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  • Pure Evoke D4 and Evoke D4 with Bluetooth DAB and FM radios announced
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    Pure Evoke D4 and Evoke D4 with Bluetooth DAB and FM radios announced

    By 12 November 2013

    The fourth generation of Pure Evoke DAB and FM radio has been announced this morning as the Evoke D4. The upgrade includes better audio, streamlined looks and more features. The Pure Evoke D4 is a portable DAB digital and FM radio that comes in a walnut...

  • Bowers and Wilkins P7 review
    Audio 5 out of 5

    Bowers and Wilkins P7 review

    By 12 November 2013

    For all its audiophile heritage and reputation as something of a style connoisseur, it is strange that Bowers & Wilkins has until now abstained from competing in the higher-end headphone space with the launch of its B&W P7 over-ears. Don’t get us wrong,...

  • A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November
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    A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November

    By 9 November 2013

    November's headlines are largely going to be owed to gaming. Ahead of PS4 and Xbox One launches we've been shooting the faces off, well, pretty much everybody in Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Playstation 3. It's a game that'll sell boat loads of copies...

  • Pure Jongo T6 review
    Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Pure Jongo T6 review

    By 8 November 2013

    Pure is all about wireless audio, and that’s what the alleged "room-filling" - not literally, just with audio of course - Pure Jongo T6 is all about. In a world where we’re connected to the cloud, where smart devices come with Bluetooth, and where...

  • Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base review

    By 8 November 2013

    Modern day televisions are getting thinner and thinner. And so, therefore, is their inherent sound quality. That’s an issue that the Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base looks to rectify. This all-in-one box solution sits underneath the TV - literally, it...

  • Pioneer announces range of Lightning dock speaker systems for December release
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    Pioneer announces range of Lightning dock speaker systems for December release

    By 8 November 2013

    Just in time for Christmas, Pioneer will be releasing its first range of speaker docks with Lightning connections for new iPhones and iPads. There will be the X-SMC11DAB and a more expensive X-SMC55DAB models announced. The X-SMC11DAB - nice and easy...

  • HTC unveils the Gramohorn II, a 3D printed HTC One dock unlike any other
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    HTC unveils the Gramohorn II, a 3D printed HTC One dock unlike any other

    By 8 November 2013

    HTC UK has announced the Gramohorn II, a speaker dock specially made for the HTC One by young British designer Justin Wolter as part of the company's Here's to Creativity campaign. It is 3D printed in a plaster-based, composite material and finished by...

  • Sol Republic Master Tracks XC headphones Studio Tuned by Calvin Harris review
    Audio 5 out of 5

    Sol Republic Master Tracks XC headphones Studio Tuned by Calvin Harris review

    By 7 November 2013

    When Sol Republic announced that it had got Calvin Harris to studio tune its XC headphones, we felt a wave of apathy. Was such a branding exercise really necessary? But when we took a closer look at these cans something about them stood out. We just had...

  • IK Multimedia announces iLoud, an iOS portable speaker for musicians
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    IK Multimedia announces iLoud, an iOS portable speaker for musicians

    By 7 November 2013

    IK Multimedia, the company that specialises in iPhone, iPod touch and iPad add-ons and accessories for musicians, has unveiled a portable speaker specifically designed for those who want to make music on the move. The iLoud stereo speaker is battery-operated...

  • Onkyo shows its love for iPhone and iPad with dedicated ES-CTI300 and IE-CTI300 headphones
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    Onkyo shows its love for iPhone and iPad with dedicated ES-CTI300 and IE-CTI300 headphones

    By 6 November 2013

    Onkyo has announced two new pairs of headphones specifically designed for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners. The Onkyo ES-CTI300 pair are on-ear 'phones with two 40mm titanium drivers backed by high-capacity bass chambers encased in lightweight aluminium....

  • Sonos: What is it and what are the alternatives?
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    Sonos: What is it and what are the alternatives?

    By 4 November 2013

    Sonos has really upped its game of late, with national advertising (in the UK) and a much-more public profile. There might be some therefore that wonder what it is exactly that Sonos provides, and why it's any different to an iPhone dock or Bluetooth...

  • Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 17, 18 and 19 pictures and hands-on
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    Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 17, 18 and 19 pictures and hands-on

    By 29 October 2013

    B&O has unveiled its first wireless speaker range that uses its new wireless standard at 5GHz for, it claims, the best sound available. We got a closer look and listen to decide if they are worth the hefty price tags. BeoLab 17 and 19 These speakers and...

