In this episode of Budget Tech Buys, I give you a look at the fantastic Francois et Mimi Hydrolix #Waterproof #Bluetooth speaker! Let's see how it holds up to playing music from the iPhone 7 Plus, being submerged in water for a waterproof test, and more!
You can get the Hydrolix speaker now!
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Do you have a car that lacks built-in Bluetooth? The Nulaxy Bluetooth FM Transmitter is your answer. This device will allow you to use the Bluetooth streaming and phone call features of your smartphone in a vehicle that lacks Bluetooth. It's my latest budget tech pick, and I show you how it works in this episode!
You can pick up the Nulaxy FM Transmitter now.
iSounds Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds are perfect for when you're on the go, and don't want cords to get in the way - whether you are traveling, or working out. They're sweatproof headphones that connect to your smartphone or music player over Bluetooth. Once you put them on, you realize how comfortable they are despite the interesting appearance. The iSounds headphones are made of a soft-touch plastic, with hooks that go around your ears to ensure that these headphones won't fall out. The iSounds headphones can connect to two devices at once, allowing you to use them with two smartphones at the same time, or with a computer and smartphone, etc. For example, you could be listening to music on your notebook computer, and then have it pause when your smartphone rings, and seamlessly take the call.
The best part though might be the cost. These compare favorably to the Powerbeats headphones, but cost just a fraction of the price - the iSounds Bluetooth Earbuds are just $35!
You can pick up the iSounds Bluetooth earbuds now.
With the rumors that Apple will be removing the headphone jack with the introduction of the iPhone 7, many are hoping that wireless Bluetooth headphones and earbuds will be available in a big way come this fall. I ran into Kanoa at CES, makers of an amazing pair of truly wireless Bluetooth earbuds.
With Kanoa, there's no wire connecting the earbuds to your device or to each other. In addition, no wires are needed for charging either, as the earbuds are charges in a wireless case. Kanoa earbuds also allow you to hear the ambient noise around you if you choose - so, when you are out bike-riding and listening to music, you can also hear important cues around you.
You can pick up the KANOA Wireless Earbuds now.
Play-Fi is the whole-home wireless streaming technology from the audio experts at DTS. With Play-Fi, compatible speakers and receivers can be controlled from your smartphone, tablet, or PC, sending music from your favorite music services like Spotify, Rhapsody, SiriusXM, and Deezer, as well as songs stored on your local home network DLNA server.
You can find Play-Fi compatible audio components from companies like Phorus, Definitive Technology, Polk, Wren, and Hewlett-Packard.
You can get Play-Fi-compatible devices now!
The Phorus PS5 is awesome. It's a wireless speaker that supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even AirPlay! If those wireless options aren't enough, it also supports direct connection through its 3.5mm AUX port. With DTS Play-Fi, the Phorus audio products offer a universal wireless audio experience. Stream content from your favorite music services wirelessly, directly to the Phorus PS5 wireless speaker. Play-Fi technology means you aren't locked in to any one brand for multi-room streaming audio. Get all the details in this episode!
You can pick up the Phorus PS5 Play-Fi speaker now.
In this episode, I bring you a look at one of the coolest Bluetooth speakers I've ever seen - the Monster Superstar Backfloat.
Monster's Superstar Backfloat is rugged--you can spill water on it without any worries. Even cooler, it's been constructed in a such a way that it will float in water. Throw it in the bathtub or pool and you've got your music right with you. Even better? It's also a speakerphone, so you can take your calls without getting out of the water.
We give you a look at the Monster Superstar Backfloat in this episode, and I give you a demo of how it works even when wet. Be prepared for the #WaterDance.
You can pick up the Monster Superstar Backfloat now.
The Fitbit Charge Activity + Sleep Tracker is the latest casual fitness tracker from Fitbit, and in this episode we open it up and give you a look at all the features that this wearable packs. With the Fitbit Charge, you can monitor your steps, distance walked, flights climbed, calories burned, and even track your sleep automatically. We will be bringing you a look at the Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge in future episodes!
In this video I chat with NBA legend, Shaquille O'Neal, about the new Monster Superstar Backfloat. The Superstar Backfloat is a small, Bluetooth speaker that's waterproof. Pour water on it, submerge it, get it wet, and it will continue performing. Throw it in the pool and it'll float while playing your favorite tracks. Shaq explains the philosophy behind the Superstar Backfloat here!
Today in the Gear Live Deals Shop we've got 40% off the Air-Fi Metro2 Bluetooth headset as our Deal of the Day. This pair of noise-isolating buds stream music and calls wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth device. They're lightweight and have an ergonomic fit to maximize comfort during long listening sessions. Outside noise is blocked, and AptX means you get HD audio support. Instead of paying the full price of $100, today they're just $59.99.
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