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The Bluesound Pulse Mini sounds great, will mesh with other Bluesound speakers, and plays music from a wide variety of sources. But its out-of-box experience and controls leave something to be desired.
You choose how much of the world to let in or keep out, or have the headphones do it for you automatically based on your surroundings and motion.
Eaton’s slim smart dimmer switch only works with its own lights, but it’s not as good as they are.
This beautiful machine will look great on any countertop; unfortunately, but the coffee and espresso it brews fails to impress.
Built for industry, but perfect for home.
Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart lock.
Bug-squashing firmware updates have improved this system, but it’s still not best in class.
For the price, this 12-hour box sounds very good. It has the punch that many speakers in its class lack, as well as a surprising amount of thump.
When you want to stream from older audio equipment that doesn't understand Bluetoth, all you need is this handy, dual transmitter box. It's also useful for computers without Bluetooth audio output.
Compact, with good sound for its size, the SoundCore 2 is a bargain at $39.
Here's how to connect a Google Home device to a Bluetooth speaker or audio system for music playback.
Feature-wise, Sbode has nailed it with this supremely portable and affordable Bluetooth speaker. The sonic quality is decent for a weatherproof speaker, if you don't count the lack of thump.
This portable speaker delivers uncommonly good near-field sound for its size.
The absence of a battery leaves the thumpy Fender Monterey Bluetooth speaker reliant on AC power.
An IPX7 weatherization rating means this speaker can survive a dip in the pool, but it's audio performance left us wanting.
Though it has some growing to do, iHome + Alexa make for an impressive couple.
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