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The 7 best Amazon US Prime Day deals still available
The 7 best Amazon US Prime Day deals still available By Maggie Tillman

Prime Day is here! To help you master Amazon's sales event, which is exclusive to Amazon Prime subscribers, here are the most amazing deals.... Read more

Best cheap speaker deals July 2019
Best cheap speaker deals July 2019 By Rob Kerr

Top cheap speaker offers July 2019, big discounts on B&O, Google, Sony, Apple, Sonos and Ultimate Ears and more... Read more

Top 3 smart home cameras, Prime Day, and online dating discussed  - Pocket-lint Podcast 11
Top 3 smart home cameras, Prime Day, and online dating discussed - Pocket-lint Podcast 11 By Rik Henderson

We talk about the impact of Amazon Prime Day and whether online dating has altered the romantic landscape. Plus, our top 3 security cams revealed. Read more

Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Table Lamp Speaker initial review: Functional design, great sound
Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Table Lamp Speaker initial review: Functional design, great sound By Britta O'Boyle

The Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Table Lamp Speaker has the same internals and features as the Play:1, whilst also doubling up as a lamp, but what's it like?... Read more

Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Book Shelf Wi-Fi Speaker initial review: What's the £99 speaker like?
Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Book Shelf Wi-Fi Speaker initial review: What's the £99 speaker like? By Britta O'Boyle

At £99, the Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Book Shelf Wi-Fi Speaker is the cheapest way to get your hands on Sonos and its great features but what's it like?... Read more

Which is the best UE speaker? Megablast, Blast, Megaboom, Boom and Wonderboom compared
Which is the best UE speaker? Megablast, Blast, Megaboom, Boom and Wonderboom compared By Britta O'Boyle

Ultimate Ears is well known for its excellent Bluetooth speakers but which is right for you? We've compared them all here to help you decide.... Read more

Sonos One vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?
Sonos One vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

We've broken down the differences between Sonos One and Amazon Echo speakers to show you the specs and features and help you decide which to buy.... Read more

Best soundbar and soundbase 2019: Boost your TV audio
Best soundbar and soundbase 2019: Boost your TV audio By Britta O'Boyle

Whatever your budget and goal, we've collated a selection of options to help boost your TV's audio. Here are the best soundbars and speaker bases.... Read more

Sonos Playbase review: Super-slim soundbase makes TV sound sublime
4.5 stars Sonos Playbase review: Super-slim soundbase makes TV sound sublime By Britta O'Boyle

The Playbase might be late to the soundbase party, but it's what the party has been waiting for.... Read more

Sonos Playbar review: An excellent wireless multi-room and TV speaker solution
5.0 stars Sonos Playbar review: An excellent wireless multi-room and TV speaker solution By Stuart Miles

The Sonos Playbar is a fantastic piece of kit that really delivers on its promise of simplicity and quality. Here's our review.... Read more

Sonos Play:1 review: The perfect Sonos starting speaker
5.0 stars Sonos Play:1 review: The perfect Sonos starting speaker By Stuart Miles

With the Sonos One available alongside the Play:1, is the Play:1 still worth considering for those looking to start or add to their Sonos system?... Read more

Hey Google, Sonos now supports your Assistant in the UK too
Hey Google, Sonos now supports your Assistant in the UK too By Britta O'Boyle

Google Assistant is now available on Sonos in the UK too.... Read more

How to set up Google Assistant on your Sonos system
How to set up Google Assistant on your Sonos system By Britta O'Boyle

This feature guides you through how to add Google Assistant support to your Sonos devices.... Read more

How Sky and Dolby put together a live 4K festival broadcast with Dolby Atmos
How Sky and Dolby put together a live 4K festival broadcast with Dolby Atmos By Dan Grabham

Dolby Atmos has been used extensively in cinema - it’s part of the Dolby Cinema spec, of course - but it’s been rising up in the home thanks to support... Read more

Audible's annual US membership is $30 off and comes with an Echo Dot for $1
Audible's annual US membership is $30 off and comes with an Echo Dot for $1 By Maggie Tillman

Amazon regularly runs deals on its own devices, but this latest markdown is hard to ignore.... Read more

Naim Mu-so 2 review: Sensational sonic sequel
5.0 stars Naim Mu-so 2 review: Sensational sonic sequel By Mike Lowe

The Mu-so sequel is here, upgrading (and up-pricing) one of the best all-in-one systems we've ever heard. So what's new and why should you buy one?... Read more

Vizio launches in the UK with a more affordable Dolby Atmos soundbar
Vizio launches in the UK with a more affordable Dolby Atmos soundbar By Chris Hall

Vizio's aim is to offer good quality technology and good value for money. The company launched in 2002 and has taken a big slice of the US market now wanting... Read more

How to set up Alexa on your Sonos system
How to set up Alexa on your Sonos system By Britta O'Boyle

