RHA Introduces CL2 Planer – World’s First Planar Magnetic Bluetooth Headphone

I have to admit that the first thing that I did when receive the email about the CL2 Planar, was Google “planar magnetic headphone” :). It didn’t take much research to discover why I wasn’t familiar with the term (read high-end-audiophile-kit), but the benefit to the technology was also apparent, which is a more even, precise sound than is typically […]

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RHA Releases Entry Level Bluetooth Wireless MA390 IPX4 Headphone

RHA has announced an addition to its impressive collection of headsets with the £60/€70/$70 entry level MA390 ABC/AAC/aptX compatible Bluetooth wireless headphone. The MA390 is available for pre-order today from Amazon, and comes with a three year warranty, IPX4 water resistance, and eight hours of battery life. THE NEW RHA MA390 WIRELESS HEADPHONE   Packed with premium features, the MA390 […]

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Google Home, now with Bluetooth speaker control

How about that… Google Home devices can now stream music to “compatible” Bluetooth speakers all around the house. Very, very slick. Now any of your Google Home devices can connect to other Bluetooth speakers so you can control your entertainment experience simply using the sound of your voice. Turn up the beats in the living room, listen to a podcast […]

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CES 2018: Coros OMNI smart cycling helmet

I would love to be able to listen to music while cycling, but I don’t think it’s safe to wear headphones. There are too many potential hazards out on the road to have that level of sonic isolation. This is one of the use cases that the Coros OMNI “Smart Cycling Helmet” addresses.   The OMNI addresses this via bone […]

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CES 2018: Humon Hex advanced fitness wearable

Humon: “Are you an athlete?” Me: “I pretend to be…” was how our conversation started about the Humon Hex, a fitness wearable intended mainly for runners and cyclists. As an aging someone who fits neatly into both of those categories, anything that promises to help me get more out of a workout and minimize injury is an item of interest. […]

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CES 2018 – RHA headphones

Not ashamed to admit that I ended up in the RHA suite mostly due to some clever marketing, so even if I hadn’t had a chance to listen to some amazing headphones it still would have been worth it. Funny thing, is that the main focus of the evening were the MA650 & MA750 Bluetooth wireless headphones with 12 hours […]

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VeraControl @ CES 2015

The biggest news from Vera Control is that we finally have a controller with the new Series 500 Z-Wave+ SoC. In fact, there will eventually be three different models; VeraEdge, VeraPlus, and VeraSecure, with VeraEdge available now and the other two expected to ship early summer. The $149/£149(doh) VeraEdge is essentially an upgraded VeraLite, but the really interesting model is […]

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ZigBee v. Bluetooth Mesh – Fight!?

There was a time when the whole ZigBee v. Bluetooth (BT) question would have been kind of silly. BT was very capable, but its power characteristics made unsuitable for the types of devices that a Home Automation (HA) protocol like ZigBee is intended to address. That has changed significantly over the last couple years, with BT LE (Low Energy) taking […]

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