Last year, I reviewed the Focal Listen Headphones; even though they were wired, I thought they were excellent. It was only a matter of time before Focal introduced a Listen wireless version, and now it is here. They’ve also added two in-ear headphones to their line-up: Spark and Spark Wireless.
Mobile Phones & Gear
Which case is on my iPhone 7 Plus right now? The PITAKA Aramid Fiber iPhone 7 Case; it’s one of two favorites that I regularly swap back and forth between. The PITAKA case is the next best thing to carrying a naked iPhone without worrying about what might happen should you drop your pricey device.
The launch of the iPhone 7 in 2016 caused a stir for many reasons (same design, price hikes, no USB-C), but none seemed to annoy people more than the exclusion of a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.
I have way too many cables lying around my apartment. Many of them should be thrown away because they have frayed, but many just honestly stopped working after three months for some unknown reason. Native Union sent over their new collection of cables that promise to be the non-fraying, unbreakable cords that will make me never need another cable again.
I made it through my first few days with an iPhone, but there have definitely been some ups and downs. It hasn’t been too bad, but there’s been a few times where I made a mistake that was solved by sheer dumb luck rather than ease of use.
UrbanEars is a popular headphone company that is known for their colorful audio equipment that is durable, yet practical in pricing. Well, the company sent me over their Stadion Wireless (not to be confused with Studio) headphones to try out, and the question lingers, how good are they?
With summer right around the corner and pools officially open, chances are you’re looking for a really nice speaker to listen to your tunes when you’re on the pool deck, or even sitting in the sand on the beach. Well, look no further as the FUGOO Style-S may be the only essential you need (other than your towel) this summer.
If you have a spare $1500, and you want to experience exceptional headphones that were “inspired and designed by Quincy Jones”, then you could get the AKG N90Q. But if $1500 isn’t quite realistic for your situation, and you’re still interested in trying Jones’ signature sound, then you should take a look at the $200 JBL E55BT Quincy Edition Headphones.
Last month, HTC announced their new HTC U11 Flagship device; it has a Liquid Surface design with squeezable Edge Sense interaction, along with USonic noise canceling headphones, an industry-best 16-megapixel camera (according to DxOmark it’s the best they’ve ever tested, beating the Google Pixel), and it can work with multiple AI assistants including Alexa.
I am in the middle of trying to work with Verizon to change my phone from a Z Force Droid to an iPhone. It’s not by choice, but certain things I need to access for my day job recently went iPhone-only, so I need to switch to iOS. This process did lead to one big realization, which is that Android…
I recently reviewed the ZTE MAX XL, and I found it to be a much better than expected phablet for anyone who needs a good phone but doesn’t necessarily want to spend $600 or more on their mobile device. Originally only available from Boost Mobile, Sprint will also begin selling this phone for $192.
With so many mobile phones costing upwards of $600 or (much) more, it’s easy to think that there aren’t any good deals to be had on mobile devices with decent specs; the Boost Mobile ZTE MAX XL proves that this simply isn’t true.
Verizon today unveiled a promotion running June 4, 2017, through June 10, 2017, offering $300 off any iPhone 7 or iPhone 7+ provided the number associated with the phone is ported in from T-Mobile and activated on Verizon.
In the last few years, the smarthome accessory market has exploded. Now it’s possible for anyone to make their home more automated, efficient, and yes, smarter to add aftermarket accessories that remotely control or oversee their home’s temperature, energy efficiency, who’s in their home, who has access to their home, and more. Which brings us to the Friday Lock.
Some time ago, I brought word that Blue Microphones was deepening their headphone bench with the introduction of their first pair of wireless headphones. The Blue Satellite Wireless headphones build upon what is, in a short time, a stellar reputation. The new Satellite Wireless Headphones with ANC and an onboard Amp are, in a word, “Impressive.”
Belkin, one of the world’s leading mobile accessory manufacturers, has released a few new accessories that you should keep your eyes on. They’re perfect for Apple Watch users and travelers alike. From new Apple Watch bands, to charging docks that charge both your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time, to a battery pack/surge protector, Belkin has you covered.
When I first received my pair of VAIN STHLM Commute wireless headphones, I was actually more interested in the company rather that the headphones themselves. A brand I never heard of before, based out of Sweden that specializes on headphones peaked my interest, and just from the presentation of the Commute Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, I was prepared for a treat.
Summer is the season where everyone wants to be by the pool, getting a tan, or on the beach, surfing the waves and enjoying various bodies of water. However, before you decide to take that new iPhone 7 of yours out on the sand or deck with you, make sure you pick up a LifeProof Nuud to throw on it.
It’s no surprise that Jonathan Levine and the guys over there at Master & Dynamic put out products that are not only original in every facet, but their knack for build quality is getting them notified more and more with every model of audio product they put out.
A good pair of gym earphones at a reasonable price are hard to come by. If you are looking for a great affordable pair of in-ear headphones to get you through a tough workout, look no further than the 808 Audio EarCanz Sport, a wireless pair of earbuds that honestly can do it all.
If you’re looking for a ruggedized Apple MFi certified iPhone Lightning or Type-C cable that offers fast data transfer, syncing, and charging, one that is designed to fit into virtually any case, you should check out the Syncwire UNBREAKcable Lightning and USB Type-C Cables.