Minisuit BluBoard Universal Bluetooth QWERTY Keyboard Review

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Tablet owners increasingly use their Android tablets or iPads for writing, and the Minisuit BluBoard Bluetooth QWERTY Keyboard offers a nice solution at a good price. Users will enjoy a large regular sized keyboard that feels good while typing as they work with their tablet. Unlike other keyboards, the Minisuit BluBoard Bluetooth QWERTY Keyboard ($39.95) doesn’t work […]

PayPal Beacon Unveiled for Completely Hands-Free Payments

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As if NFC payments just weren’t convenient enough, PayPal has announced Beacon, a completely hands-free payment method that uses Bluetooth to transmit data and payment information. Stores will be able to set it up at their cash registers and customers will be able to buy something without even pulling their phone out of their pocket. […]

Jawbone Mini Jambox Arrives with Big Sound in a Small Package

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Jawbone has announced the Mini Jambox, which is a smaller and lighter brethren of the original and Big Jambox that the company released a couple years ago and last year, respectively. The speaker is just a little over six inches long and less than an inch thick, and it’s meant to be a traveling companion […]

iOS 7 Features: Apple Prepares Updated Bluetooth Profile

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As the iOS 7 release date approaches a key component of new iOS 7 features passes certification and external testing, which should help with smartwatch connectivity, iOS 7 controllers and new iOS 7 accessories. Apple announced iOS 7 along with at least 50 iOS 7 features users will care about back in June at WWDC […]

Braven 850 and 855s Review: Great Wireless Sound… at a Price

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We’ve reviewed a slew of speakers for use with mobile devices, but the Braven 850 and 855s Bluetooth battery-powered 20-watt speakers grabbed our attention like no other thanks to great sound and battery life, plus a unique trick. This pair of speakers will hook up wirelessly to double the sound filling a large conference room, or […]

Apple’s Passif Acquisition Could Power iWatch

iOS 7 offers access to the Notification Center to smartwatches like the Pebble, and possibly the rumored iWatch in the future.

Apple had quietly acquired Passif, a power efficient semiconductor company located in California, in a move that could help the iPhone-maker move into the smartwatch space with its much anticipated iWatch debut. The power efficiency of Passif could help Apple develop a smartwatch, either as a standalone product or more likely one that connects into […]

Does Apple TV’s Tap to Pair Feature Hint at NFC on iPhone 5S?

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Though Apple has been stubbornly avoiding adding NFC on its products thus far, the company may be experimenting with the idea with its Apple TV remote pairing setup. Revealed in the latest iOS 7 beta, Apple TV now allows iOS device owners–such as those with the latest iPhone–to pair their phones as a remote control […]

iOS 7 is iWatch & SmartWatch Ready

iOS 7 offers access to the Notification Center to smartwatches like the Pebble, and possibly the rumored iWatch in the future.

Apple’s new iOS 7 update isn’t just a facelift for the iPhone software, it’s adding features that will make smartwatch owners happy and showing that Apple is ready and welcoming for connected watches and health monitors. It could also point to the groundwork for the rumored iWatch. Apple quietly showed off better Bluetooth LE support during the […]

iOS 7 is Apple’s Chance to Cut Down on Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving is an issue facing every person and every local government nationwide. Presently, there are solutions for Android phones and from automobile manufacturers that attempt to curb distracted driving. Apple does provide Siri as a way to curb distracted phone use, but Apple markets it as a personal assistant rather than a driving aid. […]

Logitech UE Boom Bluetooth Speaker Offers 360 Sound, Water Resistance

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Today Logitech announced the newest addition to its Ultimate Ears line of speakers: the new UE Boom, which features 360-degree sound and a 15 hour-long battery. Logitech calls the UE Boom “the world’s first social music player” because it blasts sound at 360-degrees instead of in just one direction, and its 15 hour battery should […]

How to Connect Spotify for iPhone to Ford AppLink

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Last month Ford and Spotify announced that the Spotify app would be compatible with Ford’s AppLink interface for SYNC. Recently, that app went live and you may be wondering how to take advantage of this functionality in your Ford vehicle. Here is how you do it! Pair Your Phone to Sync Via Bluetooth We previously covered how […]

Because of Bluetooth Accessory Vendors Are Longer Beholden to Apple

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Apple is losing its grip on iPhone accessories as companies look to a better Bluetooth standard with longer battery life as the way to connect to both iOS and Android devices. According to a recent report in the New York Times, the Bluetooth wireless standard is allowing accessory makers to connect to Apple devices without […]

Satechi Bluetooth Smart Trigger Review: Use Smartphone as DSLR Remote

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The Satechi Bluetooth Smart Trigger turns an iPhone or Android phone into a remote shutter for Nikon, Canon or Panasonic DSLR cameras. A free app connects the phone over Bluetooth 4.0 and controls the camera via the Smart Trigger connected to the hotshoe, the metal connector on the top of a DSLR camera where one normally connects a […]

Logitech UE 9000 Review: Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

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The Logitech UE 9000 Bluetooth noise canceling headphones come with a high price tag, but deliver incredible sounding audio and the power to drown out annoying outside noise. Normally Bluetooth headphones and high quality audio don’t go hand in hand, but the Logitech UE 9000 headphones are capable of pushing great sounding music and movie dialogue with […]

How to Fix iPhone Bluetooth Headset Connection Problems

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This guide will show iPhone users the easiest way to solve most Bluetooth connection issues. Using Bluetooth headsets, speakers and other accessories is great… until they refuse to pair with your iPhone. Bluetooth pairing issues are common occurrences for some stubborn Bluetooth devices. The easiest way to solve iPhone Bluetooth connection issues to simply delete the […]

How to Pair an iPhone with Ford Sync

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If a new car is in your future, or if you recently purchased a new vehicle, odds are you can pair it with your mobile phone. On a Ford or Lincoln vehicle Ford’s SYNC technology, based on the Microsoft Car interface, actually works quite well with the iPhone. By pairing your iPhone to your Ford […]

Zagg Origin Offers Two Speakers in One to iPhone & Android Owners

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At CES 2013 in Las Vegas, accessory maker Zagg introduced a new two-in-one speaker called Origin that combines quality sound with a unique, portable design that’s perfect for taking the party on-the-go. The Zagg Origin is the company’s brand new two-in-one speaker that offers two unique ways for users to listen to music. The first, […]

HMDX Expands The Jam Line With New Speakers & Headphones

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HMDX announced new Bluetooth speakers at CES 2013, adding the ability to pair speakers for stereo sound, a rugged speaker and a Jawbone competitor. The HMDX Jam Plus Wireless Speaker looks very similar to the newly-named Jam Classic, but allows users to use two Jam Plus devices together for stereo sound. The Jam Plus also […]

FAVI Bluetooth Tablet Keyboard: Better as a Presenter’s Keyboard

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The FAVI Bluetooth Tablet Keyboard is a versatile presentation tool and mobile keyboard for limited typing needs. FAVI Entertainment advertises it as an Android tablet keyboard, but it works with other devices just as well. And while it shines as a presentation tool, it falls short for typing medium to longer projects. Connect it via […]