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IRL: Linksys E4200, Twelve South BookBook and Turtle Beach's XP400 headphones

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Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. Happy Saturday, kids. This week in IRL Dana and Darren each plunk down their hard-earned...
IRL: Linksys E4200, Twelve South BookBook and Turtle Beach's XP400 headphones
Parrot's Starck-designed Zik headphones available in late July for $399

Engadget Giveaway: win one of two pairs of Sync by 50 wireless over-ear headphones!

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This week we're once again bringing the audio goods to you, and today's giveaway should be incredibly tempting. 50 Cent's brand, SMS Audio, wants to hook you up with a pair of its premium wireless over-ear headphones, Sync by 50. Priced at $400, these cans are spendier than a...
Engadget Giveaway: win one of two pairs of Sync by 50 wireless over-ear headphones!

Jabra readies Revo and Revo Wireless over-ear headphones, Vox in-ears

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Jabra has been venturing further and further into headphones after years of focusing on headsets and speakerphones. CES 2013 is a perfect mirror of that shift: all three products it's launching at the show are geared towards music lovers rather than plain old conference calling. The Revo and Bluetooth-based...
Jabra readies Revo and Revo Wireless over-ear headphones, Vox in-ears

Koss revamps Porta Pro headphones with iPhone remote, intros 'interlocking' earbuds

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We're baffled that we missed this gem of news during the bustle of CES, but it turns out that Koss has recently announced a new version of its iconic Porta Pro headphones. The Porta Pro KTC (Koss Touch Control), as it's dubbed, is essentially the same piece of retro...
Koss revamps Porta Pro headphones with iPhone remote, intros 'interlocking' earbuds

Wearable technology: a vision of the future?

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Intelligent ski goggles, glasses that film what you see - it's the next wave of technology. And pretty soon you'll be wearing itNot so long ago I was skiiing down a slope in France, wearing a pair of ski goggles which, when I looked down and to my right, showed...
Wearable technology: a vision of the future?

This parody Surface ad should be Microsoft's official response to Apple's iPad mini

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It isn’t Friday, but you deserve this. Get some headphones, a decent pair, spit out all liquids from your mouth, and watch the following clip on high volume: Once you stop laughing and regain control, here’s some background: Apple released a commercial for its new iPad mini that was so...
This parody Surface ad should be Microsoft's official response to Apple's iPad mini
V-moda unveils Vamp Verza: a dockable, device-agnostic headphone amp and DAC for mobile audiophiles

IRL: ASUS Transformer Prime, Verbatim Dual USB Power Pack and V-Moda's Crossfade LP headphones

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Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. You love your gadgets because they're awesome. Or maybe you love them because you spent...
IRL: ASUS Transformer Prime, Verbatim Dual USB Power Pack and V-Moda's Crossfade LP headphones

Razer announces new Kraken gaming headsets: Pros get a pull-out mic (hands-on)

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Razer wasn't done with the Gamescom crowds just yet, revealing its latest Lime-doused gaming headset. The Razer Kraken is readying for a global launch next month, with a Pro version (with microphone in tow) hitting your wallet for 80 bucks and the similar-looking Music and Gaming cans priced around...
Razer announces new Kraken gaming headsets: Pros get a pull-out mic (hands-on)

Gadgetwise Blog: Headphones With Convenience or Fidelity, Not Both

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The new Harmon Kardon BT headphones are convenient when wireless, but lack fidelity. You can wire them to improve sound, but there goes the convenience....
Gadgetwise Blog: Headphones With Convenience or Fidelity, Not Both

Siri Shows Increasing Promise, But Accuracy Falls Short of Google Text Searches

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In what should not be a surprise given Siri's beta status and its use of new technology for voice interaction with mobile devices, a study from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster finds that Siri's abilities are still eclipsed by the traditional text-entry Google searches that have been in place for...
Siri Shows Increasing Promise, But Accuracy Falls Short of Google Text Searches

Review: House of Marley Riddim On-Ear Headphones

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House of Marley is a fairly new entrant in the headphone market, arriving in late 2011 among a host of other celebrity branded headphones. In order to standout in the crowded market, House of Marley decide to make it their goal to not only offer top audio-quality products, but to...
Review: House of Marley Riddim On-Ear Headphones

Apple Introduces Four Television Spots for the iPhone 5

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With the launch of the iPhone 5, Apple has started running a full slate of television ads promoting the product. Typical with Apple advertising, all the spots focus on the features of the iPhone 5 and iOS, rather than price. One is focused on the new EarPod headphones, while another...
Apple Introduces Four Television Spots for the iPhone 5

