Techradar - Reviews
2 hours
Gamevice is designed to turn your iPhone into a handheld console with proper controls. Rather than skidding your fingers across a glass surface, or waggling your phone around to steer a car, you get a D-pad, buttons, analogue sticks, and triggers. Set-up is simple: plug your iPhone into the Gamevices Lightning port, and shove the other end into the other half of the Gamevice. If youre using a non-Plus iPhone, a slider tightens the back of the controller to keep everything fairly snug. The end result looks a little like a PS Vita. Design The unit is light, weighing about the same as an iPhone 7, and theres no battery the Gamevice draws power from your iPhone, reportedly at about the same rate as a pair of headphones. You do, however, get a pass-through Lightning port, for when your iPhones low on juice, and a headphone port, which will send some iPhone 7/7 Plus owners into rapture.
The Week
2 hours
Credits Bang and Olufsen Alt Text BO Beoplay P2 Bang Olufsen ditches physical buttons on its most affordable portable speaker ever News Feed Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:00pm There's an abundance of music players to choose from in the portable speaker market. Many of these offer Bluetooth connectivity to stream music and USB ports to charge your phone. When you need music on the go, or with friends, portable speakers are a great alternative to the somewhat isolated and cumbersome experience of headphones. There are, however, few speakers on the market that are both compact and deliver a high quality of sound, as shrinking a speaker's footprint often reduces its quality. That's where Bang Olufsen comes in with its latest offering – the compact Beoplay BP2 wireless speaker. It's the company's smallest speaker to date and is controlled by a combination of hand gestures and a smartphone companion app, meaning there's no need for physical buttons around the exterior.
Android Police
4 hours
Bose's wired QuietComfort 25 (no Bluetooth) is one of the most loved and well-reviewed noise cancellation over-ear headphones of the last few years. I don't have a pair, but I did review the QC 35 , which is its more expensive wireless sister, and I came away impressed by its portability, superb comfort, excellent noise cancelation, and balanced sound profile. The QC 25 looks and feels just the same as the QC 35, but requires a wired connection to your device. Read More [Deal Alert] Bose QuietComfort 25 down 25% to $225 on Amazon and eBay was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Techradar
3 days
This was the time I was supposed to be gaining on PG, and I really wasnt. A brilliant crowd However, I was enjoying the pace, so as I passed the Cutty Sark and the small town area with the absolute cauldron of noise from the crowd, I was on a high. My music was playing well through the Aftershokz Trekz Titanium bone conduction headphones, letting me hear the crowd but still pumping music into my cranium. When the crowd roared, it was all I could hear. When they thinned, my music came pounding back - perfect. "Is that Olivia Newton-John in the crowd? No, wait, it's not." Image credit: Chris Barr I crossed the 10km mark, and went for my third gel - Id had one at 5 miles, and the next one was now at 10 mil oh, crap. I got mixed up. I was only at 6 miles and now Im holding a half-opened gel. Well, better not spill any for the next four miles.
Digital Trends
3 days
Bluetooth in-ear headphones are quickly becoming must-have accessories for mobile devices. If you're shopping for a good pair, look no further than the Skullcandy Ink'd wireless earbuds, which are now on sale for as low as $29. The post No headphone jack? No problem with the $29 Skullcandy Ink'd wireless earbuds appeared first on Digital Trends .
MacRumors
3 days
Above all, your work will affect the way the world experiences music & talk content. There's no word on what Spotify might be planning to build, but the job description implies it may be a wearable device rather than something like a speaker, so it's possible the company is working on a set of headphones that are perhaps similar to modern offerings like the Bragi Dash and Apple's own AirPods . Other hints include internet connectivity and something developed by Spotify itself, rather than an integration with existing hardware, but it's ultimately entirely unclear what's being conceptualized. A separate job listing also appears to hint at Spotify's interest in voice-based technologies. "Voice is quickly becoming a key interaction mechanism for control of digital devices and services," reads the description. Spotify's job listing suggests any work on a hardware product is in the early stages of development, so it could be some time yet before we get a clearer picture of what the company might be developing, if anything.
