Bluetooth Speaker Stories October 29, 2020

Bang & Olufsen Beolit 20 can wirelessly charge your iPhone as you play

Bang & Olufsen has announced the Beolit 20, its successor to the well-regarded Beolit 17 portable Bluetooth speaker. The company says that it delivers true 360-degree sound …

Bluetooth Speaker Stories April 27, 2017

B&O launches its most portable Bluetooth speaker: leather, aluminum & tap controls

Danish hifi manufacturer Bang & Olufsen has launched its most portable Bluetooth speaker to date: the P2 …

Bluetooth Speaker Stories February 16, 2017

Soundcast VG1

Bluetooth speakers are so ubiquitous that, to be honest, my eyes have a tendency to glaze over at the mention of yet another one. The Soundcast VG1, however, caught my attention because its earlier – and more expensive – Melody speaker got rave reviews.

The VG1 looked, on paper, to be the holy grail of highly-portable outdoor speakers, claiming good sound quality, decent volume, long battery-life and true IP67 waterproofing at a relatively affordable $150. The question was: could it deliver in practice … ?

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Bluetooth Speaker Stories October 4, 2016

Now you can link up to 50 Ultimate Ears Boom & Megaboom speakers for ultra-loud street party

Ultimate Ears’ Boom & Megaboom speakers have consistently been rated highly in our Bluetooth speaker roundups and reviews, and the company has just advised us of a new feature coming today. You were previously able to pair two of the speakers for either stereo use or just louder mono, but a firmware and app update will now allow you to link up to 50 of them.

Bluetooth Speaker Stories June 29, 2016

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With schools about to break up the the summer holidays, now would be a great time to line up some activities to keep them entertained – and Bose has come up with an interesting-looking option. The BoseBuild speaker is a $149 Bluetooth speaker that kids build themselves from prefabricated parts. Instructions are provided by a companion iOS app.

The build itself looks pretty basic, but there are a whole bunch of activities along the way that teach kids how a speaker works – from the fundamentals of how sound is created through to frequencies and waveforms …

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Bluetooth Speaker Stories April 22, 2016

KEF Egg

The KEF Egg digital wireless speaker system certainly lives up to its name. The shape of the speakers are a peculiar half-egg shape that make you question whether or not you should take them seriously.

A quick listen, and that question is answered with authority. Despite the peculiar look, these speakers mean business in the sound department.

Not only do these speakers sound good, but they also work well in a variety of different environments and with a variety of sources. KEF Egg is a Bluetooth speaker, a Hi-Fi USB speaker, and features traditional optical input as well. This means that the Egg works well in a bedroom, an office environment, or even in the living room.

At $499, these speakers are anything but cheap, but if you’re searching for a pair of flexible speakers possessing high-end sound, then the KEF Egg might be worth saving up for. expand full story

Bluetooth Speaker Stories February 29, 2016

9to5Toys Last Call: 256GB Retina MacBook Pro $1,200, Beats Studio Over-Ears $150, iPad Pro 32GB $695, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Brita’s new Wi-Fi Infinity water pitcher automatically orders new filters from Amazon

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest version) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Apple’s 12-inch MacBook now $300 off: 256GB $1,000, 512GB $1,300 + extra $50 savings w/ .edu email

Apple Mac Pro 12-core Xeon/64GB/1TB: $8,799 shipped (Reg. $9,599), more

Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Studio Over-the-Ear Wired Headphones $150 shipped (Orig. $300)

Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro 32GB Wi-Fi in all colors: $695 shipped (Reg. $799)

This emergency flashlight can charge your phone, start your car, or help you break out of it: $80 shipped

Apple makes 5 top-rated iOS apps available for free during 1-day Leap Year sale ($15 savings)

App Store Free App of the Week: HoPiKo speed-run platformer goes free for the first time ($2 value)

The Walking Dead: Michonne is now available for iOS, Android and consoles

Explore Renaissance Italy in the new Assassin’s Creed Identity action RPG for iOS

