How to Add an Audio Jack to Your Car Stereo

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Many newer car stereos, as well as aftermarket head units, come with an audio jack that you can plug an MP3 player or smartphone into, but if you have an older stereo, here’s how to add an audio jack so that you can easily play your music from your phone to your car stereo. If […]

5 Great Sounding Wireless Bluetooth Accessories for Music On the Go

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Listening to wireless music using the Bluetooth function on a phone or tablet makes enjoying audio more convenient than using annoying wired headphones or earbuds. That’s why we offered a comprehensive How To on using Bluetooth with iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Now let’s look at some great accessories to enjoy listening to music or […]

Spotify Connect Streams Music Wirelessly to Compatible Speakers

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In an effort to get in on the hardware game, Spotify has announced a new service called Connect, which allows Spotify users to stream music wirelessly from their devices to compatible WiFi speakers. The company is partnering up with a handful of popular speaker manufacturers to add support for Connect, including Bang & Olufsen, Philips, Pioneer, […]

V-MODA VAMP VERZA Turns Samsung Galaxy S4 Into Mobile HI-Fi System

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Samsung recently introduced the Samsung Galaxy S4 in New York. Already we’re seeing a rush of third-party accessories announced, now including the V-MODA VAMP VERZA. The VERZA is an attachment and case combo that turns the Samsung Galaxy S4, the older Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 into a mobile premium hi-fi […]

CableJive ProJive XLR: High Quality Recording on Smartphone or Tablet

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The CableJive ProJive XLR makes it possible for users to record high-quality audio from an XLR microphone to any device that includes a mini 3.5mm stereo jack for input. We tested it using a computer, iPad mini and Android smartphone. All three worked well. Buyers of the CableJive ProJive XLR will get a cable with […]

Wicked Audio Solus DJ Headphones Review

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My new Wicked Audio Solus DJ Headphones play music with amazingly ear-bleeding volumes that sounds good too and offers both Stereo and Mono sound, supposedly to give listeners a DJ mode as they listen to just one side like DJ. They look good too. I mostly listen to spoken word, from audio books to podcasts, […]

Google Working on Wireless Home Entertainment System for 2012?

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According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Google is hard at work on a wireless home entertainment system that will allow owners to stream music wirelessly throughout the house among other things. In addition, it appears that the entertainment system is going to roll out with Google-branding attached to it.  The company is […]

Samsung Partners with Jays Headphones to Bring Better Audio Experience

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In South Korea, Samsung will be partnering with Jays headphones to bring a better audio experience to the company’s smartphones. Unlike HTC’s deal with Beats Audio, the partnership between Samsung and Jays will not be as fully integrated. The agreement with Samsung is a great boost for our profile in a key target market. It’s […]

New Lumigon T1 Render Surfaces in Hopes of Washing Vaporware Status Away

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Announced back in 2010, Lumigon has yet to release its high-end, audio-centric T1 Android smartphone. The company’s ware has been dubbed vapor status and now it is looking to change that by releasing an updated render of the Lumigon T1 smartphone, which will run on Google’s Android OS. The device, which was designed in collaboration […]

Samsung Readies High-End Galaxy Smartphone Speaker Dock With Analog Audio

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Audio seems to be the next big thing to differentiate smartphones and tablets. Manufacturers have partnered with SRS Audio, Dolby Labs, Monster (via Nokia accessories), and even Beats Audio (through HTC smartphones) to deliver better tunes ‘just as the artist intended’ on mobile devices. Now, Samsung is taking it a step further with its own […]

Beats Audio Also Coming to HTC Windows Phone Handsets

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We’ve already heard that Beats Audio will be coming to a number of forthcoming Android handsets, including the re-tooled Sensation XE and the HTC Vigor, and now HTC is also confirming that it will be releasing Windows Phone 7 handsets in the future with the enhanced audio experience. The company had recently made a major […]

HTC’s Announcement Will be Regarding Beats Integration

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Ahead of HTC’s planned announcement today, this Thursday, in Los Angeles, California, it looks like partner Beats by Dr. Dre has went ahead and made the announcement. HTC’s $300 million investment in the audio and sound company will net the Taiwanese smartphone-maker a 51% investment stake in the company, and would give HTC access to […]

Android 3.1 Now Supports Lossless FLAC Audio Format

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In addition to some of the more publicized features of the Android 3.1 OS update announced by Google at I/O and the OS’s support for hardware-accelerated Adobe Flash 10.2 videos, the new version of Honeycomb will also bear support for FLAC. FLAC, which stands for free Lossless Audio Codec, is an audio file format, similar […]

Apple Targeting Audiophiles with Latest Hire

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According to a Twitter message, Apple may have hired Tomlinson Holman, a University of Southern California audio professor and the brains behind sound-house THX. The move would help Apple compete better against other computing and mobile computing brands that have better acoustics integration, like HTC and Nokia smartphones with Dolby sound, Lenovo computers with Dolby […]

Evernote for Mac Updated with Audio Notes, Sharing and Faster Searches

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Evernote for Mac just received a nice upgrade that brings the sharing we have seen on the Windows Evernote update and the first desktop inclusion of Audio Notes as well as a collection of improvements to speed. The New Evernote for Mac is available now and can be found on Evernote.com, from the Mac App Store or […]

WiFi2HiFi Giveaway: Use Your iPhone to Stream to Your Stereo

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Have you ever wanted to stream audio from your computer to the home theater system across your house? Sure, you can get dedicated systems to do this, but if you have an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad all you need is WiFi2HiFi, a $4 app that turns your iOS device into a receiver for your […]

GBM Podcast #22: Rob’s Back for the Below the Belt Show

While Dennis and Hugo are out shopping for new belts, Rob Bushway, who has been absent from our GBM Podcasts for far too long, joins Warner Crocker for GBM Podcast #22, and we have a blast talking about a ton of topics in the Tablescape. (Note, neither Rob nor Warner was wearing a belt of any […]

GBM Podcast #21: A Flight Through Coolness

I’m not sure when Dennis Rice coined the phrase, Flight Through Coolness, if he was thinking about all the cool stuff we talked about in this week’s GBM Podcast, or if he was just talking about his very cool reaction to some of the news and gadgets we talked about. Maybe he was just entranced […]

GBM Podcast #20: The Battery Optimization Show

Here we go with another GBM podcast. At least here two of us go. Dennis is missing in action (for good reasons) but Hugo and Warner carry on gallantly in Hey dude, what happened to my battery? Show. Yep, we spend a lot of time talking about Battery life and how to best optimize its effectiveness; and we […]

GBM Podcast #18: The Bozzo TC1000 Show

Here we go with another GBM podcast. At least here two of us go. Hugo is missing in action (for good reasons) but Dennis and Warner carry on gallantly in The Bozzo TC1000 Show. Yep, we spend a lot of time talking about Albert Bozzo’s wacky statement about Tablet PCs last week, and somehow we […]