Tag archives for bluetooth

With iPad Mini Keyboards, It’s (Literally) the Little Things

I’m typing this column on an iPad mini, using an accessory physical keyboard. Despite my best efforts to maintain a normal typing posture, my hands are squeezed comically close together because the keyboard is so tiny. I wrote a similar review a year ago, using a keyboard for the regular-sized iPad. ...

PIP Is A Bluetooth Biosensor That Aims To Use Your Phone To Gamify Beating Stress

document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-form-8f9ebfd97977c480fd7e19765879d6f6').submit(); Irish startup Galvanic has just launched a Kickstarter to crowdsource funding a wireless stress biosensor it’s calling PIP. PIP — which stands for ‘personal input pod’ — is a Bluetooth biosensor that monitors its user’s stress levels by measuring their galvanic skin response (GSR) as they hold the PIP pinched between thumb ...

Cambridge Audio’s Minx Air 200 Earns The Crown For Best Home AirPlay Speaker

If you’re a high-end audio fan, you’ve probably heard of Cambridge Audio, the London-based firm that makes some of the best equipment in the business. The brand is currently undergoing some changes that involve targeting the growing number of users who are looking for wireless in-home and portable speaker solutions. ...

Jawbone Big Jambox review

It was back in February when we first caught wind a beefier version of Jawbone's Jambox, thanks to some less-than-stealthy ninjas at the FCC. Today it's officially here. Dubbed Big Jambox, this $300 Bluetooth speakerphone and 'smartspeaker' is unsurprisingly a supersized -- yet still portable -- version of ...

iPod nano review (2012)

If you think Apple is getting a little predictable with its yearly device refreshes, you probably haven't been charting the progress of its iPod nano. While most products in the Apple line receive an update every 12 months or so, few have experienced the kind of annual reinvention ...

Parrot Zik by Starck review: Is $400 worth it for the fanciest, techiest headphones around?

You do know that Parrot makes more than just the AR.Drone, right? It was at CES earlier this year that we first caught a glimpse of -- and subsequently began geeking out about -- the Parrot Zik by Starck. For those unfamiliar, these headphones are jam-packed with enough ...

Elroy is smarter than your average Bluetooth earbuds (video)

Tangled earbuds may pass as artwork in Portland(ia), but in real life, they're nothing short of an irritating mess. Fortunately, that's where Bluetooth alternatives come into play, and there's a new set that combines style and intelligent functions. Meet Elroy, the brainchild of Timbuk2's founder, Rob Honeycutt. Elroy ...

New Bluetooth Basketball Analyzes Your Shooting, Dribbling Skills

It’s called “madness” for a reason — the college basketball frenzy in March is enough to convince many that if they only had a better handle on the ball, or a higher arc, they, too could have made it to the Final Four. Now there’s a basketball for that. An Ohio-based ...

Three Shower Speakers to Get You Moving in the Morning

Years ago, I had a water-resistant radio shaped like a monkey that hung in the shower. Its blasts of news and music got me going in the morning as much as the hot water did. My apartment neighbors probably loved it, too. The waterlogged plastic monkey eventually stopped working. And shower ...

Beacon Audio Phoenix review: our new favorite portable speaker

We'll admit it: we're jaded. There is so much bad, middling and just okay stuff floating around in the portable speaker universe that we're tired of even thinking about it. We've had our distinct favorite -- the Tivoli iPal -- for almost 10 years now, and it takes ...