Tag Archive: Audio


Next-gen Moto Mods wll bring sticky notes, advanced audio to the Moto Z

With the Moto Z2 just around the corner, Motorola is working on bringing out into the world some seriously awesome, new Moto Mods. The company has invited thirteen teams including the grand winners of the Indiegogo “Transform the Smartphone Challenge” and other regional heckathons to spend time in Chicago. During this time, the teams pitched […]

Google Duo’s audio calling feature is now rolling out to everyone

Everyone can now make audio calls on Google’s Duo.

Google rolled out audio calling in Duo last month, starting with users in Brazil. The feature lets you easily toggle between video or audio calls from within Duo’s interface, and the app’s technical lead Justin Uberti announced today that audio calling is now available to all users globally.

Just like Duo’s video calls, the audio calls feature is optimized for spotty connections, so even if you’re on  [Read More…]

Google Duo gets updated with audio calls for everyone

Back in August, Google says that its standalone video-chat app Duo will be getting audio calls soon. However, the search giant didn’t provide an exact date. Now, after 7 months of waiting Google is finally rolling out for Audio calls for its Duo app for users worldwide. The announcement was made by Google’s Head for […]

Save 64% on these Grain Audio OEHP On-Ear Headphones (Deal of the Day)

The makers at Grain Audio have been quietly perfecting the art of pure, natural sound to deliver the OEHP On-Ear Headphones. These minimalist, solid wood headphones may look flat out amazing on the outside, but every audio elite knows that it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Each enclosure is paired with a proprietary driver […]

The Brookstone Big Blue Party speaker lives up to the name and has Chromecast Audio built-in

One of the best Bluetooth speakers we’ve ever tested.

Party speakers live somewhere between a small portable Bluetooth speaker and a dedicated home audio system. And finding a good one that doesn’t lay waste to your bank account is difficult. Or used to be difficult, because the Big Blue Party speaker from Brookstone is that speaker.

Right away you know this isn’t something you compare to the small pill speaker you might already have. For starters, it’s  [Read More…]

Buy a Google Home, get a Chromecast or Chromecast Audio for free

Get a Chromecast for free when you pick up a Google Home.

Google is rolling out a new promotion for the Google Home that includes a free Chromecast or Chromecast Audio with every purchase, a $ 35 value. To avail the deal, you’ll have to add either the Chromecast or ChromeCast Audio to your cart along with the Google Home, after which the discount will be applied automatically .

The deal is available at Best Buy  [Read More…]

HTC Vive gets new financing options, Vive Tracker and Vive Deluxe Audio Strap will cost $99 each

Here’s when you’ll be able to buy HTC Vive’s latest accessories.

HTC announced two new accessories for the Vive last month at CES, and today at Mobile World Congress the company is revealing pricing and availability information. The Vive Tracker — which lets you turn real-world objects into VR peripherals — will be up for sale for developers starting March 27 for $ 99, with a consumer version coming later this year. HTC has also detailed new  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8 expected to come with AKG headphones, audio tuning

You just can’t stop the rumors.

We were on hand to watch Samsung unveil its new Galaxy Tab S3 tablet here in Barcelona, which includes audio tuned by AKG. And while we were taking in all of the latest news, an interesting side comment really caught our attention: when talking about the audio tuning and headphones included with the Tab S3, it was mentioned that “our next flagship smartphone” will also have AKG headphones and audio tuning.

Well, that  [Read More…]

Finally, a smart speaker capable of delivering premium audio is on its way

It might not seem too intuitive, but a smart speaker’s primary goal is not delivering great audio.  In reality, customers tend to buy voice-activated products like Google Home or Amazon Echo mainly due to the virtual assistants living inside them. It’s fun to talk to Alexa or the Google Assistant and ask them to do […]

How to set up and use Chromecast Audio groups

Put your music where you want to hear it by setting up Chromecast Audio groups.

One of the coolest features of Chromecast Audio and the Google Home app is the grouping setting. If you have multiple Chromecast Audio or Google Cast-ready speakers, you can set things up so that you can cast audio to specific devices while others stay silent. For me, this reason alone makes the Chromecast Audio the best solution for a complete home audio  [Read More…]