All Access is the new one stop app for DC Comics/Film/TV news and more

LD West’s gun holster-style iPhone case & wallet combo: $20 off, deals from $109 shipped

Review: Audioengine turns it up to 11 with its newest Bluetooth HD6 powered speakers

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

UE’s popular MEGABOOM waterproof Bluetooth speaker is on sale for $208 shipped (Reg. $250+)

Amazon Gold Box – Monitors, Wi-Fi routers, Storage & more up to 60% off: Dell 23-inch monitor $120 (Orig. $200), more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Grab the best-selling GoPro HERO4 Silver Action Camera for $299 (Reg. $330+), more

Aukey USB Accessories w/ Prime shipping: Bluetooth car audio receiver and charger $17, Dual USB solar charger $39

Show off and charge your Apple Watch + iPhone w/ this aluminum dock for just $23 Prime shipped (Reg. $39), more

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Victronix teases its new Cyber Tool fitness tracker for the popular INOX watch

Pokémon Sun and Moon on Nintendo 3DS confirmed, pre-orders now live

Bluetooth Speaker Stories January 29, 2016

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Naim Audio isn’t a household name outside of audiophile circles, but this British company has for many years made some of the most respected amplifiers in the business. Naim long had an informal partnership with Linn, and if the standard audio system fitted to Bentley’s ultra-expensive cars isn’t good enough for you, the optional audio upgrade is to a Naim system. You’ll also find it available through the Apple Store.

The company is notoriously conservative when it comes to new technology, refusing to even consider making a CD player for most of the 1980s, relenting only in 1989, when it felt the technology had developed sufficiently to allow it to deliver the quality it sought. It’s therefore no surprise that Naim has waited so long to launch its first wireless speaker system, the mu-so – nor that it has done the job properly when it finally did so.

The price is also no great surprise …

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Bluetooth Speaker Stories December 20, 2015

Best Buy just dropped $100 off the new Apple Beats Lightning Pill+ ($117-138/ea)

From 9to5Toys.com:

Update: Looks like Best Buy and Amazon both killed the deal. Hope you guys got in early!

Amazon and Best Buy offer the Beats Pill+ in Black (Best Buy also offers White) for $137.99 with free shipping. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen on Apple’s new Bluetooth speaker by quite a bit (it was discounted $30 to $200 on Black Friday). It comes with soft carrying case, 1.5m Lightning to USB-A charging cable and 12.5W PSU. Read our full review for an in-depth look at this stylish speaker.

Better yet, grab 2 and the price for each drops to just $117/ea at Best Buy which is pretty much BoGo. Note Amazon might take a 1-2 days for processing but both promise to deliver in time for Christmas.

In addition to tonight’s Beats deal, Best Buy is also discounting several other Apple products down to all-time low prices. Highlights include $300 off the all-new 12-inch MacBook$100 off Apple Watch$125 off iPad Air 2, and iPhone 6s for just $1 on-contract.

 

 

Bluetooth Speaker Stories December 14, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Bose SoundLink Color $99, Nest Thermostat (2nd gen) $160, 13″ MacBook Air $800, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

2-pack Logitech UE BOOM Smart Bluetooth speakers for $170 shipped (Orig. $400+)

Bose Holiday Savings: SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker $99 (Reg. $129), QC25 Headphones $269 (Reg. $299)

Smarten up your home w/ the Nest Learning Thermostat (2nd Gen) for $160 shipped (Reg. $200)

Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB for $800 shipped (Reg. $999), more

Best Buy’s latest Apple sale is your best chance to score iPad, Mac, & Watch deals before Christmas: iPad Air 2 $125 off, iPad Air $100 off, iPad mini 4 $100 off, much more!