  • Bang & Olufsen announces first wireless BeoLab speaker range
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    Bang & Olufsen announces first wireless BeoLab speaker range

    By 29 October 2013

    Iconic Bang & Olufsen has announced its first wireless speakers, the Immaculate Wireless Sound range in the BeoLab 17, 18 and 19. All the units use a new wireless standard in the 5Ghz range which was achieved with the Wisa Wireless Speaker and Audio specialists....

  • Philips ends audio-video business sale to Funai and takes legal action
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    Philips ends audio-video business sale to Funai and takes legal action

    By 25 October 2013

    Philips has cancelled the sale of its audio, video, multimedia and accessory business to Japan's Funai Electric Co due to a breach of contract but will still seek another buyer. Philips and Funai originally revealed in January an agreement where Funai...

  • JBL's Pulse wireless speaker packs an LED light show, Bluetooth and NFC for just £179
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    JBL's Pulse wireless speaker packs an LED light show, Bluetooth and NFC for just £179

    By 24 October 2013

    JBL has announced the Pulse wireless speaker system, which uniquely offers a listening experience perfectly synced to a colourful and programmable LED light show. Pulse wirelessly streams music from any mobile devices, and it enhance the music with customisable...

  • Pure Jongo wireless speaker system now available in US with Pure Connect music service
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    Pure Jongo wireless speaker system now available in US with Pure Connect music service

    By 24 October 2013

    Pure's Jongo Bluetooth-enabled and wireless speaker system has launched in the US alongside the Pure Connect on-demand music service. Pure Connect enhances Jongo, offering users access to live and on-demand radio content, a music collection and subscription...

  • Blue Microphones Nessie review
    Audio 5 out of 5

    Blue Microphones Nessie review

    By 22 October 2013

    Finding a good microphone can be a lot more tricky than you think, and a lot more important than you might assume. Here at Pocket-lint we use microphones for video, Skype calls and podcasting. So the Nessie has been a welcome addition to our tech arsenal,...

  • Denon Cocoon Stream wireless music system offers AirPlay for iOS but is just as capable with Android
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    Denon Cocoon Stream wireless music system offers AirPlay for iOS but is just as capable with Android

    By 21 October 2013

    Denon has launched the Cocoon Stream, an all-in-one, connected sound system that can play music wirelessly from all manner of devices, including iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac, network drives and Android smartphones and tablets. It features Apple's AirPlay technology,...

  • Jawbone Mini Jambox: Big sound, small package (video and pictures)
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    Jawbone Mini Jambox: Big sound, small package (video and pictures)

    By 18 October 2013

    We've always like the Jawbone Jambox range. The first one knocked us flat with its sound quality, the Big Jambox is a beast of a thing that sounds amazing, and the newest Mini Jambox is an evolution. Smaller, lighter, made from more solid materials and...

  • Jabra Solemate Max added to wireless speaker lineup, coming later this year
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    Jabra Solemate Max added to wireless speaker lineup, coming later this year

    By 16 October 2013

    Jabra had added a new speaker to its wireless stereo line of products, and it's called the Jabra Solemate Max. The Max is a portable speaker with streaming capability over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or NFC, but it's also jaw-droppingly big. The dimensions go as...

  • Sonos Play:1 review
    Audio 5 out of 5

    Sonos Play:1 review

    By 14 October 2013

    Sonos, the wireless digital audio solution, offers great audio solutions for the home - but it's also been a bit of a rich man's game. Or it has been until now, as the Sonos Play:1 is a step towards changing that. A typical Sonos system starts at over...

  • Sonos Play:1 official, multi-room music now sounds better at £169
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    Sonos Play:1 official, multi-room music now sounds better at £169

    By 14 October 2013

    Sonos has lowered the bar even further by launching a new "entry-level" speaker for its Sonos multi-room music system. The new Play:1 will cost £169, come bundled with the company's bridge device (until Christmas) and get you up and running within minutes...

  • Sonos mute button is now a play/pause button
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    Sonos mute button is now a play/pause button

    By 14 October 2013

    The Sonos Mute button now does a lot more than make everything go quiet. The company has issued an update for all Sonos speaker components that now lets the mute button do much more. A small change admittedly, but one that is likely to have a huge affect...

  • Divoom OnBeat 500 review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Divoom OnBeat 500 review

    By 13 October 2013

    Bluetooth speakers are spilling out of every corner of every manufacturer at the moment and we're seeing swathes of new names surfacing too. Divoom is one of those names that you might not immediately familiar with, and that might put a question mark...

  • The 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards
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    The 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards

    By 11 October 2013

    We're proud to announce the start of the 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards, the UK's longest-running awards dedicated to gadgetry, entertainment technology and gizmos. As in the past nine years, the aim is to find and celebrate the best tech and gadgets...