Deal: save $100 on a Beats Pill+ portable Bluetooth speaker

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Beats is a pretty popular brand, which has been under the Apple umbrella for quite a while now. It’s known to offer robust, well-sounding products, with a price tag, which may or may not be justified. But, if you happen to catch a deal on Beats gear at 50% off, chances are it’s going to be worth the investment.

Here, we have a Beats Pill+. A wireless Bluetooth speaker with its own app. It can link it to other speakers or connect to multiple smartphones …

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2018) receives Bluetooth & Wi-Fi certifications

It’s been over two years since Samsung launched the original Galaxy Tab A 10.1, but if two new certification listings are anything to go by, a successor may finally be in the pipeline.

Beginning with the Wi-Fi certification, other than the model number, not much information is revealed. The only interesting detail being the inclusion of Android 8.1 Oreo straight out of the box, which should mean a summer release date is on the cards ahead of the official Android P launch. Additionally, a separate Bluetooth certification also confirms the existence of the model. Now, it’s worth noting …

Deal: Save $70 on the JBL Pulse 3 water-resistant Bluetooth speaker

Unveiled last year at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) trade fair, the JBL Pulse 3 is one of Harman’s cheaper Bluetooth speakers. Usually, the device sells in the United States for $200, but Best Buy has it on sale for just $130.

The bad news is out of the five color options originally launched on the market, Best Buy only has the Black model available, as the other four seem to be out of stock. Even so, picking up the JBL Pulse 3 portable Bluetooth speaker right now will save you $70.

The Bluetooth speaker is water-resistant and can be customized via its app for Android or iOS devices. …

Coca-Cola's new soda machine lets you mix your own flavors via Bluetooth


Look out world, Coca-Cola is introducing beverages to Bluetooth.

On Friday, the company announced its brand new soda machine, the Coca-Cola Freestyle 9100, which will utilize Bluetooth connectivity to allow users connect via the Freestyle mobile app.

Remember how Coca-Cola Freestyle brought its innovative touch screen soda machines — stocked with close to 200 drink options — to eateries, college campuses, and other beverage-loving establishments in 2009? Well, things have really taken off since then.

According to the company, “more than 50,000 Coca-Cola Freestyle units pour 14 million drinks per day” around the world, so they figured it was time to take the innovation to the next level. Read more…

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You can now play mobile games with a Steam Controller via Bluetooth

After announcing the upcoming launch of Steam Link and Steam Video apps for Android and iOS, Valve has decided to enable Bluetooth connectivity for the Steam Controller, thus allowing owners to connect it to a smartphone or tablet.

The move is a necessary step before the launch of Steam Link app that’s supposed to allow users to play their Steam games library on almost any Android or iOS device. The only requirement would be that your phone or tablet (or TV) is on the same 5GHz network as the host PC or it’s connected to the computer via Ethernet cable.

Until …

Updated Chromecast with Bluetooth support on its way according to FCC filing

Google is working on a new Bluetooth-equipped Chromecast dongle. The current second-generation Chromecast will be three years old this September, but according to new FCC documents, Google has plans to update its popular product with support for Bluetooth radios.

See, Google’s current offering already supports both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio frequencies, as well as Bluetooth Low Energy. In its current state, though, the Chromecast dongle fails to support traditional Bluetooth frequencies, which is what the FCC documents refer to. This additional support will entail only a small update to …

Best Bluetooth speakers (2018)

Looking for the best Bluetooth wireless speaker?
We listened attentively to some of the most popular speakers and highlight those that really stand out below. Some shine with great sound, others have outstanding battery life and yet others have extra features that you might be interested in. Of course, the price matters as well, so we have included the prices of each speaker.
So which Bluetooth speaker should you buy if you had to shop today? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons for each one of them right below.


Deal: get the best low-cost Bluetooth earphones, Anker's SoundBuds Slim+, for just $22

Everyone’s favorite value for money accessory maker, Anker, has sweet, sweet deal on its popular SoundBuds line of Bluetooth earphones. The original one got upgraded to a SoundBuds Slim+ level with water-resistant rating, and that’s precisely the variation that is on sale now.

Let’s face it, truly wireless buds are awesome and good-looking, but they still can’t hold water to corded ones when it comes to battery life and convenience. There is simply not enough place for good battery packs with truly wireless earphones, while the SoundBuds+ make the right choice, and place the …

Google Home smart speakers can now be paired with other third-party Bluetooth speakers

The smart-speakers war is well on its way and now it all depends on how manufacturers one-up each other. And while some, like Apple, don’t want to include even a simple third-party music app support for their HomePod, others, like Google, do the exact opposite. Today, Google announced its three smart speakers – Home, Home Mini, and Home Max – can now be paired with third-party Bluetooth speakers.

This change will definitely tackle one of the issues the Google Home smart speakers have – they are not loud enough and pairing them with a loud Bluetooth speaker (like …

Sony SRS-XB41 Portable Bluetooth Speaker hands-on

Portable Bluetooth speakers are ubiquitous, even more when everyone under the sun has something to offer. And now that smart speakers are increasingly more desirable for their expansive functions beyond just being a speaker, it looks a bit grim for the Bluetooth speaker segment. Sony, though, isn’t ready to give up just yet, especially with its latest offering in the SRS-XB41.

Visually, it doesn’t necessarily break the mold with its design. In fact, it looks very much like your typical portably Bluetooth speaker – one that rectangular in shape and a sturdy mesh covering all around …