Windows Blog
3 days
Find something to celebrate the accomplishments for anyone on your list at your local Microsoft Store and microsoftstore.com . Dont know what to gift? No problem, Microsoft Store’s knowledgeable and friendly associates are on hand to help, support, and make recommendations so your loved one can make the most of their technology. Happy shopping! ### Deals begin from April 24 through June 18, and are available at local Microsoft Store and microsoftstore.com , while supplies last. Unit limit per customer will also vary. *Surface Pro 4 offer runs April 23 through May 13. **Discount for Hyper X Headphones with purchase of Xbox One console or PC purchase is currently running until September 3. Valid in the U.S. only at Microsoft retail and microsoftstore.com For local store hours, visit microsoftstore.com/locations
Sky News
4 days
based on our five years of research we know exactly what kind of filter out of this music so to streamlined and supports you relevant distraction. Is to revolutionise the way we study? Rancid school no one was allowed headphones in the library revising and teachers restrict.
Techradar - Reviews
6 days
53oz). For comparison, the Moto G5 Plus weighs 155g (5.47oz). On the rear of the Blade youll find the dual 13MP cameras with dual-LED flash. These two cameras allow you to adjust your focus and aperture before or after you shoot, adding a bit of flexibility to your shots. On the front of the device is the earpiece, 8MP selfie camera, capacitive buttons and a physical home/fingerprint reader button. The display is a 5.5-inch Full HD 1080p IPS LCD that features approximately 400 pixels per inch. On the bottom of the phone are the mic, a down-firing speaker thats easy to accidentally cover up and USB-C charging port. Thankfully, ZTE included a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the phone, so no dongles are needed to use wired headphones. The phones power and volume keys are located all on the right side, making it a bit confusing to use blindly, as theres no textured home button.
Techradar
7 days
These wired earbuds are strung by a long, partially-braided cable which gives it a high-end look and feel. Complete with a grippy 3.5mm plug and inline remote and microphone, these are fully functional with, likely, the full range of Android devices. Im currently using them on a Google Pixel XL with no issues to speak of. You cant say the same about the AirPods in terms of compatibility with previous iPhone models, given the iPhone 7 s lack of a headphone jack. To combat the fraying of wires as these earbuds age, AKG has made the stems leading up to its speaker units thicker and longer than Apples. Another side benefit of this design move is that its super simple to tug them out of your ears with the extra girth around the wire. I dont see cable rot ever being an issue here. Moving up to its speaker units, the glossy plastic that provides the visual statement makes way for the grippy stuff that will help them actually stay in your ear .
Techradar - Reviews
8 days
The speaker that is present is lacking on the audio front too. Listening to Macklemore and Ryan Lewiss Cant Hold Us, the big bass lines are disappointingly flat, with the track lacking any punch or impact. Its a woefully hollow sound that hampers music listening and stops you getting fully immersed in streamed movies. The speakers not particularly loud either. No, the speaker doesnt tweak out into tinny tones as you crank the volume, but neither will it help get a party going. This woefully weak audio is a shame, and not just because sound is a crucial element of on-board entertainment. Despite the phones screen being beautifully attuned to on-the-move movie viewing, paired with the lifeless speaker, it doesnt create the best streaming experience. Plug in a pair of headphones, however, and that 5.
Know Your Mobile
8 days
Richard Goodwin 19/04/2017 - 2:59pm What are the best pair of in-ear headphones for under 50 bucks? Headphones are kind of a luxury. They’re something most people loathe spending money on, as most modern phones come with a free pair in the box. Most make do with these, though usually it isnt pleasant. Not if you actually like music; no, if you value hearing all the work that has gone into the music you’re listening to you will need a better pair of headphones than the one’s your phone shipped with. But what if you ONLY want to spend £30/$50? Can you get a respectable pair of in-ear headphones for that much money? Yep – and they’re way better than just respectable. Meet The Brainwavz S0 Yes, the name’s appalling; what were they thinking when they dreamed up that brand name? But once you get past this awful-sounding name things get a lot better very quickly.
