Entries from Manifest Tech Blog tagged with 'Wireless'

Google Assistant on the Google Pixel smartphone and Google Home speaker

The Amazon Echo Bluetooth speaker with the Amazon Alexa digital personal assistant is designed to integrate voice-based personal assistance into your home (see previous post). And smartphone-based assistants like Apple Siri, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana make sure the same...

Jabra Halo Smart Neckband Bluetooth Headphones

If you're on the phone a lot during the day, and also like listening to music, the Jabra Halo Smart neckband-style Bluetooth headphones are a great choice, with great sound, great battery life, and a smart design. These have...

FlyShark iLepo 2 Folding Keyboard

The Flyshark folding keyboard folds down the middle (between the "H" and "J" keys) into a pocket-sized package, compacting to around 5.1 x 3 x 0.5 in. and 5.5 oz. The design has just four rows of letter keys,...

ZAGG Pocket Foldable Wireless Keyboard

The ZAGG Pocket is a wireless Bluetooth keyboard that folds up for travel -- or even to slide in a pocket. When folded, it's 9 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 inches, and weighs 6.8 ounces. And unfolded it's 85...

AFTERSHOKZ Bluez 2 Open Ear Wireless Headphones

You can have your music, and your situational awareness too. Headphones and earphones are great for delivering your personal music, but they do cover over or plug up your ears -- which means you lose connection with what's happening around...

Western Digital My Passport Wireless

The Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 (see previous post) is a great solution for sharing and transferring files and media between your mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) and removable storage (SD cards and USB flash drives). But if you need to...

Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2

The Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 is a great update to the original G1 model (see earlier post). This is a "wireless multi reader" -- primarily for accessing and sharing and copying media and documents from moble phones and tablets --...

Ulimate Ears Goes MEGABOOM

The Ulimate Ears BOOM wireless speaker (see earlier post) was a big hit at my Holiday Gadget presentations this season, demonstating clear and clean sound even in large rooms. But there's more -- the new UE MEGABOOM boosts the sound...

Ultimate Ears UE BOOM

Ultimate Ears specializes in custom fitted earphones for professional musicians and touring artists. As part of Logitech, it also has been expanding its line of premium speakers and earphones for the consumer market -- as I've covered previously. The current...

Phiaton Chord MS 530 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

The Phiaton Chord MS 530 headphones are a high-end product that come loaded with features -- Bluetooth 4.0 wireless, voice microphone, and active noise cancelling. The Chords start as sharp-looking on-ear headphones, part of the Phiaton Moderna Series, "known...

Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider

The clear hit at my Holiday Gadget talks this season has been the Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider -- a personal mini drone toy that normal humans can have fun with, even without needing videogame reflexes. Verizon Wireless kindly loaded...

Sonos PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Speaker

It would be cool to fill your home with music, playing in every room as you move around. I've seen houses like this, with speakers embedded in the walls, from living room to kitchen to master bath -- and using...

Philips Hue Wireless Lighting

We're getting used to wireless control for toys like the Orbotix Sphero (see previous post), and wireless tracking with devices like the Tagg Pet Tracker (see earlier post). But wireless can integrate even deeper into our lives, as demonstrated by...

Verbatim MediaShare Wireless Portable Streaming Device

In addition to physical storage drives that you can connect to your devices, Verbatim also offers wireless access to your files through the Verbatim MediaShare Wireless Portable Streaming Device. Like the Maxell AirStash Wireless Flash Drive (see earlier post)...

Imation Link Wireless Audio/Video Extender

Wireless is a big topic for my Holiday Gadget talks this year, so part of the demo is decoupling my laptop using some of the wireless peripherals that I've been covering this season, including wireless broadband networking through the Verizon...

Wireless Trends 2009 - Smartphones and Apps

The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) is hosting a meeting this Wednesday on Innovations in Wireless Applications. Topics will include trends in wireless data services and particularly the future of 4G, including LTE. I'll be speaking from the consumer...

Slacker Internet Radio Adds Song Lyrics

Internet radio services like Slacker and Pandora extend traditional broadcast radio in two ways: with customized channels and with enhanced playback (see previous post). You not only can choose from a wide range of pre-programmed "channels" with a wide variety...

The New Radio: Slacker G2 Player

Radio used to be about broadcast, and tuning in to one of your favorite local stations so you could choose the kind of music that you wanted to enjoy, depending on your mood -- maybe pulsing hard rock or calming...

Satellite Phones for Remote Regions

Mobile phones are a modern miracle, as we have grown accustomed to connecting to a cell tower anywhere around the globe. But there still are remote regions where travelers need to rely on satellite phones to keep in touch....

Satellite Rescue Beacons: Call for Help

While you can use a satellite phone (see previous post) to keep in touch when travelling in remote areas, calling to chat does defeat the whole idea of getting away. Especially for shorter less rugged trips, the SPOT Satellite...

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