UE Boom 3 crams ‘magic’ new features into iridescent package

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The UE Boom 3 Bluetooth speaker packs great new features into a sophisticated package.
If you like Apple Music, this is the Bluetooth speaker for you.
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Like a cute iMac G3 blossoming into a “simply breathtaking” iMac G4, Ultimate Ears’ Boom and Megaboom speakers just morphed into something even more wonderful.

Sporting an updated design and loads of advanced features — including a new Magic Button that puts Apple Music playlists at your fingertips — the best Bluetooth speakers around just got even better. And, surprisingly, they also got cheaper!

Pick the best Bluetooth speaker for your summer soundtrack [Deals]

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Pick up the Bluetooth speaker that fits your summer plans.
Pick up the Bluetooth speaker that fits your summer plans.
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Summer trips are always better with the right playlist. So we’ve rounded up some of the best speakers for outings of all kinds. That includes a speaker that’s not much bigger than an iPhone, a super tough, waterproof speaker, and even one that doubles as a lamp. Read on for more details:

With Bluepot, portable battery meets Bluetooth speaker [Deals]

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This slim Bluetooth speaker does double duty as a high capacity portable battery.
This slim Bluetooth speaker does double duty as a high capacity portable battery.
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There are so many cool accessories we can get for iPhone. But after you get enough batteries, speakers, and other peripherals, they really start crowding your bag. So just like cell phones, the natural next step is for them to start coming together.

Security cameras are ugly, so use this Bluetooth speaker instead [Deals]

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LizaCam: This Bluetooth speaker is also a security cam.
This Bluetooth speaker is also a security cam.
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Protecting your home and valuables is important, but setting up security cameras in your living room can feel downright dystopian. Luckily, the internet of things is changing how our devices operate. So these days, home security looks and sounds a little more pleasant.

Pick up the portable speaker of your dreams [Deals]

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Bring your favorite tunes and shows wherever you go with one of these massively discounted Bluetooth speakers.
Bring your favorite tunes and shows wherever you go with one of these massively discounted Bluetooth speakers.
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Carrying your music around has never been easier. In fact, the options are almost overwhelming. So we’ve rounded up some of the best portable speakers at the best prices, from speakers you can take on a hike to speakers you can shower with. Everything is going for more than half off the usual price, read on for more details:

Get cutting-edge gear at great prices [Deals]

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We've rounded up next generation personal audio, touch-free smart controllers, and more ultra-modern gear.
We've rounded up next generation personal audio, touch-free smart controllers, and more ultra-modern gear.
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With all the technological wonders we take for granted today, it’s easy to lose track of the cutting edge in consumer tech. So to keep that sense of wonder alive, we’ve rounded up some of the most innovative new personal gear and gadgets you can find.

Below you’ll find a solar-powered, antitheft backpack, a Bluetooth speaker that doubles as a wireless charger, a touch-free controller for IoT devices, and more. Even better, each item is massively discounted, some by more than half. Read on for more details.

Apple considering AirPod charging case with Bluetooth speaker

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The AirPod charging case will do so much more, if a new Apple patent turns into a real product.
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The case for your Apple wireless earbuds is necessary to charge them, but it’s useless the rest of the time. But what if this AirPod charging case was itself a speaker?

That’s the concept behind a patent Apple just received. Whether it will turn into an actual product is anyone’s guess.

This punchy Bluetooth speaker takes a licking and keeps on ticking [Deals]

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This portable Bluetooth speaker sounds great and can survive almost anything.
This portable Bluetooth speaker sounds great and can survive almost anything.
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Bluetooth speakers have made our music more portable. There’s nothing quite like bringing your tunes to the beach, on a boat, up a hill. There’s also nothing quite like the feeling of dropping your precious electronics into water or onto the rocks.