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Speakers
Hands-on review: SOUNDBOKS Gen 3 Bluetooth Performance Speaker
June 2021
With an outdoor party speaker sure to get your neighbours calling the cops, SOUNDBOKS turns the volume all the way up to eleven.
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Bluetooth
Hands-on review: EPOS Expand 80 Bluetooth speakerphone
February 2021
With their Expand 80, Epos provides a corporate solution to our ever-evolving workplaces.
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Bluetooth
Hands-on review: JBL PartyBox On-The-Go
December 2020
Some of us love to celebrate through singing and playing music. The JBL PartyBox On-The-Go is designed for just such occasions.
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Bluetooth
Review: BlueAnt X5 bloody good Party Speaker
November 2020
It’s portable, battery-powered, small and looks pretty good but still manages to pack a real punch.
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Audio
The Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM: Big sound in a little shoebox?
March 2020
Oskar Howell spoke to UE principal product manager Doug Ebert about UE’s latest speaker, and how UE plans to change the sound system landscape.
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Audio
Panasonic brings back high-spec audio brand, Technics
December 2019
The top-end audio range of headphones, speakers and turntables return to New Zealand.
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Collaboration
Sennheiser fuses Microsoft Teams into newest wireless speaker
November 2019
Sennheiser’s latest office product brings Microsoft Teams capabilities to the forefront of workplace collaboration through audio.
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Wireless speakers
Hands-on review: The Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5
September 2019
When I connected from my laptop, I was literally blown away. There is no doubt plenty of volume to please those with no regard for their tympanic membranes, but I’d like to keep what’s left of my hearing for a while longer.
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Bluetooth
Audioengine’s Wireless A5+ are just bloody good speakers
January 2019
I judge these speakers on the aspects that Audioengine boasts about - quality, streaming, simplicity and versatility
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Headphones
Sony to launch a slew of home entertainment goodies
January 2019
Sony’s latest range of TVs, home entertainment and audio are all on show at this year’s CES Las Vegas.
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Sony
Sony's at it again with a new line of audio and TV goodies
September 2018
If you’re a fan of Sony products this month brings good news for you as a new range of products hits the shelves.
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Wireless technologies
'Versatile' smart speaker Sonos Beam to land in NZ from August
June 2018
Sonos is ramping up the integration of streaming content and wireless smart speakers in a market that it says is constantly filled with tech clutter.
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Music
Hands-on review: JBL Pulse 3 and JBL Charge 3
April 2018
From hard rock to pop to classical, neither speaker lets me down.
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Bluetooth
The Jabra Speak 710 will dramatically enhance your office experience
September 2017
The device has a high performing Omni-directional microphone and HiFi grade speaker...
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Startup
Kiwi startup launches crowdfunding campaign to fund next stage of growth
August 2017
Auckland-based social enterprise The Module Project have made major inroads with their long-lasting and upgradeable mobile wireless speaker, Decibel.
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Wireless speakers
UE Wonderboom giveaway, last chance to enter
July 2017
Wonderboom giveaway winner will be announced on Thursday! This is your last chance to enter.
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Bluetooth
Move over UE Boom, there’s a new (actually old) kid in town
April 2017
​Bose has recently introduced its new range of Bluetooth speakers, that shares the cylindrical shape of arguably the market dominator, UE Boom.
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Wireless speakers
Hands-on review: Fugoo Sport XL portable Bluetooth speaker
December 2016
Built to be carried along on beach parties, boat outings or whatever you have planned, this speaker has weight to it. But does the sound stack up?
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Wireless speakers
Hands-on review: B&O Beoplay A1 portable speaker
November 2016
Music is the best when you can feel it in your bones. There's no doubt that the Beoplay A1 will help whip your senses into a frenzy.
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Siri
UE wireless speakers ups the ante with Siri & Google voice integration
June 2016
This latest integration amps up the possibilities of where you can take your music and how easily you can access it all.
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Wireless speakers
Introducing Ampple, the next generation of portable iPad sound
June 2016
The Ampple speaker might just fix your tinny iPad sound - well that's that a team of sound engineers and tech geeks from Latvia are thinking.
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Bluetooth
Hands-on review: Sony SRS-XB3 Bluetooth Speaker
April 2016
The Sony SRS-XB3 Bluetooth speaker is a good quality, USB-chargeable, compact, multi-layout Bluetooth speaker built for bass.
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Smartphones
Sonos announces new flagship smart speaker and tuning software
September 2015
Sonos has announced a new flagship smart speaker, the Play:5, and its Trueplay tuning software will be available later this year.
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Smartphones
Samsung extends Wireless Audio 360 speaker range
September 2015
The R5, R3 and R1 models follow the R7 and R6 speakers in Samsung’s Wireless Audio 360 line-up, and offer the same balanced sound and table-top design