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During the coronavirus outbreak with everyone home doing school or working, it can be hard to get peace and quiet in a full house. One way to block out all the static, and concentrate on school or work, is with a nice set of noise-cancelling headphones such as the Bose QuietComfort 35 II. These headphones are currently on sale at both Amazon.com and the Microsoft Store. Bose QuietComfort 35 II are on sale Amazon.com for $299, which is a $50 discount. As with most things at Amazon, the headphones also come with free shipping for Amazon Prime members. Amazon has been a bit slower delivering items during the coronavirus outbreak, and has made it clear that the company is focusing on delivering essentials... Read more...
Sometimes at the end of a long work week, you just need to kick back and crank up the tunes. Whether you choose to fire up a rocking playlist to get the adrenaline pumping or prefer smooth jazz music, that's up to you. If you are looking for a deal on some great sounding speakers, though, we can help. Bose's Home Speaker 300 and 500 are both on sale this weekend with big savings. Bose has a reputation for delivering premium sound and products, at premium prices to boot. So the best time to pounce is when there are markdowns. We usually see discounts this deep during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but for whatever reason, this random weekend in February is your chance to save hundreds on these... Read more...
Anyone who missed out on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals at Amazon and thought those big savings were a thing of the past, should take heart. Amazon still has some excellent deals on audio gear going right now, some that are actually better than what was out there on Black Friday, especially if you're looking for savings on Bose branded products; check them out below. The first deal is the Bose Wave Music System IV in black or silver colors. The system will play CDs, MP3s, and has a radio tuner built-in, along with an optional Bluetooth adapter. Bose promises big sound from a small device thanks to the Waveguide technology. The compact system has everything in one small case. Bose Wave... Read more...
Amazon has had some very good deals in the tech realm of late. Two of the best deals have been for SSDs to enhance your computer storage. One deal was from Amazon-owned Woot and was for a 480GB Kodak-branded SSD. The other was yesterday when Amazon announced a significant discount on a SanDisk 480GB SSD. Today Amazon has a couple of other good deals on audio gear from Bose. One of the deals is on the Bose 201 Direct/Reflecting speaker system. Each of those speakers has a long excursion 6.5-inch woofer and two Stereo Targeting Tweeters inside. Bose uses its proprietary Stereo Everywhere tech to combine direct and reflected sound to fill a room. Bose notes that these are perfect for front or rear... Read more...
Now is the time to rock out with your wallet out to groovy bargains on everything under the sun, and especially anything in the electronics category. Black Friday and Cyber Monday bring out stellar deals, many of which we've already covered. But if you're looking to literally rock out, there are deals to be had on headphones and earphones. Beats by Dr. Dre Shown above is the Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - LINE Friends Special Edition. It's an authentic Beats headset, only themed after LINE Friends, which are characters based on the stickers from the messaging app LINE. The characters are more popular in Hong Kong, but if you're looking for some flair, this headset fits the bill. It's... Read more...
If you live in an area with lots of barking dogs, aircraft flying over, noisy neighbors, or have a spouse who is anything but quiet, Bose has something for you. The audio company has launched a new set of earbuds that are designed specifically for sleep called the Sleepbuds. These wearable gadgets are "tiny" according to Bose and have an "ultra-comfortable" design with the ability to generate soothing sounds to block outside noise. Bose claims that Sleepbuds are the smallest product it has ever made and have ten pre-loaded "sleeptracks" that mirror the frequencies of snoring, neighbors, dogs, traffic, and other sounds allowing the Sleepbuds to hide any annoying sounds. The ear tips are patented... Read more...
Are consumers putting too much trust into smart speakers that a monitor their surroundings and send recorded data over the web? That is a question that was recently posed, drawing a comment from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) calling digital assistants and other IoT devices a "triple threat to privacy." Now just a few weeks later, security outfit Trend Micro is putting the call out for better security in IoT devices. Trend Micro set out to see just how safe and secure (or not secure, really) today's IoT devices are, and to what extent an attacker can manipulate these gadgets. In one example, Trend Micro examined a couple of popular products, the Sonos Play:1 and Bose SoundTouch. It... Read more...