Best Buy makes a splash with the lowest Apple Watch prices ever, deals start at just $249

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Buy a new Chromecast, receive a $20 Google Play credit plus more offers

Grab a $100 Nordstrom gift card for family member, get free $20 Amazon gift card for #SomeoneElse ;)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Smart 4K 60Hz UHDTVs: Samsung 55-inch $700 (Reg. $900+)more

Save 25% on any book from Amazon — Humans of New York: Stories $12 Prime shipped (Reg. $16)

Affinity Photo is Apple’s Mac App of the Year, download it now for $40 (Reg. $50)

App Store Free App of the Week: Cut the Rope 2 goes free for the first time ($1 value)

The Room puzzle-mystery game for iOS goes free for the first time in two years (Reg. $1), more

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

LEGO Architecture teases upcoming Skyline series featuring the world’s most famous cities

De’Longhi launches new PrimaDonna Elite coffeemaker w/ iOS connectivity

Justin’s Holiday Gift Guide: speakers, Lightning mics, storage, pocket synths & more to up your home recording set-up

Trevor’s Holiday Gift Guide: The perfect accessories for travel – backpacks, cord management, more

Dan’s Holiday Gift Guide: rare Apple collectibles & swag for the techie who has everything

Skip the holiday blues with these practical stocking stuffers

Top 10 holiday movies you can stream right now on Netflix

Bluetooth Speaker Stories December 4, 2015

Beats Pill+

At the start of the week we saw Apple officially pull the plug on Beats Music after using it as the foundation for Apple Music which includes a streaming radio station dubbed Beats 1 as a salute. On the hardware front, Apple is totally marching forward with the headphone and speaker business it acquired after buying Beats for $3 billion a year and a half ago. The first totally new product to come from Apple under the Beats brand is the recently announced Beats Pill+ ($195, reg. $229), a portable Bluetooth speaker that recharges over Lightning like iPhones and iPads.

The Pill+ marks Apple’s first real step back into the speaker business since briefly entering it in with the iPod Hi-Fi from 2006 to 2007; aside from color variations and wireless models, all other Beats hardware has been designed before the Apple move. Still, Apple’s new portable speaker resembles previous versions of Beats hardware more than you might expect from the iPhone maker in 2015. There’s even a companion Pill+ app for both iOS and Android. And even though this is clearly a Beats-branded product and not purely Apple, there’s something for fans of both to like, but is it the best speaker in its class?

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Bluetooth Speaker Stories November 12, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: UE MEGABOOM Speaker $227, Walmart Black Friday ad, USB-C cable $4.50, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

App Store Free App of the Week: PDF Expert 5 goes free for the first time ($10 value)

UE MEGABOOM in black: $227 shipped (Reg. $300)

Walmart’s Black Friday ad leak hits with Xbox One/PS4 $299, 4K UHDTV deals, iPad Air 2 $100 off, more

TechMatte 3-ft USB-C cables starting at $4.50 Prime shipped (Reg. $9)more

Apple MagSafe 2 Power Adapters for MacBook Air or MacBook Pro from $34 shipped (Reg. $79)

Implosion – Never Lose Hope for iOS goes free for the first time as IGN’s Game of the Month ($10 value)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Games/Apps: Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (pre-owned) $25, PDF Expert 5 goes free, BioShock titles $5, freebiesmore

BLACK FRIDAY AD LEAKS & NEWS:

Best Buy’s Black Friday ad brings deals on Apple Watch, Macs, HDTVs, games & more!

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

T-Mobile is discounting iPhone 6s/Plus by $100 when bought on an installment plan or outright

Huge savings on pre-owned Apple Watches, deals from as low as $261 shipped

Apple iPod Touch 5th gen 16-64GB sizes, multiple colors: $149-$199 shipped

Apple Magic Mouse 2 (open-box): $68 shipped (Reg. $80)

Apple iPad Mini 2, space gray or silver: $199 shipped ($70 off)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Roku surprises with a new “special edition” streaming media player at an all-time low price

Mophie introduces new power banks with a sleek aluminum design

Bluetooth Speaker Stories October 19, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: JBL Charge 2 Bluetooth speaker $80, Ticket to Ride for iOS free, Kindle e-Reader $59, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

USB Roundup: Lumsing 6700mAh Power bank $12, 2-Pack of RAVPower 3-ft MFi Lightning cables $8, more

