Louis Vuitton Just Launched At $3,000 UFO-Shaped Speaker
Louis Vuitton is a brand many of you might be familiar with when it comes to high-end designer fashion, but the company has tried to get into electronics and tech in the past, like earbuds and smart luggages. Now it looks like the company is back with their latest attempt at launching gadgets with a UFO-shaped speaker.
Sony’s New Portable Speaker Looks Like A Candle Lamp
When it comes to choosing a speaker, obviously sound quality is the most important. However, some companies have designed their speakers to make them more appealing beyond their sound quality, like Sony, who have recently debuted their LSPX-S3 speaker which has been designed to look like a candle lamp.
Latest 14.6 HomePod Update Is Reportedly Bricking Some Devices
The other day, we cautioned HomePod owners that maybe they should pass on installing the latest software beta for the speakers. This is because according to reports, some HomePod devices were apparently overheating following the update. This is one of the reasons why sometimes beta software shouldn’t be used on your primary devices.
HomePod Beta Software Is Causing Some Devices To Overheat
There is a reason why beta software is in beta. This is because the software isn’t ready for primetime yet and there could still be bugs in there that have yet to be ironed out or even discovered. This is why generally speaking, they shouldn’t be used as a daily driver, although in this case thankfully some people took the HomePod’s beta software for a spin.
Alexa Can Now Read Stories With Your Kids
Amazon’s Alexa is a great digital assistant that can help you do things like set reminders, alarms, and all that jazz, but now it seems that it can even take over some of your parental duties by reading with your kids and helping them with things like their accuracy or pronunciation of certain words.
IKEA’s Symfonisk Picture Frame Speakers Are Launching July 15
Do you feel that some of your tech gadgets stand out a bit too much in your home? Are you finding that you have to compromise on the design or space you want to make room for certain gadgets? If you are, then maybe you might be interested in IKEA’s new Symfonisk speakers which double up as a picture frame.
iOS 14.6 Will Let You Stream Lossless Audio From iPhone To HomePod
Back in May, Apple announced that they would be launching lossless audio for Apple Music. However, it seems that at that time, none of Apple’s devices would actually support lossless playback, although Apple did say that the HomePod would receive an update that would eventually support it.
HomePod And Apple TV Combo Reportedly In Early Development
At Apple’s Spring Loaded event in April, the company announced a new Apple TV. Sure, it had improvements under the hood and there was also a brand new Siri remote control, but otherwise it wasn’t a particularly significant or groundbreaking update to the Apple TV lineup, but there could be a reason why.
HomePod Will Support Apple Music Lossless Audio In Future Update
When Apple announced the new lossless audio streaming option for Apple Music, it was revealed that pretty much none of Apple’s audio products, like the AirPods and HomePod lineup, would support it, which we have to say is a bit of a wasted opportunity and also kind of disappointing.
Belkin’s Adapter Gives Standard Speakers AirPlay 2 Capabilities
When it comes to audio products like speakers or headphones, there are people who prefer convenience like having wireless speakers or headphones, but then there are also some people who believe that wired speakers or headphones offer up much better audio quality. If you’re in the latter but would like to have the best of both worlds, you’re in luck.
Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound Explore Is A Rugged, Waterproof Portable Speaker
Portable speakers are great for taking with you on camping trips, a day trip to the beach, or just out with you in general. However, battery life for these portables are usually less than ideal, plus not all of them are weather resistant which could be a problem if you like lounging by the pool and are worried about the speakers getting wet.
Bang & Olufsen’s Latest Speakers Will Cost You A Whopping $14,000
Bang & Olufsen is a company renowned for exceptional audio product design and the hefty price tag it commands. Even the company’s Beoplay lineup, which are meant to be more affordable, tend to skew towards the higher-end of the range. That being said, the company is back with a new set of speakers – the Beolab 28.
Bang & Olufsen’s New Speaker Looks Like A Book
When choosing a set of speakers, obviously sound quality is one of the most important things to look out for. However, if you are thinking more in terms of aesthetics, Bang & Olufsen has you covered. The company has recently taken the wraps off their latest speaker in the form of the Beosound Emerge.
It Has Been A Month And Apple Still Hasn’t Sold Out Their HomePods
Back in March, Apple announced the inevitable – the HomePod would be discontinued. The company did state that any remaining units would still be available for purchase, so if for whatever reason you want one, you’ll be able to buy one if there are still units in stock. Turns out that Apple might be having a hard time clearing out their shelves.
Apple Could Be Developing An Apple TV/HomePod Hybrid
Apple TV and the HomePod currently exist as two separate products, but if a recent report from Bloomberg is to be believed, there is a chance that a future Apple TV could end up being an Apple TV/HomePod hybrid, where it will be a device that has the capabilities and functionality of two devices in one.
Future HomePod Could Feature A Robotic Arm That Can Hold An iPad
Apple’s HomePod has seen mixed success. The original model was kind of a flop and was eventually discontinued, but the smaller model, the HomePod mini, seems to be faring much better. That being said, a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman claims that there could be a new model in the works that honestly sounds very futuristic.
IKEA And Sonos Are Working On Another Set Of Speakers
IKEA, a company many associate with affordable, nicely-designed furniture. However, in recent years, the company has started shifting towards other product categories, like speakers. In 2019, the company announced a partnership with Sonos which resulted in the Symfonisk line of speakers, and it looks like that collaboration is far from over.
Apple Adds FaceTime Framework To Apple TV
Recently it was reported that Apple could be developing new smart home devices like smart displays, which are essentially smart speakers with a display and camera built into it. This suggests that in the future, there is a chance that we could see Apple expand FaceTime to more of its products.
Apple Could Be Developing Smart Speakers With Built-In Screens And Cameras
According to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, it seems that Apple is developing some new smart home devices. These smart home devices aren’t new per se as they have been done by other companies, but it will be the first for Apple. These devices are allegedly smart speakers that come with built-in screens and cameras.
HomePod Mini Comes With A Hidden Temperature And Humidity Sensor
Apple’s HomePod mini is designed to be a smaller version of the HomePod smart speaker. It also acts as a hub for HomeKit users who want to use their voice to control various HomeKit connected smart home objects like lights, kitchen appliances, smart locks, and more. However, it seems that Apple could have designed it to do more.