Tag Archive: Bluetooth


Xiaomi launches Mi Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker in India for ₹1,399 ($20)

The affordable Bluetooth speaker includes Micro-USB port and an AUX port.

What you need to know Xiaomi has launched the Mi Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker in India. The speaker offers 5W output and promises 20 hours of non-stop music playback. It has been priced at ₹1,399 ($ 20) in the country and is now available for purchase from the Mi Store.

Xiaomi India today launched a new portable Bluetooth speaker in the country, called the “Mi Outdoor Bluetooth  [Read More…]

Do your headphones actually need Bluetooth 5.0?

Best answer: The short answer is no; Bluetooth 5.0 introduces a handful of improvements to range, data transfer speeds, and power consumption, but it doesn’t affect audio quality at all. You won’t be missing out on much if your headphones use an older Bluetooth standard.

Best true wireless headphones: Jabra Elite 75t ($ 180 at Amazon) Better value: Samsung Galaxy Buds ($ 110 at Amazon) Bluetooth 5.0 brings functional, not aural improvements

Bluetooth headphones are  [Read More…]

How to optimize the sound of your Bluetooth headphones

Bluetooth headphones offer the kind of freedom a wired heatset simply can’t, and while there’s a slight tradeoff in audio quality, it’s well worth it for most people in exchange for the added mobility. There are countless great Bluetooth options to choose from these days, but no matter what you get, you can probably improve the sound you get out of them with some simple tips.

Products used in this guide Best over-ear headphones: Sony WH1000XM3 ($ 255  [Read More…]

Here’s how to pair a Bluetooth controller to the new NVIDIA Shield TV

Even though NVIDIA no longer bundles its own gaming controller with the new NVIDIA Shield TV (2019), you’re still able to use the tubular streaming device for gaming — you just need to connect your own Bluetooth controller. Here’s how to get things set up.

Products used in this guide Best Android TV: NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) ($ 150 at Amazon) Game on!: SteelSeries Stratus Duo ($ 36 at Amazon) How to pair a Bluetooth controller with the  [Read More…]

These truly wireless Bluetooth earbuds are just $35 today

Wireless headphones and earbuds are some of our favorite accessories. If you’re like us, once you cut the cord, it’s hard to go back to something that’s physically tethered. To us, Bluetooth is the way to go.

Plenty of Bluetooth earphones or earbuds still have some degree of a cord; they often need something to connect the left ear to the right ear. But, many newer models are able to take advances in Bluetooth technology. Take for, instance, the XRB  [Read More…]

What you need to know about Bluetooth LE Audio

Multi-stream Low-Energy Bluetooth that can broadcast for sharing and is designed with hearing aids in mind is now official. The wait for products that use it is on!

Bluetooth is 20 years old and it’s come a long way since the days of a great big earpiece that allowed you to take calls if you were willing to yell into it to talk back. Much of the progress comes from manufacturers, like Apple finding a good way  [Read More…]

New Philips Hue outdoor fixtures are low-power and Bluetooth ready

Voice control is also coming to Hue Play this spring.

What you need to know Philips Hue has new outdoor fixtures, including path lighting and up-and-down lights. Low-voltage versions of the new lights and some older fixtures are now available. Philips Hue Play will get a voice control update this spring for all your preferred voice assistants.

Signify, the maker of the Philips Hue family of smart connected light bulbs, has announced new outdoor fixtures as well  [Read More…]

LE Audio will usher in a better Bluetooth audio experience in 2020

It’ll also bring Bluetooth support to hearing aids, opening up the burgeoning world of wireless audio to the hearing impaired.

What you need to know The Bluetooth standard is getting a new audio platform. Dubbed LE — for low energy — Audio, the new standard reduces both power consumption and improves sound quality. In addition, it’ll allow for sharing audio between multiple users and boasts better compatibility with hearing aids.

There’s a new Bluetooth audio platform in  [Read More…]

Grab this pair of Bluetooth headphones for just $24 today

Wireless headphones and earbuds are some of our favorite accessories. Once accustomed to cutting that cord, we found it hard to go back to something that’s physically tethered. To us, Bluetooth is the way to go.

Our deal for you today is the Z99 Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones which offer up an audio experience that is crisp, balanced, and wireless. Well, they don’t have to be; you can plug them in, too. Regardless of how you use ’em, they’re yours today  [Read More…]

The Top 5 Bluetooth Earbud Deals of 2019

Smartphone manufacturers are slowly getting rid of the headphone jack, and soon enough, you’ll need a solid pair of Bluetooth earbuds if you want to enjoy your favorite music on the go. Luckily, you don’t have to wait for the headphone jack apocalypse to hit. Here are five deals on high-quality Bluetooth earbuds that you can get before the end of the year.

HUB: Hi-Fi Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds

Music might just be the best way  [Read More…]