IoT to benefit from next year’s Bluetooth enhancements

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The body of companies leading Bluetooth technology’s growth will be making a push to bring huge advancements next year that are meant to benefit the functionality of the Internet of Things. For those unaware, the IoT is general name of the network of devices that have sensors to collect data and share it with others. The Bluetooth SIG announced that Bluetooth connections in 2016 will have longer range and faster speeds. Specific growth for those two areas is enormous. Range should increase by four times while speed doubles. It will also gain ‘mesh networking’, a method that connects devices to form networks covering buildings big or small.

The Bluetooth SIG is targeting the Internet of Things because of its market potential sitting at as much as $11.1 trillion by 2025.

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Inateck BH1001 Bluetooth headset review

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One of the great things about listening to music via a headset is the ability to get into the moment, shut out the world outside, and move with the beat, especially when exercising. I’ve found that wearing a normal headset can be quite frustrating, though, the pesky cable never stays where I put it. Inevitably, I’ll end up catching the cable on something that results in the earpiece being yanked out, which can be painful. Mostly, though, it’s just extremely frustrating. That’s why I’ve looked forward to reviewing Inateck’s BH1001 Bluetooth headset.  Read more

Abcotech Wireless Bike Speaker Multi-function Bag review


The Abcotech wireless speaker has a few tricks up its sleeve and at the same time doesn’t compromise sound quality. The speaker makes the perfect gadget for people who enjoy the outdoors. It packs great sound quality, long enough battery life, a built-in microphone for hands free speakerphone capabilities, a loud and powerful bass and built-in FM radio all in one durable water-resistant package.

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LG announces Tone Active Bluetooth headset for working out

LG tone activeLG has announced a new headset in their Tone line of Bluetooth headsets called the Tone Active. Like the name implies, this headset is geared towards someone wanting a durable pair of headphones to work out with.

The Tone Active features a lightweight design just like the original LG Tone headset, but it’s also IPX3 certified for water and sweat resistance. It boasts up to 9.5 hours of music playback with all of the features you’d expect from a high end Bluetooth headset. Read more

Huawei TalkBand B2 and TalkBand N1 round out Huawei wearables announced at MWC 2015


In addition to the Huawei Watch that was officially unwrapped at MWC 2015, Huawei announced two other wearable devices as part of their portfolio. The Huawei TalkBand B2 is the company’s second generation TalkBand product, combining activity tracking capabilities with Bluetooth headset capabilities. The Huawei TalkBand N1 is a Bluetooth headset for sports enthusiasts who love their music. Read more