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VaVa Voom 22 Bluetooth speakers review: Affordable true stereo

One of the problems with most of today’s Bluetooth speakers is the lack of stereo separation. There’s a bit—if you sit or stand in just the right place, but just how much can you do with one physical unit? If you really want the vocal and instrumental field dispersion that’s the whole reason stereo was invented, you need to buy two Bluetooth speakers that can be configured as a stereo pair. The VaVa Voom 22 deliver this via Qualcomm’s TrueWireless Stereo (TWS) technology.A pair of these are...

The Best Chromecast Speaker

Chromecast Audio is one of several competing wireless audio technologies currently being built into speakers. A Chromecast Audio product connects to your home Wi-Fi network, and streams Internet-based audio content. You select the audio program you want to hear using Chromecast-compatible apps running on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Chromecast’s main advantage over the much more common Bluetooth standard is that it lets you play the same audio on multiple speakers throughout your home,...

Ultimate Ears BLAST and MEGABLAST speakers support both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Regardless of your opinion of Bluetooth speakers, you can't deny that they usually sound better than the integrated speakers found on smartphones and tablets. Sure, many audiophiles will decry the use of wireless for speaker connectivity, but if you simply want convenience and improved audio, a Bluetooth speaker will make you very happy -- if you buy one from a reputable company that is, such as Bose, JBL, or Ultimate Ears.Speaking of Ultimate Ears, the company's products never...

Ultimate Ears Launches the BLAST and MEGABLAST Smart Speakers with Bluetooth, WiFi, and Amazon Alexa

I’ve been a huge fan of Ultimate Ears speakers and have always impressed with both sound and aesthetics. In fact, the ROLL 2, BOOM 2 and MEGABOOM serve as our poolside speakers all summer long. (Check out all the reviews!) Now the company has announced the BLAST and MEGABLAST. They look amazing and have Amazon Alexa hands-free voice control baked in.The Ultimate Ears BLAST and Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST are “portable, wireless, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speakers with immersive 360-degree sound...