Bluetooth

[Update: Fix coming soon] Bluetooth randomly turning itself off on some devices, including the Pixel and Pixel XL

• Update 1: 2017/02/23 8:27am PST The issue appears to be affecting more than just the Pixel and Pixel XL. There are multiple threads on the Nexus 6P …

Mobile Technology

SoundMAGIC E10BT review: The best budget earphones, now with Bluetooth

The E10s redefined budget earphones and now SoundMAGIC has released a wireless version, the E10BT<p>Bluetooth earphones are ten-a-penny, but the …

Headphones

2017 Land Rover Discovery wears a slick new suit but hasn't forgotten its roots

Web Design

Nintendo Switch Does Not Support Bluetooth Headsets

One of the cool features of the Nintendo Switch is that it will come with wireless controllers by default. It is 2017 and no one likes cables that …

Nintendo

Beam It: Sony Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector

Sony’s Life Space UX concept offers new ways to transform your living space while experiencing technology. Products like the Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector, a tiny projector that can beam an image onto any surface from a very short distance, blends function and style seamlessly.<p>The battery …

Gear & Gadgets

Bluetooth audio 'impossible' with Nintendo Switch

Today in disappointing news from Nintendo, we learned that the Nintendo Switch is not compatible with wireless Bluetooth headsets.<p>The French-language site Melty, who broke the news, originally reported Bluetooth headphones <i>would</i> work. It apparently learned this from an interview with Nintendo senior …

Nintendo

Could MotherBox Be a Breakthrough for Wireless Charging?

Although many devices now boast “wireless charging” among their features, we seem to be more tangled than ever. Charging pads simply add to the …

Gear & Gadgets

AirPlay on a budget: Affordable wireless speakers with Apple’s AirPlay technology built-in

AirPlay is one of my favorite Apple technologies. The feature allows you to wirelessly stream content over WiFi, whether it be via your Apple TV or streaming audio via a standalone speaker. Either way, AirPlay fixes some of the common flaws plaguing wirelessly streaming content with Bluetooth.<p>One …

AirPlay

The 6 Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers You Can Buy Now

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated with new picks for 2017.<p>If you lack the multi-room capabilities of a Sonos system (or you’re venturing …

Shopping

Review: IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitor – Do I HAVE to Give Them Back?

Rating: 4.5/5<p>I’ll say it right up-front. If you’re not listening to music, watching videos, or playing video games on your Mac or iOS device via a …

Headphones

6 practical tech accessories anyone can get for under $100

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>A little extra technology could make most people's lives more convenient and efficient.<p>The problem is that tech gets expensive. Fast. With …

Gear & Gadgets

Up close with the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo

Some Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners report new Bluetooth disconnect issues

The series of odd bugs that have been showing up in the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones seems to be continuing. A growing number of people who own these phones have been posting word of experiencing random Bluetooth disconnection issues in the past several days.<p>The reports themselves, as …

Google

HARMAN pioneers wireless integration of Apple CarPlay, available in new BMW 5 Series

HARMAN today announced the successful commercial implementation of Apple CarPlay integration through a wireless connection, a first for the connected …

iOS

Modern Walnut Wood Boombox

Upgrade your audio experience with the Modern Walnut Wood Boombox from the HiFi Case. Featuring real walnut wood, this speaker system conceals a …

Design

This tiny $40 device can make any pair of headphones wireless

The slow and eventual extinction of the headphone jack is a threatening prospect for your favorite wired headphones.<p>For many, the only option to use wired headphones with devices that don't have a headphone jack, like the iPhone 7, is to use an adapter. For many reasons, adapters aren't an elegant …

Headphones

Skybuds Are Totally Wireless Earphones That Offer An Alternative To Apple's AirPods

The trend in Bluetooth earphones these days is for completely wireless designs. Most Bluetooth earphones have the left and right buds connected by a single wire that usually contains an inline battery vault and some sort of remote control for skipping tracks, altering volume and answering phone …

Headphones

IoT Leaders Across Industries Set to Take the Stage at Bluetooth World 2017

KIRKLAND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) welcomes industry leaders from Google, Garmin, Toyota, Indiegogo, and …

Internet of Things

Review: Jaybird's X3 Bluetooth earbuds are a great choice for pumping iron

Review<p>The Jaybird X3s are a high-quality, yet affordable alternative to other fitness-oriented Bluetooth headphones, including Apple's AirPods and …

iOS

O2 Bluetooth Earphone by Shane Li - Design Milk

Tangled cords are a daily earphone annoyance which makes Bluetooth models an appealing option. Shane Li has created a concept that not only keeps …

Como Audio Expands Wireless Speaker Lineup

Como Audio has expanded its line of wireless music systems with a two-way speaker that converts its entry-level Solo speaker into a stereo …

Audiophile

Noontec Hammo TV Review

Let me start out with a little history lesson on wireless headphones for use with television. Companies like Senhiser and Sony have offered dedicated …

Headphones

Leaked Sonos PlayBase Actually Has a Chance of Not Sucking

Sonos is getting ready to expand its home theater lineup, according to multiple leaks that surfaced in the past few days. Photos of a new Sonos …

Audiophile

Here One review: a bitter taste of the future

Augmented reality (and streaming audio) for your ears<p>I haven’t lusted for a product in recent memory as much as I have for the Here One. As someone who is overly optimistic about the idea of truly wireless earbuds, <i>and</i> as someone who was genuinely impressed by the technology behind (and social …

Headphones

Take your Echo Dot anywhere with this attachment

The Echo Dot isn't a portable speaker by design, but this battery accessory lets you take it anywhere.<p>At just $50 (roughly £40 or AU$65), the Echo Dot is the most affordable Alexa device in Amazon's lineup. Despite its small, pocketable size, the Dot still isn't technically a portable speaker. That …

Amazon Echo

Soundwall’s touch-controlled artwork doubles as a speaker

A thing you didn’t ask for<p>Today, Soundwall is updating its line of speaker artwork — spartwork, if you will — with the launch of its new Nova line. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Soundwall, the idea is that you can pick out a piece of art or upload your own, and Soundwall will ship you an …

Reverse Engineering Enables Slick Bluetooth Solution for Old Car Stereo

Those of us who prefer to drive older cars often have to make sacrifices in the entertainment system department to realize the benefits of not having …

Engineering

Get this Bose sound base instead of the Sonos PlayBase that just leaked

Sonos makes what are, without question, some of the hottest speakers in the world right now. The company’s speakers all sound incredible and the …

Looks like there’s a Sonos under-TV speaker on the way, ‘PlayBase’ at $699

If you’re a Sonos fan and want a more discreet alternative to the PlayBar TV speaker system, it looks like the company has you covered. Details and images of an under-TV speaker have leaked.<p>Apparently called the PlayBase, the speaker looks set to launch in March for $699.<p>The device was first …

This chip adds Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and smart device chops to maker boards and gadgets

One of Raspberry Pi’s weaknesses is a lack of wireless technologies, which limits its communications capabilities with other devices. One new chipset …

Raspberry Pi