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Porsche 911 Bluetooth Speaker is both stunning and bonkers, yours for $550

Porsche 911 Bluetooth Speaker is both stunning and bonkers, yours for $550

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Porsche Design makes a habit of building tech gadgetry with a twist, even allying with other manufacturers, such as BlackBerry, for limited edition products in the past.There are few products as "unique" as its latest piece of home tech wizardry though.... >>

Get almost £100 off a UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker for Amazon Prime Day

Get almost £100 off a UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker for Amazon Prime Day

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There are still several hours to go in order to snag massive bargains as part of Amazon Prime Day, and we'd like to highlight one of our favourites.Amazon has knocked almost £100 off an Ultimate Ears Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker, reducing the black version... >>

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show: What's the difference?

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It wasn't long ago that a voice-controlled speaker and smart home assistant was the stuff of science-fiction, but in a relatively short time it has become reality. The Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices offer just that.Amazon isn't the only manufacturer... >>

Jawbone is shutting down: How will that affect you?

Jawbone is shutting down: How will that affect you?

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Jawbone is going out of business.The company, well known for its Bluetooth earpieces and wireless speakers and fitness tracking efforts, has entered into liquidation proceedings, according to The Information. We've contacted Jawbone for a comment and... >>

China's Alibaba launched its own Echo-like speaker with an AI helper

China's Alibaba launched its own Echo-like speaker with an AI helper

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China’s Alibaba is one of the world's largest internet ecommerce sites, and it just announced its own rival to Amazon Echo.Called the Tmall Genie, it features the AliGenie voice assistant, which is very similar to Amazon Alexa in that it offers smart... >>

Just ask Alexa to learn about Prime Day deals and sign up for Prime

Just ask Alexa to learn about Prime Day deals and sign up for Prime

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Amazon is holding its annual Prime Day sale in a week, but it's already letting you ask Alexa about all the planned discounts.For those who have Prime, Amazon is allowing early access to Prime Day deals, as long as you own an Alexa device. You can access... >>

Don't expect that Samsung Bixby smart speaker anytime soon

Don't expect that Samsung Bixby smart speaker anytime soon

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We've heard before that Samsung is working on a Bixby-powered smart speaker, but for the first time in a while, more details are surfacing.According to The Wall Street Journal, Samsung's smart speaker has a project codename: Vega. But it seems like there... >>

Jam Voice is a £50 Amazon Echo alternative with Alexa voice control and more

Jam Voice is a £50 Amazon Echo alternative with Alexa voice control and more

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Jam Audio has launched a budget alternative to the Amazon Echo. The Jam Voice Bluetooth smart speaker comes with Amazon Alexa voice control and full integration, yet costs just £49.99 - almost £100 less than the Echo.The speaker - model number HX-P590BK-EU... >>

Google Home recognises who speaks to it: How to add multiple users

Google Home recognises who speaks to it: How to add multiple users

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Google Home can now recognise each person in your household by their voice and smartly switch to their account and preferences.Those of you with a husband or kids or a roommate will appreciate Google Home's latest update. If you've ever said to the speaker... >>

Hurry! Amazon Echo has been given a massive discount for today only

Hurry! Amazon Echo has been given a massive discount for today only

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If you live in the US and have been wanting an Amazon Echo, now is the perfect time to get one.Amazon has given its popular Amazon Echo speaker a huge price cut. It now costs $129.99. That means it's currently $50 cheaper than normal; the usual price... >>

Harman's £200 JBL Pulse 3 launches with 360 sound and a LED lightshow

Harman's £200 JBL Pulse 3 launches with 360 sound and a LED lightshow

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Samsung-owned Harman is bringing its JBL Pulse 3 to Europe.First unveiled at CES 2017, the Bluetooth speaker made headlines because of its built-in lightshow. Harman's JBL brand also ditched the mesh grill on previous Pulse speakers and used a durable... >>

Samsung HW-MS650 review: A superb single-box soundbar solution
5.0 stars

Samsung HW-MS650 review: A superb single-box soundbar solution

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Soundbars are emerging as the preferred choice for a lot of people. Compact, easy to accommodate in the home and getting better and better in performance with every generation, there are plenty of reasons to plump for a smart soundbar over a more traditional... >>

Apple AirPlay 2: What is it, how does it work and what devices are supported?

Apple AirPlay 2: What is it, how does it work and what devices are supported?