Logitech F540 vs SteelSeries 7xb: Xbox 360 wireless headset showdown

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I finally got an Xbox this year. Yeah, I know, I’m a bit late on the uptake. But I’ve always been a PC gamer, rather than a console one, so I have my excuse. But one thing I quickly found was that, unless I was willing to blow the house...
Logitech F540 vs SteelSeries 7xb: Xbox 360 wireless headset showdown
Beats Targets The Business Traveller With Executive Edition Headphones, We Listen In

SOURCE: Music Service MOG Has Been Acquired By Beats Audio

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We've heard from a single source that subscription music service MOG has been acquired by audio technology company Beats Audio, which is part owned by phone maker HTC. It's only one source, so we'd categorize it as a rumor at this point. MOG would not comment, saying only, "We’re...
SOURCE: Music Service MOG Has Been Acquired By Beats Audio

Bang & Olufsen shows off first new headphones in 25 years

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Bang & Olufsen has produced its first set of over-the-ear headphones and the first new headphones it's released in more than 25 years. The Danish company is also selling new ear buds that offer good sound reproduction in an understated, but classy, look....
Bang & Olufsen shows off first new headphones in 25 years

Android HiFi app turns Android devices into AirPlay speakers

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Using so many mobile devices has caused me to stop syncing and start streaming whenever I can, particularly with music. I don’t want to carry the same audio files on every device nor worry about if I even have them stored locally. And with the limited amount of storage space...
Android HiFi app turns Android devices into AirPlay speakers

Xzibit, Sugar Ray Leonard, Nick Cannon And More Pimp Headphones At CES

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The CES showroom floor is full of surprises, but none were quite as exciting as the plethora of celebrities we bumped into on Day 1. Much of that is in great thanks to Monster, who is focused on new partnerships with brands and celebrities alike, including Deisel Jeans, Nick Cannon,...
Xzibit, Sugar Ray Leonard, Nick Cannon And More Pimp Headphones At CES

Apple's New iOS Device Marketing: 'Lightning' Dock Connector, 'Earpod' Headphones, 'Loop' Accessory

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9to5Mac shares some new details about Apple's updates planned for today, outlining some of the marketing terms the company appears to be using for aspects of its new devices. Among the details: First, Apple is said to have been referring to its new dock connector as "Lightning" internally, and that...
Apple's New iOS Device Marketing: 'Lightning' Dock Connector, 'Earpod' Headphones, 'Loop' Accessory

Poll: Do you listen to movies or TV over headphones?

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Sure, most folks are more likely to listen to music over headphones, but some of you are also listening to movies, TV shows or YouTube with headphones. [Read more]...
Poll: Do you listen to movies or TV over headphones?
New Apple earbuds for iPhone 5 leak online

It’s Official: Samsung Galaxy Note Launches Feb 19 on AT&T for $299

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Samsung and AT&T made the release date and pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Note official today. The leaked roadmap from last week was almost right. Consumers get to scoop up the Note on February 19th, not the 18th. One extra day to wait. Unless you pre-order. Customers that do so...
It’s Official: Samsung Galaxy Note Launches Feb 19 on AT&T for $299

Harman Kardon trots out five iPhone-matching headsets, keeps you in high Apple fashion

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There's no shortage of iPhone-friendly headsets. Not many are actually designed to match an iPhone's looks, however, and Harman Kardon is counting on that urge to coordinate to draw a few listeners into a new line of very tersely-named headphones and headsets. The more conspicuous resemblances to Apple's creation...
Harman Kardon trots out five iPhone-matching headsets, keeps you in high Apple fashion

Leaks: Beats buyout of MOG for full music, gear store

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Beats Audio's rumored acquisition of MOG could be less about HTC and more about its own brand. Leaks have it planning to open a full web music store, CNET had heard, but it would also sell headphones and "numerous other products." While the deal wouldn't be wrapped, MOG would serve...
Leaks: Beats buyout of MOG for full music, gear store

Review: Logitech UE Air Speaker

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If maybe a little more slowly than Apple would like, AirPlay is becoming a staple of the wireless speaker market for iOS devices. The technology has a few advantages: Wi-Fi streaming allows for higher-quality audio than Bluetooth, in theory, and its integration into iOS and iTunes guarantees widespread support of...
Review: Logitech UE Air Speaker

Should Justin Bieber Invest In Your Enterprise Solution?

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Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Ashton Kutcher: A-list celebs, sure. But they're also members of a Who's Who of new-age venture capitalists and product developers. That is, at least according to public perception. In recent years, an increasing number of startups and big-name companies have looked to celebrity backers...
Should Justin Bieber Invest In Your Enterprise Solution?

The $99 Roku 3

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The $99 Roku 3: CNET: The new Roku 3 has one more feature up its sleeve and it's a neat one: private listening mode. Plug in a pair of headphones to the remote's headphone jack and you can listen to whatever's playing on your Roku. Plugging in the headphones also...
The $99 Roku 3
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