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Google offers 3 free months of All Access in US for Chromecast's first birthday

Google offers 3 free months of All Access in US for Chromecast's first birthday

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Google introduced Chromecast one year ago today. So to celebrate, the company has offered a gift to anyone who bought the HDMI streaming dongle over the last year: an All Access subscription for 90 days at no cost."Since Chromecast launched, people have... >>

NudeAudio's Super-M Bluetooth speaker will give you 360-degree sound while on the go

NudeAudio's Super-M Bluetooth speaker will give you 360-degree sound while on the go

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After launching its pocket-sized collection of Move Bluetooth speakers just last year, audio startup NudeAudio has gone back to the drawing board and developed a new speaker design thats even more powerful, portable, and rugged. It's called Super M."Less... >>

Amazon Prime Music expands by hundreds of thousands of new songs, still no hint at UK release though

Amazon Prime Music expands by hundreds of thousands of new songs, still no hint at UK release though

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Amazon Prime Music launched a little over a month ago in the States and has now had its first major update since. Amazon has announced the addition of "hundreds of thousands" of songs to the music streaming service and hundreds of new curated playlists.The... >>

iTunes Festival is back for 2014 and ticket lottery begins for Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5 and more

iTunes Festival is back for 2014 and ticket lottery begins for Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5 and more

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Apple has announced that the eighth annual iTunes Festival will be held from the beginning of September and has released an initial list of some of the bands and artists that will be playing.The event is headlined by Maroon 5, with Pharrell Williams,... >>

Vinyl records are far from dead, now you can 3D-print your own

Vinyl records are far from dead, now you can 3D-print your own

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You can use 3D printers and custom software to make everything from houses to pizzas, but did you know you could also 3D-print vinyl records?Developer Amanda Ghassaei from Instructables is known for her alogorithm that converts audio data into 3D geometry... >>

Creative unveils IP66 weather-ready Muvo mini Bluetooth speakerphone

Creative unveils IP66 weather-ready Muvo mini Bluetooth speakerphone

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Creative has just announced a new handheld Bluetooth speaker called the Muvo mini.The Muvo mini isn't just a speaker though. It has a built-in microphone too making it a conference call speakerphone. But it's not all business as the Muvo mini is made... >>

Blue Microphones adds Lightning connector to its Mikey Digital mic for better iPhone and iPad recording

Blue Microphones adds Lightning connector to its Mikey Digital mic for better iPhone and iPad recording

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Blue Microphones has relaunched its Mikey Digital portable microphone accessory for the iPad and iPhone.We've tested the original Mikey Digital (itself a successor to the analogue Mikey) on Pocket-lint in the past, but the latest has added a Lightning... >>

Is this the cutest Bluetooth speaker you'll ever see?

Is this the cutest Bluetooth speaker you'll ever see?

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We've seen a lot of Bluetooth speakers come through the doors here at Pocket-lint, but few are quite to dinky as cute as this one we encountered for the first time at the Amazon Christmas in July event.The aptly named Gear4 Espresso is a tiny speaker... >>

Monster Superstar portable Bluetooth Speaker aims for Beats Pill fanciers

Monster Superstar portable Bluetooth Speaker aims for Beats Pill fanciers

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Monster has been busy since its very public split from Beats, securing a future for its own-brand and licensed audio products. It has paired with other big names, such as Adidas with a new Originals range of headphones, but is equally happy, it seems,... >>

Soundsight is a GoPro-like headset that can record, edit, and live stream wide-angle video

Soundsight is a GoPro-like headset that can record, edit, and live stream wide-angle video

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Soundsight isn't your usual pair of noise-cancelling headphones. It's an over-the-ear Bluetooth headset that not only lets you listen to music but also simultaneously record video and audio with live-streaming capabilities.That's right. Your headphones... >>

Sonos offers SoundCloud beta to its users from today

Sonos offers SoundCloud beta to its users from today

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Sonos has announced that owners of its speakers will now be able to stream SoundCloud music using a new beta release.Sonos multi-room wireless speakers play using the home Wi-Fi network. That means that by using the Sonos app users will be able to access... >>