JBL Charge 2 Bluetooth speaker, 9to5mac’s ‘2014 Bluetooth speaker of the year’: $80 shipped, (or 3 for $70/ea)

Ticket To Ride goes free on iPhone for the first time in years (Reg. $2)

Save $20 on select Kindle e-Readers, deals start at just $59 with free shipping

Unlocked iPhones (refurb): iPhone 5c 16GB 4G LTE $170, iPhone 6 64GB $430

More new gear from today:

Ditch the cable modem rental fees w/ these refurb deals: Motorola SB6121 $45 shipped (Orig. $100), more

More deals still alive:

OtterBox SYMMETRY Series iPhone 6/6s Case $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $40)

New products & more:

It took about 500,000 LEGO bricks to put this life-size Batmobile together

Waylens is the iOS-connected dashboard camera you’ve been waiting for

 

Bluetooth Speaker Stories October 8, 2015

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Bowers & Wilkins, maker of the iconic Zeppelin speaker and its AirPlay sequel Zeppelin Air, today announced an upgraded model with even more horsepower and features: Zeppelin Wireless ($700). The original $600 Zeppelin redefined “high-end iPod speakers” at a time when Bose and Klipsch had established a $300 to $400 price ceiling, successfully upping the ante in both sound quality and industrial design.

Zeppelin Wireless retains B&W’s classic elongated football shape and five-speaker concept, but now relies entirely on wireless streaming for audio, boasting Bluetooth aptX, AirPlay, and Spotify Connect support. Backed by 150 Watts of amplifier power, a new twice-as-powerful digital signal processor upsamples all inputs to 24-bit/192kHz resolution, promising to deliver greater accuracy, lower noise, and enhanced dynamic range through an audiophile-quality DAC. The speakers and enclosure have been upgraded, as well…

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Bluetooth Speaker Stories October 2, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Jawbone BIG JAMBOX $120, Staples $100 gift card for $85, Klipsch TV Sound System $159, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

The Executive for iOS goes free for the first time as IGN’s Game of the Month ($5 value)

Jawbone BIG JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (dented box) $120 shipped (Reg. $180)

UE ROLL 360 Bluetooth Speaker (all colors): $90 shipped (Reg. $100)

Inateck MercuryBox Aluminum Bluetooth 4.0 Ultra-Portable Speaker: $37 shipped (Reg. $46)

Omaker M4 Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker: $19 Prime shipped (Reg. $35)

Staples $100 Gift Card w/ email delivery for $85 from PayPal (15% off): save on Apple gear, Beats, office supplies, more

The best-selling Klipsch SB 120 Bluetooth TV Sound System is on sale for $159 shipped (Reg. $260+)

App Store Gorgeous Games for $1 Sale: Tengami, Superbrothers, KAMI, Icebreaker, Out There, many more

Games/Apps: True Skate for iOS goes free (Reg. $2), WWE 2K15 $20, Notes Plus 50% off, more

App Store Free App of the Week: Combo Quest RPG goes free for the first time ($1 value)

EA’s new free-to-play Need for Speed No Limits is now available on iOS and Android

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi: 16GB $380 shipped (Reg. $499), 64GB $490 shipped (Reg. $599)

More new gear from today:

Daily Deals: LG WXGA LED Minibeam Projector $300, Westinghouse 24-inch LED 1080p HDTV $100more

More deals still alive:

Lenmar MAVEN iPhone 6 MFi Apple-Certified 3,000mAh Battery Case $29 shipped (Orig. $100), more

Get a no-contract iPhone 6s from Boost Mobile for just $450 shipped (Orig. $649)

New products & more:

These Bluetooth earbuds use your iPhone’s Lightning port to charge

BRO Ball combines Bluetooth audio and pigskin for the ultimate tailgate companion

Bluetooth Speaker Stories October 1, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air Wi-FI + LTE $300, iPhone 6 Battery Case $29, UE Roll Bluetooth Speaker $90, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

App Store Gorgeous Games for $1 Sale: Tengami, Superbrothers, KAMI, Icebreaker, Out There, many more

