Tag Archive: Beam


Sonos One and Sonos Beam are finally getting Google Assistant support……soon

Sonos is one of the most synonymous names in high quality connected audio but has been a little late in adding support for digital assistants. While Alexa support has already been added, fans of Google Assistant have been left waiting. The good news is the wait is almost over as Sonos has finally confirmed Assistant support is almost completed.

There is no official date for the launch as of yet but we do know Sonos has been privately beta testing the  [Read More…]

Google Assistant is finally coming to the Sonos One and Sonos Beam

It’s a CES miracle.

A lot of announcements have already come out of CES 2019, but without a doubt, this is one of the most exciting yet.

At a press briefing on Tuesday, January 8, Google confirmed that it’s finally bringing the Google Assistant over to the Sonos One and Sonos Beam. An exact date has yet to be revealed as to when the rollout will begin, but it looks like we’ve finally reached the finish line.

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Beam internet throughout your home with Netgear’s $250 Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi

Amazon has Netgear’s Orbi Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, three-pack available for $ 249.99 when you clip the on-page coupon. That’ll save you $ 50 off its regular price of $ 300. We’ve seen this 3-pack go as low as $ 220 in the past but not since July.

The Orbi mesh networking system covers up to 6,000 square feet in high-performance Wi-Fi. It can produce speeds up to 2.2Gbps, and these satellites are designed to be compact so  [Read More…]

Sonos Beam vs. Sonos Playbar: Which should you buy?

Alexa vs. Goliath.

In the world of soundbars, to say there’s variety in what’s offered, and how much you can pay, is an understatement. Searching “soundbar” on Amazon sees companies like Vizio offering a basic $ 75 option that’s no-frills and pretty well-received, while big names like Yamaha offer hardware twice the size with an included subwoofer — and a $ 300 price point.

But neither options do, or even claim to do, what Sonos soundbars offer.  [Read More…]

Sonos Beam is a smart TV soundbar launching July 17 for $399

Pre-orders are available now!

During an event in San Francisco on June 6, Sonos announced a new product called the Sonos Beam. Sonos Beam doubles as both a smart speaker and soundbar for your TV, and it’s packing a lot of features for its $ 399 asking price.

First off, the Beam takes up much less space than Sonos’ last soundbar, measuring in at 60% smaller and 28% shorter than the Playbase.

Sonos Beam connects to your  [Read More…]

Star Trek Combadge: Is This The One To Beam Up?

Bluetooth. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship MrMobile. It’s continuing mission: to explore strange new tech, to seek out new devices and new iterations, to boldly go looking for super neat things.

We couldn’t resist. But is this bluetooth Star Trek combadge is worth your hard-earned latinum? Watch Michael Fisher bring it all down to Engineering and figure out if this will make you look and feel like the Grand Nagus, or if you’re really  [Read More…]

Projector-toting Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 headed to China Mobile

Samsung’s original Galaxy Beam, which incorporated a miniature pico projector, didn’t make much of a splash when it launched globally back in 2012. But it seems Samsung’s not done with this quirky smartphone design just yet, as a successor has today appeared on its Chinese site with support for the China Mobile network.

Google Maps updated to support NFC-powered Beam feature

Google Maps update

During the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich demo we got to see another use for NFC. Beam, demonstrated sharing of information across devices and it looks like Google has now updated Google Maps to support the feature. You won’t find it listed in the change logs though. In fact, the change log only states the update has reduced file sizes for app storage on different devices but the permissions tell the  [Read More…]

Beam Shows, Videos, and Clips to Connected TVs with Twonky App

PacketVideo announced today that they’ve released Twonky Beam Browser, a free application which lets users browse web videos on their tablet and send them directly to internet-connected TVs or media players.  Whereas most users might use Twonky for internet clips, it’s flexible enough to allow for sharing/beaming of audio and photos as well.  This opens the door up to podcasts, internet radio, photo slideshows, and other fun media on  [Read More…]