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Vivo TWS Neo is the Chinese OEM's latest wireless audio product

Vivo TWS Neo earphones launched with 14.2mm drivers, aptX Adaptive support, Bluetooth 5.2, and more

Vivo has unveiled its latest wireless audio product for the Chinese market. The Vivo TWS Neo supports Qualcomm's aptX Adaptive codec, Bluetooth 5.2, and even has a low-latency mode for gaming. The earphones retail at CNY 499($70) ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 11:41:00 +0200
The TicWatch Pro has been updated for 2020. (Source: Mobvoi)

Deal | Mobvoi partners with PayPal to offer 10% off any product in its online store

Mobvoi is a wearable and smart-thing OEM that makes the WearOS-powered TicWatch series. It has announced that customers who order from its own web-store using PayPal will get a 10% discount. This, for example, would bring the pric...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 01 Jun 2020 21:34:00 +0200
The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 headset. (Source: Turtle Beach)

The US gaming headset market is found to have hit new heights as of April 2020

A new market research report states that the gaming headset sector broke records in terms of US retail sales in April 2020. This study also found that 8 of the 10 best-selling devices in this category were from the brand Turtle Be...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 27 May 2020 23:16:00 +0200
The new ZV-1 camera. (Source: Sony)

Sony announces its new "vlogger's camera", the ZV-1

Sony has launched a lightweight, compact camera with a 20.1MP 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor. However, it is not a new RX: the new ZV-1 was designed with content creators in mind. It has a side-mounted LCD touchscreen, as well as t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 26 May 2020 20:36:00 +0200
The new HP Collaboration PC G6. (Source: HP)

HP announces a new Collaboration AiO with Zoom Rooms

HP's new PC G6 is an all-in-one (AiO) so directed at interprofessional use-cases it even has a relevant term in its official product name. It is also accordingly equipped with Rooms, a feature of the Zoom service intended to remov...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 26 May 2020 14:00:00 +0200
Redmi Earbuds S is now available for purchase

Redmi Earbuds S TWS earphones launched with low-latency gaming mode, IPX4 rating, and more

Redmi has launched a new pair of TWS earphones in India called the Redmi Earbuds S. It boasts of up to four hours of continuous playback on a single charge, splash resistance, and a 122ms low-latency mode for gaming. It is availab...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 26 May 2020 10:42:00 +0200
Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Plus Edition. (Image Source: Creative)

Creative introduces the Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition in a white finish with added RGB effects

Creative has introduced the limited edition Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Plus Edition in a white variant with additional RGB lighting. The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Plus Edition also supports Dolby Digital and DTS encoding and uses the...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 25 May 2020 11:13:00 +0200
Are these OnePlus' latest upcoming accessories? (Source: Twitter)

Rumor | OnePlus will launch its first pair of TWS earbuds alongside the Z in July 2020

The tipster Max J. claims that OnePlus is closer than ever to releasing its first pair of truly wireless (TWS) earbuds. He also asserts that they will be launched in about 2 months from today (May 24, 2020). However, those hoping ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 24 May 2020 21:38:00 +0200
The already available OPPO Enco W31 earphones have 7 mm dynamic drivers. (Image source: OPPO)

OPPO Smart Band and OPPO Enco W51 wireless earbuds teased ahead of expected June launch

OPPO has been busy teasing some new upcoming products on social media, including the OPPO Smart Band wearable and OPPO Enco W51 wireless earbuds. Specific details about the two products are currently scarce, but it is believed OPP...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 24 May 2020 20:51:00 +0200
Online streaming is now a prominent source of home entertainment. (Source: Flickr)

67% of US high-speed internet households own at least 1 device that is just for streaming AV content

New market research has found that nearly 70% of all US households with broadband internet own and use at least 1 device along the lines of a smart TV, streaming box, connected DVR or console. This appears to underpin the strong r...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 23 May 2020 22:44:00 +0200
The TCL 9 Series RAYDANZ soundbar. (Source: TCL)

TCL wins a 2020 iF Design Award for its latest flagship soundbar

TCL is becoming increasingly well-known for its mostly affordable high-res TVs. However, it also does soundbars, the newest of which has won an award for its unique "RAYDANZ" design. The OEM claims that it allows the device to pro...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 21 May 2020 19:25:00 +0200
The 'Sony pop-out speaker phone'. (Source: WIPO via LetsGoDigital)

Sony patents the pop-out camera/speaker phone

According to a new document reportedly filed with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), Sony has invented a phone that has pop-up modules at both its top and bottom edges. These additional parts span the short edges of th...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 19 May 2020 20:37:00 +0200
The new Dell Optimizer in action. (Source: Dell)

Dell claims its new Optimizer makes some new business models into "the world's most intelligent PCs"

Dell has integrated a new form of potentially workflow-aiding AI into some of its new PCs. Known as the "Optimizer", it confers features such as Express Sign-In, Intelligent Audio and Express Response. They allow for next-gen beha...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 19 May 2020 16:00:00 +0200
The Redmi AirDots S TWS earbuds have 7.2 mm audio drivers. (Image source: Giztop).