Apple iPad Air 16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular (AT&T or Verizon) for $300 shipped (Reg. $529)

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi: 16GB $380 shipped (Reg. $499), 64GB $490 shipped (Reg. $599)

Lenmar MAVEN iPhone 6 MFi Apple-Certified 3,000mAh Battery Case $29 shipped (Orig. $100), more

UE ROLL 360 Bluetooth Speaker (all colors): $90 shipped (Reg. $100)

Get a no-contract iPhone 6s from Boost Mobile for just $450 shipped (Orig. $649)

More new gear from today:

Daily Deals: FitDesk v2.0 Exercise Bike w/ Massage Bar $205, SanDisk Ultra 32GB Micro USB/USB 3.0 Flash Drive $11, more

More deals still alive:

Free PS Plus Games for October: Super Meat Boy, Broken Age, Kickbeat, more

Free Xbox Live Gold Games for October: Valiant Hearts, The Walking Dead, more

Networking: ZyXEL AV500 Powerline $25 shipped (Reg. $50+), travel routers, more

New products & more

TiVo makes the DVR sexy with 4K content, AirPlay and one-click commercial skipping

Bluetooth Speaker Stories September 9, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: 15″ Retina MacBook Pro $1,700, iPad Air 2 128GB $590, Anker iPhone 6 battery case $27, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina display (newest version) 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB: $1,700 (Reg. $1,999)

iPad Air 2 is still Apple’s latest 9.7-inch tablet, get the 128GB Wi-Fi model for $590 shipped (Reg. $699)

Anker iPhone 6 3100mAh MFi Apple-Certified Battery Case: $27 Prime shipped (Reg. $70)

More new gear from today:

Jawbone reformulates its UP2 fitness tracker with a new fashion-forward design

Daily Deals: Omaker Bluetooth Speaker $19, HP Envy 5660 All-In-One Inkjet Printer $65, more

More deals still alive:

Radiation Island for iOS goes free for the first time as IGN’s Game of the Month ($3 value)

New products & more:

The Raspberry Pi touchscreen display we’ve been waiting for is now available

Review: JBL’s new Flip 3 Bluetooth speaker slims down for an ultra-portable form factor

 

Bluetooth Speaker Stories August 27, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Bose SoundTrue headphones $80, VIZIO 49″ 4K UHDTV $600, MFi Lightning cables, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals

Last Call Updates:

Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Air (early 2014) 1.7GHz/8GB/512GB: $1,249 shipped (Orig. $1,849)

Bose SoundTrue on-ears in black $80 (Reg. $120), Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth 4.0 $60 (Reg. $100), much more

VIZIO 49-inch 120Hz 4K LED Smart HDTV $600 (Reg. $720), 43-inch $548 or $528 w/ Prime (Reg. $599)

MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cables: 6-ft. Braided Nylon $9.50 (Reg. $14), 2-ft. Retractable $9 (Reg. $13), more

15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (mid 2014) 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB: $1,749 shipped (Orig. $2,499)

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB: $1,100 shipped (Reg. $1,299)

Back to school gift guide: essential tech gear every student should be using

Giveaway: Jaybird’s new X2 Bluetooth earbuds are the ultimate workout counterpart ($180 value)

More new gear from today:

Storage: WD 3TB portable HDD (multiple colors) $130 (Reg. $150), Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD $150 (Reg. $170+)

More deals still alive:

PS4 Batman or Last of Us Bundle w/ 3 mo. PS Plus, Madden 16 & another game $399 ($500+ value)

Get a free download of the AirPano Travel Book iOS app courtesy of Apple ($3 value)

New products & more:

Samsung introduces new multi-room speakers alongside an improved Android and iOS app

Sensel’s Morph is an ultra sensitive Force Touch Trackpad look-alike

Bluetooth Speaker Stories August 26, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: 15″ Retina MacBook Pro (2014) 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB $1,749, Canon WiFi printer/scanner $68, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals

Last Call Updates:

VIZIO 49-inch 120Hz 4K LED Smart HDTV $600 (Reg. $720), 43-inch $548 or $528 w/ Prime (Reg. $599)