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Apple announced iOS 11, the latest iteration of its mobile operating software, at WWDC 2017. Included in iOS 11 is an updated version of AirPlay, Apple's audio and video streaming platform. Conveniently called AirPlay 2, the new version will open up... >>

Use your Amazon Echo and Alexa to follow the UK General Election

Use your Amazon Echo and Alexa to follow the UK General Election

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It's the UK General Election today, with millions voting on the future leaders of the country throughout Thursday 8 June, with results expected to start to come in soon after midnight tonight.TV stations will undoubtedly cover the proceedings all day... >>

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

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Back in November 2015 Amazon released Amazon Echo, its all-in-one speaker and assistant with Amazon Alexa voice control. And it's not taken long for other tech companies to muscle in with their own competitors. A year later, in November 2016, Google... >>

Apple HomePod: Price, release date, specs and everything you need to know

Apple HomePod: Price, release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Apple used the keynote at WWDC 17 to announce a range of updates and evolutions, but the newest product to get excited about is HomePod.Apple HomePod sees Apple looking to change how you listen to music, again, jumping on the iPod and AirPod nomenclature... >>

Apple's HomePod Siri-enabled speaker is real, going after Sonos and Amazon combined

Apple's HomePod Siri-enabled speaker is real, going after Sonos and Amazon combined

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As rumoured prior to WWDC, Apple has announced its own music system in the form of the HomePod speaker.It will be released later this year, but the company revealed a sneak peek during its keynote at the start of the Worldwide Developers Conference 2017.The... >>

Amazon Echo gets cool new features, check out what Alexa can do now

Amazon Echo gets cool new features, check out what Alexa can do now

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Amazon has introduced a couple of major new features to Alexa, to be used through compatible devices such as the Amazon Echo.There are two main features added: Reminders and Named Timers, with the former available in the US, UK and Germany. Currently,... >>

Denon Envaya Bluetooth speakers are back with a new model and complete redesign

Denon Envaya Bluetooth speakers are back with a new model and complete redesign

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Denon has refreshed its Envaya range of wireless Bluetooth speakers for 2017. There will be three models in the family: Envaya and Envaya Mini, which are long-running models, and a new Envaya Pocket. Denon Envaya Mini review: Massive sound from a mini... >>

Apple has begun production of its Siri speaker, should release this year

Apple has begun production of its Siri speaker, should release this year

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Amazon is supposedly working on a Siri-powered speaker, and according to a new report, it's now in production.Apple plans to go after both Amazon Echo and Google Home with its own assistant-enabled speaker. There have been several leaks and reports about... >>

Microsoft Cortana skills: Which are available now and how do they work?

Microsoft Cortana skills: Which are available now and how do they work?

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Microsoft has launched the first set of skills for Cortana.During the company's annual Build developers conference this week, Microsoft announced a Cortana Skills Kit so that developers could create Amazon Alexa-like skills for Microsoft's voice assistant.... >>

"Alexa, how many times has the UK won nil points?": Alexa knows everything about Eurovision

"Alexa, how many times has the UK won nil points?": Alexa knows everything about Eurovision

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All eyes will be on be on Kyiv, Ukraine this weekend as the annual Eurovision song contest takes places on Saturday 13 May. Amazon Alexa is getting in on the singing action with a special Eurovision skill. Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services... >>

Move over, Alexa: More Cortana devices and skills are on the way

Move over, Alexa: More Cortana devices and skills are on the way

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Harman Kardon isn't the only company making a Cortana device.Smart speakers are everywhere. Amazon now offers - count them - five different Alexa-powered speakers, while Google has the Assistant-powered Google Home, and even Apple is expected to launch... >>

Samsung Bixby voice-controlled speaker incoming? Patents would suggest so

Samsung Bixby voice-controlled speaker incoming? Patents would suggest so

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Patently Mobile has obtained a granted design patent for an "audio device" made by Samsung. However, since it's only a design patent, it doesn't give away any details as to specs or features, but just shows us a design that Samsung has in mind. What is... >>

Harman Kardon Invoke speaker has Microsoft Cortana for brains

Harman Kardon Invoke speaker has Microsoft Cortana for brains

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Harman Kardon, one of the audio brands to fall under the Harman umbrella, has officially announced the Invoke speaker. It's the first to use Microsoft's Cortana as its voice-controlled personal assistant. Amazon Echo review: It's all about Alexa Harman... >>

