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Apple Music available on Sonos by end of this year

Apple’s streaming music service will be available on Sonos’ streaming Wi-Fi speaker set-up by the end of the year. Buzzfeed editor Jon Paczkowski received a message from Apple confirming the move and tweeted the news: Apple_Sonos_Bussfeed Paczkowski Apple Music on Sonos tweet Sonos confirmed this to The Verge. Sonos …
Chris Mellor, 29 Jun 2015
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Forget Apple's AirPlay - it's Windows 8 you want, says speaker maker

Rather a lot of speakers are touting their support for Apple’s AirPlay Wi-Fi hosted audio streaming technology, but here’s one designed for Windows fans. The Audio Aris is, says creator Aperion, the first Windows 8 certified speaker. It too operates over Wi-Fi, being fed from a Windows PC, tablet or smartphone using the source …
Hard Reg, 4 Oct 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 Rather a lot of docks …
Tony Smith, 3 Sep 2012
Polaroid LCD TV

Asda snaps up Polaroid telly tech

Polaroid has a deal in the frame with Asda, which will see a range of the photography-mogul's other tech – including budget tellies and home theatre systems – retail through the supermarket exclusively. The range includes a Polaroid 42in passive-3D 1080p LCD TV, which comes with four sets of glasses for £399. You can pick up a …
Caleb Cox, 24 Jul 2012
B&O Beoplay A3

B&O Beoplay A3

Accessory of the Week Stick an iPad in B&O’s Beoplay A3, take a step or two back and look at it square on. It looks like a mini B&O TV. Put it down on a kitchen worktop or office shelf and you have a video player or jukebox capable of producing rich, full-bodied audio which does iPad far more justice than its own tiny speaker. B&O Beoplay A3 As …
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 …
Bang & Olufsen Beolit 12

Bang & Olufsen Beolit 12

Geek Treat of the Week There are AirPlay speakers and there are AirPlay speakers. This unit from Danish hi-fi gods Bang & Olufsen is eye-wateringly expensive but has plenty of features, including a built-in re-chargeable battery which, B&O says, will give you eight hours play time on one charge. Bang & Olufsen Beolit 12 The sleek chassis comes in …
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 …
Pasce Minirig

Pasce Minirig micro speaker

Accessory of the Week Reg Hardware Gizmo Week logo small British audio engineering firm Pasce has made such a big splash with its Minirig speakers that it had to stop taking orders for a while to replenish its stocks. It tells me that they’re available to buy again now, so I took a pair for a spin. The speakers are sold individually, intended to …
Kenny Hemphill, 13 Apr 2012
Desaia BeatBox Bluetooth speaker

Desaia Beat Box Bluetooth speaker

Geek Treat of the Week This is your chance to get your own back on those annoying teenagers who huddle at the back of the bus and play music through the god-awful tinny speakers on their mobile phones. Desaia BeatBox Bluetooth speaker Desaia’s Beat Box is a 75mm cube with speaker grilles on either side and it connects to any device which can pump …
B&W Mini Theatre series 2012

B&W updates designer speaker rig

Speaker specialist B&W has updated its Mini Theatre line of home cinema audio sets for the well-heeled. B&W Mini Theatre series 2012 The new line-up comprises the M-1 satellite speakers and two sub-woofers: the ASW608 and the ball-shaped PV1D. These elements cost, respectively, £150, £349 and £1200 each, but you can choose …
Hard Reg, 13 Feb 2012
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
Pocket Boom portable vibration speaker

Pocket Boom portable vibration speaker

Geek Treat of the Week There are a number of these little ‘vibration speaker’ gadgets that allow you to turn everyday objects into speakers, but the Pocket Boom is cheaper and a bit more portable than many of its rivals. Pocket Boom portable vibration speaker Works best with hollow objects Currently priced at £24.95 – although that’s due to come …
Cliff Joseph, 28 Nov 2011
Logitech Mini Boombox

Logitech outs Bluetooth boombox

Here's Logitech's Mini Boombox, a Bluetooth-connected speaker and amp combo it wants you to be rocking out to when it goes on sale later this month. Logitech Mini Boombox It'll tune in to any gadget that streams songs using Bluetooth A2DP tech. Not intended merely for audio output, the MB also sports a mic and support for …
Hard Reg, 2 Nov 2011
Soundfreaq Soundstep Recharge SFQ-02RB compact speaker

Soundfreaq Soundstep Recharge

Review Audio dock maker Soundfreaq recently released an Android version of its iOS remote control app and is now busy promoting its Bluetooth-equipped Soundstep as something for ‘droid-heads as well as iFans. Soundfreaq Soundstep Recharge SFQ-02RB compact speaker Looks good, sounds good: Soundfreaq's Soundstep Recharge SFQ-02RB …
Alun Taylor, 26 Oct 2011
Philips Fidelio DS9 specs

Philips Fidelio DS9

Review Philips' audio engineers must be feeling rather pleased with themselves these days. Their Fidelio series of iDevice-friendly speakers - now augmented with Android-oriented models - deliver the kind of sound quality you get from top-of-the-line rivals like B&W and Bose, are very stylishly kitted out and reasonably priced too. …
Tony Smith, 19 Oct 2011
Altec Lansing iMT630 travel speaker

Altec Lansing iMT630

Accessory of the Week The first set of iPod speakers I ever bought was Altec Lansing’s inMotion iM3, a paperback-sized unit that could nonetheless produce a very respectable sound. My iM3 has been around the world a couple of times since then and it’s getting a bit frayed around the edges now. However, I’ve never found a better set of travel …
Cliff Joseph, 7 Oct 2011
Scosche BoomCan mini travel speaker

Scosche BoomCan mini travel speaker

Accessory of the Week There is no shortage of small speakers for phones and music players, but few deliver much in the way of welly, or even sound quality. Scosche BoomCan mini travel speaker Not that you should expect a pristine hi-fi experience when you're using an ad hoc speaker such as Scorche's new BoomCan, but it's capable of pumping out a …
Nick Hawkesmoor, 16 Sep 2011

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