This is a bit of an odd one. This is a 360-degree Bluetooth speaker from Tronsmart with a downward-firing bass driver. In reality, it’s not entirely 360 degrees, as it has two drivers facing opposite directions under that grille. However, it makes for a speaker that fires sound everywhere and looks awesome doing it.
I can already hear people screaming. “$2,400 for a speaker? Who would be crazy enough to buy that?” What if I told you that they can be used in pairs via a separate hub? What if I told you that, with the remote, a stereo setup using the Phantom Silvers costs over $5,000?
The “Made for Google” program aims to guarantee that any accessory you buy with that badge is a quality part. Of course, it’s also a clever business move to make some money and feature certain companies, but that’s good business. And now the site for the program is up!
The site links to various retailers, some ... Read More »
Essential’s accessory connector is an interesting one. It uses two physical power pins and wireless data transfer. Unfortunately, a previous potential partner is suing the company over that wireless data transfer tech.
Essential was in talks with Keyssa (backed by Tony Fadell, an ex-Google employee just like Andy Rubin) over its wireless ... Read More »
Master & Dynamic MW60 on the Twelve South Fermata stand
Master & Dynamic is known for its over the top build quality and materials. Seriously, hold a pair and you’ll understand. The MW60 is the highest end model in its lineup and it takes what is so great about the wired MH40 and takes it to ... Read More »
Apple has the MFi program for approving iOS device accessories. One might say that the program is designed more to earn money and control accessory sales more than keep accessory quality high, but that’s an entirely different issue. The result is a consistently high level of quality and function for Apple-certified accessories.
Fender is known for making guitars and amplifiers that are easily recognized by nearly anyone. So it’s no surprise that the company is getting into Bluetooth speakers. The Newport is the cheaper of the pair, offering the classic guitar amp look paired with most of the Bluetooth basics.
Price: $199.99Battery: 12 hoursConnectivity: Bluetooth 4.2 with ... Read More »
Much like Amazon has done, Google is opening up Google Assistant to third parties. Though the companies virtual assistant has so far resided on smartphones and watches (and of course the Google Home), you’ll soon start to see it in products like speakers and appliances.