Bluetooth

Jabra is all talk with its Halo Smart Bluetooth earbuds

Jabra Smart Halo At $80, the Jabra Halo Smart is in a bit of a gray area. It’s hardly what the majority of users would call “cheap,” but it still comes in well below other wireless offerings from companies like Jaybird. They’re not fitness buds, nor are they focused on sound or comfort. Jabra, much to its credit, went a different route entirely, eschewing the focuses of most… Read More
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Jaybird’s Freedom headphones bring Bluetooth earbuds a step closer to mainstream

Jaybird Freedom At a glance Wireless Four-hour battery life New EQ app $200 Pros Compact design Comfortable fit Good sound Cons Mediocre battery Some connectivity issues The search for the perfect pair of Bluetooth earbuds has been a long and largely unfruitful one. After all, an awful lot can go wrong for such a small little device — and pretty much everything has: bulky builds, poor battery… Read More
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The Fluance Fi70 speaker is worth the money, but maybe not the space

Photo Mar 29, 9 39 49 AM I own a lot of Bluetooth speakers. And I’ve played with even more. From powerful models from Bose and Libratone down to your basic Jawbone and the Amazon Echo. While each has its own specific strengths and weaknesses, they all have one thing in common: they’re pretty small and relatively portable. The Fluance Fi70 does not fit into this category. Though the Fluance Fi70 is an… Read More
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The Fluance Fi70 speaker is worth the money, but maybe not the space

Photo Mar 29, 9 39 49 AM I own a lot of Bluetooth speakers. And I’ve played with even more. From powerful models from Bose and Libratone down to your basic Jawbone and the Amazon Echo. While each has its own specific strengths and weaknesses, they all have one thing in common: they’re pretty small and relatively portable. The Fluance Fi70 does not fit into this category. Though the Fluance Fi70 is an… Read More
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The Mass Fidelity Core Offers Booming Stereo Sound From One Tiny Wireless Speaker

Core_Coffee_N_4_c_10262015 Home audio is rarely just plug-and-play. Systems I’ve dealt with installing over the years have come with dozens of feet of wiring and multiple units that require an afternoon or more to get all set up. Now, most audiophiles certainly don’t mind this step of the process and really enjoy the ability to get their systems finessed to their likings, but to many others I’d… Read More
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LightBlue Bean+ Is An Arduino Board With Bluetooth Built-In

aa6e8e0010731c8339136a6ea1a5bbbb_original If you’re anything like me you understand the power of Arduino but are stymied by limitations of education, imagination, or wireless connectivity to implement it into your own life. Thanks to the LightBlue Bean+, however, one of those roadblocks has been torn down. The Bean+ is basically an Arduino board that can be programmed via Bluetooth LE. Not unlike the Particle boards, this… Read More
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