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Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock

Port authority: Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock

Review Intel's Thunderbolt interface is the most impressive external I/O you can get on a consumer PC. But as befits a luxury interface, it comes at luxury price. There's a computer in the cable, for a start. All of this means that Thunderbolt's great promise – one cable to carry all your I/O, for easy docking – has been kept out of …
Elgato Thunderbolt Dock

Plugging the gaps in today's Macs: Elgato Thunderbolt Dock

Review I remember the days when Elgato was busy knocking out clever telly and video capture gadgets for Macs and PCs. It still does, and for fondleslabs, mobiles and game consoles too, but in the last couple of years the company has obviously caught some kind of Thunderbolt bug. Elgato Thunderbolt Dock Making all the right …
Bob Dormon, 3 Jun 2014

Apple's 'Smart Dock' patent filing makes Siri your new roommate

Apple has filed a patent for a "Smart Dock" that essentially extends the range and expands the capabilities of its iOS Siri voice recognition, request, and command feature, giving the somewhat dim young thing a greater role in your home life. The US Patent and Trademark Office application, entitled "Smart Dock for Activating a …
Rik Myslewski, 5 Dec 2013
Contour Design Roller Mouse Re:d

Pimp my office: 10 cubicle comforts

Review Office equipment invariably goes through years of abuse and is often consigned to landfill only after a strategic coffee spill brings about a lethal end to a troublesome or antiquated device. In more enlightened environs, the idea of a kit refresh from time to time isn’t an alien concept, but there is an inclination for simply …
Bob Dormon, 23 Oct 2013
Telephone. Copyright: macinate

How smart does your desk phone need to be?

The business IP telephone market has spent more than a decade trying to establish exactly how much intelligence the market wants in its telephones. The customer's answer has almost always been “less than the vendors want to sell us.” Anyone looking for an albino pachyderm can therefore point to the CPUs and APIs baked into IP …
Dollar

Apple eyes $$$ iDevice adapter bonanza

Does anyone feel umbrage that Apple will be the only supplier of adaptors to bridge its new, nine-pin and old, 30-pin dock connectors at the outset? You do? For heaven's sake why? Even iLounge, the site that made the claim that this will be the case, says it's an "initial" deal. In other words, Apple will - naturally, since …
Tony Smith, 6 Sep 2012
Philips Fidelio AS851 speaker dock for Android devices

Apple iDevice dock port to drive wireless streaming

Will Apple's new dock connector, expected to debut on the iPhone 5, signal the end of low-cost audio docks? The makers of such kit seem to think so. They say the new nine-pin port lacks the dedicated analog audio lines found on its 30-pin predecessor, according to an interesting piece on Hardware.info. Rather a lot of docks …
Tony Smith, 3 Sep 2012
Orbitsound T9

Orbitsound fills rooms with T9 soundbar

Orbitsound shrunk its audio offerings this week with the T9, a compact followup to its well-received speaker-dock soundbar, the T12. The Orbitsound T9 boasts power levels of 140W RMS from its array of in-built speakers. These include two 2.5in mid-high drivers, a couple of 1in mid-range spatials and a 1in tweeter, all squeezed …
Caleb Cox, 14 Jun 2012
Pure Contour 200i Air

Pure pushes AirPlay enabled audio box

Pure rolled out the red carpet for Apple AirPlay last week with the Contour 200i Air, which supports the Wi-Fi share tech for streaming music without the need to continuously dock. Pure Contour 200i Air The Contour 200i Air connects to a home Wi-Fi system and shares network settings with any iOS device placed in the dock, …
Caleb Cox, 8 Jun 2012
iLuv Vibro Classic II

iLuv Vibro Classic II

Accessory of the Week ILuv’s Vibro II is notable for two things. The first is its size. It’s tiny for a speaker dock, around the width of a traditional bedside radio alarm clock and not much taller. iLuv Vibro Classic II The second notable feature attaches to the back of the speaker dock by means of a 2m cable. It’s about 5cm square and slides …
Teufel Audio iTeufel Air

Teufel Audio iTeufel Air

Accessory of the Week As AirPlay speakers go, the iTeufel Air is big. Placed next to, say Audyssey’s Audio Dock Air, it dwarfs its rival — though it’s marginally less wide than B&W’s Zeppelin Air. The glossy white wedge houses two 80mm mid-range drivers, a 25mm tweeter, and a 130mm woofer, and pumps out a total of 100W. Teufel Audio iTeufel Air …
Sony

Sony updates iPod docks with Bluetooth playback

Sony has unveiled two new iPod docks, one with wireless Bluetooth capabilities and the other with a USB port for MP3 playback. The CMT-V75BTiP and the CMT-V50iP both sport docks compatible with the iPod, iPhone and iPad, as well as a subtly hidden CD player for those still attached to their physical music collection. Sony CMT …
Caleb Cox, 23 Apr 2012
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Asus: Ice Cream Sandwich Transformer Pad out in May

Asus UK has confirmed that the Transformer Pad TF300T - farewell, Eee branding… - will be out over here late next month, though not on widespread availability until the end of June. The Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet will retail for £399, but that includes the machine's clip-on keyboard-cum-battery extender. Asus said it …
Tony Smith, 23 Apr 2012
Samsung

Samsung pushes premium dual-docking systems

Samsung has unveiled a couple of audio docks that offer compatibility for Samsung Galaxy S smartphones and their popular rival, the Apple iPhone. The highlight of these is the DA-E750, a high-end audio box that packs a dual-docking system for handsets from both manufacturers. Samsung DA-E750 The DA-E750 comes with hybrid …
Caleb Cox, 4 Jan 2012
Pioneer SC-LX85 THX Ultra 2 Plus

2011's Best... Hi-Fi and AV Kit

Xmas Gift Guide With hi-fi and home cinema now two sides of the same coin, it’s inevitable that these 2011's Best... heroes come in every shape and size. But while price points and technologies differ, all can be considered solid gold entertainers. So if you’re looking for the UK’s best value Blu-ray player, the highest-performing dock, or …
Steve May, 15 Dec 2011
Philips Fidelio AS851 speaker dock for Android devices

Philips Fidelio AS851 speaker

Geek Treat of the Week Philips’ Fidelio speakers for iOS - such as the DS9 - have gotten a big thumbs-up from us in the past, and now Philips has released a new range specifically designed for Android devices. I got my hands on the top-of-the-range Fidelio AS851, which comes in at £200, but there’s also a smaller model called the AS351 priced at £ …
Cliff Joseph, 12 Dec 2011
CableJive DockBoss Plus Android-iPod adaptor

CableJive DockBoss Plus

Geek Treat of the Week Reg Hardware is always inundated with speaker systems for the iPhone and iPod in the run-up to Christmas, but there are still relatively few sets of speakers designed to dock Android phones. Yes, most iPod and iPhone speaker-docks do have an 3.5mm aux port that will allow you to connect almost any audio source – but a mere …
Cliff Joseph, 21 Nov 2011
Henge Docks Docking Station for MacBooks

Henge Docks Docking Station

Accessory of the Week It’s less technically sophisticated than the Techne Byte-Dock port replicator we reviewed recently, but the Docking Station from Henge Docks is a darn site prettier and a lot less expensive. Henge Docks Docking Station for MacBooks Sold here in the UK by MobileFun, the Docking Station is available in several sizes to suit …
Cliff Joseph, 18 Nov 2011

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