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EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018 nominees: Best Soundbar
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018 nominees: Best Soundbar By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards take place in November, celebrating nominations across 18 categories. Here are the nominees for Best Soundbar 2018.... Read more

Which UE speaker is best? Megablast, Blast, Megaboom 3, Boom 3 and Wonderboom compared
Which UE speaker is best? Megablast, Blast, Megaboom 3, Boom 3 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

Buying the new Sonos Beam soundbar? Here’s how to get the most out of it in your living room
Buying the new Sonos Beam soundbar? Here’s how to get the most out of it in your living room By Pocket-lint Promotion

If you are thinking of buying the new Sonos Beam soundbar here’s how to get the most out of it in your living room Read more

Best turntables 2018: The top record players to buy
Best turntables 2018: The top record players to buy By Max Langridge

We've gathered together the best turntables available today. These are some of the best record players money can buy whatever your budget.... Read more

Best Alexa speakers: Top Amazon Echo alternatives
Best Alexa speakers: Top Amazon Echo alternatives By Max Langridge

See our guide to the best Amazon Alexa compatible speakers. These are the top alternatives to the Amazon Echo and include portable speakers too.... 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 Amazon US Prime Day 2018 deals: Phones, laptops, smart home devices, and more
Best Amazon US Prime Day 2018 deals: Phones, laptops, smart home devices, and more By Maggie Tillman

Amazon Prime Day isn't over yet! Here's the best deals from Amazon US this year.... Read more

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

Our guide to the best Sonos speakers including the wireless, surround sound and multi-room Sonos speakers. Find the right speaker for you.... Read more

Sonos Beam vs Sonos Playbar: Which is the best Sonos soundbar for you?
Sonos Beam vs Sonos Playbar: Which is the best Sonos soundbar for you? By Maggie Tillman

Sonos has a new smart compact soundbar, the Sonos Beam. It's half the price of the existing Playbar, its previous offering for boosting your TV's built-in... Read more

The best Bluetooth speakers 2018 including top portable speakers for the garden
The best Bluetooth speakers 2018 including top portable speakers for the garden By Max Langridge

Our guide to the best Bluetooth speakers available to buy. The top portable and wireless speakers for use inside and outside the house.... Read more

The best smart speaker 2018: HomePod alternatives to rival Apple's new super Siri speaker
The best smart speaker 2018: HomePod alternatives to rival Apple's new super Siri speaker By Dan Grabham

The Apple HomePod isn't alone in the smart speaker space with plenty of competition, but it is unique in that it's the only one with Siri as the virtual... 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?The two Sonos speakers are very similar even though one brings... Read more

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

We've covered the difference between these smart speakers to help you decide which to buy. Find the best for voice control, audio quality and more.... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Wireless Speaker
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Wireless Speaker By Britta O'Boyle

It's nearly November, which means the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are weeks away. The Awards are turning 14 this year and there will be 18 categories... Read more

Which Heos speaker is best for you? Heos 1, Heos 3, Heos 5, Heos 7, Heos Bar and more
Which Heos speaker is best for you? Heos 1, Heos 3, Heos 5, Heos 7, Heos Bar and more By Max Langridge

Think of multi-room speaker systems and chances are you'll immediately think of Sonos. The company was one of the first out the blocks to get music pumping... Read more

Which B&O Play speaker is right for you?
Which B&O Play speaker is right for you? By Max Langridge

B&OPlay makes some of the best looking and best sounding Bluetooth speakers on the market. But which B&O Play speaker is right for you? Find out here.... Read more

Sonos PlayBase vs PlayBar: What's the difference?
Sonos PlayBase vs PlayBar: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos announced a new speaker to its home theatre portfolio in the form of the Playbase in February 2017. The Playbase is designed for TVs that aren't... Read more

Best of CES 2017 - Speakers: B&O, LG, and more
Best of CES 2017 - Speakers: B&O, LG, and more By Max Langridge

Speakers always get a good shout-out at CES and this year was no different. Multi-room is still a rapidly growing market and Dolby Atmos surround sound... Read more

Best soundbars: Boost your TV audio with these one-box solutions
Best soundbars: Boost your TV audio with these one-box solutions By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Best portable radios
Best portable radios By Jamie Carter

Fancy some political discourse, Olympic sport commentary, gentle DJ patter or pop-rock clatter on the run? It’s online and on your TV, smartphone and... Read more

Best compact Hi-Fi systems
Best compact Hi-Fi systems By Jamie Carter

MP3 players are great but, on a long winter’s night, it’s hard to beat a proper hi-fi. Good hi-fi systems cost money, people. They always have, and... Read more

The Best DAB radios that money can buy
The Best DAB radios that money can buy By Lucie Clay

Even with the wealth of online and multimedia entertainment options available to us via our televisions, computers, handsets and other gadgetry, there’s... Read more

Best internet radios on the planet
Best internet radios on the planet By Libby Plummer

The age of internet radio is now most definitely upon us, opening up a whole world of international broadcasts. Whether you want to follow political debates... Read more