Category archives for: Home Audio

Apple’s HomePod Speaker Will Come To Stores Feb. 9

Apple today said its HomePod smart speaker for the home will go on sale starting February 9. Preorders will kick off Friday, January 26. The smart speaker, which relies on Siri to handle voice requests, was supported to reach stores during the fourth quarter of 2017, but Apple delayed it for reasons unknown. Apple says Siri […]

LG Announces the ThinQ Smart Speaker with Google Assistant

LG today showed off a new smart speaker that will be available in early 2018. LG is calling the ThinQ Speaker its “first premium smart AI audio product” thanks to the addition of the Google Assistant. With Assistant on board, the Thinq Speaker will behave a lot like the Google Home product by performing voice-based searches. […]

Motorola Announces the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa

  Motorola today announced the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa, a new modular attachment that lets Moto Z owners access Alexa when on the go. The Smart Speaker includes four microphones and Motorola says it can detect voices and respond to requests in most environments. The Smart Speaker can be used to play music and […]

Google Assistant on iOS and Android Can Now Manage Chromecasts

Google has made it possible for people to control media playback on their Chromecast devices through their smartphone. The new behavior is available via Google Assistant on Android and iOS devices. People can issue voice-based commands on their mobile phone to play music and/or videos directly on Chromecast dongles, whether the dongles be attached to […]

The Upcoming Sonos One Will Support Alexa, Google Assistant

  Sonos just unveiled a new voice-controlled smart speaker that will work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The $199 Sonos One is slated to launch globally on Oct. 24 with support for Alexa. Support for Google Assistant will arrive next year, making Sonos One “the first and only smart speaker to support multiple major voice […]

Five New iFrogz Bluetooth Headsets – Prices Start at $20

Zagg has announced five new iFrogz Bluetooth headsets. One that has our interest is is the $20 Free Rein Wireless, a set of Bluetooth earbuds with a flat neck cord and and an unusually small, light hanging module with the battery and three buttons. The earbuds are sweat-resistant and have wingtips to ensure they stay […]

Bose Being Sued Over Spying on What You Listen to

A legal action claims Bose is using an app to collect and track the listening habits of its wireless headphone customers, and then selling that data to third parties without permission. The complaint was filed today by Kyle Zak in federal court in Chicago, Reuters reports. He’s trying to get class-action status for his lawsuit, […]

HyperX Now Shipping the Revolver S Premium Gaming Headset with Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound

HyperX during PAX East this weekend was  demoing thier HyperX Cloud Revolver S and today  they announced they are now shipping the plug-and-play Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound headphones. The new cans sport 50mm drivers along with HyperX’s signature memory foam and new wide headband design brings comfort for endless hours of gameplay. the headset also features a noise-cancelling microphone. In […]

Audioengine Debuts the HD3 Wireless Music System

Audioengine today debuted the HD3 wireless music system. More than just a powered multimedia speaker, HD3 is a complete music system that allows you to listen to all of your music from any source. The speakers  aluminum trim accents, detachable magnetic grills, and real wood veneers that blend with most any decor. “Classic speaker design […]

IK Multimedia’s iLoud Micro Portable Studio Reference Monitors Are Now Shipping

IK Multimedia is sow shipping the  iLoud Micro Monitor, which they claim is the smallest active studio reference monitoring system in the world. They sport ultra-linear frequency response, best-in-class bass (down to 55Hz @ -3db), the smallest footprint and incredibly detailed sound. These units are aimed at musicians, producers, video editors and audiophiles who need detailed, clear and accurate audio […]

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