Redmi AirDots S TWS earbuds or Redmi Soundbar 2.0 most likely candidates as Xiaomi hints at new audio product for Indian market

Redmi India has been teasing a wireless personal audio product that will soon be launching on the Indian market. Fans of the brand have been guessing what the device could be, with Redmi AirDots S TWS earbuds and the Redmi Soundba...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 19 May 2020 14:12:00 +0200
1More's new neckbuds. (Source: 1More)

1More announces its latest Dual Driver wireless in-ear neckbuds with ANC

1More has introduced its new Dual Driver ANC Pro Wireless In-Ear Headphones. This new product is not truly wireless, but does improve on its predecessor through the addition of Bluetooth 5.0 and a Wind Noise Resistance mode on top...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 15 May 2020 16:53:00 +0200
Realme announces a bumper product launch set for May 25, 2020

Realme announces a bumper product launch set for May 25, 2020

Realme has let it be known that it is to launch up to 8 new devices or accessories on May 25, 2020. Therefore, speculation is now rife that this event may debut the rumored X3 series. One of them is also now thought to be a gaming...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 13 May 2020 18:57:00 +0200
The new Sony HT-G700 system. (Source: Sony)

Sony intros its new, Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar

Sony has launched the HT-G700, a new partially-wireless 400 watt (W) soundbar system rated for up to 7.1.2-channel audio reproduction and effective room coverage. It supports standards such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X while using its...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 12 May 2020 19:16:00 +0200
The 2020 Sony SRS-XB range. (Source: Sony)

Sony launches new wireless speakers with EXTRA BASS

Sony has announced new additions to its SRS-XB line of wireless speakers. Their generation features programmable lighting strips in their IP67 housing and are engineered for "deep, punchy bass" and a 3D surround effect. There are ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 12 May 2020 18:13:00 +0200
The Powerbeats Pro may be updated soon. (Source: Apple)

The next Powerbeats Pro may launch soon

Recent FCC documentation shows that Apple has what appears to be Powerbeats Pro 2 in the works. They have now picked up further certifications that probably put them close to an unveiling. Therefore, they may be launched in the US...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 06 May 2020 20:24:00 +0200
LG's 2020 soundbars will be available for sale soon. (Source: LG)

LG launches its 2020 soundbars for the US market

LG has announced that the soundbars designed to go with its 2020 OLED and NanoCell TVs will be available in the US soon. These products are rated to deliver between 380 and 770 watts (W) of audio power, and feature enhancements su...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 04 May 2020 23:08:00 +0200
Sony's new kind of wireless earbud. (Source: JPO via LetsGoDigital)

Sony's strange new TWS earphone design may be intended to cater to helmet-wearers

Sony has reportedly filed a patent for a pair of truly wireless (or TWS) earphones. However, successors to the well-received WF-1000XM3s they are most likely not: they have a more original design that incorporates a large attachme...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 01 May 2020 21:55:00 +0200
Huawei patents a new possible MatePad with an interesting rear panel

Huawei patents a new possible MatePad with an interesting rear panel

Huawei may have filed a new patent for a tablet that is now on the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) database. Given its form-factor, it may be easy to assume that it is the upcoming T8 model rumored to launch soon. Howeve...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 01 May 2020 16:38:00 +0200
Evleaks' supposed Desire 20 Pro render. (Source: Patreon via XDA)

A new leak shows the HTC "Desire 20 Pro" with a punch-hole display

HTC is currently said to have a new phone called the Desire 20 Pro in the works. The noted leaker Evan Blass has now ramped these rumors up with a new render. It depicts the supposedly upcoming device as one with a quad rear camer...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 30 Apr 2020 21:53:00 +0200
Apple certifies new TWS earbuds. (Source: FCC)

Apple certifies new TWS earbuds, could be next-gen Powerbeats Pro

Some new TWS earbuds from Apple have passed through Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testing. These products are not new AirPods, however: their new certification lets their Beats branding slip, in addition to the fact they...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 28 Apr 2020 20:46:00 +0200
The Realme Buds Wireless Pro. (Source: NCC via MySmartPrice)

Realme is slated to launch a Pro version of its Buds Wireless earphones soon

The Realme Buds Wireless are of the 'neckbud' form-factor. Now, it seems the brand has a Pro variant of the same ready to go. A product under this name has been spotted in the hands of Singaporean and Taiwanese regulators ahead of...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:16:00 +0200
The Pixel Buds 2 are now out there. (Source: Google)