This feature guides you through how to add Alexa support to your Sonos devices.... Read more

Sonos One vs Sonos Play:1: What's the difference?
Sonos One vs Sonos Play:1: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

How do you choose between the Sonos One and Sonos Play:1? Which is the right Sonos for you? We compare the two small Sonos speakers to help you decide.... Read more

How to tune your Sonos speakers with Trueplay for better sound quality
How to tune your Sonos speakers with Trueplay for better sound quality By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos Trueplay is a software feature that allows users to tune their Sonos speakers to the room they are in, quickly and easily. Here's how to do it.... Read more

What is Sonos Trueplay and how does it work?
What is Sonos Trueplay and how does it work? By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos Trueplay is a software feature that allows anyone who owns a Sonos speaker to tune it specifically to the room it is in. Here is how it works.... Read more

Sonos tips and tricks: Get the most out of your multi-room speaker system
Sonos tips and tricks: Get the most out of your multi-room speaker system By Britta O'Boyle

Read our tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your Sonos One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, Playbar, Playbase or Beam.... Read more

Sonos Play 5 review: Smart, sophisticated, superb
5.0 stars Sonos Play 5 review: Smart, sophisticated, superb By Britta O'Boyle

Back in 2015, Sonos introduced a new Play:5 speaker; a refreshed and entirely redesigned successor. Is it everything it should be? Here's our review.... Read more

Sonos Beam review: Compact in size, not in sound
4.5 stars Sonos Beam review: Compact in size, not in sound By Stuart Miles

The new Sonos soundbar is compact, but it delivers expansive performance. From what we've heard so far, this small soundbar is a winner.... Read more

Samsung HW-Q70 soundbar review: Mid-range model gets immersive with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
4.5 stars Samsung HW-Q70 soundbar review: Mid-range model gets immersive with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X By Steve Withers

A soundbar with upfiring speakers designed for use with up to 65in tellies with included separate subwoofer. Big sound is only let down by one HDMI.... Read more

Sonos One review: Superb sound with added bonus of Alexa and Google Assistant
5.0 stars Sonos One review: Superb sound with added bonus of Alexa and Google Assistant By Britta O'Boyle

Alexa and Google are capable of plenty, but what they can't do is tell you what the Sonos One is like. We can though. "Hey Pocket-lint, should I buy the Sonos One?"... Read more

Amazon's newest Echo Dot Kids Edition has rainbow stripes, louder speaker
Amazon's newest Echo Dot Kids Edition has rainbow stripes, louder speaker By Maggie Tillman

Amazon is launching a new model of its Echo Dot Kids Edition speaker. The main differences are that it's now louder and more colourful.... Read more

Best wireless speakers 2019: The top Wi-Fi speakers to choose from
Best wireless speakers 2019: The top Wi-Fi speakers to choose from By Dan Grabham

Here's our guide to the finest Wi-Fi-enabled speakers around.... Read more

Best Sonos speaker 2019: Sonos One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, Beam, Playbar and Playbase compared
Best Sonos speaker 2019: Sonos One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, Beam, Playbar and Playbase compared By Britta O'Boyle

Our guide to the best Sonos speakers. Let us help you work out which Sonos sound bar or speaker(s) is right for you. This is how they all compare.... Read more

What is Works with Sonos and which devices are compatible?
What is Works with Sonos and which devices are compatible? By Britta O'Boyle

Here is everything you need to know about the Works with Sonos platform, along with what devices are compatible and which companies are certified.... Read more

This Q Acoustics M3 soundbar deal is nearly half price
This Q Acoustics M3 soundbar deal is nearly half price By Dan Grabham

Q Acoustics has announced some excellent deals on its M3 soundbar and M2 soundbase. The M3 is an excellent soundbar that was previously on sale for £299.... Read more

Ikea x Sonos Symfonisk speaker range to include a sound remote and Tradfri app support
Ikea x Sonos Symfonisk speaker range to include a sound remote and Tradfri app support By Rik Henderson

Ikea's smart speakers will be joined by a Symfonisk Sound Remote when they launch in August. Tradfri app support too.... Read more

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 review: Stereo pairing sounds even sweeter
5.0 stars Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 review: Stereo pairing sounds even sweeter By Chris Hall

It's a repeat performance for the Wonderboom, with this second iteration being every inch as good as the first model. What's new?... Read more

Updated Wonderboom 2 adds stereo pairing and outdoor listening mode
Updated Wonderboom 2 adds stereo pairing and outdoor listening mode By Chris Hall

The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom is one of our favourite speakers; it's compact, has performance that belies its size and it's simple - and now there's an... Read more

Apple AirPlay 2: Apple's streaming tech explained
Apple AirPlay 2: Apple's streaming tech explained By Dan Grabham

