Music
Home Theater

Will.i.am’s company I.am+ scoops up wireless earbud maker Earin

After finally landing on a solid product with its Buttons in-ears, Will.i.am's tech company I.am+ revealed at CES that it has acquired wireless earbud company Earin, which produced some of the first "true wireless" earbuds.
Home Theater

1More shows off twistable, wireless Triple Driver buds, innovative gaming cans

Chinese audio brand 1More shows off a brilliantly designed wireless version of its popular Triple Driver earbuds, as well as an intriguing new pair of gaming headphones that bring the boom. And as usual, they're both extremely affordable.
Social Media

Go ahead, upload that song — Facebook reaches deal with Sony/ATV Music

Facebook users can now use music from Sony/ATV artists without legal penalty, thanks to a new agreement that also includes Instagram and Occulus. Artists will earn royalties, which means it's okay to add that song to that homemade video.
Smart Home

The JBL Link View could be another one of Google’s answers to the Echo Show

Meet the new JBL Link View, an 8-inch touchscreen that has Google Assistant built-in to answer all your pressing questions and control all your household appliances. It's one of Google's answers to Amazon's Echo Show.
Home Theater

Sony’s new fully wireless in-ears drown out the world while you break a sweat

Sony's new headphone lineup includes a pair of fully wireless sports in-ears with active noise cancellation, a redesigned set of high-fidelity over-ears, and two other sweat-proof options.
Smart Home

Cleer’s 360 Space Smart Home Speaker gives Alexa a bigger, or quieter, voice

Alexa is great, but could she be even better if she could listen more accurately, and respond more intimately? Cleer Audio is betting yes, and hopes its Space 360-degree smart speaker is all the proof you'll need.
Home Theater

Go green, save green: Affordable House of Marley Bluetooth speaker made from hemp

House of Marley's new product line includes a pair of sweat resistant banded wireless in-ears, and two speakers made from upcycled hemp fabric, consciously harvested cork, and recycled silicone.
Music

Asus joins the Alexa smart speaker party with Lyra Voice

Every smart speaker plays music and lets you speak to Alexa, so Asus decided to up the ante by adding an AC2200 tri-band mesh Wi-Fi node to its Lyra Voice -- its first smart home stereo speaker.
Mobile

Anker Innovations’ five key sub-brands focus on smart home, batteries, and more

Anker is expanding its portfolio of devices. Now under the umbrella of Anker Innovations, it sits alongside four other key brands including Eufy, for smart home, Roav, for in-car products, and Zolo, for audio devices.
Music

Nuheara’s newest earbuds widen your choices for personalized hearing devices

Upgraded IQbuds and two all-new IQ products make up the Nuheara intelligent hearables suite introduced at CES. Nuheara unveiled LiveIQ active noise-cancellation earbuds and IQbuds Boost, with higher levels of personalization.
Music

Nostalgia drove sales of cassette tapes to new heights in 2017

Physical media is dead except for when it isn't. The recent boom in 1980's nostalgia led to an increase in the sales of cassette tapes and vinyl records throughout 2017.
Music

Monster takes a ‘beating’ with $8 million judgment in Dr. Dre headphone case

Beats, the headphone company originally founded by Dr. Dre, scored a major victory in its ongoing legal battle with Monster. There may be more to come, however, as Beats has another $100 million lawsuit pending.