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Gadgets, Products

Sonos ‘Optimo 2’ premium speaker leaks with image and specs, Optimo 1 in the works too

August 24, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

After launching its budget Ray AirPlay 2 soundbar, Apple Music voice control back in May, and seeing a delay of its budget subwoofer, we’ve got a look at Sonos’ upcoming high-end speaker. Codenamed “Optimo 2,” The Verge shared an exclusive […]


Gadgets, Products

AirPods Max beta confirms higher quality Bluetooth codec, here’s what that means for AirPods Pro 2

June 23, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple recently made available new AirPods beta firmware alongside the first builds of iOS 16 and the other upcoming operating systems introduced during the WWDC 2022 keynote. Now, a developer was able to confirm that the AirPods Max beta can […]


Gadgets, Products

AirPods with lossless audio support seem likely, but don’t get too excited

January 3, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

A new Kuo report yesterday suggested that we can expect new AirPods with lossless audio support – more specifically, an AirPods Pro 2 model that allows users to listen to ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec). This was given additional weight […]


iPhone, Products

iPhone 13 users still waiting for Apple to address lack of noise cancellation for phone calls

December 27, 2021

Via: 9to5Mac

Up through the iPhone 12, Apple users could turn on or off a noise-canceling feature for phone calls through the Accessibility settings. For an unknown reason, this feature was never available for iPhone 13 users, and they have been waiting […]


Gadgets, Products

These deeply discounted LG Tone Free may well be the best affordable true wireless earbuds right now

September 24, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

LG is probably not the first brand that comes to mind when thinking about Apple rivals in the incredibly competitive and ever-expanding true wireless earbuds market, especially after the recent retirement of the Korea-based tech giant from the even more […]


Gadgets, Products

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2: Everything you need to know

August 11, 2021

Via: Pocket Now

At its Galaxy Unpacked event today, Samsung announced several new devices. While it was headline by the Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, and supported by the anticipated Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic. The Galaxy Buds 2 […]


Gadgets, Products

Apple just had a tremendous quarter in the Google-dominated US smart speaker market

July 29, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

After more than three long years of underwhelming sales, the inevitable finally happened for Apple’s rookie smart speaker effort a few months back. Of course, the Cupertino-based tech giant didn’t completely abandon the thriving Amazon-dominated market, choosing to focus entirely […]


App Review, Applications

FaceTime gets tons of new features with iOS 15. Android users can join FaceTime calls

June 7, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Apple’s WWDC 2021 just kicked off with some exciting news about iOS 15 — FaceTime is getting a much-needed rehash, with features that will expand your video calls and help you share a lot more with your friends. OK, let’s […]


Gadgets, Products

I used wired earphones in 2021. It was weird

May 10, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

It’s time to admit it — Apple was right all along. The headphone jack has no place on a phone. What’s more, folks that have bemoaning its death will certainly stand on the wrong side of history. Imagine my shock […]


Gadgets, Products

Apple’s HomePod and HomePod mini take a small step towards catching up with the competition

May 6, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

If you’re still wondering why the world’s largest tablet, smartwatch, and true wireless earbuds vendor, which also continues to battle Samsung for the global smartphone industry’s gold medal, remains incapable of competing against Amazon and Google in the smart speaker […]


Gadgets, Products

Apple’s AirPods are starting to lose steam, but their industry supremacy is not threatened (yet)

April 28, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Despite facing rapidly intensifying competition from roughly a million different companies (not really, but close enough), Apple impressively managed to both maintain its incredible true wireless earbuds industry supremacy and boost those crucial AirPods sales numbers every year since the […]


Gadgets, Products

AirPods may automatically adjust audio based on the ear tips you’re using, a new patent suggests

March 18, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Don’t you just hate it when you change the ear tips on your AirPods and the music suddenly starts to sound horrible. All your fine-tuned EQ settings are no longer relevant, and you have to start all over again. It […]


Gadgets, Products

Marshall’s first true wireless buds, Mode II, promise ‘phenomenal sound’ for a hefty price

March 5, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Marshall, the makers of all things guitar and sound amplifying, introduced its first true wireless in-ear Bluetooth earbuds. The Marshall Mode II are priced at $179 and offer up to 5 hours of play time on a single charge. At […]


Gadgets, Products

Sonos Roam price, release date, rumors, and leaks

March 5, 2021

Via: Tech Radar

Sonos is one of the best-known audio companies in the world, and it seems to be on the verge of launching a new portable Bluetooth speaker, after details of the so-called Sonos Roam were leaked. According to an inside source […]


Gadgets, Products

Galaxy Buds Pro vs Buds Live

January 21, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

With the release of Samsung’s newest truly wireless earbuds – the Galaxy Buds Pro, it’s reasonable to start drawing comparisons between those and Samsung’s earlier (and more affordable) Buds Live. And how could you not? At first glance their cases […]


Gadgets, Products

One of Apple’s most hotly anticipated new products might be released after the iPhone 12 5G

October 8, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

While we do seem to know a lot of stuff about Apple’s first-ever 5G-enabled iPhones in advance of their official announcement next week from multiple reliable sources, there’s still plenty of mystery surrounding all the other products the Cupertino-based tech […]


Tech, Wireless

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds+ might skip active noise cancelation after all

January 6, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

Samsung is developing an updated pair of wireless earphones dubbed Galaxy Buds+ and, despite countless rumors and reports which have suggested otherwise, it seems as though the South Korean giant won’t be positioning them as AirPods Pro competitors. Tipster Ice […]


Tech, Wireless

New Samsung Galaxy Buds could be launching soon to rival AirPods Pro

December 20, 2019

Via: Tech Radar

The Samsung Galaxy Buds are among the best true wireless earbuds you can buy – and it looks like a new version of the earbuds is on the horizon. An FCC filing for a “Bluetooth headset” from Samsung all but […]


Tech, Wireless

Best affordable true wireless earbuds of 2018

December 5, 2018

Via: Phone Arena

Can you believe that 2018 is just about winding down? It felt like it was yesterday when we were kicking off the new year, eager to uncover the trends that would dominate the truly wireless earbuds space. The best part […]


Gadgets, Products

7 of the best headphones for the iPhone 7

October 9, 2018

Via: Mashable

Greetings, Team Apple. We’ve gathered you here today because you’re all now living a life of no headphone jack — and honestly, that can be pretty traumatizing. Welcome to your support group. You’re probably thinking, “If Apple wouldn’t have tried […]