Apple's Echo-like smart speaker with Siri could debut at WWDC 2017

Apple's Echo-like smart speaker with Siri could debut at WWDC 2017

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Apple is consistently rumoured to be developing its own smart speaker, and a new report has suggested it could arrive as soon as June.The Amazon Echo ignited a smart speaker craze, with even Google jumping on board with its own Google Home. So, of course... >>

Amazon might unveil a new Echo device with a built-in screen in May

Amazon might unveil a new Echo device with a built-in screen in May

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Amazon isn't done expanding its Echo line of voice-activated devices.Earlier this week, Amazon introduced the Echo Look, the latest entry to its Echo line. Echo Look is unlike the original Echo, Tap, and Echo Dot in that it's primarily about taking photos... >>

What is Amazon Echo Look and how does it work?

What is Amazon Echo Look and how does it work?

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Echo Look is the newest addition to Amazon's line of Echo-branded devices, which include the original Echo, Amazon Tap, and Echo Dot.Each Echo device has a different form factor and is best suited to a specific environment - whether you're at home and... >>

B&O Play BeoPlay P2 is a palm-sized wireless speaker you control with your hands

B&O Play BeoPlay P2 is a palm-sized wireless speaker you control with your hands

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B&O Play, Bang & Olufsen's lifestyle arm, has released a new portable wireless speaker. Called the BeoPlay P2, it's the company's smallest wireless speaker to date and comes with some intuitive controls to replace physical buttons. Which B&O Play speaker... >>

Google Home just became the perfect sous-chef for your kitchen

Google Home just became the perfect sous-chef for your kitchen

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Google Home now serves up numerous guided recipe instructions.Anyone who owns a voice-activated smart speaker, including Amazon Echo, knows it's perfect for the kitchen. Don't know how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? Ask your speaker. Want to set... >>

Best speakers 2017: Best wireless and Bluetooth speakers for your tunes

Best speakers 2017: Best wireless and Bluetooth speakers for your tunes

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Speakers come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, from larger options that have the power to fill your whole living room and then some, to smaller, portable ones that are great for taking to picnics or moving from room-to-room.Finding the right... >>

Arsenal first Premier League club with live streaming Alexa Skill, ask it for commentary and more

Arsenal first Premier League club with live streaming Alexa Skill, ask it for commentary and more

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Arsenal have released their own Alexa Skill, for use with Amazon Echo and other Alexa assistant-enabled devices.It is the first Premier League football club to do so and offers all manner of ways for fans to receive information through voice alone.Developed... >>

Bose SoundLink Color II returns with new colour options and water-resistance

Bose SoundLink Color II returns with new colour options and water-resistance

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Bose has announced some updates to its SoundLink Color wireless Bluetooth speaker. The new Color II model arrives with a more rugged and water-resistant body as well as a fresh selection of colour choices. Bose Revolve speakers pump sound out in 360 degrees... >>

Bose SoundLink Revolve speakers pump sound out in 360 degrees

Bose SoundLink Revolve speakers pump sound out in 360 degrees

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It's been a couple of years since we've heard about new SoundLink speakers from Bose, but now the company has announced two new wireless Bluetooth speakers; the Revolve and Revolve+. Bose boasts they're their "best Bluetooth speakers ever" and have been... >>

Which B&O Play speaker is right for you?

Which B&O Play speaker is right for you?

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B&O Play, Bang & Olufsen's lifestyle subsidiary, makes some of the best looking and best sounding Bluetooth speakers on the market. There are a couple of ranges within B&O Play's lineup: BeoPlay and BeoLit, with the BeoLit name dating back to 1939 - you... >>

Astell & Kern Kann portable hi-res audio player is the world's most powerful, without the high price tag

Astell & Kern Kann portable hi-res audio player is the world's most powerful, without the high price tag

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Astell & Kern is no stranger when it comes to producing high-resolution music players that make your jaw hit the floor, not only because of their capabilities and looks, but because of their price. The Kann therefore should produce a more surprised looked... >>

Google Home's latest feature lets everyone easily access their data

Google Home's latest feature lets everyone easily access their data

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Google Home is about to get a lot more useful for the entire family.A new update to the Google Home app is alerting people that “multiple users are now supported”. Except, the message appears to be popping up by accident, because the functionality... >>

Google wants to stuff another device into the next Google Home speaker

Google wants to stuff another device into the next Google Home speaker

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What would make Google Home better?This is a question Google has been apparently asking itself, especially since the market is currently exploding with Alexa-powered devices from not only Amazon but just about every other third-party manufacturer out... >>