Update | Wild Pixel Buds 2 appear on Google's US Store

Today, (April 27, 2020) a new app for Google's Pixel Buds 2 went live on the Play Store. It was even more unexpectedly followed by the TWS earphones themselves on the Mountain View giant's store. They support OEM-specific features...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 27 Apr 2020 16:29:00 +0200
The Discord Mobile Voice Overlay now works on more phones. (Source: XDA)

Discord is rolling its Mobile Voice Overlay feature out to non-Samsung phones

Discord for Android has a useful feature in which a button for its voice-chat functions can float over every other aspect of the UI. Unfortunately, it was originally launched as an exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy Notes 10. However...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 26 Apr 2020 22:18:00 +0200
The HyperDrive Gen2 options with an iPhone 11 Pro Max for scale. (Source: HYPER)

The HyperDrive Gen2 has now achieved over 1000% of its Indiegogo goal

HYPER's 2nd-generation USB type C hub for laptops such as MacBooks has been launched via crowd-funding platforms. The resulting Indiegogo campaign has now attracted over US$1 million in backing, whereas the company had originally ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 24 Apr 2020 22:32:00 +0200
Apple will be releasing a lot of new hardware this year, according to Mark Gurman. (Image source: Apple)

AirTags, iMac redesign, MacBook Pro 14, new MacBook Pro 16 and more Apple hardware refreshes due by Q4 2020

From the MacBook Pro 14 to the iPhone 12 and everything in between, Apple is planning a bumper hardware refresh by the end of the year. Expect new iMacs, AirTags, Watch Series 6 and MacBook Pro 16 releases.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 23 Apr 2020 19:06:00 +0200
The Arctis 1 Wireless Netrunner Edition. (Source: SteelSeries)

SteelSeries reveals new Arctis 1 Wireless Cyberpunk 2077 themed headsets for Xbox and PS4, Switch, PC and Android

Steel Series has launched its Cyberpunk 2077 ahead of the game’s launch in September. The new range includes the all-new Arctis 1 Wireless headsets for Xbox, PS4, Android, Switch and PC. Users of the Arctis Pro series can also pur...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 22 Apr 2020 13:32:00 +0200
A new Sony Z8H 8K HDR LED TV. (Source: Sony)

Sony releases pricing and availability info on its 2020 8K and 4K TVs

Sony has announced details on its latest TVs, including their MRSPs in USD and where to get them. They include 8K LED models, which are of course the most expensive on this new list. However, there are also 4K BRAVIA OLED and LED ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 21 Apr 2020 19:09:00 +0200
Could the new AirPods tipped by Prosser be an AirPods Pro 'Lite'? (Source: Apple)

New AirPods ready to go, could join new MacBook Pro for May launch

Apple is keen to build on the sales momentum of its AirPods line. According to the latest in a string of Apple-related leaks from Jon Prosser, a new model is inbound and set to join the line up as soon as May when the next round o...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 20 Apr 2020 12:04:00 +0200
A new official iQOO Neo3 render. (Source: Weibo)

A possible iQOO Neo3 complete with Snapdragon 865 SoC appears on Geekbench

The iQOO Neo series' next generation is the 3, a phone touted to combine the highest-end of flagship phone specs at the lowest price. Its model number has appeared as the title of new listings on Geekbench 4, which may help set so...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 19 Apr 2020 18:50:00 +0200
Apple Music's new web interface is live. (Source: Apple)

Apple Music now finally available through a web interface

Apple Music’s web-based interface is finally out of beta and is now widely available. The interface is long overdue and now puts Apple Music in line with its leading competitors all of which have browser-based access in addition t...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 19 Apr 2020 05:14:00 +0200
An iOS icon leak could point to what Apple's new headphones will look like. (Source: 9to5Mac)

Apple premium noise cancelling headphones said to be highly customizable

A new report from Bloomberg confirms that Apple is working on a set of on-ear or over-ear headphones. However, in a very Apple-like twist, the design is said to feature interchangeable parts to emphasize personal customization.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 17 Apr 2020 08:08:00 +0200
The new Note 20 earbuds. (Source: YouTube)

Note 20: not the phone, but new TWS earbuds from the maker of CARD20

The Note 20s are YOBYBO's latest go at revolutionizing the TWS earbud form-factor. They have a unique asymmetrical shape that extend out of the wearer's ear while in use, as well as an equally innovative square charging case with ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 16 Apr 2020 18:56:00 +0200
The Redmi AirDots S. (Source: IThome)

Redmi launches its new US$14 AirDots S TWS buds featuring a low-latency mode for gamers

Xiaomi has now launched its new TWS earbuds, the Redmi AirDots S. The AirDots S looks to be a refresh of the first-gen Redmi AirDots and offers more of the same, with the addition of a new low latency game mode.
Ricci Rox, Wed, 15 Apr 2020 22:19:00 +0200
The red Galaxy Buds+ are coming to Taiwan soon. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Buds+: new software update fixes major call issue; red versions launch in a new market