AirPlay is Apple's Wi-Fi audio streaming tech. But what exactly is AirPlay 2, what can it do?... Read more

Vizio enters UK market with a boom, SB362An 2.1 soundbar first to arrive
Vizio enters UK market with a boom, SB362An 2.1 soundbar first to arrive By Rik Henderson

US AV company Vizio is finally entering the UK market, with its first product to come to these shores being a sub-£150 soundbar.... Read more

Best Alexa speakers 2019: Top Amazon Echo alternatives
Best Alexa speakers 2019: Top Amazon Echo alternatives By Britta O'Boyle

Numerous third party speakers have embraced Amazon's capable Alexa assistant alongside the Echo devices. Here are the best Amazon Echo alternatives.... Read more

Ruark's latest Tempo radio is a collab with Linley (that makes it very expensive)
Ruark's latest Tempo radio is a collab with Linley (that makes it very expensive) By Dan Grabham

British audio firm Ruark has announced a collaboration with furniture designer Linley to produce the Tempo radio. Althogh the devices have quite a stunning... Read more

Pure's StreamR portable speakers have Bluetooth, DAB and one is splashproof
Pure's StreamR portable speakers have Bluetooth, DAB and one is splashproof By Dan Grabham

Pure has debuted StreamR and StreamR Splash, two new portable Bluetooth speakers but with a built-in digital radio. On paper, StreamR should be a great... Read more

Wharfedale Vista 200S soundbar review: Impressive performer offers exceptional value
4.5 stars Wharfedale Vista 200S soundbar review: Impressive performer offers exceptional value By Steve Withers

Looking for a simple yet cost effective soundbar solution? This 2.1-channel Wharfedale, which includes an active wireless subwoofer, is a great option... Read more

Polk Command Bar review: Outstanding value and great sound to boot
5.0 stars Polk Command Bar review: Outstanding value and great sound to boot By Steve Withers

A 2.1 system with separate subwoofer included for under £230? Sounds like a bargain. It is - but it's even better thanks to Amazon Alexa built in!... Read more

Hit the road with Marshall's new Bluetooth speaker duo
Hit the road with Marshall's new Bluetooth speaker duo By Dan Grabham

Marshall has added two new portable speakers to its range of small-format Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speakers.... Read more

Marshall Stockwell II review: Portable rock star
4.0 stars Marshall Stockwell II review: Portable rock star By Dan Grabham

Marshall's updated Bluetooth speaker range will provide you with punchy, adjustable audio - but there are some cheaper rivals around.... Read more

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A9 redesigned and refreshed with Google Assistant and more
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A9 redesigned and refreshed with Google Assistant and more By Rik Henderson

Bang & Olufsen has announced a new version of its wireless Beoplay A9 speaker, due to hit stores on 14 May.... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins Formation explored: The high-end multiroom system to unseat Sonos
Bowers & Wilkins Formation explored: The high-end multiroom system to unseat Sonos By Chris Hall

The biggest trend in audio recently has been connectivity. Moving on from the notion of having a Hi-Fi system sitting in one room in your house, the modern... Read more

Orbitsound's latest speaker is a £12,000 all-in-one luxury system
Orbitsound's latest speaker is a £12,000 all-in-one luxury system By Maggie Tillman

A British audio company has just announced a new all-in-one speaker system for those of you who have £12,000 to spare.... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins embraces multiroom tech at last with Formation soundbar and speaker system
Bowers & Wilkins embraces multiroom tech at last with Formation soundbar and speaker system By Rik Henderson

After nailing high-quality wireless tech for its headphones, the Bowers & Wilkins Formation system embraces multiroom audio technology for the first time.... Read more

Best cheap soundbar deals this July: Save £100s on Sonos, Bose, Sony, Samsung and LG
Best cheap soundbar deals this July: Save £100s on Sonos, Bose, Sony, Samsung and LG By Rob Kerr

Best cheap soundbar and soundbase deals 2019, save £100s on Sonos, Bose, Sony, Samsung and LG... Read more

Cambridge Audio Yoyo L review: A versatile box of audio tricks
4.5 stars Cambridge Audio Yoyo L review: A versatile box of audio tricks By Mike Lowe

The largest of three speakers in the range, the woollen-clad Yoyo is a versatile speaker box that makes for a great soundbar alternative too.... Read more

Amazon's Echo Link and Echo Link Amp are now available in the UK
Amazon's Echo Link and Echo Link Amp are now available in the UK By Dan Grabham

Amazon's hi-fi orientated Echo devices are now available to buy in the UK, having previously been available in the US.... Read more

Alexa on Sonos devices can now control Apple Music
Alexa on Sonos devices can now control Apple Music By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos users in the UK and US will now be able to control Apple Music through Alexa when they update to the latest version of the Sonos app.... Read more

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