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, PlayBar or PlayBase

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, PlayBar or PlayBase

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Multi-room speaker options are plentiful to say the least, with Denon, Samsung, LG and Bluesound all offering their own solutions. If you are reading this feature however, chances are you have opted for Sonos.Unlike some of the newer additions to the... >>

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Shape is a wall of sound that you'll definitely want

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Shape is a wall of sound that you'll definitely want

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Danish speaker brand Bang and Olufsen is no stranger when it comes to marrying high quality audio and innovation, and its latest product has a great case to be considered the perfect partnership. Bang and Olufsen at 92: A closer look at how the luxury... >>

Creative iRoar Go review: Wild sound, tame design
4.0 stars

Creative iRoar Go review: Wild sound, tame design

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With what seems like a zillion portable Bluetooth speakers available, it can be tricky to decide which one to buy. Creative might not be the most obvious name that springs to mind, but its Roar series has been a strong contender in the space for years... >>

UE Wonderboom is a palm-sized explosion of Bluetooth wonderment

UE Wonderboom is a palm-sized explosion of Bluetooth wonderment

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UE has announced a new Boom model, this time going smaller with the UE Wonderboom.The Wonderboom carries all the hallmarks you'd expect from the family. It's solidly built, waterproof and comes in a range of funky colours - grey, black, red, blue, pink... >>

Denon has a new stylish and affordable pair of headphones; the £79 AH-C621R

Denon has a new stylish and affordable pair of headphones; the £79 AH-C621R

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Audio expert Denon has announced the latest addition to its range of high-quality in-ear headphones. The AH-C621R are designed to be compatible with an iPhone or iPad, but that shouldn't deter Android owners. Denon AH-C821 review: Big sound in a small... >>

Geneva Lab Touring S is all the radio you need in a compact, portable package

Geneva Lab Touring S is all the radio you need in a compact, portable package

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Swiss audio brand Geneva Lab has just unveiled a new range of portable radios called Touring S. They're designed and marketed as an entry level series, but don't scrimp on the features. Being a radio first and foremost, you get both FM and DAB+ tuners;... >>

V-Moda Remix Bluetooth speaker has a built-in headphone amp and can cost up to $370,000

V-Moda Remix Bluetooth speaker has a built-in headphone amp and can cost up to $370,000

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V-Moda is a company known for its headphones, headphones that perform rather well under review as it turns out. So with that product category taken care of for now, the company has turned its hand to creating a Bluetooth speaker. The Remix is just that,... >>

Amazon Alexa adds Prime Now: How to get fast deliveries with your voice

Amazon Alexa adds Prime Now: How to get fast deliveries with your voice

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Amazon is constantly improving its voice assistant, Alexa, and its latest feature is a "prime" example (pun intended).The company has announced Alexa now works with its Amazon Prime Now delivery service, meaning you can now use your voice to order goods... >>

Bang and Olufsen at 92: A closer look at how the luxury brand found its success

Bang and Olufsen at 92: A closer look at how the luxury brand found its success

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If someone were to ask you to name some high-end speaker brands, chances are Bang & Olufsen would feature somewhere in that list. The Danish audio firm has become synonymous with luxury audio products that may cost a fair few quid, but deliver something... >>

Denon Heos soundbar and sub take Sonos head-on

Denon Heos soundbar and sub take Sonos head-on

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Denon's Heos multiroom audio system has been compared to Sonos often in the past and the latest pair of products are set to continue that trend.The Heos Bar is a direct rival to the Sonos Playbar, while the wireless Heos Subwoofer will draw comparisons... >>

Amazon Echo finally supports Bluetooth speakers: Here's how to connect them and why you should

Amazon Echo finally supports Bluetooth speakers: Here's how to connect them and why you should

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Amazon Echo couldn't pair with other speakers until now.Previously, for some people, the Amazon Echo Dot seemed to have an advantage over its taller, full-fledged sibling. But thanks to an update that is quietly rolling out, you can finally connect the... >>

Sonos PlayBase vs PlayBar: What's the difference?

Sonos PlayBase vs PlayBar: What's the difference?

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Sonos has announced a new speaker to its home theatre portfolio in the form of the PlayBase. The new speaker is designed for TVs that aren't wall-mounted, sliding beneath them, while the PlayBar is primarily for wall-mounted TVs.What are the other differences... >>