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There are few topics that can set a gadget conversation alight than the humble Bluetooth speaker. Why? Partly thanks to cheap Asian products that have given the category a bad name. And, partly because Bluetooth was never really designed with high fidelity audio in mind -- yet there seems to be a...

April 10th 2014 at 7:01pm 0 Comments
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It's not all fun phones and games at Nokia's Build shindig here in San Francisco. In addition to giving us a closer look at the new Lumia 930, 630 and 635, the company is showing off a Bluetooth speaker to accompany them. The MD-12 (even Stephen Elop couldn't explain the name) is available in the...

April 2nd 2014 at 8:22pm 0 Comments
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Money can't buy you class, but it can buy you this classy looking karaoke machine. Starting later this month, the Singing Machine Home will be available for $299 via Best Buy, online and in stores. The orb-like Bluetooth speaker doubles as a karaoke machine when connected to your TV. It also comes...

October 10th 2013 at 6:56pm 0 Comments
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When I received the Boom Urchin speaker I have to admit that my first thoughts were that it was ugly and heavy. After using it for a month, I don't notice its weight or form factor, because I am delighted with its sound. BOOM Movement is one of three audio brands, along with Polk Audio and Defi...

October 1st 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Jawbone's original Jambox made Bluetooth portable speakers a mass-market hit. Since then, though, Jawbone has started to lag behind as other companies have come out with better units that cost either the same price or less. Now, the $180 Mini Jambox is here with an even more portable design to hel...

September 24th 2013 at 3:23pm 0 Comments
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With the launch of its new flagship phone, the Xperia Z1 (and a slew of other products), Sony has had its hands full at IFA. But the day is still young, and there are accessories yet to be launched, like a new Bluetooth wireless speaker and a set of premium noise-canceling headphones. The "splash-...

September 4th 2013 at 9:11pm 0 Comments