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Daily Roundup: Portable Audio buyer's guide, Nexus 4 price drop, Nintendo 2DS, and more!

David Fishman
08.28.13
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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

Daily Roundup Portable Audio buyer's guide, Nexus 4 price drop, Nintendo 2DS, and more!

Engadget's back to school guide 2013: portable audio

Heading off to college without a solid pair of beats to take with you for those late night studies? Not a wise idea. To help you out we've assembled a list containing nine of our favorite portable audio products that blend fun, portability, good looks and great sound across a variety of price points. Read on above, and try not to sacrifice your sound too much this year.

Daily Roundup Portable Audio buyer's guide, Nexus 4 price drop, Nintendo 2DS, and more!

Kobo Arc 10HD tablet hands-on

Love the Kobo ecosystem, but hoping for a tablet that's a little... higher end than what the Arc line currently offers? Yesterday, at an event in New York City, Kobo announced its new tablets, and of the three slates we got hands-on with, the biggest and the best was clearly the 10-inch Arc 10HD. Of course, we'll reserve judgment until our full review, but for now it seems to be a pretty nice piece of hardware with a solid build. Click the link above for our full impressions.

Daily Roundup Portable Audio buyer's guide, Nexus 4 price drop, Nintendo 2DS, and more!

Nexus 4 price drops by $100 to $199 for 8GB, $249 for 16GB

The cheapest Nexus device just got even cheaper. Yesterday Google knocked $100 off the already low $299 (£239) for an unlocked 8GB Nexus 4. The 16GB model also lost $100, putting it at $249 (£199). But with the device's anniversary fast approaching, should you drop the $199 (£159), or wait? We'll let you decide that one, but be sure to check out our review of the phone for a little more help.

Parallels Access for iPad hands-on

Many attempts at tablet-friendly remote desktop still present a traditional desktop to the user; they deliver a lot of control, but they're unwieldy on touch-only devices. Today, the just-unveiled Parallels Access client for the iPad could provide a simpler, more consistent experience. Rather than recreate the full desktop of a host Mac or Windows PC, Parallels Access provides a streamlined app launcher with controls that are largely iOS-native. Head on up for more.

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