Roku’s voice-powered wireless speakers and tabletop remote start shipping

In July, Roku unveiled its entry into the voice-powered speaker market with a pair of Roku TV Wireless Speakers designed to work with the company’s lineup of partner-built smart TVs. Those speakers

Edifier’s S350DB speakers: modern sound with an old-school style

Let’s be honest, if you use a receiver as the hub of your home entertainment system, you probably only use about a quarter of the buttons, dials and inputs on it, at most. Not everyone needs all the

Native Union’s new speaker strikes directly at my weakness for tasteful brass accents

Bluetooth and smart speakers are a dime a dozen these days, and many of them aren't bad — so what it often comes down to is style. Native Union has my number with its latest device, which accentuate

Sonos One is the speaker to beat for those who want great sound and smarts

The connected speaker wars are upon us, and one day they will be detailed in history books for all to remember. But here, now, it can be hard to cut through the various narratives surrounding the opti

Razer moves into wireless power, debuts HyperFlux mouse and pad

The wireless charging movement is getting one more boost today, this time from the world of gaming. Razer, the tech giant that has built a brand (and very loyal following) as a gaming-first hardware c

Sonos and Ikea are collaborating on sound products for the home

Sonos and Ikea just announced a new collaboration to “create future home sound experiences”. The companies say they want to make it easier to play music anywhere in the home – which

High-end audio maker Devialet nabs €100M from Foxconn, Jay Z, Rubin’s Playground and more

Make way for another startup that wants to shake up the world of music and audio technology. Devialet, the French developer of high-end speakers and the IP behind the sound systems that make them

UE’s app can pair more than 50 Bluetooth speakers

The press material for PartyUp looks like the inevitable underground rave scene from a 90s hacker movie. Beyond that, I’m not really sure what the real world case use is for an app that’s able to

Grovemade’s wooden speaker set looks like beautiful cybernetic alien eggs

The title says it all, really.

Devialet announces a golden speaker for the discerning music lover

From fancy chocolates to jet airplanes to teeth, gold makes things better. Devialet took this to heart when they introduced their 4500 Watt Gold Phantom, a powerful speaker with gold-plated side panel

Sonos will layoff employees as it adapts to changes in the music industry

In a blog post, the CEO of speaker and home audio maker Sonos said the company will lay off employees as it adjusts to changes in the music industry by focusing on paid streaming services and voice co

Google Announces New Chromecast Audio And Android TV Hardware Partners

You could be forgiven if you had already forgotten about Android TV, but Google's one-year-old Android-based successor to its ill-fated Google TV project is still around and kicking. Today, Google ann

Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that's just one foot long. The Phant

Liam Casey, AKA Mr. China, Will Join Us At Disrupt SF

I am personally pleased to announce that Mr. China himself, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/liam-casey">Liam Casey</a>, will appear on our TechCrunch Disrupt stage to talk ab

HiddenRadio Hits The Crowdfunding Path To Make Beautiful Music

HiddenRadio was one of the first crowdfunding successes. The <a target="_blank" href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2107726947/hidden-radio-and-bluetooth-speaker">original model</a> nearly hit $

Fred Wilson, Ken Lerer And Ben Lerer To Speak At TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

We’re proud of the fact that some of the tech scene’s most innovative thinkers and problem solvers are going to be speaking at <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-ny-2013/">TechCru

JBL’s CES Speaker Lineup Includes Portable Bluetooth, Beat-Pounding Boombox And Compact Lightning Varieties

JBL will be at CES this year, which is no surprise, and it'll be showing off at least a trio of new speakers, which also isn't that surprising. The speakers themselves have some interesting features a

The Hidden Radio: A Bluetooth Speaker With Cloistered Virtue And Some Obvious Flaws

Many of my Kickstarter dreams have come tumbling down in disappointing or non-shipping products, which isn't a knock against the site; that's a risk I fully accept and take with every project. But wit

Introducing The Croon Audio Original, A Gorgeous Bluetooth Table Top Speaker

When it comes to quality table top wireless speaker systems, Android and Windows Phones are generally ignored. Makers tend to prefer building accessories for the iPhone, and with that, often support A

Sonos Lands $135M For Its Classy Wireless Home Audio Systems

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.sonos.com/">Sonos</a>, the developers of a sexy, high-end wireless home audio system, has raised $135 million in funding led by private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis
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