Axgio Zest Wireless Headphones: Perfect for Sweaty Workouts

With Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 7 not having a headphone jack (and Phil Schiller’s plea for “courage” in delving into this new paradigm), I can imagine the wireless earbuds industry is going to become very lucrative. The Chinese company Axgio has been marketing Bluetooth wireless headphones for quite some time, and I was happy to check out their waterproof model, the Zest.

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Aether Cone gets Bluetooth

Aether Cone Gets Bluetooth Update

I had the opportunity to review an Aether Cone “thinking music player” a few months ago. Still one of the cooler looking wireless speakers around, with decent sound and a “thinking” part that was a better stab at voice recognition/music curation than I was expecting. My primary gripe about the Aether Cone was its lack of Bluetooth support. Aether just fixed that. An automatic firmware update currently rolling out offers two welcome new functions: Bluetooth support and multiple Cone capability. The Aether Cone just got a whole lot better!

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Tracks Air Headphones by Sol Republic

The Tracks Air headphones bring the technology of Motorola together with the style and sound of Sol Republic for a great pair of wireless headphones. Paired via Bluetooth with your phone, the Tracks Air deliver clear sound with distinct highs and reasonable bass. The built in microphones allow you to take phone calls on the Air Tracks. They even support NFC for easy pairing with your phone.

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8 Driver headphones

Ultra-Long Battery Life Bluetooth Headphones Are GREAT!

I’ve just spent the last eight days traveling with the wife and kids, and one of the few constants of our travels is bringing along the iPads, a couple of phones, and a laptop for work. And chargers. Argh. Chargers left and right, all different types for a mix of devices.

In the car, the boys are playing mostly pew-pew games and all of them with really annoying music when they’re not watching a DVD movie on the fold-down screen in back. When it’s not my turn to drive, I’m usually watching a movie on my laptop or listening to my music on my phone. As you can imagine, the noise level in the car (and the hotel room) can get a little crazy at times. For this recent holiday travel period, I instituted a headphones-only travel rule.

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Cutting Cords Review: The Kinivo WHD110 HDMI Extender

The Kinivo HDMI Extender simplifies your home’s entertainment system by eliminating unsightly cable clutter with a 5GHz wireless connection up to 40 feet indoors. Just plug one HDMI source cable into the transmitter and hook the receiver to the television’s HDMI input. That is it! It is plug and play – pairs instantly. I must admit, I was skeptical at first with the Extender Kit.

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Ecko Spary is a dead ringer for a spray paint can

GeekDad Review: Ecko Spray Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

I’ve had dozens of speaker docks through the house, and, while there have been some variations on the standard form factor, The Ecko Spray is the first time I’ve come across a wireless speaker disguised as a can of spray paint. It’s the right size, has a clear plastic lid (that doubles as a horizontal stand) and even a nozzle. If graffiti is your thing, then this might be your portable speaker system — so long as your musical needs aren’t overly demanding.

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GeekDad Review: Sonos Play:1 Compact Wireless Speaker

I’ve had the opportunity to play with many Sonos products over the years and have watched with interest as the company has expanded from a specialized player found mostly in independent, audiophile stereo stores to a nationally recognized brand with a growing product line. And while it still continues to offer premium equipment, Sonos has also branched out into less expensive gear. Up until a month ago, the price of entry to the Sonos streaming music ecosystem was $329 for a Play:3 speaker plus $59 for a Bridge (needed to connect the wireless speaker to your Wi-Fi network). The latest addition to the Sonos line-up makes the high quality wireless audio even more affordable. The Play:1 which hit shelves in October, goes for $219 but still offers high quality sound and the ability to be integrated (now or later) as part of a larger Sonos music network.

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CES Watch: Rapoo

Well, the doors to the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, have closed and now the waiting game begins — because now we must wait for all this cool new technology to hit the market, find funding, and/or become ready …

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SMS Audio by 50 Cent: Earbuds and Earphones

Music can transport us to a different place and time and has the power to evoke the most tangible of memories from some of the biggest moments in our lives. It can take us away from where we really are to the places we long to be instead. Emanating from a speaker, the feeling can be wonderful, but heard on a quality set of headphones or earbuds, the experience can be truly magical. The SMS Audio line of earbuds and earphones by Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent) aims to create such a feeling, but does it succeed?

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