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  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want to Miss This Week (7/25)

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want to Miss This Week (7/25)

    It was earnings week at TechCrunch, so most of the coverage was dominated by reports about Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, and Pandora. Fortunately there were a ton of other great stories from our writers. Here are the top stories from 7/19 to 7/25 on TechCrunch. No one thought Facebook’s earnings would be this good. They set revenue per user records around the world, and… Read More

  • Bose Picks A Patent Fight With Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones

    Bose Picks A Patent Fight With Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones

    Bose has sued soon-to-be-Apple-owned Beats over patents it holds related to noise-cancelling headphones, according to a new report from CNBC. The new suit means that Apple has a brand new patent battleground, should the Beats acquisition go through as planned, in addition to its ongoing litigation with Samsung and others. The full complaint is listed on Priorsmart, and lists Beat Electronics… Read More

  • Bose Reveals SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker And QuietComfort 20 In-Ear Headphones With “Aware Mode”

    Bose Reveals SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker And QuietComfort 20 In-Ear Headphones With “Aware Mode”

    Today Bose is announcing two new products to its lineup, with the introduction of the SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker and the QuietComfort 20 In-Ear headphones. Both offer the same high quality audio Bose prides itself on, and the company claims that the in-ear headphone in particular required more patents than any headphone in history. Let’s just get down to brass tax, then, yes? Read More

  • The Same Tech That Makes Your Bose Headphones So Quiet Could Give Net Speeds A Big Boost

    The Same Tech That Makes Your Bose Headphones So Quiet Could Give Net Speeds A Big Boost

    New research suggests that noise canceling tech isn’t just for blocking out the screaming baby or chatty couple sitting next to you on that transatlantic flight – it could also greatly improve the quality, reliability and speed of our Internet connections, according to new research published by Nature Photonics and spotted by VentureBeat. By eliminating background noise… Read More

  • The $249 Bose SoundDock Series III Is Ready For Your iPhone 5

    The $249 Bose SoundDock Series III Is Ready For Your iPhone 5

    My fellow iPhone 5 owners, our long national nightmare is over. Bose finally has a speaker dock with a Lightning connector. Called the SoundDock Series III, it’s only $249.95. No more Airplay for music! No more dock connector to lightning adapter! We can finally dock our phones like we used to until Apple decided to screw everything up. Read More

  • Alexia’s Headphones: How We Used CrowdTilt’s Group-Funding Platform To Replace Stolen Property

    Alexia’s Headphones: How We Used CrowdTilt’s Group-Funding Platform To Replace Stolen Property

    On the 25th of June, our dearest Alexia Tsotsis had an incredibly rough day. First, her car was looted by very bad people in San Francisco, who stole her laptop and a pair of excellent Bose headphones that were near and dear to her heart. And as if that wasn’t enough, her car then got smashed by someone running a red light, totaling her vehicle and leaving her in quite a bit of pain. Read More

  • Bose Out To Beat Dr. Dre With Cheaper On-Ear Headphones

    Bose Out To Beat Dr. Dre With Cheaper On-Ear Headphones

    With the rise in popularity of Dr. Dre’s Beats, audio company Bose saw a niche they weren’t capitalizing on – the cohort of kids who aren’t afraid of paying $229 for a pair of wildly overpriced headphones. Their reaction? To create and sell a pair of lightweight, over-ear headphones for the cool crowd for $149. Called the OE2s, these headphones feature comfortable… Read More

  • Bose’s Series 2 Bluetooth Headset Packs 2 Mics, Hefty Price Tag

    Bose’s Series 2 Bluetooth Headset Packs 2 Mics, Hefty Price Tag

    Looks like Bose is taking another swing at phone accessories because the company has just revealed their new Series 2 Bluetooth headset. So what exactly does Bose bring to the party this time? Aside from the basics, like A2DP streaming and multiple ear tips in the box, the Series 2 has a few new tricks up its sleeves. Read More

  • Bose Announces Two Soundbar Systems

    Bose Announces Two Soundbar Systems

    Bose just announced two soundbar systems for home theaters, the Lifestyle 135 System and CineMate 1 SR System. The devices use a single bar to emit what many would call surround-sound audio and can be mounted almost anywhere in the room in almost any position. The Lifestyle includes a small console with four HDMI inputs, a tuner, and an iPod/iPhone dock. The CineMate simply connects to any TV… Read More

