Camping Gear Light

This smart camping lantern lights up to guide you home

By on May 11, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

This smart camping lantern lights up to guide you home

When you think of camping lanterns, you’re probably imagining some kind of gas-powered Coleman monstrosity your dad used to fire up on weekends. But this is 2016, and lanterns are battery-powered, charge your phone when needed, and will even power up when you get near to help you find your tent in the darkness.

BioLite first made news for its camping stove that uses a wood-burning chamber to boil water and also heat your phone. Since then, the company has branched out into a range of solid stoves, lights and solar panels. Its latest idea is a camping lantern with extra USB ports to charge your stuff, and a Bluetooth connection to your phone.

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Passive Wi Fi Vs Bluetooth

This could be the technology that will finally replace Bluetooth

By on February 24, 2016 at 10:15 PM.

This could be the technology that will finally replace Bluetooth

Bluetooth has proven to be an incredibly useful innovation that has enabled wireless connections between devices over short distances with minimal power consumption. However, some engineers have been working on a new Wi-Fi technology that could also replace Bluetooth while consuming even less power. More →

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Bluetooth Technology Upgrade 2016

Bluetooth technology is going to get a major upgrade in 2016

By on November 12, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Bluetooth technology is going to get a major upgrade in 2016

One of the most widely used technologies on the planet is getting a major upgrade in the coming year. On Wednesday, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced several enhancements to the technology that would increase its functionality with the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2016.

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Arespark Portable Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker

Save 60% on an Arespark wireless Bluetooth speaker on Amazon right now

By on October 7, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

Save 60% on an Arespark wireless Bluetooth speaker on Amazon right now

Listen up, music fans who want to have a quality speaker to bring with you wherever you go — the Arespark Portable Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker is on sale for $39.99 and free shipping on Amazon. That’s 60% off the regular price. More →

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This foldable Bluetooth smartphone keyboard is 50% off on Amazon right now

By on October 6, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

This foldable Bluetooth smartphone keyboard is 50% off on Amazon right now

Keyboards often get in the way, but they sure are often easier to use compared to typing on your smartphone. How about having a keyboard that has the portable size of a smartphone? You get that with the EC Technology Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard on sale for $35 and free shipping on Amazon. That’s 50% off the regular price. And it’s got a 4.5-star rating from 177 customer reviews. More →

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renny the original bluetooth home ringer

Don’t miss calls with the Renny Smartphone Wireless Cell Phone Ringer

By on October 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Don’t miss calls with the Renny Smartphone Wireless Cell Phone Ringer

Cellphones are great! They have totally revolutionized the way we live, work and play. You can take a phone call atop a mountain, on the train or anywhere else you get reception. Many of us have them figuratively attached to our hips, but then we go and put them down in our house and miss a call. Well, you won’t miss a phone call anymore with the Renny Original Smartphone Hub and Wireless Cell Phone Ringer for your home on sale for $89.99 and free shipping at Amazon. More →

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Etekcity RoverBeats F1 Bluetooth Headphones

Save 57% on Etekcity RoverBeats F1 Bluetooth Headphones on Amazon

By on September 30, 2015 at 6:05 PM.

Save 57% on Etekcity RoverBeats F1 Bluetooth Headphones on Amazon

Hear ye! Hear ye! And hear your music better with Etekcity RoverBeats F1 Bluetooth Headphones, on sale on for 57% off regular price on Amazon.com. For $37.99 and free shipping, you’ll enjoy every beat with up to 10 hours of playback, have no trouble on phone calls, and forget about tangled wires thanks to a 33-foot wireless range. More →

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Cheap Bluetooth Headsets Amazon

3 awesome Bluetooth headsets you can find on Amazon for under $30

By on February 2, 2015 at 3:20 PM.

3 awesome Bluetooth headsets you can find on Amazon for under $30

Here at BGR, we try to point you in the direction of good deals as often as we possibly can. Whether it’s sleek cases for your MacBook or enormous 4K televisions for your living room, we’re always on the lookout. Today, we decided to pick out three affordable Bluetooth headsets from Amazon that you won’t mind wearing in public. More →

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HP needs touch-to-share more than you might think

By on June 30, 2011 at 2:11 PM.

