The USB Implementers Forum, or USB-IF, has announced the new standard for audio over USB Type-C. This means that the much loved 3.5mm jack is this much closer to disappearing for good.
Two manufacturers have removed the headphone jack so far, though Apple wasn’t kind enough to use the USB Type-C ... Read More »
Cheap Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen. They range from the mediocre (or straight up bad) speakers littering Amazon to great ones you can get on a budget. But there are some speakers that are unquestionably premium, and House of Marley is aiming for this segment.
Price: $99.99 Battery: 8 hours Connectivity: Bluetooth, ... Read More »
We see a lot of Bluetooth earphones lately, with the popularity of wireless earphones for sports and other such activities booming. But on-ear Bluetooth headphones are under-represented, so it’s nice to see a good product fill the void.
Bluetooth version: 4.0 Battery life: 8 hours Price: $69.99 Where to buy: Read More »
OnePlus has been teasing a new announcement, one thought to be for new earphones. Today was the day of the announcement, and it was indeed a set of earphones called the Bullets V2.
The landing page for the Bullets V2 goes in depth about every ... Read More »
The last update that the Nextbit Robin received had some unintentional side effects: the audio improvements ended up being hugely detrimental to its speakers. The minimum volume setting was far too loud, and audio was generally distorted.
Nextbit recently announced June’s update, which claims to have fixed all audio bugs. The lowest volume ... Read More »
It seems the market for Bluetooth headphones is quickly growing as the headphones themselves get lighter and more affordable. This offering from 1byone is a pretty basic one, but it’s also pretty surprising.
Bluetooth version: 4.1 Supported profile: Apt-X Battery life: 7 hours Price: $32.99 Where to buy: 1byone, Read More »
A phone company partnering with an audio company isn’t anything we haven’t seen before. HTC has partnered with both Beats and Harman Kardon, and Samsung had Wolfson Micro hardware in the Galaxy S (though this wasn’t advertised by Samsung, which is a shame). Now LG is stepping into the game with a partnership with B&O ... Read More »
It took a while, but Android Auto is finally spreading. A few car manufacturers have already adopted it, including Ford, more and more people are gaining access to the feature. And now, Fiat Chrysler has announced that many cars with Uconnect will be getting Android Auto ... Read More »
A few weeks back, we reviewed Lumoid, a try-before-you-buy service for wearables, drones and photography equipment. We came out of it impressed with the excellent experience and the opportunity that Lumoid provided. Today, Lumoid is launching a new branch of service, Lumoid Listen. ... Read More »
Bluetooth earphones are a new thing for me. I never really thought about it, but the concept of having no cords to get tangled in while jogging or doing chores sounds absolutely fantastic. But they have had significant drawbacks in the past, like battery life and weight. How do a budget pair of earphones stack ... Read More »