15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (mid 2014) 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB: $1,749 shipped (Orig. $2,499)

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB: $1,100 shipped (Reg. $1,299)

Amazon Gold Box – Canon PIXMA Wireless Color Photo Printer w/ Scanner & AirPrint $68 shipped (Reg. $95)

Daily Deals: TDK Life on Record TREK 360 Wireless Speaker $50, M-Audio Studiophile Active Studio Monitors $99, more

Back to school gift guide: essential tech gear every student should be using

Get a free download of the AirPano Travel Book iOS app courtesy of Apple ($3 value)

Giveaway: Jaybird’s new X2 Bluetooth earbuds are the ultimate workout counterpart ($180 value)

More new gear from today:

Bluetooth Headphones: SoundPEATS In-Ear $17 Prime shipped (Reg. $30), MEElectronics Over-Ear $38 shipped (Reg. $62), more

More deals still alive:

Free Xbox Live Gold Games for September: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, Battlestations Pacific, more

Free PS Plus Games for September: Grow Home, Super Time Force Ultra, Twisted Metal, more

New products & more:

Sensel’s Morph is an ultra sensitive Force Touch Trackpad look-alike

The new limited edition BIT.TRIP vinyl LP comes with free game download codes

Bluetooth Speaker Stories August 20, 2015

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If you want a Wi-Fi-based multi-room audio system, you so far haven’t had many alternatives to the market leader, Sonos. Other manufacturers offer their own solutions, but generally only in a handful of products. That looks set to change as Yamaha today announced that its MusicCast system will be supported by more than 20 products, with pricing starting from $250. That includes all but one of its 2015 receivers, reports CNET.

Unlike Sonos, MusicCast supports five different lossless audio formats, including Apple Lossless, FLAC and WAV. It’s controlled by an iOS app, which can stream both your own music library and services like Spotify, Pandora and Rhapsody. Support for Apple Music seems likely further down the road …  expand full story

Bluetooth Speaker Stories August 19, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad mini 3 16GB $289 or 64GB $399, Bluetooth Speaker $19, Mpow iPhone lens kit $12, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

The new AfterShokz headphones bring bone conduction audio to Apple Watch

Apple iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi in all colors: 16GB $289 (Reg. $399) or 64GB $399 (Reg. $499)

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 16GB in Gold or Silver: $380 shipped (Reg. $499)

iPad Air 2 w/ Retina display 64GB in Silver (open-box) $440 shipped (Reg. $600)

Omaker M4 Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Splashproof Speaker $19 Prime shipped (Reg. $35)

Daily Deals: Sony Portable Bluetooth NFC speaker $72, JBL Micro Bluetooth speaker $33, more

Mpow 3-in-1 Lens Photography Kit for iPhone: $12 shipped (Orig. $29)

Tile announces a new generation of its Bluetooth tracker

 Apple 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB in all colors: $1,500 shipped (Reg. $1,599)

Giveaway: Blackbox Case gives your iPad or MacBook a cozy bamboo home, multiple winners

More new gear from today:

Games/Apps: Tomb Raider $15, Xbox One 1TB Madden 16 Bundle $360, Dual PS4 charger $9, iOS freebies, more

More deals still alive:

Anker 9-foot Apple Certified MFi Lightning to USB cable (black or white): $11 shipped (Orig. $16), more

iTunes gift cards 20% off: $100 for $80, $50 for $40, $25 for $20 shipped

New products & more:

Fotokite Phi makes flying a drone as easy as walking your dog

This is Ground announces new Tech Dopp Kit made by hand in LA

The coolest Apple-certified MFI Lightning cables you can buy for your iPhone, iPad and iPod

Bluetooth Speaker Stories July 31, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: App Store Free App of the Week, Anker 16000mAh Power Bank $29, Bluetooth Speakers, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Team 17 announces a pair of new Worms games coming to iOS, Xbox One and PC

App Store Free App of the Week: Worms3 ($5 value)