  • Xbox Head Robbie Bach Snapped Up By Sonos

    Xbox Head Robbie Bach Snapped Up By Sonos

    Robbie Bach, 22 year veteran of Microsoft and most recently the company’s Xbox division, has moved to Sonos. Sonos head John MacFarlane pulled Bach out of semi-retirement in order to help with their retail presence. Sonos makes audio sharing devices for the home, creating seamless soundscapes in multiple rooms using hardware that, for the most part, surpasses a standard set of… Read More

  • Bose Founder Gives Away The Company – To MIT

    Here’s an unexpected development. Dr. Amar Bose (founder of… you know, Bose) has made quite a gift to his alma mater, MIT — in fact, he’s essentially given away the company. The gift comprises a majority of the shares of the company, albeit in non-voting form, so MIT won’t be running the company. Instead, they’ll be raking in the dividends, likely to fund a… Read More

  • $1000 iPad B&O Speaker Dock: Fools And Money, Soon Parted

    Have you been asking “How can I attach my iPad to a comical-looking speaker dock so I can, presumably, leave said iPad and dock on a very large table?” If you haven’t, why not? Bang & Olufsen, the rich man’s Bose, just released this massive dock for the iPad, allowing you to connect and play music and media from the iPad. Read More

  • The Bose VideoWave Is A Little Much Even For Bose

    Bose showed off their latest innovation yesterday: The VideoWave, an average 46-inch LCD with an enlarged Wave Radio speaker setup bolted on the backside. It’s expensive. Of course it’s expensive. I mean, it’s a Bose system. Did you expect anything less? However, it’s a tad too expensive at $5,349 and I believe Bose knows this. Now, I understand Bose and their… Read More

  • Bose's VideoWave: 46-inch TV With Built-In Sound That's Actually Good (Plus Fancy Touch-sensitive Remote)

    Ahem. Well, Bose also had some news of its own today. It announced the existence of something called the VideoWave. It’s a 46-inch LCD TV, which, by itself, isn’t so exciting. What is exciting is the fact that the sound the TV produces is actually… how should I put this? Really, really great. Yes, that’ll do. Read More

  • New Bose Headphones Are Made For Mobiles

    No, that picture is not Kratos’ new weapon in God of War 3, though you could be forgiven for thinking so. Note to PR people: when your product goes in someone’s ears, try not to make it look like a weapon. The reflections aren’t helping. Read More

  • Bose hops on the wireless streaming bandwagon

    Wireless has always been the new exciting thing in consumer electronics. Remote controls, game console controllers, Sony’s <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/10/05/sony-develops-cord-free-power-transfer-system-for-home-electronics/"wireless power transfer, and now Bose is taking another foray into the action. Their second wireless-capable device, The Wave Music… Read More

  • Review: Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones

    If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years of tech reporting it’s that you should never say Bose makes good products. Bose, like Apple, is a lightning rod for informed and uninformed attacks from both the pro and con camps and to say they do things well – or poorly – is a dangerous proposition. That said, I’m here to tell you that if you travel a lot then… Read More

  • Yup, that's a $600 Bose iPod dock you're looking at

    Bose had some sort of official unveiling in New York earlier today, but I didn’t want to leave Matt and Doug manning the site all by themselves, so I didn’t attend. This is what I missed: the Bose SoundDock 10, a $599 (?!) iPhone/iPod dock that weighs some 19 pounds. It’s rather big, yes. Read More

  • What is Bose up to?

    According to this screen capture that was sent to Giz, Bose is slated to make four new product announcements over the next four weeks starting tomorrow. I wonder what they could be. via Giz Read More

  • Hands-on: The Bose QuietComfort 15


    I just got back from one of Bose’s signature demos where they trick you into seeing their products in a whole new light. It’s clever and it sometimes works. The trick went down like this: they showed us the QuietComfort 2 headphones, the older model, and ran about 92 decibels of airplane noise in a little room they set up for the purpose. I’ve been using the QuietComfort 3s… Read More