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Bleeding Edge TV 546: Multi-room Audio with Monster SoundStage Speakers

Multi-room audio is amazing with the Monster SoundStage wireless speaker line. In a nutshell, you can stream your favorite music services, Bluetooth, music over Wi-Fi, and more to multiple SoundStage speakers, all perfectly in sync. Qualcomm AllPlay is the technology built in to the Monster SoundStage speakers that makes it all possible - all you need is the SoundStage app to make it happen. I show you how it works in this episode!

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Bleeding Edge TV 545: How to Change Inputs on Monster SoundStage speakers

The Monster SoundStage speakers support a bunch of different connection methods to various devices and music services. There are the Qualcomm AllPlay-powered wireless options, like Wi-Fi, Direct Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, as well as the wired choices, like 3.5mm jack and digital Toslink cable.

In this episode, I talk more about each method, and show you have to cycle between them to get just the right music playing from whichever device you want to use.

You can get the Monster SoundStage wireless speakers now!

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Bleeding Edge TV 544: How to Update Monster SoundStage firmware

It's important to keep the Monster SoundStage wireless speakers updated. Monster is always adding new features and making improvements to the SoundStage products, and keeping your firmware updated is the only way be sure you have all the latest goodness. In this video, I show you how easy it is to update the SoundStage S1, S2, and S3 - be sure to do this when you are setting your speakers up for the first time.

You can get the Monster SoundStage wireless speakers now!

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Bleeding Edge TV 543: Monster SoundStage streaming music services (Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora!)

You can stream to the Monster SoundStage wireless speakers from any subscription music. The versatility of the speakers is what makes them great - you can stream from services like Spotify and Rhapsody over Wi-Fi or send your favorite Apple Music playlists to the speaker over Bluetooth! I show you how to do it in this episode! Be sure to check out our tutorials on getting SoundStage connected to your Wi-Fi network!

You can get the Monster SoundStage wireless speakers now!

Don't forget to subscribe to Gear Live's YouTube channel--also, we are giving away awesome perks for our Patreon backers - thanks for your support!

 

Bleeding Edge TV 542: How to connect Monster SoundStage to Wi-Fi with the SoundStage app

I show you how to get your Monster SoundStage speakers connected to your home Wi-Fi network in this episode. The process is easy, even if your router doesn't support WPS (if it does, check out our Monster SoundStage WPS tutorial instead!)

Simply use the Monster SoundStage app after connected to the Wi-Fi network put out by the SoundStage speaker itself. Follow the prompts and use your web browser to provide the credentials for your network of choice after naming your speaker, and SoundStage takes care of the rest. Give it a couple of minutes, and your Monster SoundStage speaker will join your home network, ready to stream your favorite music.

You can get the Monster SoundStage wireless speakers now!

Don't forget to subscribe to Gear Live's YouTube channel--also, we are giving away awesome perks for our Patreon backers - thanks for your support!

 

Bleeding Edge TV 541: How to connect Monster SoundStage to Wi-Fi with WPS

Once you pick up a Monster SoundStage wireless speaker, the first thing you'll want to do is get it hooked up to your wireless network. The easiest way to do this is to use the WPS feature that's built-in to the entire SoundStage speaker line! All you need to do is press the WPS button on your router (make sure it has one,) and then press the WPS button on the SoundStage speaker itself. After a couple of minutes, your Monster SoundStage will be connected to your home network and ready to stream!

Check out the video for a more in-depth look at how it all works.

You can get the Monster SoundStage wireless speakers now!

Don't forget to subscribe to Gear Live's YouTube channel--also, we are giving away awesome perks for our Patreon backers - thanks for your support!

 

Unboxing Live 169: Monster SoundStage S3 wireless speaker

The Monster SoundStage S3 is a large-sized wireless speaker that packs a seriously big punch when it comes to sound. The audio can easily fill a large room without distortion in the music. The Monster SoundStage S3 connects wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. You can also connect it directly with an AUX cable or digital optical Toslink cable. Monster SoundStage speakers support multi-room audio, allowing you to control the audio across your home from the palm of your hand thanks to Qualcomm AllPlay technology.

You can pick up the Monster SoundStage S3 wireless speaker now.

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Top 10 Gear Live Videos of 2014

The sun will set on 2014 in just a few hours, and we are just in time with our annual top 10 list of the most-watched Gear Live video episodes. Over the past year, as expected, there was a bunch of gear that made the list, with the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The launch of the WWE Network was also groundbreaking, and our walkthrough proved to be the second most popular video of the year. Other items, like a tutorial on upgrading Xbox One controllers, a look at the Fitbit Force, and a how-to on installing the Nest Protect also proved popular as well.

Oh, and if you wanna be sure to get our new video episodes as they come out in 2015, be sure to subscribe to us on YouTube, in iTunes, or in your RSS reader!

Also, you can check out the top ten videos from 20132012201120102009, 2008, and 2007 - and when you're done, be sure to check out the top 10 most popular Gear Live stories of 2013 as well!

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Giveaway: Jawbone mini Jambox, UP24, Bodyguardz!

Jawbone mini Jambox, UP24 giveaway

It's summertime, and we've got a few items we're giving away to bring the fun to a whole new level. Courtesy of AT&T here in Seattle, we've got a Jawbone mini Jambox, Jawbone UP24, and a Bodyguardz tempered glass protective cover for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. Here's a little more on each item and why we think they're perfect for this Summer Bundle Giveaway:

  • Jawbone mini Jambox: Okay, for real, who doesn't wanna have music with them when by the pool or at the beach? A lot of us have a seemingly unlimited amount of music accessible by our smartphones and tablets, and the mini Jambox allows you to stream it over Bluetooth. At the next family BBQ, you'll be the star of the show.
  • Jawbone UP24: Fitness wearables are all the rage these days, and if you like tracking your stats or are looking for a motivational tool, then it's easy to see why. With the UP24, you can monitor your fitness throughout the day, and even track your calories and water intake. At night, it'll even keep track of how well you are sleeping, which is probably not well if you're out camping in a tent. The device connects to your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth LE, so the battery lasts a full week, and there's no plugging anything in to sync.
  • Bodyguardz Screenguardz Pure: I always thought it was kind of silly for people to protect their smartphone screens with a thin plastic film. The Screenguardz Pure is a super-thin piece of tempered glass that can actually take a real beating, and exceeds the hardness of steel. That's protection.

So, are you ready to enter to win some of that goodness? Simply use the widget below to keep track of your entries! Remember, if you're a Gear Live Patreon backer at any level, you get an extra 25 entries in this giveaway! We've got a lot of ways for you to enter even if you aren't, but don't check off any that you don't actually perform. If you do, you'll be eliminated:

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SOL Republic x Motorola Deck review

SOL Republic Deck review

The world of the portable Bluetooth wireless speaker is a crowded one, but SOL Republic is confident that its Deck speaker can stand above the rest, what with it's unique feature set. The SOL Republic Deck is a $199 speaker that comes out of of a collaboration between the company and Motorola (which took care of the Bluetooth connectivity side of things,) resulting in a flat, eye-catching design that can pump your beats with relative ease. Is it worth your time and money? Join us for our SOL Republic Deck review as we answer that question.

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