bluetooth

Kevo Kwikset Bluetooth Smart Lock: Australian Review

You’re getting too old to still be losing your keys like this. Seriously, they were right there, in your hand, like a second ago. Time to jimmy the kitchen window again, right? Wrong. The Kwikset Kevo gives you not one but three means of entry, so you’ll never get locked out again.


The Best Bluetooth Headphones For Every Discerning Ear

I love headphones, always have. That’s probably because for most of my life, I was hearing impaired. Headphones were the only way for me to hear music the way it was supposed to be heard — the treble, the bass and everything in between. But I don’t want to be tethered to my laptop and phone: I want to do it wirelessly.


The Best Bluetooth Speaker For Every Portable Need

Your average cheap portable Bluetooth speaker is garbage — the crap to quality ratio in the category is absurd. But I’ve spent the last few months combing through loads of speakers under $US200 and found four that are actually good.


Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 Bluetooth Speaker: Australian Review

Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen these days. Some are definitely better than others, but most of the wireless hi-fi units on the market are made by electronics companies rather than heritage audio companies with a foremost interest in sound quality. There are some longtime audio brands out there that take their time and do things right, though. Bang & Olufsen’s first ever Bluetooth speaker, the BeoPlay A2, is actually one of the best you can buy.


Next Version Of Bluetooth Will Directly Connect To The Internet

Bluetooth is kind of like Wi-Fi’s smart but misunderstood cousin. The word “Bluetooth” conjures images of finance bros yelling into those obnoxious little earpieces more than what the technology actually does, which is connect devices together over short distances. Well, Bluetooth’s upcoming 4.2 spec may prove too useful to ignore: This revamped version of the technology will directly connect to the internet.


Harman Kardon Esquire Mini Speaker: Australian Review

There are dozens of Bluetooth speakers available in Australia today that follow a standard template: internal rechargeable battery, Bluetooth, microphone for handsfree calls, and a set of mono or stereo speaker drivers to make the best use of that precious remaining chassis space. Harman Kardon’s Esquire Mini doesn’t pack the outright punch of its bigger brother, but it’s significantly more portable and makes a great hotel room companion for those short overseas trips. (OK, get your mind out of the gutter.)


This Transforming Briefcase Turntable Is A Walkman For Your Records

Just because you prefer the warm, crackly sound of vinyl records to MP3s doesn’t necessarily mean you also like being tethered to a home stereo whenever you want to listen to your record collection. So Pyle has created this portable turntable that transforms into a briefcase for easy transport, and also includes a rechargeable battery powering a pair of flip-out speakers.


Waking Up Will Suck Less With This Ambient Light Alarm Clock

Waking up to a blaring horn sucks, which is why many people use ambient light alarm clocks that gradually get brighter to ease themselves into consciousness. Want to wake up to a calming light and the soothing voices of Morning Edition anchors? JBL’s Horizon Bluetooth Clock has you covered.


Studio Proper's PA2 Bluetooth Speaker Hangs From Your Wall, Sticks To Your iPhone

Melbourne design team Studio Proper is best known for its Wallee mounts for iPad and iPhone. (They’re not terrible, either, according to you.) But they’ve branched out from cases and mounting systems, dipping their toes in the waters of technology with a novel, circular wireless speaker. It’s called the PA2 — that’s for Proper Audio, by the way — and it’s actually the second Bluetooth stereo that Studio Proper has designed and prototyped.


Parrot Zik 2.0: Australian Hands-On, Pricing And Availability

Parrot’s original Philippe Stark-designed Zik headphones were an impressive exercise in design meeting high technology — powerful noise cancelling and all-out wireless sound quality wrapped in plush full-grain leather. They were a little bulky, though — and that’s just one of the aspects that the new Zik 2.0 wants to improve upon.