Some audiophiles poke fun at Bose for being more about branding than actual substance, but the latest accusation leveled against the company is by no means a laughing matter. The Boston-based company is coming under fire — in the form of a class-action lawsuit — for its Bose Connect app, which is used to help easily pair your headphones or speakers with an iOS or Android device. Bose Connect also allows you to update the firmware on your Bose products and quickly adjust headphone settings. However, as an intermediary between your Bose headphones/speakers and your mobile device, it also potentially has access to data about music, movies, or even podcasts that you listen too. This is where Bose... Read more...
If you mention the name Bose to a group of audiophiles, you’re sure to get a broad range of reactions. You’ll have those that swear by the brand, and those that see its products as the ultimate in marketing hype (and everyone in between). Whatever the case, Bose does put out some pretty impressive hardware and that is clearly on display with the announcement of wireless versions of some of its most popular headphones. Bose QuietComfort 35 The first is the QuietComfort 35 (QC35) headphones, which wirelessly connect to your devices using Bluetooth and NFC pairing. As its names implies, these headphones are based on Bose’s wired QuietComfort headphones, and thus feature an over-the-ear design. Just... Read more...
There's an interesting competitive dynamic forming between Bose and Apple, two companies that suddenly became rivals when the latter acquired Beats by Dr. Dre. It's been a bit of a contentious relationship so far, with Bose suing Apple for patent infringement and then re-upping its deal with the NFL as its official audio sponsor, effectively banning players from wearing Beats gear in most game-related situations. Now we hear that Bose is getting into the streaming music scene, setting up even more competition with Apple. It also makes things a bit awkward. According to Venture Beat, Apple still sells Bose products in its online and physical stores. There were reports back in October that... Read more...
Just as you won't find any copies of Windows 8.1 or Surface Pro 3 tablets being sold in any Apple Store locations -- Apple and Microsoft are rivals, after all -- the Cupertino outfit is no longer carrying Bose products, either. Like Microsoft, Bose is now a competitor to Apple following the company's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics. Apple used to sell a selection of Bose-branded speakers and headphones, but all such inventory has now been pulled off of store shelves. The move isn't all that surprising, not just because the two are competitors now, but also because tensions are high between the two companies. Image Source: Flickr (Matthew Jackson) Just two months after Apple purchased... Read more...
Well now, that was fast -- rather than let their legal beagles bark at each other in court, Apple and Bose came to terms on a settlement agreement that puts to rest the latter's clam that the former is infringing on proprietary patents that mostly involve noise noise cancelling technology. Prior to the settlement, Bose sought to block Apple from importing its Beats headphones into the U.S. Bose also wanted Apple to pay monetary damages, and though terms of the settlement have not been disclosed, it's a safe bet that money is what Bose will receive (you know, as opposed to a box full of Beats headphones or a free subscription to Beats Music). Apple purchased the Beats brand for $3 billion back... Read more...
Apple just got sacked by Bose after the audio company blitzed the National Football League (NFL) to become the league's official headphone and headset brand. Bose and the NFL extended their sponsorship agreement back in March, and as part of the deal, players and coaches must remove headphones from any other manufacturer during televised interviews. That includes Beats by Dre, a popular brand among professional athletes such as Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, both of which have endorsed the Beats by Dre brand in the company's "Hear What You Want" commercials. The press release announcing the extended sponsorship agreement doesn't... Read more...
Apple found itself a willing dance partner in Beats, the audio company it agreed to acquire for $3 billion back in May, its biggest acquisition ever. That may have put a giant target on Beats' back, as it now founds itself being sued by Bose Corp. for allegedly infringing on the company's noise-cancelling technology patents. "We are committed to protecting our investment, protecting our customers and defending the patents we own," Bose said in a statement. "For over 30 years, Bose has made significant investments in the research, development, engineering and design of the proprietary technologies found in our headphones." Image Source: Flickr (Titanas) Bose accuses Beats of infringing on five... Read more...
Regardless of whether or not you consider yourself an audiophile, or even a technology lover fascinated with audio, you've almost certainly heard of Bose. The name is essentially impossible to avoid. It's in television ads, stores are plentiful, and just about every flight that departs has at least one person on there sporting a pair of Bose headphones. Much has been debated about the overall quality and general lack of transparency that the company shows when it comes to raw specifications, but all that aside, the technology universe lost a great figure this week. Dr. Amar Bose, a former member of the MIT staff and the founder of Bose Corporation, passed away today at the age of 83. He received... Read more...
