• DEAL: Anker's SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker is Just $29.99 Today at Amazon ($50 Off)

    DEAL: Anker's SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker is Just $29.99 Today at Amazon ($50 Off)

    We don’t typically write up Bluetooth speaker deals because everyone seems to make Bluetooth speakers these days, many of which are good enough to pick up and toss around the yard or house on weekends for mobile tunes.But today, Amazon is running a daily deal on the Anker SoundCore Bluetooth speaker, a speaker that is often thought of as one of the best for the price.
  • Apple May Open Up Siri, Make Echo-Like Speaker

    Apple May Open Up Siri, Make Echo-Like Speaker

    Similar to the Echo, Apple's home speaker will be able to turn on music playlists, set timers and alarms, and read back the news.A source with direct knowledge of Apple's plans told the publication the device will also be able to interact with Apple's Homekit platform, allowing it to turn appliances on or off via voice commands.
  • Speakers Become Latest Threat to Your Digital Security

    Speakers Become Latest Threat to Your Digital Security

    Any device attached to your PC should be viewed as a threat, and that now includes your speakers.As Engadget reports, a team of researchers at Ben Gurion University in Israel created a proof-of-concept software hack that turns your computer speakers into a microphone.
  • If an unsinkable speaker is what floats your boat, you want the Wonderboom

    If an unsinkable speaker is what floats your boat, you want the Wonderboom

    Unlike most other UE products, the Wonderboom floats — no floatie accessory needed, as with the Boom 2 and Roll 2.While not much heavier than a Roll 2, the Wonderboom is harder to recommend as a backpacking or hiking speaker, simply because its cylindrical shape is bulkier than the disc-shaped Roll 2.
  • When voice is not enough, Amazon’s Echo Show gives Alexa a touchscreen

    When voice is not enough, Amazon’s Echo Show gives Alexa a touchscreen

    It’s equipped with eight ever-vigilant microphones — up from seven in Amazon’s Echo Dot, Echo Tap, and original Echo speaker — and an improved speaker array with Dolby-powered bass and stereo sound.But the Echo Show’s highlight is its 7-inch color touchscreen — an Echo speaker first.
  • At home, in the woods, or on a beach, JLab's Block Party plays nice with others

    At home, in the woods, or on a beach, JLab's Block Party plays nice with others

    JLab tackles many of these issues with its new portable multiroom speakers, the Block Party and House Party.The larger Block Party speaker easily offers some of the best value on the market.
  • Apple’s ‘Siri speaker’ may debut as early as next week

    Apple’s ‘Siri speaker’ may debut as early as next week

    It seems as if we’re just a few days away from Apple unveiling a Siri-enabled speaker similar to Amazon’s range of Echo devices and Google’s Home offering.” Notably, Bloomberg’s sources claim the speaker won’t include a display, setting it apart from Amazon’s recently launched Echo Show speaker that offers extra functionality via its 7-inch color touchscreen.
  • Apple HomePod Smart Speaker Arrives in December

    Apple HomePod Smart Speaker Arrives in December

    As expected, Apple on Monday introduced a Siri-backed smart speaker, dubbed HomePod, which is expected to launch in December for $349.Echo devices are intended as a way for owners to get information and tap into the Amazon store to purchase items, but Apple is positioning HomePod as, first and foremost, a music speaker.
  • The Best Wireless Speakers of 2017

    That said, you can still find some large, powerful Bluetooth speakers that don't travel easily but sound excellent.More specific-purpose speakers have also gotten wireless support in the last few years, and many soundbars and stereo PC speakers now feature Bluetooth or a Wi-Fi audio system.