In a world where connectivity is the lifeblood of our digital existence, Wi-Fi technology continues to evolve at an astonishing pace. While Wi-Fi 6 has only recently made its debut, the relentless demand for faster, more reliable internet connectivity is propelling us into the era of Wi-Fi 7. This next-generation wireless standard is poised to play an even more integral role in our home networks, promising to meet the ever-increasing demands of our modern online lives. So, why is Wi-Fi 7 stepping into the spotlight so soon after Wi-Fi 6? Let’s explore the reasons.
We may not work from home all the time anymore, but we’re still pretty tightly connected to home internet for work, play, and general household operations. It’s also a fact of life that acts of nature do not always mix with our need for connectivity; power can be knocked out at the most inopportune times, but Comcast has the solution with Storm-Ready WiFi!
My first high-end headphones were from Beyerdynamic and Ioved them. I was amazed by the nuances in my favorite tunes that I missed when using headphones of lesser quality. That’s why I was excited to learn about their new Beyerdynamic Blue BYRD ANC wireless headphones. They’re the company’s second-generation in-ear head ones, and they look impressive.
The Jabra Speak2 55 Portable Speakerphone is a high-quality portable speakerphone designed to provide clear and uninterrupted audio during conference calls. It is a versatile device that is suitable for use with smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Jabra, a Danish firm that offers many personal sound and office solutions, recently presented the Speak2 range, the newest products in Jabra’s line-up of professional speakerphones, which include the Speak2 75, Speak2 55, and the Speak2 40.
We take our phones everywhere. After all, they’re our cameras as well as communication devices; when we’re on a remote hiking adventure or skiing in the mountains, we not only want to be able to capture those moments but more importantly, we want to be able to call for help if it’s needed, even in truly remote areas that don’t have cellular service. That’s where Snapdragon Satellite will come into play.
MediaTek is absolutely everywhere! Once you know to look for MediaTek and their flagship chips like Dimensity, you’ll see they’re powering all kinds of devices. MediaTek is about to conquer even more with improvements in WiFi 7 connectivity and the new IoT Genio 700 SDK to power all those new connections!
MediaTek isn’t content with just powering more phones and tablets than you can name. They’re also expanding their 5G support with the MediaTek T830 platform and boosting your next smart TV’s efficiency with the MediaTek Pentonic 700 chipset!
The Nomad Base One Max wireless charger for iPhone and Apple Watch sits by my bedside. Their smaller Base One iPhone charger sits next to my reaching chair in the living room. Now, for a limited time, they are available in an elegant gold finish; here’s why you’ll want one.
Some time ago, I told Judie that I’d hit a period where falling asleep was difficult. She told me about the Kokoon over-the-ear sleep headphones she had backed on Kickstarter, and she’d be happy to send them to me. She did, and the Kokoon headphones were a huge help, and now the new Kokoon Nightbuds have just been released for those who prefer in-ear buds to over-the-ear headphones for sleep.
One of the first upgrades my 2017 Jeep Wrangler got was a replacement for the stock radio. Since this is my vehicle and a personal build, I installed a Pioneer touchscreen stereo with Android Auto connectivity. Still, the wired connection was buggy at best and a real pain to operate. I found AAWireless on Indigogo, and I now have a real upgrade.
Once upon a time, Wi-Fi was just Wi-Fi. You’d have your modem and Wi-Fi router, and you’d be forgiven if you hadn’t a clue what version of Wi-Fi the router ran because it didn’t matter! Then Wi-Fi 6 happened, and all of a sudden, it was like, “Oh, Wi-Fi 6 is so fast! I upgraded my home and office routers, and now I can fly!” Well, I’m here to let you know that MediaTek Wi-Fi 7 Live Demos are happening today. If you have no idea what I am talking about, get ready to have your mind blown.
Cleer makes some fabulous over-the-ear headphones. Until now, however, they had a bit of an identity problem. Their wired Next headphones cost $699.99, while the next expensive offering, the wireless Flow 2, is $199.99. With the introduction of the $249.99 Cleer ALPHA wireless over-the-ear headphones, they have begun to fill in that large, untapped pricepoint in the middle.
Nomad’s Base Station wireless chargers are among the best and most elegant wireless chargers available. I love their sleek design and the ability to charge multiple devices simultaneously. The Nomad Base Station Hub Edition with Magnetic Alignment is all that, but it is easier to use than ever.
Master & Dynamic makes some of the best headphones on the market. Their MW65 over-the-ear headphones are stylish, well-built, have excellent ANC, and sound fantastic. The MW08 Sport true wireless earphones also look and sound amazing. They, too, have superior ANC and are comfortable for extended listening sessions. The newly announced Master & Dynamic MG20 Wireless Gaming Headphones look to be equally impressive.
Whether you’re talking about exercise bikes, televisions, eReaders, security cameras, headphones, earbuds, fitness trackers, electric toothbrushes, or any of the many electronic items that we use every day, inside, there is a system-on-chip (SoC). The right SoC will not only power our devices, but it will also enable them to connect to the necessary networks so they can properly work without us ever giving the process a second thought. With today’s announcement of the MediaTek Filogic 130, Filogic 130A, and Filogic 330P, you’re going to be hearing about MediaTek SoCs in even more places.
I hadn’t used Shure headphones in quite some time, so I was excited when the opportunity to review the Shure AONIC 215 Gen 2 True Wireless Earphones. This system pairs detachable AONIC 215 sound isolating earphones with Shure’s second-generation wireless adapter set. The sound is impressive, but the unique approach Shure took may not be for everyone.
Whether your workplace has a return-to-work plan or if you’re going to be rocking working permanently in your PJs from your living room, there’s a strong chance you’re going to be getting more and more work done on the go. The pandemic jump-started the concept of working from anywhere, and that’s not going to end even when it’s safe to go back into the water office. Lenovo and AT&T are looking to make this new work from anywhere in the world smoother and more efficient with a pair of Lenovo laptops connected right to that sweet, sweet AT&T mobile network!
I’ve pretty much gone all-in with MagSafe for iPhone, and I’m discovering an entirely new range of accessories that make using my iPhone 12 Pro even more convenient. The $39.99 Twelve South Forte for iPhone with MagSafe is one such accessory. It offers clean lines and an adjustable viewing angle. You will, however, need to supply your own MagSafe charger.
Wireless chargers have become quite commonplace for most of us these days. In my house and on my desk at work, these chargers are usually boring plastic pucks that I toss my device on as an afterthought. What if there was a wireless charger that added to the aesthetic of your home or workspace? The Eggtronic Einova Wireless Charging Stone does just that.
Logitech is one of the leaders in computer peripherals for a good reason; their products look great and work extremely well. When I was creating my work from home setup, I knew it would only be complete with Logitech behind it, which is why I was so excited to check out the Logitech MX Keys and MX Master 3 mouse.
Nomad has just introduced a great way to upgrade your desk or nightstand aesthetics. Apple’s MagSafe chargers for iPhones are the simplest and fastest way to charge the device, but they are boring white discs. The Nomad Leather Cover for MagSafe wraps the plastic disc MagSafe charger in Horween leather and, in the process, gives them some style.