101 Best cakes for geeks

101 Best cakes for geeks

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It's our editor Chris Hall's birthday today so to celebrate we thought we'd present him with not one cake but 101 of them. And what's better, they are all geek-based (and probably flour and eggs and that).So we've collected the finest we've seen and pieced... >>

Creative Sound BlasterAxx Axx 200 review
5.0 stars

Creative Sound BlasterAxx Axx 200 review

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To be just another Bluetooth speaker nowadays often isn't enough, there needs to be something standout. Seeing that, Creative, the company that has been in the speaker game since making sound cards in the 80s, came up with the Sound BlasterAxx Axx 200.The... >>

Now you can colour match your Sonos Sub with ColourPlay

Now you can colour match your Sonos Sub with ColourPlay

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The Flexson ColourPlay range lets you change the colour of your Sonos speakers, giving you the chance to add some personalisation, or match your home décor.The accessory range has now extended to the Sonos Sub, meaning you no longer have to look at that... >>

Hands-on with the self-charging Soulra Rugged Rukus Bluetooth speaker

Hands-on with the self-charging Soulra Rugged Rukus Bluetooth speaker

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Soulra announced the Rugged Rukus Bluetooth speaker earlier this month, but it isn't just any old Bluetooth speaker. This one charges itself with a solar panel located on top.We managed to get our hands on the black version of the speaker, which is also... >>

Monster Adidas Originals headphones hands-on: There is life after Beats

Monster Adidas Originals headphones hands-on: There is life after Beats

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During John Lewis' Christmas in July event Pocket-lint had the chance to finally check out the new Monster Adidas Originals over-ear headphones that the company hopes will grow into as large a brand for it as Beats once was.There are certainly similar... >>

Upset by Beats' Apple sell-out? Rival Soul headphones come to UK

Upset by Beats' Apple sell-out? Rival Soul headphones come to UK

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Soul Electronics has grown in the US over the last few years as a valid alternative to Beats and now its first UK range of headphones have come to the UK.Available through Amazon, the brand associated with Ludacris, Psy, Tim Tebow and Usain Bolt has... >>

UE Boom Red Bull Racing edition hands-on: The best Bluetooth speaker you'll never own

UE Boom Red Bull Racing edition hands-on: The best Bluetooth speaker you'll never own

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Ultimate Ears, the refined audio brand from Logitech, has signed a partnership with current F1 champion Red Bull Racing that has resulted in one of the coolest Bluetooth speakers we've ever seen: a special edition Red Bull Racing UE Boom.It is acoustically... >>

New 16GB iPod touch with iSight camera appears on Apple Store for £159

New 16GB iPod touch with iSight camera appears on Apple Store for £159

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Apple has quietly updated the US Apple Store with a new 16GB iPod touch, it features an iSight camera plus wrist strap loop and is coming to the UK soon priced at a new low of £159.The old 16GB iPod touch was missing a camera, had no loop wrist strap... >>

Soundhawk smart listening device acts like a hearing aid but looks like a Bluetooth headset

Soundhawk smart listening device acts like a hearing aid but looks like a Bluetooth headset

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There's a new device now available for pre-order called Soundhawk, and it brings hearing aid-like functionality into the modern, mobile world.Soundhawk just unveiled today. It is a "smart listening device" designed to help everyone hear better - even... >>

Blinkbox music free all summer to Tesco Mobile customers

Blinkbox music free all summer to Tesco Mobile customers

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Tesco has teamed up with Blinkbox, the music service, to offer free music to it's Mobile customers all summer.Tesco Mobile customers who upgrade their mobile to a Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 or Sony Xperia Z2 will receive three months of free access... >>

Get Dolby Atmos surround in your home, Onkyo announced with more partners to follow

Get Dolby Atmos surround in your home, Onkyo announced with more partners to follow

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Dolby Atmos surround sound is coming into the living room thanks to new hardware partnerships with Onkyo and others expected to be announced. Not even many UK cinemas support the mighty Atmos yet.Dolby Atmos is a surround sound system that features an... >>

