The world went a little crazy when Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone was exploding last year over faulty batteries, and now its main competitor is experiencing similar exploding products.
Beats, which is owned by Apple, has been in the news with an Australian woman waking up on a flight between Adelaide, South Australia and Hong Kong by the sound of an explosion, and a burning sensation on her face. Adelaide Now reports: "The woman, whose face, hands and hair were burned, had sought to be reimbursed to replace her headphones and several items of ruined clothing".
Today HyperX announced that it has smashed the 2 million headsets shipped milestone.
HyperX audio headsets are a popular choice for gamers on a budget, with their HyperX Cloud II Pro headsets providing amazing audio for a fraction of the price of its competitors. The company's latest Cloud Stinger headset just won the iF Design Award for its quality build and audio performance in an attractive price ratio.
Due to this popularity the Kingston audio division reveals its shipped more than two million headsets in the last three years. "Since the original Cloud launched in 2014, HyperX has shipped over two million headsets around the world within three years," HyperX revealed in the latest Cloud Stinger press release.
Apple's BeatsX wireless neckband-style earphones will finally become available on February 10th.
Apple promises up to eight hours of battery life, while a 5-minute charge gives you 2 hours of playback. RemoteTalk allows you to take calls with a built-in mic, play music, adjust volume and activate Siri.
The BeatsX will first be available in black and white colors while the gray and blue versions are coming soon.
The rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S8 have been floating around for a while now with the biggest one being that the Korean giant might remove the headphone jack. However, it is very unlikely that those rumors were true. The latest photos show a headphone jack, and it seems that the company decided to stick with it.
We previously reported that Samsung might also launch a new and improved wireless headset with their next flagship, better than their current earbuds.
The latest reports confirm this rumor. According to SamMobile, the company will launch the new Samsung Level In ANC wireless headphones with Active Noise Cancelling feature alongside the Galaxy S8.
LG is moving forward with its entertainment products, with a tease of its new MusicFlow wireless speakers that will have built-in Google Home and Google Multiroom support - not only that, but they will also have "Chromecast built-in" - perfect.
Better yet, LG will make their older line up improved with an over-the-air update, baking in the Google goodness through the OTA update to previous-gen MusicFlow speakers. LG added it has worked closely with Google for the Multiroom configuration, so they added Home support at the same time.
LG wrote in a forum post: "We have prepared Google Multiroom functionality. During preparing for that, we also discuss with Google team about Link with Google Home device function. And, we decide to update two major functionalities, 'Google Multiroom' and 'Link with Google Home device' at the same time".
CES 2017 - Considering smartphone-makers are borrowing Apple's "bravery" by nixing headphone jacks on new smartphone models, companies are starting to look into wireless earbuds. Now Sony has taken a move from Apple's playbook with its own wireless earbuds.
Instead of "bravery" or modern technological advancements, Apple's wireless AirPods conjure up other mental images--ridiculous cash-grab, to name one--but now that upcoming phones will start shipping without 3.5mm headphone jacks, the easy-to-lose audio buds are a trendsetter. Sony is next in this new forefront with its own wireless earbuds.
Sony's wireless buds come with a case that juices them up with on-the-go recharging, and are much more stylish than the Airpods, which look like two Oral B toothbrush heads. Sony's proprietary take on Apple's Airpods are just in their prototype stages, and don't have a release date or price just yet, but we should see more info drop later this year.
CES 2017 - Tesoro today announced that its new Tuned In-Ear Pro headphones will join the company's fleet of gaming hardware and peripherals.
Tesoro's latest In-Ear Pro headphones are made to combine portability with performance, offering 9.2mm dynamic drivers for impressive sound capabilities across iOS, Android, and PC devices. A steel frame ensures the headphones are protected, and the outer edges are magnetic for easy storage. A tangle-free cord ensures you don't spend time fighting knots while on-the-go, and the 3.5mm headphone jack plugs into most devices on the market.
The headphones will be available for $34.99, but no release info was announced. Check below for a breakdown of available features and full specifications.
The rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S8 have been floating around for a while now with the biggest one being that the Korean giant might remove the headphone jack.
Whether or not this rumor is true, there are now new reports saying that Samsung will launch a new and improved wireless headset with their next flagship, better than their current earbuds. According to SamMobile, Samsung will launch wireless earbuds with the Galaxy S8.
LG will be teasing something really quite futuristic during CES 2017 next week, with an easily-named "Levitating Portable Speaker"... which is exactly what it sounds like - a levitating speaker.
The upcoming Levitating Portable Speaker is an egg-shaped Bluetooth unit that has a round base, something LG calls the Levitation Station. The aptly-named Levitation Station (seriously, give that person a raise) includes electromagnets that provide the floating effect, as well as a subwoofer for bass. LG touts 360-degree sound with a 10-hour battery life, and it's also rated IPX7 for water resistance.
The coolest thing out of it all is that the speaker will automatically descend into the base when it needs to recharge, and I will buy one as soon as I can to test that out. Awesome stuff, LG.
Apple's AirPods, the wireless ear buds that are somewhat of a replacement for the lack of a headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, are finally available for sale and shipping, the company announced.
The AirPods are available to order online and will be arriving at Apple stores next week.
The company had some unspecified problems with the AirPods, and they missed their initial deadline of October. Back then, Apple said that AirPods aren't ready for customers without further explanation.
AirPods are now available in more than 100 countries, and if you decide to order it online, Apple encourages its customers to check online updates on availability and estimated delivery dates.