Anker Astro E5 16000mAh PowerBank w/ LED Flashlight: $29 Prime Shipped (Reg. $37)

Inateck MercuryBox Aluminum Bluetooth 4.0 Portable Speaker: $43 shipped (Reg. $55), more

Logitech $20 off $49: MX Master Wireless Mouse $80 shipped (Reg. $100), gaming accessoriesmore

Take a peek at Nerf’s upcoming high octane blaster that shoots foam balls up to 70 mph

LEGO iOS sale: Movie Video Game hits lowest price ever, Lord of the Rings & Harry Potter $1 ea. (Reg. $5), more

Amazon’s Dash Replenishment Service is here and Prime members can order today

Amazon’s new Launchpad store offers the latest gadgets from crowdfunding campaigns and startups

More new gear from today:

Games/Apps: Zelda Wind Waker HD $38, BOGO 50% off 3DS titles, MGS V Phantom Pain game guide $25, freebies, more

More deals still alive:

Stream Pixar’s animated short Lava in its entirety for free

Free PS Plus Games for August: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Limbo, more

Free Xbox Live Gold Games for August: Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes, more

New products & more:

Olio announces new Gold and Rose Gold options for its luxury smartwatch

LEGO and Star Wars come together once again in this gorgeous new photography book

Bluetooth Speaker Stories July 22, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 128GB $590, Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard $15, Seagate 5TB USB 3.0 HDD $110, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 128GB in Gold, Silver, or Space Gray for $590 shipped (Reg. $699)

Amazon Gold Box – MEElectronics Air Fi Runaway Bluetooth Headphones in multiple colors: $35 Prime shipped (Reg. $60)

Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Wireless On-Ear Headphones in Titanium: $209 shipped (Orig. $380)

VIZIO 43-inch 4K 120Hz Smart LED UHDTV: $500 shipped (Reg. $600)

Jabra SOLEMATE Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker in black $60 shipped (Reg. $90+), more

Bluetooth speakers: Urge Basics Soundbrick $18 shipped, Liger waterproof shower speaker $10 shipped, more

Tweetbot for Mac hits its lowest price ever: $10 (Reg. $13)

iPhone 6/Plus $100 off w/ VZW or Sprint 2-yr contract: 16GB $100, 64GB $200, 128GB $300

iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi 128GB in Silver or Space Gray for $450 shipped (Reg. $599)

Review: Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15 Bluetooth speaker

Review: DODOcase Apple Watch Charging Stand

Review: SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick

Giveaway: Grain Audio OEHP.01 Over-Ear Headphones are an ideal daily set of cans, $199 value

More new gear from today:

ZAGG iPhone 6 Speaker Case w/ built-in Bluetooth speaker, battery and mic $60 shipped (Reg. $100)

More deals still alive:

Spigen’s latest Apple Watch dock is made for watchOS 2 Nightstand mode, pre-order now for $12

App Store Amazing Apps/Games for $1: Blek, Spider Man, Goat Sim, more

App Store Free App of the Week: Angry Birds Space ($1 value)

Pay what you want for the 7-course Web Hacker Bundle ($1,043 value, currently $6)

New products & more:

Cusby adapters work like LEGO to let you build a custom USB-C hub

ZNAPS gives any Lightning or microUSB charging cable a MagSafe-like connector

Bluetooth Speaker Stories July 8, 2015

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We’ve reviewed a great many Bluetooth speakers over the years – I half-suspect Seth has built an extension to his home out of them. I’ve generally not been tempted myself. If I’m at home, I’m either streaming to the hifi in the living-room, or playing through the (wired) B&W MM-1s in my office. If I’m out & about, I’m listening through my B&W P5 headphones.

But there are times when you get chatting with friends about music and you all try to listen to an example on the iPhone speaker, and that doesn’t really cut it. A very portable speaker with a decent enough volume level for a few people to hear would be handy.

While I’m generally pretty fussy about sound quality, this scenario isn’t enough to justify investing in anything expensive, but this one looked the part and for $55 (down from $99) it seemed worth a listen …  expand full story

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