Fugoo Bluetooth Speaker Line Features Robust Build for the Outdoorsman

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Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen these days, but we rarely see one that’s rugged and meant for the ultimate outdoorsman. Fugoo thinks it has a solution with its new line of Bluetooth speakers that are waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and pretty much any other protection that you need. The speaker consists of an inner […]

Jabra ROX Might Be Best Stereo Bluetooth Headphones Yet

The Jabra ROX is an impressive Bluetooth headset.

The Jabra ROX is a new stereo Bluetooth headset that is small, strong and stays in ears even while running and headbanging to the latest tunes. There are no shortage of stereo Bluetooth headsets but the Jabra ROX addresses many of concerns we’ve had with previous headsets like the BackBeat Go. Jabra is well known […]

Cassette Bluetooth Adapter Brings Old School to New School

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Remember those cassette audio adapters that allowed you to plug in your MP3 player to your old-school cassette player in your car? ION Audio is taking things a step further and have introduced a cassette Bluetooth adapter, which turns any cassette player into a Bluetooth audio receiver. The device is rechargeable through a microUSB embedded […]

SuperTooth Disco 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Announced

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SuperTooth is no stranger to creating impressive bluetooth speakers, offering a variety of different models and sizes over the past few years, and this year at CES the company is finally determined to offer a speaker with punch, yet still be portable. In the past the SuperTooth Disco series were large enough to not be […]

UberBuds Bluetooth Earbuds Great for Outdoors but Weak Connection

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The UberBuds from Musemini sound decent and work better outdoors than most stereo Bluetooth earbuds, but suffer from a poor Bluetooth connection. We tested them out and enjoyed using them, except when the connection intermittently drops out. We’ve tested a few sets of Bluetooth earbuds and had hopes that the UberBuds would compare well to […]

Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 Wireless Earbuds Review

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Bluetooth headsets provide convenience but often at the cost of sound quality. The refreshed Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 Wireless Earbuds give users both quality and convenience in a comfortable and useful set of earbuds. In our review of the original version of these earbuds our editor called them a great accessory for iPad and tablet […]

How to Connect Bluetooth Accessories to iOS 7 Devices

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The world is overflowing with Bluetooth accessories, with products like headphones, speakers, keyboards and mice. It’s one of the most popular forms of wireless and most users prefer Bluetooth peripherals over RF wireless simply because there’s no receiver dongle that they have to deal with; they just connect it to their device and off they […]

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 […]