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October 5, 2015 • News

Optoma Steps into the Wireless Headphone Ring with the NuForce BE6

If there’s one thing that I hate the most, is going to the gym with headphones with a cable attached. Running on the treadmill is a chore with them, so I opt for wireless headphones at every opportunity. Luckily Optoma Technology has thrown their name in the hat for the crown in the Bluetooth Headphones …

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October 3, 2015 • Reviews

Get Rid of Outside Noise with NoiseHush’s i9BT Headphones

NoiseHush is a company well known for their noise-canceling headphones. So when the company sent us over their i9 Bluetooth Wireless models, we were pretty excited!

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September 8, 2015 • News

About to Be Affordable: Harman TruNote Sound Calibration Scans Your Ears to Remove Distortion

While much of their IFA press conference centered on growth of the brands covered by the Harman parent company (JBL, Harman-Kardon, AKG, Infinity, etc.), there was one announced product that I want to focus on, because I think it may ultimately be the most intriguing — the Everest headphone collection with TruNote Sound Calibration.

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September 6, 2015 • Reviews

Denon’s HEOS 1 and Go Pack Make for a Fine Wireless Speaker

The Denon HEOS 1 Wireless Speaker is an attractive network and Wi-Fi connected speaker that delivers good sound anywhere in your house for $199.99. With the HEOS app, you can stream music to the speaker using a few different music services. The HEOS 1 Go Pack adds Bluetooth connectivity, splash proofing, and a 6-hour battery …

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August 21, 2015 • Reviews

House of Marley’s Chant Mini Is All About That Bass

If you’ve played with one portable bluetooth, you’ve pretty much played with them all. But then there’s The House Of Marley, and with the legacy such as theirs, you’re getting more than what you bargained for.

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August 20, 2015 • Reviews

Braven’s BRV-Pro Bluetooth Speaker Is the All-Terrain Speaker You Should Have

There are a lot of dainty beautiful Bluetooth speakers out there on the market today, but you need something a bit more rugged if you’re going to close out the summer at the beach or poolside, something that will take a splash and keep on going. So when I first unboxed the Braven BRV-PRO, I was actually …

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August 18, 2015 • Reviews

Boombotix’s Boombot Pro Is a Bluetooth Speaker That Lets You Leave Your Phone at Home

Boombotix’s Boombot Pro is the latest in a growing group of pocket bluetooth speakers available out on the market. Not only is the speaker made to be used on the go, but you can certainly use it while in your home.

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August 17, 2015 • Reviews

Soundfreaq Sound Kick 2 Kicks Out the Sound for Just $100

At $100, Soundfreaq Sound Kick 2 is bound to impress. The speaker is powerful, portable, and water-resistant. Better still, while looking to update the original Soundfreaq Sound Kick speaker, the company made sure to stay focused on their main objective: small speakers offering great sound. In the process, they created a speaker that can go anywhere — including the …

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August 11, 2015 • Reviews

You Don’t Have to Be an Athelete to Love the Jabra Sport Coach Bluetooth Headset

The Jabra Sport Coach Bluetooth Headset are great for athletes but you don’t have to be one to appreciate all these sub-$150 wireless headphones have to offer. I can’t run without music and these Bluetooth headphones are, by far, the best way yet to cut the cord and go for a run. They are comfortable, …

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August 3, 2015 • Reviews

The Braven BRV-X Serves Up Music Outside and In

August has just begun,  and that means there’s still plenty of outside time left before the cold arrives. If you want to bring your music with you into the great outdoors, you owe it to yourself to check out the weather-ready Braven BRV-X Bluetooth speaker. It’s designed to serve up great music no matter where you …

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August 2, 2015 • Reviews

You Deserve the Cambridge Audio TV5 2.1-Channel Speaker Base

Cambridge Audio is back with a 2.1-channel speaker base, the TV5, perfect for a reasonably priced upgrade to your home’s audio system. It’s a sleek speaker base with built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming. At $399, it’s a beautiful addition underneath any size TV and you won’t need an external subwoofer to make sure the …

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July 29, 2015 • Reviews

Stop Carrying Around Neck Pillows While Traveling, and Get a Napper!

