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You'd think that an internet shopping giant like Amazon would have baked purchasing into its voice-controlled Echo speaker at the very start, but nope -- the best you could do until now was add items to a shopping list. At long last, though, that hands-free shopping feature is here. So long as y...

May 14th 2015 at 5:27pm 0 Comments
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If you like your portable audio gear to match your guitar rig, Marshall's new Bluetooth speaker fits the bill. The Kilburn not only handles music-playing duties via the aforementioned wireless connection, but its design resembles one of the company's guitar amps. From the speaker grill to the oute...

May 13th 2015 at 2:23am 0 Comments
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Amazon's voice-savvy Echo speaker is only handy for a few tasks right now, but it's about to become much more flexible. The online giant is now taking sign-ups for a beta developer kit that will let people create apps for the gadget. There aren't many details as to what coders can do with the Echo...

March 2nd 2015 at 4:05am 0 Comments
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Sonos' big controller app update from last year was a case of two steps forward and one step back. It was slicker and made it easier to find music, but playing music got harder -- among other issues, it required extra effort to send tunes to speakers around your home. Kinda defeats the point of...

January 27th 2015 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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Let's be honest: Wireless speakers are a dime a dozen. The options are seemingly endless, and new ones arrive on an almost daily basis. Companies have begun to push the boundaries of design as of late, making options that are an aesthetic step above the larger outfits. Tubecore's Duo certainly doe...

April 18th 2014 at 5:21pm 0 Comments
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If you're still looking for the ideal wireless speaker, Sony is adding two more options to the fray with the arrival of its SRS-X7 and SRS-X5. The audio gadgets pack Bluetooth streaming with AAC and aptX support, ClearAudio+, one-touch listening, aux input, subwoofers with dual passive radiators,...

March 18th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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We've already met two speakers from Jabra's sneaker-inspired Solemate lineup, and today a third is joining the fray. The just-announced Solemate Max sports two tweeters, two woofers and a battery rated for up to 14 hours -- all specs that place it above the Solemate and Solemate Mini in terms of h...

October 16th 2013 at 4:02pm 0 Comments