Alexa Announcements has landed in Australia, meaning Aussies can now use their Alexa-enabled devices as a one-way intercom system to share quick, broad messages with the whole family. Simply say to your Alexa-enabled device, “Alexa, announce dinner is ready,” and “Dinner is ready” will be announced in your voice to all...
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    The Sonos Amp was well overdue for a refresh and has now got one. The second generation Amp is now black, wider, deeper but still aims to service the same need, to be a home audio hub that powers traditional wired speakers with sound from nearly any source. It...
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    Ultimate Ears speakers are now in their third iteration with the next generation Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 announced. Portable, waterproof Bluetooth speakers enable you to take sound with you, regardless of how active your lifestyle is. The gen 3 speakers have been redesigned, now featuring a two-toned design, made of...
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    Plantronics have announced the Plantronics BackBeat GO 600 Series which are wireless, over-the-ear immersive headphones featuring unique capabilities for people who put music first, at an economical price point. To ensure music lovers can create the listening experience they prefer, BackBeat GO 600 comes equipped with dual equalisation (EQ)...
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    It used to be that homes started their entry into IoT by way of a connected lightbulb, but that’s changing. In 2018, the arrival of connected smart speakers with voice assistants are now for many, the first device and it ends up being the primary interface to control the...
  • LG is adding Google Assistant to 2018 premium sound lineup, to be shown off at CES

    Its not even 2018 yet, but we already know LG has plans to improve their premium audio range next year with features like Google Assistant. At CES 2018, LG will showcase their latest hardware products in their premium audio range. This year, they’re making products sound better and be smarter, which they...
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    Sonos is getting into the voice-activated home assistant market with a new smart speaker announced overnight. The Sonos One looks like the Play:1 speaker, but has some serious upgrades. Sonos One will launch with Amazon Alexa support and add Google Assistant in 2018. The Sonos One will be available globally Oct. 24 and...
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    Until now, you’ve had to find a reselller to purchase Sonos products from, but you’ll now be able to shop directly from Sonos.com.au. Sonos Australia say they want to provide Australians with another way to fill their homes with music, with a new online store that offers a great customer...
  • Review: Polk Omni SB1+ offers voice volume adjust

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    Plantronics are back with another set of headphones and this time they’re aimed squarely and fairly at the fitness market. The BlackBeat FIT headphones are lightweight, waterproof and have pretty great battery life. After spending a few weeks living with them, here’s the review. Design and Comfort The BackBeat...
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    Headphones are an incredibly personal thing and finding the right pair is a journey that can last years. Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 is their latest entrant into the market that plans to service all your needs in a single headset. The Pro 2 is a significant update on the original...
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    Sonos have announced an update to their PLAY:5 speaker. The new refined design has a very different look to the original PLAY:5 and also has some great smarts in the software. Trueplay is software exclusive to Sonos that raises the bar for home audio. This works by adjusting your...
  • Review: Pendulumic Stance S1+

    The personal audio market is incredibly crowded and it’s seriously hard to stand out from the crowd. When the Pendulumic Stance S1+ started splashing a 30 hour battery life around, it caught my attention. I’ve used dozens of headphones and plenty of them Bluetooth, but inevitably I return to...
  • Test the Tech at OfficeWorks, Logitech UE Boom 360 degree speaker

    In this video, we take a look at Logitech’s UE Boom. Ultimate Ears, acquired by Logitech back in 2008, claims it emits sound in all 360 degrees and we put that to the test. To test this used is an iPhone rig running a sound metering app, decibels which...
  • TIDAL now available on SONOS

    Premium audio system SONOS has already added support for TIDAL. If you were under a rock today, you missed the launch of yet another music streaming service. The biggest difference with TIDAL is the people who created it, artists, and plenty of them. Usher, Beyoncé, JAY Z, Kanye West,...
  • Review: Deezer Elite on SONOS delivers 1,411 kbps audio

    When you think of music services, your mind may not immediately turn to Deezer. Well it should. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been enjoying Deezer on the web, through the Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps, and now through the SONOS. While most services focus on tracks...
  • The $17,000 UHD network audio player

    Outlandish has a new name. Introducing the Astell&Kern AK500N, the first high-resolution music server made by company. With a reputation for the highest end audio gear that looks like art, the AK500N is a product like you’ve never seen before. Audiofiles delight in the ability to play audio from...
  • Sonos introduces PLAYBAR, the best soundbar by far

    Premium networked, multi-room audio system makers Sonos have just announced a brand new product, the first since the Sonos Sub last year. The Sonos PLAYBAR is a soundbar that is way smarter than most. As a Sonos device, it connects your entertainment system and with the rest of the...
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    When a brand outside the technology industry, puts their logo on the side of a product it can be time to worry. In this instance that concern can safely subside while you enjoy the tunes massaging your inner-ears. These Ferrari headphones are made by Logic3 a brand well known...
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    This morning in Sydney, David Cain, General Manager of Sales and Marketing at Logic3, demonstrated their latest luxury audio collection. Embracing the famous Ferrari branding, the new audio collection encompasses two main lines. Before we get to that, the Ferrari by Logic3 branding is actually a very interesting story....

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