As some of you might recall, back in early 2019, Apple announced that they would be cancelling their AirPower wireless charging mat. This was hot on the heels of various reports in which it claimed that Apple had run into some technical hurdles with the device and could not solve it in time.
Sonos is known for their wireless speakers, but until last year, the company’s speakers relied on a WiFi connection for their wireless connectivity. However, like we said, back in 2019, the company took the wraps off the Sonos Move, Sonos’ first ever Bluetooth speaker, and now it looks like they have given it a bit of an upgrade in that battery department.
When it comes to headphones, there are many different types available out there, with some focusing more on audio quality, while others focus more on active use. If you’re looking for a pair designed and suited for the gym and physical activities, then you might want to take a look at Bang & Olufsen’s newly-launched Beoplay E8 Sports earphones.
With Facebook’s somewhat checkered history with regards to user privacy, many were incredulous when the company announced its Portal video calling device back in 2018 as it basically put a Facebook camera in your home. However, if you do own a Portal, then the latest update could be of interest to you.
The COVID-19 virus pandemic has yet to be fully contained and until a vaccine can be found and administered, it has been generally advised that people should practice social distancing. This means that a lot of events that involve a lot of people, such as sporting events, need to either be put on hold or find ways to hold them safely.
The problem with wearables like smart glasses is that it is under the assumption that the wearer has perfect vision and does not need to wear either prescription glasses or contact lenses. Given that glasses are also a way for people to express themselves in terms of fashion, it would be near impossible for a company to create a wearable that would please everyone.
Internet speeds can vary due to a lot of reasons. For example, someone in your home could be hogging the bandwidth which could slow down your speeds. It could also be due to you being in an area of the home with bad coverage, which can also impact your speeds. Then there could also be issues with your ISP that could also have a negative effect.
For the longest time ever, it has been common practice for handset makers to bundle basic earphones with their devices. However, it seems that Apple could be moving away from that practice. This is according to Wedbush analyst Dan Ives who believes that with the iPhone 12, Apple will not be bundling the EarPods with the smartphone.
A report from a couple of weeks ago suggested that Philips could be working on new Hue bulbs that could be brighter than its predecessors. If you’ve always felt that smart lighting solutions like the Hue bulbs were a bit too dim compared to regular bulbs, then you might be interested to learn about the company’s latest offerings.
Xiaomi is probably best known for creating smartphones, but in case you did not know, Xiaomi has actually created a bunch of other kinds of products like smart bulbs, screwdriver sets, air purifiers, and so on. They have even dabbled in monitors, and according to the latest reports, it seems that we can soon expect a 27-inch gaming monitor from the company.
Ever since Google acquired Nest, the company has been slowly rebranding some of its products with the Nest brand. For example, we’ve seen the company launch the Nest WiFi which effectively replaces the Google WiFi mesh router system, and we’ve also seen Google rebrand some of their Google Home lineup.
Last week, it was reported that Apple was planning on expanding its 0% interest installment plan for Apple Card users. A similar plan was previously introduced for the iPhone, but now with this expansion, Apple is offering to cover more products under this installment plan where users can choose between 6 or 12 month financing options.
Mesh routers are great if you’re looking to blanket your home in WiFi and could be a way to help speed up your internet if your part of the home doesn’t have particularly good coverage. Now, there are many mesh routers in the market today, but if you’d like to stay on top of things and keep yourself futureproofed, ASUS might have something for you.
When Apple announced their new iPad Pro earlier this year, they also announced a new Magic Keyboard accessory. Unlike the Smart Keyboard, the new Magic Keyboard comes with a trackpad and uses scissor switches which will make it feel more like a proper keyboard compared to what was offered from before.