With the Pixel 2, Google joined Apple in the race to kill the headphone jack. But you can’t kill the jack if you don’t have a solid wireless solution to fall back on. Which is why, on Tuesday, Google announced that its doing a riff on one of the Apple’s coolest features, the seamless pairing of phones to Bluetooth…
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of all the wonderful toys we’ve been pining after lately. This week: Sphero’s latest little robot toy, Thor: Ragnarok’s new look for Thor gets an awesome figure, and we have thoughts about the butt of DC Comics’ Dick Grayson. Let’s get to it!
Bluetooth technology can be a godsend for those of us trying to minimize the amount of cord clutter in our digital lives. But when your laptop, phone, or other device is hooked up via bluetooth to a wireless speaker or pair of headphones, and the audio playback starts to stutter, it can be nothing short of infuriating.
Leaving your phone or computer’s Bluetooth on all the time has never been a good idea, but now researchers at the cybersecurity firm Armis are claiming to have discovered a series of vulnerabilities that allow them to silently hack devices over Bluetooth.
Sony’s MDR line of Bluetooth headphones sold like gangbusters during Black Friday, but if you were holding out for noise cancelling models, Amazon’s rewarding your patience today with a $70 discount on the top-of the line MDR1000x.
It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you of a “smart salt shaker” called “The Smalt.” Oddly, the shaking aspect of this shaker is still decidedly unplugged—you still have do all the shaking; Smalt just “tracks” it for you. (And lights up. And plays music.) It is, essentially, the Juicero of seasoning.
Nintendo’s questionable supply chain strategies mean there are still gamers trying to get their hands on a Switch, two months after its release. But why bother trying to hunt down another console when the smartphone in your pocket can already do almost everything the Switch can—with a few upgrades.
Stunning design aside, Master & Dynamic’s MW60s provide a rock solid connection up to 100 feet away, a 16-hour battery, and great sound.
Sony’s MDR line of Bluetooth headphones sold like gangbusters during Deals Week, but if you were holding out for noise cancelling models, Amazon’s rewarding your patience today with a $50 discount on the top-of the line MDR100x.
If you love the idea of AirPods or Bragis, but can’t stomach their price tags, SmartOmi makes an affordable alternative with solid reviews.
It’s one of the simplest appliances in your kitchen, but how many times have you popped bread in a toaster, only to have it nuke your slice because the previous user had it set to well done? Too often, which is why Griffin Technology’s shiny new Connected Toaster isn’t that absurd of an idea.
2016 was the year of wireless headphones, so if you still don’t own any, it’s past time to join the future. $45 is the best price we’ve ever seen on Sony’s MDRZX330BTs, so if you like on-ears, it’s time to cut the cord
There’s really nothing like playing a Nintendo 64 game with one of the classic controllers. The problem is that classic N64 controllers don’t hook up to phones, tablet, or laptops, which makes playing console emulators a real pain. Now, there’s finally some sweet relief for retro gaming fans.
It’s been over a year-and-a-half since the GoPro Hero4 Silver and Black were introduced, and we’re finally getting our first look at the brand new Hero5. It’s still a cute little cube that’ll record you adventures, so what exactly is new this time? Here’s a clear breakdown of the latest action camera in the company’s…