Entries from Manifest Tech Blog tagged with 'Bluetooth'

Perennials: Fitbit Zip & Fitbit One

I've covered the Fitbit line of fitness trackers back to at least 2012. And I've carried a Fitbit tracker for that long as well. However, Fitbit has been struggling recently, since it focused (like many others) on the exciting potential...

Google Assistant on the Google Pixel smartphone and Google Home speaker

The Amazon Echo Bluetooth speaker with the Amazon Alexa digital personal assistant is designed to integrate voice-based personal assistance into your home (see previous post). And smartphone-based assistants like Apple Siri, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana make sure the same...

Amazon Echo Dot and Alexa Digital Assistant

We're entering the era of digital personal assistants -- voice-controlled devices that provide information, keep notes and reminders, and even carry out actions for us. Smartphone-based systems like Apple Siri, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana can retrieve information, play music,...

Fitbit Charge 2 with Heart Rate Monitoring

Fitbit continues to enhance its line of fitness trackers to help monitor and encourage your activity and health. You can start with small pocket trackers like the Fitbit Zip and One ($59 and $99) that track your walking steps, stair...

Tile Slim - Thin Bluetooth Tracker

The Tile Bluetooth Tracker is a smart idea, nicely executed. The Tile is a small device that you can attach to your keys or slip into your briefcase, so you can quickly find your stuff -- or your smartphone --...

Switchmate Home Smart Light Switch

The "Smart Home" is a cool vision -- You can automate your house by connecting your lights and appliances and locks and sensors and other devices together, control them remotely, and even access them over the Internet. So you can...

Creative iRoar Intelligent Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

The Creative iRoar Bluetooth speaker is a ridiculously powerful and full-featured box o' sound. This is a booming speaker with 5 drivers. Lay it on its side for maximum sound, with dual 2" high-frequency drivers facing out the side,...

Jabra Halo Smart Neckband Bluetooth Headphones

If you're on the phone a lot during the day, and also like listening to music, the Jabra Halo Smart neckband-style Bluetooth headphones are a great choice, with great sound, great battery life, and a smart design. These have...

Sound Blaster Roar 2 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker

I'm a big fan of portable Bluetooth speakers to share the music from our portable devices. There are nice small more portable speakers for an office space or hotel room, and larger ones to pump up the sound for a...

Plantronics BackBeat GO Wireless Earbuds

Headphones are not just for music, and are adding mics and mini controllers to switch between listening and phone calls. Similarly, Bluetooth headsets are not just for phone calls, since you might as well enjoy all that music on your...

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