Know Your Mobile
8 days
The ANKER case is designed to look good too, unlike Apple’s god-awful Battery Case, which makes your iPhone look like Walter White’s SUV from Breaking Bad. But the best thing about this case, overall, is the price: at just $51.99 it is almost half the price of Apple’s own battery case . And for almost 50% less money, you get a better looking case that has more functions. I mean, just check out these specs and features: The Anker Advantage: Join the 20 million+ powered by America’s leading USB charging brand. Hours of Power: Instantly add up to 11 hours of talk time, 10 hours of video or 32 hours of audio. Built for iPhone: Designed to be used with the iPhone 7 with soft silicone for instant installation. Works with iPhone 6 and 6s. Smarter Charging: Leaves Lightning port free for headphones and other accessories when not charging—with no need to take your phone out.
Techradar - Reviews
9 days
And Googles AI gets top billing; its activated by long-pressing on the home button no need for Samsungs invented Bixby button. Specs and performance The best chipset weve tested, even if the phone only has 4GB of RAM Promises to power the next generation of Samsung Gear VR games 64GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for more room Stream audio to two bluetooth headphones at once The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is the fastest and most powerful phone weve ever tested. It doesnt have 6GB of RAM outside of China, but it doesnt really need it. The proof is in the performance. 4GB of RAM coupled with either the speedy Qualcomm 835 (US) or even faster Samsung Exynos 8895 (UK and everywhere else) chipset topped all of our benchmark tests. Its these smaller 10nm chipsets that make this phone more powerful, and they also draw less energy than last years 14nm chips.
Techradar - Reviews
9 days
And Googles AI gets top billing; its activated by long-pressing on the home button no need for Samsungs invented Bixby button. Specs and performance The best chipset weve tested, even if the phone only has 4GB of RAM Promises to power the next generation of Samsung Gear VR games 64GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for more room Stream audio to two bluetooth headphones at once The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is the fastest and most powerful phone weve ever tested. It doesnt have 6GB of RAM outside of China, but it doesnt really need it. The proof is in the performance. 4GB of RAM coupled with either the speedy Qualcomm 835 (US) or even faster Samsung Exynos 8895 (UK and everywhere else) chipset topped all of our benchmark tests. Its these smaller 10nm chipsets that make this phone more powerful, and they also draw less energy than last years 14nm chips.
Techradar - Reviews
9 days
Its also good to finally see a USB Type-C connection on the bottom of the phone and a headphone jack alongside it. It still feels weird talking about the inclusion of a headphone jack on a flagship phone as some kind of noteworthy achievement, but Apple has made both manufacturers and customers question the utility of the socket, and Samsung has defiantly told TechRadar that it sees the port as something consumers still need. Already weve used two different pairs of headphones with the Galaxy S8, not including those in the box. Listen up, rest-of-the-phone-world: we dont want to lose the headphone jack yet. Screen Best screen on any phone Far too tall to use with one hand Movies look amazing on it It almost feels tiring saying this, given that we say it every year, but Samsung has yet again put the world's best screen on a phone and trust us, thats no mean feat.
ThinkGeek
10 days
There is no "death" button, fortunately. Although it has the form factor of an old-school walkman, this device is packed with technology of today. The audio jack will let you listen to wherever you store your tunes now through its speaker, and you can record new audio (with voice distortion). $29.99
Techradar
10 days
Read the full review: Bose QuietComfort 35 These no-holds-barred wireless headphones are oozing with positive qualities, but for many, they're almost prohibitively expensive. However, if you're an audio lover that can spare the expense, do not hesitate on this comfortable, hard-working set of headphones that will likely last for years. Read the full review: Sennheiser Momentum Wireless The Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless headphones are a great pair of Bluetooth headphones for fans of bass-heavy music genres. Their sound is both robust and weighty for all genres, but especially so when it comes to EDM and hip hop. Besides sounding great, the physical construction of the headphones is also excellent. The signature B&W look is no less pleasing here, and we're big fans of how the cable port is hidden from view by the magnetic earcups. Read the full review: Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless If you're a frequent traveler you're probably all too familiar with headphones that can't hold a charge and can't block out sound, let alone sound very good.
