using the Plantronics Voyager that I reviewed some time ago that I really enjoy. However, my problem was often that I didn't have the earpiece [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, Reviews

The Twist Wireless Speaker and Bluetooth Speakerphone from RichardSolo has a lot of nice features that you'd want in a Bluetooth speaker.  It has two 3-watt speakers and a passive subwoofer for great sound.  It has "A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) Bluetooth capability for wireless music streaming and HFP (Hand-Free Audio) + HSP (Headset Profiles) for [...]

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Bēm Wireless recently introduced their speaker trio, a set of three wireless speakers that let you share music from a single Bluetooth device to your entire party.  The speaker trio is a set of three 6" cubes that are wirelessly connected to a single base.  The base also serves as a conductive charger for the [...]

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This Stellé speaker adds a fashionable touch not usually seen in portable Bluetooth speakers.  Inside the Stellé Audio Clutch is a stereo pair of "proprietary (1.5”) acoustic drivers" that will connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device (range of up to 50 feet).  If you'd rather, you can connect your device to the speakers via USB or 3.5mm audio [...]

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The portable boomBOTTLE speaker from Scosche, just introduced at CES, is a waterproof speaker that measures 2.85" in diameter and 8.2" long and can fit in a cupholder or the bottle cage on a bicycle.  It wirelessly connects to any smartphone or tablet capable of connecting with a Bluetooth 4.0 device with A2DP, AVRCP, HFP profiles; [...]

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Another month, another Bluetooth speaker. That's the way it seems, anyway. Actually, new Bluetooth – and Apple AirPlay – speakers are being introduced in greater and greater numbers, way more than one per month! Nyne may not be a household name in audio gadgets, but they soon could be with products like their new NB-200 portable [...]

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The ZOMM Wireless Leash (available in white, pink, or black) is a small key-fob sized Bluetooth hands-free speakerphone and alarm for any Bluetooth-enabled phone or, for that matter, any other BT device that can partner with it. It's touted as having three features: It sounds an alarm if it loses connection to its paired device, it [...]

Posted in: Android, Bluetooth Gear, iOS, Windows Phone

It's not illegal yet to talk on your phone while driving in North Carolina, but it's still difficult and dangerous to juggle a phone while you're trying to drive.  My Subaru Outback didn't come equipped with a built-in hands-free Bluetooth system, and I find most Bluetooth headsets uncomfortable to wear.  Plus, I find trying to [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, Reviews

The London-based company DBEST London has announced the US retail availability of their Transformative Bluetooth HiFi System.  In addition to Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR connectivity, you can also connect your computer, MP3 player, phone, Playstation, or other audio device via a 3.5mm input cable.  The Transformative system is 9.8 x 3.4 x 9.9 inches and weighs 1.2 [...]

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What's in the box - actually, there's a power plug as well.

I'm a huge consumer of music while on the go. If I'm not doing something that requires concentration, I'm likely to have earbuds shoved in my ears or headphones on. When driving, however, I don't like to use earbuds/headphones because of the safety issues. I drive an older model car usually, so have been using [...]

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There is no state in the US that bans all phone use while driving. (Texting while driving is different, and many states do ban texting by all drivers.) Several states ban all cell phone use by certain types of drivers – like novice drivers or bus drivers – and several states require hands-free devices. North [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, Reviews