Soulra Rugged Rukus is the solar-powered Bluetooth speaker that’ll even charge your mobile

Soulra Rugged Rukus is the solar-powered Bluetooth speaker that’ll even charge your mobile

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Soulra has revealed its latest Bluetooth speaker that doubles as a mobile charger and is powered by the sun.As the name suggests the Rugged Rukus is built for the outdoors with IPX-4 splash proofing and the ability to withstand a one metre fall. The solar... >>

Best soundbars 2014: Boost your TV audio with these one-box solutions

Best soundbars 2014: Boost your TV audio with these one-box solutions

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Looking for a soundbar to boost your TV audio and want a single-box solution without the fuss of a receiver and a million different wires? Then you've come to the right place in our soundbar and speaker base round-up.Over the past weeks we've been bringing... >>

Earin could be the ultimate truly wireless earphones we’ve been waiting for, yes better than Beats

Earin could be the ultimate truly wireless earphones we’ve been waiting for, yes better than Beats

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Wireless earphones have been getting smaller and more popular, even Beats has joined the wireless party recently. But they're still not what we want. They still aren't small enough to be totally cable free, until now, thanks to Earin.The Earin earbuds,... >>

Pocket-lint Tech Tavern schedule starts Monday 16 June, see you there

Pocket-lint Tech Tavern schedule starts Monday 16 June, see you there

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The Pocket-lint Tech Tavern in association with O2 is almost upon us, and we've got a stack of cool things for you to come down and have a play with throughout the week. We are still confirming more fun things all the time, so make sure you bookmark this... >>

Headbones bone-conducting headphones let you jam out and hear surroundings

Headbones bone-conducting headphones let you jam out and hear surroundings

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There's a new project on Kickstarter called Headbones that aims to revolutionise the headphone industry, with a new Bluetooth-enabled product based on bone conduction.James Talbot of UK-based Damson Audio has developed bone-conducting headphones that... >>

Pocket-lint Tech Tavern doors are open, come and see us

Pocket-lint Tech Tavern doors are open, come and see us

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We are here. We are set up and we are ready to talk gadgets, tech, games and lots more.The Pocket-lint team are based at the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern with O2 all week at The Fable, 52 Holborn Viaduct, London. From around 10am every day this week, we will... >>

BBC Playlister now allows listeners to export tracks to iTunes

BBC Playlister now allows listeners to export tracks to iTunes

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The BBC Playlister, which allows listeners of iPlayer Radio to bookmark tracks, now exports to iTunes.BBC's Playlister works like a bookmarking service allowing listeners who hear a track they like, on the radio, to find it on their music playing service.... >>

Meet the £480 USB cable from Computer Audio Design, an audiophile's DAC dream

Meet the £480 USB cable from Computer Audio Design, an audiophile's DAC dream

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Computer Audio Design has announced a USB cable that it's selling for a mind-boggling £480. Yes, you read that correctly.Who would pay that? We hear you ask. Audiophiles. Anyone who appreciates high quality music will be a huge fan of the CAD DAC Cable,... >>

New Beats earphones bring wireless connections to your lugs: Powerbeats2 Wireless

New Beats earphones bring wireless connections to your lugs: Powerbeats2 Wireless

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Wireless earphones were once large and power consuming, but now with Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and some clever design they're finally worth owning.  Beats has thrown its set out there with the Powerbeats2 Wireless.The Powerbeats2 Wireless earphones offer the... >>

Turn iPhone speakers into a wireless surround-sound system, using Audibly app

Turn iPhone speakers into a wireless surround-sound system, using Audibly app

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Three WWDC scholarship winning students have teamed up to create an app called Audibly which lets users combine iPhones to create surround-sound.The Audibly app was created to allow users to share music directly to other devices so more than one person... >>

Amazon Prime Music streaming service is here

Amazon Prime Music streaming service is here

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Amazon Prime Music service has gone live with over a million songs and accompanying iOS and Android apps.The much rumoured service from Amazon will be available to members of its Prime service which also includes faster deliveries and streaming videos.Although... >>