Techradar
12 days
Ill be doing a more in-depth piece on bone-conduction technology later next week, but for now, just trust me that these are a great choice for London - even if youre allowed to use other headphones, in most races you cant and theres no way I want to miss any of the atmosphere. Heart rate monitor A lot of questions I get are around heart rate monitors - simply because the average runner is waking up to the benefits of heart rate training, but most dont like the idea of wearing a strap. I used to be in that club, but since taking the plunge I cant do a race or decent run without one attached. They dont need to be too tight, just snug enough to not move. Im not a fan of wrist-based heart rate monitors, as they can become inaccurate too easily. For some people they can work well, and theyre a convenient option, but I cant rely on them.
Open Culture
13 days
Indeed. One commenter on YouTube pointed out Sinatra’s graceful mic technique: Notice how he turned his head when he sang “it poured sweet and clear” to avoid the spike on the P. In fact, he backed away from the mic just a bit for that whole last verse because he was singing much stronger for the last statement of the song. Think about it… this was a live studio recording. One take. No overdubs, No added tracks. Just pure talent. The only thing the sound engineers had to do was adjust the eq levels a bit and that’s it. This is what you hear on the album. You’d be hard pressed to find ANYONE who could do that today. Most vocal performances get recorded in booths, and certainly not in big open rooms with an orchestra and no headphones. Some singers learn to handle a microphone well. Many do not. Audio compression supplies the dynamics, performances get processed digitally and edited together from several takes.
Techradar - Reviews
14 days
If you're looking for room-filling sound you'll need to plug in an external speaker. Things are improved when you plug in a set of headphones, however, with the Pixel C able to kick out decent audio. Movies With its 10.2-inch, 2560 x 1800 display, the Pixel C is a movie machine. Your HD movies and TV shows will look great on the tablet's screen, and if you can afford to crank the brightness up to max your eyes will be in for a real treat. For those willing to splash out on the keyboard, you'll be glad you did if you watch a lot of videos on your mobile devices. The Pixel C is pretty heavy, so you won't fancy holding it for the duration of a film; the keyboard proves a solid stand, and its multi-positional hinge means you'll be able to find the perfect viewing angle. There's sadly no option to minimise your video into a small floating window, which would enable you to use the tablet while still keeping an eye on the action.
Techradar - Reviews
14 days
However, should you run out of battery,the right ear cup has a 3.5 mm input which you can plug the provided cable into (although unfortunately this means that the volume controls on the headphones themselves won't work). Speaking of which, considering its not essential, this cable is very nicely designed. Its thick and styled like a guitar amp lead with the signature Marshall gold accents on its plugs meaning even if you do have to use it you wont detract from the overall aesthetic of the headphones. Performance and features So, going wire free is great from a design standpoint but how does it actually work when using the Marshall Monitors? Overall it does the basics but it does them well. Theres no noise cancelling or multi-device connecting here, but you do get solid Bluetooth technology, a built-in microphone and neat built-in controls to enjoy.
Techradar - Reviews
15 days
There's no way to add in another bit of storage through microSD slot (although if you expected that on an iPad in this day and age, where have you been?) Music Let's get into the smaller components of this category, and music is a big part of that. It's not often I'll say that about a tablet, but in this case it's warranted thanks to the audio performance. With headphones on (at a desk of course - this isn't something you'd cart around on the train to play tunes instead of your phone) the audio quality is excellent, using Apple's music smarts to create a really compelling sound. But it's with the headphones out that the iPad Pro 12.9 really comes into its own. The four speakers are really loud and powerful, working as well as many Bluetooth speakers and not sounding at all tinny. I was genuinely surprised at the audio performance here, expecting it to contain a lot more distortion thanks to being on a tablet.
Techradar
16 days
Apple's AirPods case could get some useful new features if a recently filed patent application is anything to go by. The patent, discovered by the team over at Patently Apple , show the AirPods case being used to charge not only the AirPods themselves but also other Apple devices, such as the Apple Watch and iPhone 8 . As its just a patent application theres no guarantee the tech will ever see the light of day, but it is interesting to see that Apple is looking at ways of implementing wireless-charging tech. Whats new? Upon release the AirPods were slightly overshadowed by the shock of the new iPhone not having a headphone-jack socket, meaning the little white headphones never quite got the attention they deserved. Pairing them with your phone is quick and easy, the sound quality is great and the battery life is exceptional.