Google demo I/O Braid, a touch sensitive smart-cable

I/O Braid is research project from Google. Their demo shows how a headphone cable embedded with touch sensitive conductors could be used to control music with a pinch, pat, squeeze or swipe on the fabric…

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen brings Alexa to their portable speaker

B&O update their Beoplay A1 with Alexa, waterproofing, all-day battery and improved sound to make it an ideal portable speaker choice. Renamed to Beosound A1, the premium compact speakers updates bring it up to speed…

“Alexa, Shazam yourself!” – How to get Alexa to identify songs that are playing

Who needs Shazam? Speaker with Alexa can get her to recognise the music she’s playing and tell you all about it. When you’re listening to music through any Alexa-enabled smart speaker you can ask her…

Sonos announce a trio of new speakers with a fat sub and a brand new Dolby Atmos soundbar

Sonos have revealed three brand new speakers which will enhance upon three of their existing speakers. This week a bunch of leaks seemed to suggest that Sonos had some new speakers in the works. A…

New Sonos leaks reveal massive sub and a follow up to the Play:5 and Playbar

New online leaks seem to show a bunch of new devices in the pipeline for Sonos with an official announcement on the way this week. New images were posted in a, since deleted, tweet that…

Marshall unveil their new bluetooth speakers with AirPlay 2 and Alexa

Marshall have revealed their new Uxbridge Voice speaker with all the modern streaming and voice control action you can ask for. In recent years Marshall have gone beyond their long lasting legacy as guitar amp…

Bang & Olufsen’s release a new oak-laden, $2,000+ Smart speaker

Smart speaker’s are notoriously in the cheaper market of music fun but B&O want to give connected speakers a treatment of premium sound, bespoke design and a big price tag. Bang & Olufsen have released…

IKEA and Teenage Engineering’s weird speakers are finally available

Teenage Engineering’s unique brand of music and sound tech gets new life in a series of home and party products from IKEA. Almost 2 years ago IKEA announced that they were working with Teenage Engineering…

Charge your phone wirelessly and blast the tunes with Belkin & Devialet’s Smart Speaker

Belkin have teamed up with house-shaking speaker makers Devialet for a Smart Speaker that keeps your phone juiced sans-cable. Devialet are renowned for making speakers to blow your face off with crystal quality in an…

JBL reveal their Dolby powered transformer soundbar

JBL have announced their TV soundbar which splits into pieces like a transformer inspired surround sound system. JBL are integrating the power of Dolby Atmos into their newly unveiled Bar 9.1 soundbar. The uniquely designed…