Libratone Zipp speakers to get Alexa and AirPlay 2

Libratone Zipp speakers to get Alexa and AirPlay 2

Amazon’s Alexa personal voice assistant seems to be taking over the tech industry one wireless speaker at a time. Considering our admiration of the Libratone Zipp and Zipp Mini, we’re pleased to hear that these are the latest wireless speaker to get onboard. The update, which existing users will be notified of via the Libratone app in “autumn”, will give the speakers

B&O announces BeoPlay E8 in-ear wireless AirPod rivals

B&O announces BeoPlay E8 in-ear wireless AirPod rivals

There’s a bit of a schism between headphone advocates right now: the gap is between those that prefer cables (for reliability and better audio quality) and those that insist on wireless (erring for convenience and, of course, not having to deal with tangled cables). B&O now has something for the second group, with the launch of the Beoplay E8 – the


Sony announces new 1000X-series of wireless, noise-cancelling headphones

Sony announces new 1000X-series of wireless, noise-cancelling headphones

Sony has announced a new three-strong range of wireless noise-cancelling headphones. The new 1000X range is designed to build on the runaway success of Sony’s Award-winning MDR-1000X over-ears. The obvious place to start is with the upgrade to Sony’s surrent Award-winners. Called the WH-1000XM2, this over-ear design features noise-cancelling and wireless Bluetooth connectivity – and is certified hi-res

Sony launches three new 4K HDR projectors

Sony launches three new 4K HDR projectors

Sony has announced three new 4K projectors. All three are HDR and HDR10 compatible, and are fitted with Sony’s proprietary SXRD panel in a drive for class-leading images. The VPL-VW260ES is the most affordable of the new models. It features 1500 lumens of brightness, 2.06 zoom and wide lens shift. The VPL-VW360ES replaces the VPL-VW320ES. It has the


Sony’s Xperia XZ1 packs HDR support in a Full HD smartphone

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 packs HDR support in a Full HD smartphone

Sony has used IFA 2017 to announce two new phones for its flagship family, including the HDR-capable Sony Xperia XZ1. The XZ1 packs a 5.2in Full HD screen, with Sony Mobile’s usual trio of in-house video technologies – namely Triluminos Display, X-Reality for Mobile and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer. They are joined by HDR support for the

Harman Kardon Allure is an Alexa-powered smart speaker

Harman Kardon Allure is an Alexa-powered smart speaker

Allure’s transparent upper portion features 360-degree ambient lighting which reacts to voice commands and changes with the rhythm of the music being played.​ The Harman Kardon Allure is just the latest in a long line of wireless smart speakers to be controlled using Amazon’s virtual assistant. 360-degree sound is delivered by speakers and an integrated subwoofer, with Harman claiming it delivers


LG V30 is first phone with MQA audio and OLED ‘FullVision’ display

LG V30 is first phone with MQA audio and OLED ‘FullVision’ display

We recently announced that LG’s sound quality-focused flagship was the “the first global smartphone to support MQA,” and now we know that it’s a phone of many more firsts. LG claims the V30 is the first phone with an F1.6 aperture camera lens, the first with a glass Crystal Clear Lens and the first with an OLED FullVision display. Marketing or

JBL Free wireless earbuds lead affordable headphone line-up

JBL Free wireless earbuds lead affordable headphone line-up

JBL has announced a number of new headphone models at IFA 2017, with the emphasis squarely on value for money. The E65BTNCs (pictured above) have an over-ear, wireless and noise-cancelling design packing Bluetooth 4.1 technology. The battery can be fully charged in just two hours, and from a full charge they’ll last 15 hours in noise-cancelling mode


JBL BAR series is a whole new range of soundbars

JBL BAR series is a whole new range of soundbars

JBL has unveiled its most comprehensive range of soundbars to date. Called BAR, they start from just £150. That buys you BAR Studio, a 30-watt design with HDMI ARC connectivity as well as optical, USB and analogue inputs. Double your money up to £300 and BAR 2.1 can be yours. This adds a 180-watt wireless subwoofer with a

JBL announces Link range of Google Assistant smart speakers

JBL announces Link range of Google Assistant smart speakers

JBL Link is a three-strong range of smart speakers: Link 10, Link 20 and Link 300. Thanks to Google Assistant voice control and Chromecast built-in, all three speakers promise an absolutely painless user experience – and, according to JBL, class-leading sound quality too. Link 10 is a 2 x 8-watt design, capable of dealing with 24bit/96kHz