Tag Archive: Speakers


Portable JBL Bluetooth speakers are up to $110 off today only

Not sure what to get dad for Father’s Day? Woot is having a one-day sale on portable JBL Bluetooth speakers where you could score just the right gift for dad, and with discounts up to 44% off, you might even find something worth grabbing for yourself while you’re at it. These powerful Bluetooth speakers are truly made for the music lovers out there, and thanks to today’s sale, you can grab one for as low as $ 74.99 right now.  [Read More…]

Best Buy’s smart home sale features discounted routers, speakers, and more

While you’re stuck at home dreaming up ways to improve every room, Best Buy just launched a sale on smart home essentials that you won’t want to miss. With discounts on everything from Netgear and Linksys routers to Ring devices, smart speakers, smart bulbs, and more, this sale has a lot to choose from, and you can even score free shipping by reaching an order total of $ 35 or more.

Best Buy’s featured deals in this week’s sale  [Read More…]

Make your dumb speakers smart with this Amazon Echo Dot hack

While we’re all stuck working from home, many of us are digging through old closets and drawers trying to find projects to work on — maybe by turning old, washed-up gadgets into new, workable devices. I applaud the creativity and technical skills that this often requires, but I don’t really possess much of either. That’s why I wanted to review a do-it-yourself trick that even I can handle! I’ll show you how easy Amazon makes it to turn  [Read More…]

Don’t let your kids buy random stuff from Alexa on your Echo smart speakers

One of the best things that an Alexa-powered Echo speaker can do is to tell you Amazon’s daily specials and let you place orders for goods with your voice — it’s just so convenient! However, you certainly don’t want your kids, friends, or family to have unfettered Alexa access while you’re busy working from home or away from your smart speakers. I’ll show you how simple it is to put some controls on who can make voice purchases  [Read More…]

Sonos will stop bricking older speakers with its Recycle Mode program

Cake The 30% discount still applies when upgrading to a new speaker.

What you need to know Sonos has killed its “Recycle Mode” program that caused a lot of controversy earlier this year. Recycle Mode bricked old Sonos speakers and allowed you to purchase new ones at a lower price. Now, you can still get the 30% discount when upgrading to a new speaker, no bricking required.

Back in January, Sonos was the star of a juicy  [Read More…]

Broadcasting to specific Assistant speakers is in testing for some users

For the last couple of years, the only option has been to broadcast your message to all of your connected speakers.

What you need to know Broadcast is a feature that lets you send either a custom or Google default message to all of your Google Assitant enabled speakers. The impending update will allow you to specify the speaker you’d like to send the message to. Currently, there is no official mention from Google about broadcasting to  [Read More…]

Which of these smart speakers is a better value: Sonos One or Amazon Echo?

The best speaker for me is the one that best balances three key factors: sound, smarts, and price.

Amazon Echo (3rd Gen)

Basic but good

$ 80 at Amazon

Pros Improved sound architecture Half the price of a Sonos One Five colors including Product Red and Twilight Blue Cons No built-in display Not a huge leap forward from past generations

Even though the Amazon Echo (3rd Gen) isn’t the most technologically-advanced gadget out there,  [Read More…]

Spotify free now works on Amazon Alexa and Bose speakers

Along with Sonos speakers.

What you need to know Spotify free can now be played on your Amazon Alexa and Bose speakers. You’ll need to first link Spotify via the Amazon Alexa app or make sure your Bose speakers firmware is up to date. Spotify is running a holiday promotion through the end of the year offering three months of Spotify Premium for $ 9.99.

Spotify free is spreading, and that’s a good thing. Earlier this month  [Read More…]

Sonos offers 30% off new speakers with its new Trade Up program

Must trade in an eligible Sonos speaker.

What you need to know Sonos has a new Trade Up program which will give you 30% off for trading in an old Sonos speaker. Eligible products for trade-in include the Connect, Connect:Amp, ZP80, ZP90, ZP100, ZP120, and the first generation Play:5. After trading in your old Sonos device, it will enter a recycling mode after 21 days — scrubbing your personal information and allowing you to safely send it  [Read More…]

Best Bluetooth Speakers under $100 in 2019

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a great Bluetooth speaker. Whether you’re looking to pick up a speaker to listen to music or play your favorite podcasts at the pool, or need one for streaming music from your phone, there are plenty of great options available for under $ 100. Our pick would be the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 for its versatility and excellent sound quality.

Best Overall: Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2

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