The upcoming holiday season may just be the best ever for my fellow geeks. Whether you’re hoping for some hot new components for your existing system, a new camera, some new speakers, or maybe even a new mobile device or laptop, there is a myriad of good stuff already sitting on store shelves, just waiting to be gobbled up by holiday shoppers. With so many products out there, from some good and not-so-good manufacturers, you or your significant other may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available. But don’t fret! We’ve rounded up an assortment of what are sure to be some of the hottest devices this holiday season and have them posted for you right here. We’ve... Read more...
Bose. It's a name that most people recognize. It's a respected, and equally controversial, name in audio. But mostly, Bose has focused on home theater and bedroom audio systems. They have branched out into headsets and over-ear headphones in recent years, as well as putting their name on a new HDTV setup earlier in the year. But now, the company is doing something radically new and different: a Bluetooth headset. What's interesting about this move is that Bose isn't riding a bandwagon. In fact, most would argue that this ship has sailed. Bluetooth headsets aren't nearly as popular now as they once were, but obviously Bose believes that they have something special here. The company has revealed... Read more...
Bose. It's a name that has been associated with high-end speaker setups, home cinemas and headphones for years. Some people aren't much on the company's tactics (like reserving the specifications from the box), but some swear by the brand. One thing that Bose hasn't really done over the years is branch out; they've done audio, audio and more audio. But now, they're doing something a little different. Years after the HDTV explosion swept over America, Bose is just now deciding to produce their very own television. The VideoWave entertainment system was just introduced, offering a home theater sound system, 46" 1080p LCD HDTV and a music playback system. It's billed as one single product, but it's... Read more...
If you think PC gamers have an expensive hobby, well, you're right, but holy moly do those $150 headphones feel like Blue Light specials compared to the new Bose A20 Aviation Headset, the latest pair of earbuds aimed at pilots. These things run $1,095, or $995 without the the Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity feature thrown into the mix. So what does this have to do with PCs? Nothing really, but we're suckers for technology, and the A20s have that in spades. And if we're to believe Bose, the A20 is the "most advanced aviation headset ever." Ever!? Part of the reason Bose makes that claim is because the A20s come equipped a new way of battling noise reduction. As Bose explains it, a proprietary... Read more...
Bose has never been a company to shy away from the high-end luxury market, despite what the pundits may say. Some slam the company for not publishing very many specifications about their products, but the trick--as they say--is in the sound. The company has today introduced a new Lifestyle V-Class and T-Class product line, two home theater sound systems that combine 5.1 channel audio with Bose's new intelligent integration system. That new tech enables the systems to "overcome much of the growing complexity of setting up and using HT systems." Basically, Bose is making it easier than ever to actually set up a true 5.1 system, which has generally been a huge pain in the past. The Unify technology... Read more...
"Bose" and "budget" just don't go in the same sentence together, and that fact has never been more true with the introduction of the company's latest iPod music system. As families across the world look for ways to cut back, Bose is helping you find new ways to splurge, as the SoundDock 10 is right up there with the most expensive iPod accessories known to man.We never expected a device to make B&W's Zeppelin Mini look inexpensive, but the large MSRP here sure had that effect. Packing a traditional Bose design, this one-piece speaker system is considered a "premium" device and was designed specifically for Apple's runaway hit, the iPod. Measuring approximately 9" high, 17" wide and 10" deep,... Read more...
The greatest name in sound? The only name in sound? Yeah, something like that. Whatever Bose's slogan happens to be these days, the company is doing itself proud by introducing yet another glorified set of cans designed to help you tune out mortar fire and crumbling buildings, not to mention airplane noise and rowdy children.Dubbed the "quietest Bose headphones ever," the fresh QuietComfort 15 acoustic noise-cancelling headphones are said to be the company's best performing, ever. While details are scant on the product itself, Bose tells us that the QC 15s "offer more attenuation in louder environments and across a wider range of frequencies -- without compromising the audio quality and comfortable... Read more...
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