HP needs touch-to-share more than you might think

In my review of the HP TouchPad, which we published last night, I went off on a tangent about the “touch-to-share” functionality Hewlett-Packard introduced with the TouchPad tablet and the Pre 3 smartphone. I think it bears repeating. In a nutshell, touch-to-share allows the user to tap a webOS smartphone to the TouchPad in order to push any URL in an open browser page from one device to the other. I wrote at length about this feature, which is still in its infancy but exhibits tremendous potential. But the real value for touch-to-share goes far beyond the technology itself. The feature is great and HP can take it in a million different directions, but the bigger picture here is that touch-to-share can become an amazing way for HP to differentiate its tablet from the competition in a way that might actually pique consumers’ interest. Tech companies are so concerned with catching up right now that they forgot a very important piece of the puzzle: valuable differentiation. Flash, for example, is not a way for a company to differentiate its products — just ask the senior RIM executive who recently made a plea for RIM to step up its game. Companies are so concerned with pushing media tablets out to market that they’re forgetting to give consumers a reason to buy them over the market leader, the Apple iPad. If an Apple competitor ever wants to see real, long-term success with a tablet line, valuable differentiated features like a mature touch-to-share solution are paramount. With that, hit the break for my thoughts on the technology, as originally seen in our review of the HP TouchPad. More →

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Jabra recommends Bluetooth headsets in lieu of brain tumors

By on June 9, 2011 at 6:30 PM.

Jabra recommends Bluetooth headsets in lieu of brain tumors

Following the World Health Organization’s revelation last week that cell phones are “possibly carcinogenic to humans based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer associated with wireless phone use,” Jabra has issued an easy fix: instead of putting a cell phone to your ear and possibly getting a brain tumor, use one of its Bluetooth headsets. Jabra says its headsets emit 800 times less radiation than cell phones — just 0.0025 watts max output compared to 2 watts max from cell phones. In a Jabra-sponsored survey, 61% said cell phone radiation only concerned them “a little bit” or “to some extent” and 25% said they were not at all concerned. But when informed that using a Bluetooth headset has been scientifically proven to drastically reduce exposure to radiation, more than half of the respondents said they would use a hands-free device. Hit the break for Jabra’s press release. More →

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Verizon Wireless says DROID X will get Android Gingerbread update

By on May 25, 2011 at 8:20 PM.

Verizon Wireless says DROID X will get Android Gingerbread update

Verizon Wireless has detailed a software update that will soon be pushed to the Motorola DROID X, thus confirming that the phone will be upgraded to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The update will include a number of enhancements and the more prominent ones include a new user interface, better word prediction, app grouping, an improved email application, geo-tagging support in the camera, a download manager application, auto-focus improvements for the camera in low-light conditions, and improved battery life while using Bluetooth. Phone Scoop says Verizon has confirmed it will begin pushing the Android 2.3 update to DROID X phones on May 27th. More →

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Casio G'zOne Commando hands-on!

By on April 27, 2011 at 5:42 PM.

Casio G'zOne Commando hands-on!

Our friendly FedEx man was kind enough to deliver us the soon-to-be-released Casio G’zOne Commando from Verizon Wireless. Unlike most full-touchscreen smartphones, this Android 2.2.1 device is designed to be abused. The Commando meets military standards 810G for immersion, rain, and shock, dust resistance, vibration, salt fog, humidity, solar radiation, altitude, along with low and high temperature storage.  The handset, which is not the lightest full-touchscreen we’ve handled — but certainly not the heaviest at 5.4-ounces— sports a ruggedized composite case which protects a 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with flash, 1460mAh battery, 512MB RAM, 3.6-inch WVGA touchscreen display, and a host of other assets. Want to know what our first impressions are? Good. Have a look at the gallery below and hit the jump to read on.

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Motorola DROID Pro software update now available

By on April 26, 2011 at 12:39 AM.

Motorola DROID Pro software update now available

Motorola has announced that there is a new software update available for the Verizon Wireless DROID Pro. Unfortunately the patch will not update your DROID Pro to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), but it should reduce the frequency of UI lockups, offer improved audio during calls, and the following fixes:

  • Improved audio on voice calls.
  • Improved stability and performance.
  • User interface display now refreshes when user switches from GSM/UMTS communication to Global Mode.
  • Device now prepends 011 to Country Code to send SMS messages.
  • Global Mode no longer resets when connecting to a USB charger.
  • Visual Voice Mail now detects airplane mode while Wi-Fi is active.
  • Prompt return to full screen brightness after wake-up.
  • Upgraded Bluetooth firmware.
  • Improved interoperability with Microsoft Internet Application Gateway (IAG) configurations.
  • Device string format for Exchange changed to include device name and version number.
  • Upgrade to Google applications Release 7

For more information on the software update, hit up Verizon Wireless’ support forums located at http://www.verizonwireless.com/droidprosupport. More →

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