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This Bluetooth speaker looks like a Walkman and your phone is the tape cassette

While a handful of companies are still making portable audio players, for the most part smartphones have replaced MP3 players these days. But before there were MP3 players, there were portable CD players, MiniDisc players, and the grandparent of them all – the Sony Walkman and similar portable cassette players. From time to time smartphone […]

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POW Audio’s Mo portable Bluetooth speaker has a collapsible (and expandable) design)

I’ve been pleasantly impressed with the audio quality you can get from a small Bluetooth speaker like the UE Mini Boom I’ve been using for the past few years. But it’s kind of tough to balance small size and big sound and a company called POW Audio has an unusual solution: an expandable/collapsible design. The […]

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Daily Deals (12-18-2018)

UE and JBL make some of the most popular portable Bluetooth speakers… and today there are models from both companies on sale at pretty deep discounts. Amazon is selling the UE Boom 2 for $64, Woot has a JBL Charge 3 for $90, and B&H is selling a Pulse 3 for $100… all while supplies […]

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UE launches Blast and Megablast Bluetooth speakers with Amazon Alexa

Logitech subsidiary Ultimate Ears makes some of the most popular portable Bluetooth speakers, and they’re popular for good reason. The company’s Boom, Megaboom, and Roll speakers offer surprisingly good sound quality in relatively compact packages. I’ve been using a UE Mini Boom for years, and haven’t felt the need to upgrade, although I use it […]

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Deals of the Day (5-19-2017)

Didn’t manage to snag the Ooontz Angle 3 Plus Bluetooth speaker while it was on sale for $24 yesterday? Now it’s back up to $35. But if you’re thinking about spending that kind of money on a wireless speaker, there are two other deals today that you might want to check out first. The AOMAIS Sport II […]

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Now you can connect Amazon Echo to Bluetooth speakers

Want to use an Amazon Echo for its Alexa Voice Service features, but find the audio from the speaker underwhelming? Now you can pair an Echo with a Bluetooth speaker or Bluetooth headphones. That’s a feature that had previously only been available for the smaller, cheaper Amazon Echo Dot. But Pocket Lint notes that Bluetooth […]

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LG is bringing a Levitating Portable speaker to CES

LG’s new Bluetooth speaker is actually a 2-part speaker. There’s a subwoofer in the base (to provide bass), and a separate, smaller speaker for highs and mids. That section doesn’t just rest on top of the base though… it floats above it. Thanks to magnets, the 360-degree speaker doesn’t actually touch the base station while […]

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Deals of the Day (12-27-2016)

So you’ve returned the ugly sweater you got for the holidays… now you’re looking for something cheap, but useful to get with the cash you’ve just made. How about a Bluetooth speaker or some Bluetooth headphones? Maybe a portable battery for charging your phone and other gadgets on the go? Have a little more spending […]

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Deals of the Day (12-02-2016)

I like to listen to the radio in the morning, but it’s hard to pick up an over-the-air signal in our house, so I typically tune in to an internet stream on my phone while making breakfast. But the speakers on most smartphones aren’t all that great, so a few years ago I picked up […]

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$75 CS668 is an Android box, a Bluetooth speaker, and a power bank

There’s no shortage of Android-powered TV boxes coming out of China these days. I’ve kind of stopped paying attention, since there are plenty of better ways to stream videos or run apps and games on a TV. But the CS668 is one of the more unusual TV boxes I’ve seen… because in addition to letting […]