The latest variant of the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ are hailed as some of the best non-ANC TWS earbuds out there. However, they are also affected by the potential for severe wind-noise during voice calls. Their latest firmware update i...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 15 Apr 2020 17:10:00 +0200
Apple TV could be about to give Nintendo some headaches if it picks up an A14 SoC as rumored. (Source: Apple)

Next Apple TV refresh could see it pick up an A14 SoC, HomePod could get a Google Nest Hub makeover

The next Apple TV refresh looks set to bring with it Apple’s next-generation A14 SoC according to a fresh rumor. Also on the cards is an Apple HomePod with a display along the lines of a Google Nest Hub and Amazon Echo Show after ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 15 Apr 2020 12:42:00 +0200
New OnePlus launch, new Bullets. (Source: YouTube)

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z: still not TWS, but at least more colorful

OnePlus has unleashed new versions of its wireless earphones alongside its new 8-series of flagship phones. This new generation has an improved range of color options compared to its predecessors. It also features low-latency conn...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 14 Apr 2020 21:51:00 +0200
Razer Hammerhead's now come in a Pokémon theme. (Source: Razer)

Razer launches Pikachu True Wireless Earbuds with Poké Ball case

Razer has lined up a treat for Pokémon fans with the launch of its new themed Hammerhead variant. Targeted specifically at the Pokémon crazy Chinese market, the new headphones will undoubtedly also attract interest from die-hard f...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 14 Apr 2020 02:24:00 +0200
Some Google Phone features. (Source: Google)

The Google Dialer is found to be compatible with a greater range of devices

Phone is an app made by Google that may offer more features and settings compared to the average default Android dialer. It is normally only exclusive to Pixel and Android One devices. However, XDA contributors now claim that it c...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 11 Apr 2020 23:59:00 +0200
The Redmi AirDots feature a built-in microphone. (Image source: B&H)

Redmi AirDots 2 and Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones from Xiaomi likely to be announced soon

Recently spotted Bluetooth certificates have indicated an upcoming announcement of two new products from the Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi: the Redmi AirDots 2 and the Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones. The first Redmi AirDots have been...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 11 Apr 2020 13:18:00 +0200
Creative Outlier Gold Hands-On Review: Excellent TWS earbuds for under US$100

Creative Outlier Gold Hands-On Review: Excellent TWS earbuds for under US$100

The Outlier Gold offers impeccable value for money. While many of their competitors stretch into hundreds of dollars, Creative has kept the Outlier Gold below U...
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Alex Alderson, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 23:55:00 +0200
Smart display ownership may affect personal audio buying choices. (Source: Lenovo)

The Covid-19 pandemic may drive sales of audio equipment: new study

A new study of US households with high-speed internet has found that 44% of them reported having bought speakers, whereas 33% own earphones and 37% own headphones. However, these respondents also reported that smart speakers or sm...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 07 Apr 2020 22:23:00 +0200
The paid music-streaming market breakdown for 2019. (Source: Counterpoint Research)

Subscription-based music-streaming increased by 32% in 2019

According to a new Counterpoint Research report, music-streaming service subscriptions have increased in 2019 compared to 2018. Spotify has retained the top spot in this market year-on-year (YoY), also other popular platforms such...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 05 Apr 2020 21:33:00 +0200
There could be a wireless charger with this branding on the market soon. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus may launch a Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger to go with the 8 Pro

The 8 Pro is rumored to become OnePlus' first flagship phone with wireless charging. Now, a prominent leaker asserts that the OEM will sell a power accessory to support this feature. This brand is also now rumored to have Bullets ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 04 Apr 2020 22:50:00 +0200
The next Galaxy Buds? Source: WinFuture

Rumor | Samsung has developed a new, kidney bean-shaped Galaxy Bud

Samsung is now rumored to have a completely new type of Galaxy Bud in the works. According to a new leak, they will have a much larger shape that looks somewhat like a pair of beans. Some renders generated based on this idea sugge...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 04 Apr 2020 21:45:00 +0200
The new Sony WH-CH710N wireless headphones. (Source: Sony)

Sony releases new noise-cancelling wireless headphones

Sony has unveiled the WH-CH710N completely wireless headphones. They are equipped with Automatic Artificial Intelligence Noise Canceling (AINC), which excludes ambient sounds in a way that adapts to the wearer's environment. They ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 02 Apr 2020 20:33:00 +0200
The new Sony WF-XB700s. (Source: Sony)

Sony announces new TWS earphones with EXTRA BASS

Sony has released the WF-XB700 earphones: TWS devices designed to incorporate this OEM's EXTRA BASS technology. They also have an IP4 rating against sweat and water-splashes and ergonomics that may help them stay in the user's ear...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 01 Apr 2020 22:20:00 +0200

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