Enjoy a free night of PS4 gaming at the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern with O2

Enjoy a free night of PS4 gaming at the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern with O2

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Pocket-lint has teamed up with PlayStation to give you a chance to enjoy an evening of gaming and drinks at the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern in association with O2.The event will see you given the chance to play the latest PS4 games and have fun with the Pocket-lint... >>

Apple could be about to kill the 3.5mm headphone socket with Lightning headphones

Apple could be about to kill the 3.5mm headphone socket with Lightning headphones

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Apple could be about to make the 3.5mm headphone socket on its devices redundant, with the recent unveiling of a Lightning module for headphones.At a WWDC session on "Designing Accessories for iOS and OS X", Robert Walsh, manager of platform accessories... >>

Pocket-lint Tech Tavern venue confirmed

Pocket-lint Tech Tavern venue confirmed

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Planning and preparation for the first Pocket-lint Tech Tavern (#techtavern) in association with O2 from the 16-20 June is well and truly underway.We are happy to announce that for London Tech Week, Pocket-lint will be working from The Fable at 52 Holborn... >>

Pure announces Bluetooth Caskeid, allowing you to use your Jongo speakers with any streaming service including Spotify

Pure announces Bluetooth Caskeid, allowing you to use your Jongo speakers with any streaming service including Spotify

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Pure has announced an enhancement to Caskeid, the sychronisation technology it uses in its Jongo wireless speaker system that will allow the system to be used with any music streaming service.Bluetooth Caskeid will mean that users of Pure's Jongo system... >>

Denon Music Maniac headphones pictures and hands-on

Denon Music Maniac headphones pictures and hands-on

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Denon has shown off a number of new products at its European Developer Conference in Marbella, including additions to its Music Maniac headphones.While the headphones on display were pre-production samples, we got the chance to have a quick feel and play... >>

Hands-on: HEOS by Denon multi-room system review

Hands-on: HEOS by Denon multi-room system review

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Denon has announced the HEOS by Denon multi-room audio system that is hoping to take Sonos on "head-to-head".The system will launch with five units to start with, but Denon is planning to introduce another speaker similar in size to Sonos's Play 1 in... >>

Denon introduces CEOL Carino Bluetooth audio system with NFC connectivity

Denon introduces CEOL Carino Bluetooth audio system with NFC connectivity

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Denon has added to its CEOL family with the CEOL Carino computer and Bluetooth audio system.Its name has been formed from the Gaelic word for music, combined with the word for cute and that is exactly what they are, small and cute.The CEOL Carino connects... >>

Denon announces HEOS by Denon, taking on Sonos with Spotify, Deezer and Napster support

Denon announces HEOS by Denon, taking on Sonos with Spotify, Deezer and Napster support

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Denon announced a new multi-room audio range called HEOS by Denon during the D&M Group European Dealer Conference in Marbella.The new wireless speaker line-up is set to take on Sonos, who according to Denon's CEO Jim Caudill, is the "originator of this... >>

Beats puts Apple deal aside for a minute, launches Solo2 headphones range

Beats puts Apple deal aside for a minute, launches Solo2 headphones range

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The Apple Beats acquisition may now be confirmed, but the deal still has a few hoops to jump through before it is ratified and the company is a bone fide Apple concern.Until then, it is business as usual for Beats Electronics and it has followed up the... >>

Ruark MR1 Bluetooth speakers review
4.0 stars

Ruark MR1 Bluetooth speakers review

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British firm Ruark created the Ruark MR1 speakers as an entry point for those who want better sounding music, but aren't prepared to dish out lots of cash. Have they achieved that goal, or can you achieve the same for less?DesignThe Ruark MR1 are two... >>

Tim Cook, Jimmy Iovine, and Dr Dre talk next steps in Apple Beats buyout

Tim Cook, Jimmy Iovine, and Dr Dre talk next steps in Apple Beats buyout

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Beats Music and Beats Electronics has been bought by Apple, but what happens now? Some details have already started to surface following a series of interviews with Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, and Tim Cook on the news, but while the dust settles, here's what... >>