I’ve always been a fan of hoodies and sweats, and although it’s a bit too warm right now to wear them, I tend to wear them in my house quite often. When I fly as well, I enjoy having something comfortable around my head and there’s nothing more comfortable than a hoodie.

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July 25, 2015 • News

Scosche’s SportClipAir Earbuds Are Wireless and They Won’t Fall Out

Sick of your headphones falling out of your ear when out for a run? Hate having to run with a cord hitting you as you jog? Well Scosche has an ergonomically shaped pair of buds that are fit for those who are trying to get fit this summer.

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July 22, 2015 • Reviews

ZAGG Folio Is a Great Travel Companion for the iPad Air!

I don’t travel near as much as I used to, but when I do I no longer drag a laptop with me, opting instead for my iPad Air. Of course, to do any productive writing I will need a separate keyboard; recently I took the ZAGG Folio case with built-in Bluetooth keyboard and it fit …

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July 21, 2015 • Reviews

808 Audio XS Wireless Stereo Speaker: A Small Yet Powerful Boombox

Just about everyone has a portable Bluetooth speaker anymore, right? So it takes something special to set one apart from the others, and that’s what 808 Audio is trying to offer with their XS Wireless Stereo Speaker. Available in black, blue (with a black grill), or white (with a gold grill), the ~$60 speaker packs a lot of …

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July 13, 2015 • Reviews

Sol Republic SHADOW Wireless Earphones Review

I’ve tried wireless headphones that have a band that sits around your neck while wired earbuds extend up to your ears. I’ve never been all that impressed with the comfort of the approach… Until I tried the Sol Republic SHADOW Wireless Earphones. They are comfortable, light, hold a wireless connection well and, best of all, …

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July 10, 2015 • Reviews

Urbanears’ Plattan ADV Wireless Headphones Are the Best Under $100 Cans Out There

If you’re a fan of wireless headphones, but don’t want to spend a small fortune for your cans, you’ll be happy to know there is an option for you! I had the opportunity to test out UrbanEars Plattan ADV Bluetooth headphones in all black, and MAN, what can I say I’m amazed. Every once in …

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July 9, 2015 • Reviews

Feel Secure About Having Your Phone in the Sun This Summer with the Combo Charger & Speaker

With the Summer in full swing, I’m at the beach or at the pool as much as possible. And as a result, I’m always playing music from Spotify or Apple Music, which can be draining to your battery. But one thing I refuse to do is to set my phone out in the sun and charge …

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June 30, 2015 • Reviews

JBL Clip+ Bluetooth Speaker Lets You Clip It and Rock Out

The other day I was carrying a backpack with my JBL Clip speaker clipped to one shoulder strap. Someone asked me what it was and was impressed when I explained that it let me keep my music with me all the time. The new JBL Clip+ goes one better for the same sub-$60 now that …

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June 27, 2015 • Reviews

UE ROLL Is Another Amazing Bluetooth Speaker From Ultimate Ears!

We’ve reviewed the UE Boom, UE Boom Mini, and UE MegaBoom Bluetooth speakers. Each and everyone one has impressed us with the quality, the durability, and the sound. And each has gotten better over time thanks to OTA updates from Ultimate Ears. Now comes the diminutive, sub-$100 UE ROLL Bluetooth Speaker. It too knocks it …

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June 22, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

Tyia is a Techy, Yet Luxury Smart Bracelet Designed For Women

If you’re not a fan of Apple’s variation of the smart watch, but would still like to receive notifications from your wrist, there might be hope for you yet! Created by well-known company Viawear, the Tyia is a smart bracelet that, although looks a bit like a mood bracelet at first glance, is much, much …

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