Entries from Manifest Tech Blog tagged with 'Bluetooth'

Plantronics Bluetooth Headsets

Bluetooth wireless earbuds are the minimalistic approach to personal music, with just the two small earbuds (see previous post). But the small size means tradeoffs, including shorter battery life. If you are looking for other alternatives, Plantronics offers a wide...

Altec Lansing True EVO Wireless Earbuds

Beyond wireless portable speakers (see previous post), the best way to hear music is to put the speakers directly in your ears, as wireless earbuds. These are truly wireless, with no cable between the two earpieces and no cable to...

Altec Lansing Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speakers

The excitement in audio recently has been in Wi-Fi speakers for smart homes that can be coordinated and controlled by voice commands. But Bluetooth wireless speakers still are very useful -- especially as a personal, easily-portable speakers that can move...

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,...

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