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Everything Samsung Announced at the Galaxy Unpacked Event Last Night

Last night was the night Samsung finally spilled the beans on a bunch of products we already knew everything about, plus a couple we weren't that familiar with. All in all, there were nine devices on show, and for those of you who missed all the news last night let's run through everything that happened. Read More >>

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The Galaxy Buds Are Samsung’s Attempt to One Up the AirPods

At this point, it’s practically impossible to go outside without seeing white earbuds sticking out of people’s heads, and with sales of Apple AirPods expected to rise to between 50 and 55 million this year, that phenomenon probably won’t go away anytime soon. Read More >>

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This £990 Wireless Speaker Is Astonishing, But Not Always in the Best Ways

When I reviewed the £1,390 Devialet Phantom speaker three years ago, it blew my mind. The company just came out with a shrunken-down version for about half the price called the Phantom Reactor. It is also quite impressive, mainly because it’s so little and so loud. That doesn’t mean the Phantom Reactor is the best-sounding wireless speaker money can buy, though. I don’t even think it’s my favourite. Read More >>

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The Best Cheap Wireless Headphones Just Got Better

I’ve been a fan of the Jabra Move wireless headphones for years. They’re super functional, lightweight, attractive, great-sounding, and at $100, surprisingly affordable. Jabra just released an updated version of the headphones, the Move Style, with improved battery life and a new range of colours. The best part is they’re still really good and really cheap. Read More >>

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Next Gen ‘Health Monitoring’ AirPods May Arrive Before Mid-2019

Sometimes it seems as though rumours about second generation AirPods started the day Apple announced the originals back in September of 2016. But in the two and a half years since we've seen nothing of the sort. There have been plenty of rumours, but still nothing concrete from Apple. Well the latest rumour claims an upgraded version will arrive in the first half of this year. Read More >>

gadgets
You Can Build These Analog Synthesisers Like Nintendo’s Cardboard Labo Toys

If you’ve never played around with Teenage Engineering’s tiny synthesisers—like its iPod-sized Pocket Operators or the impressively-capable OP-1—you’re missing out on some fun, accessible ways to get into music. And the company is now expanding its Pocket Operators line with a series of new build-it-yourself modular instruments featuring affordable price tags for those not churning out chart-topping hits every week. Read More >>

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Finally, the Slick Bluetooth Upgrade My Beloved Shure Earbuds Deserve

Every year or so Gizmodo's Adam Clark Estes tells me he’s found a pair of headphones that are genuinely exceptional, and so I, being a headphones hoarder, am obliged to try them out. Usually, he’s right! But when it comes to in-ear headphones, his suggestions have left me filled with regret and my wallet woefully empty. You can’t just borrow your buddy’s in-ear headphones or earbuds—it’s disgusting. So Adam suggests a pair of earbuds and tells me they fit great, and I buy them and immediately hate them, and thank goodness my flatmate and my dad don’t have the same hang-ups about sharing earbuds, you know? Read More >>

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CES 2019: Vizio Has a Wacky Idea for Futuristic Dolby Atmos Soundbars

One of the most exciting innovations for home entertainment is Dolby Atmos. The technology adds an element of height to the audio coming out of your sound system, and the effect is honestly game-changing. Vizio has a wacky idea about how to make Atmos even better. What if your soundbar could do Atmos at will? Or, more specifically, what if your soundbar could swivel like a sassy robot and adjust itself to whatever you’re watching? Read More >>

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Klipsch’s New Wireless Earbuds Are Wooing Me With a Zippo-Like Charging Case

Apple’s AirPods paved the way for decent wireless earbuds, but the lump of white plastic that serves as their charging case leaves something to be aesthetically desired. Limited battery life means you’ll have to carry some way to recharge wireless earbuds, though, and Klipsch is seriously wooing me with a battery case that looks like an iconic Zippo lighter. Read More >>

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Sennheiser’s Bonkers 3D Soundbar Goes on Sale This Year for a Bonkers Amount of Money

Sennheiser turned some heads at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) by announcing its first ever home audio product: a soundbar with 3D audio. The company will turn some more heads at this year’s CES with the soundbar’s price tag: $2,500 (£1,958; UK pricing and availability TBA). Read More >>

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CES 2019: Jabra’s Beautiful New Headphones Cancel Noise With AI

Jabra is jumping in the big boy noise-cancelling headphone game, and it’s ready to brawl. The company just announced the Elite 85h headphones at CES in Las Vegas. While the over-ear-design looks like a fatter version of the very well reviewed Jabra Move headphones, the new active noise-cancelling feature sounds intriguing. It apparently uses artificial intelligence to drown out sound. Read More >>

rumours
Looks Like Sonos Is Making Some New Smart Speakers

A new filing with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has revealed some details about a new Sonos product. The redacted documents show that a new model number S18 smart speaker will work as satellites for the company’s soundbars to create a surround sound system and will also include built-in microphones for far-field voice control. If what the FCC filing suggests is true, this could be an interesting move for Sonos. And honestly, it’s probably true. Read More >>

gadgets
The Worst Gadgets of 2018

We already told you about the gadgets we loved this year. Now it’s time to shame the terrible gadgets that made us wonder why anyone bothered making something so bad. Read More >>

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The Very Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones

If you ever fly on aeroplanes, you probably need noise-cancelling headphones. If you work in an open plan office, you probably need noise-cancelling headphones. If you ever feel the world is attacking your ears, you probably need noise-cancelling headphones. Therapy might help but try noise-cancelling headphones first. They’re really good these days! Read More >>

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The 23 Coolest Gadgets of 2018

No matter how jaded we become, each year the fine gadget purveyors of the world manage to find new ways to delight and surprise us with gear that’s inventive, exciting, and just plain cool. We put our heads together and collected the very best and most interesting products we were lucky enough to try this year. Here’s to more in the year ahead. Read More >>