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Report: Bose Shuts Down Ambitious Augmented Reality Project

Bose seemed like a company that had a slightly different, incredibly interesting vision for augmented reality. It was different from other tech companies’ approaches – Bose put AR in its Bose Frames sunglasses, but it wasn’t like the AR glasses or headsets that are already on the market. In lieu of holographic images superimposed on the real world, Bose’s AR was audio only. The strategy was new, but now it looks like Bose’s gamble didn’t pay off. Instead, the company has decided to shut down its ambitious Bose AR division, according to Protocol. Read More >>

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Bose Is Really Going After Sonos Now

There’s a lot to like about Bose’s Smart Home speaker lineup. They sound good and look sleek. They have built-in voice assistants and offer multi-room wifi capabilities. But despite all this likeability, the newest member of the family, the Bose Portable Home speaker, feels like a worse version of the latest Sonos invention. That sucks for Bose, since the company is clearly trying to sell some Sonos killers. Read More >>

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Sleeper Hit? Not Quite, as Bose Discontinues Its £229 Sleepbuds

After just over a year on the market, Bose has now discontinued its £229 Sleepbuds, citing issues with the product’s built-in batteries and faulty charging. Read More >>

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Bose Is Back

Bose just released an important update to its popular line of wireless noise-cancelling headphones. They are different. They’re weirdly stylish. Most importantly, they’re good. Also expensive. Read More >>

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Bose’s Latest Headphones Tackle a New Frontier of Noise Cancelling, But Is It Worth the Extra Cash?

The new Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 aren’t so much a successor to the current QC35 II headphones. Instead, they’re an addition to Bose’s line of noise-cancelling headphones. A pricey addition. At £350 the 700s are £50 more than the QC35s. The step up in price doesn’t include huge tweaks to the noise-cancelling or the audio profile of the headphones. Instead, the big improvement and the one Bose hope you’ll pay a premium for, is superior audio fidelity when talking on the phone or using a digital assistant. Read More >>

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Master & Dynamic’s Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones Beat Sony in Two Important Ways

Sony has been the king of noise-cancelling headphones for the past couple of years, but a new royal has arrived: the new Master & Dynamic MW65. This finely crafted set of cans represent the company’s first attempt at noise-cancelling over-ear headphones, which might seem like a disadvantage. However, Master & Dynamic’s greatest strengths shine through in the headset’s luxurious design and exquisite sound quality. (Before you get too excited: The MW65 headphones are £450. Pretty isn’t cheap.) Sony still has a lot to offer in this battle, but it should guard the throne carefully. Read More >>

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I Was Ready to Dunk on the Bose Frames… But I Actually Like Them?

Smartglasses have a bad rep—you can thank the glassholes for that. To this day, most people still can’t help but think of the first iteration of Google Glass when anyone brings up the topic of smart eyewear. That also means people start thinking about being recorded against their will, dorky design, and absurd prices for unconvincing tech. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Bose Has Made Noise-Cancelling For Cars

Most of us technophiles are aware of how good Bose's noise-cancelling is, so it's exciting to hear that the company's brought its QuietComfort tech to vehicles. 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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Bose’s Fancy Home Speaker Might Be the Best Sounding Echo Alternative Yet

The idea seemed silly at first. Bose made an Alexa-powered wireless speaker with a little screen, a big £400 price tag and a promise “to fill any room with an astonishing stereo performance.” I’ve been using the Bose Home Speaker 500 for a little more than a month, and there are a few things I don’t like about it. But it sure does sounds great. Read More >>

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The Best Wireless Headphones You Can Buy Right Now

Admit it: you need to get some wireless headphones. With the technology getting so good and with headphone jacks disappearing, it just makes sense to invest in a future without wires if like listening to music or watching videos or just making the outside world less loud. How you use your headphones ought to inform which ones you get, of course. And that’s what this guide is for. Read More >>

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The Best Cheap Bluetooth Speaker

In recent years, portable Bluetooth speakers have become essential gadgets for modern living. Going into the woods and want to listen to some Phish? Get a speaker. Want to listen to podcasts in the shower? Use a Bluetooth solution. But beyond being so useful, what’s exciting about Bluetooth speakers these days is the fact that you can get an excellent Bluetooth speaker for cheap. Heck, get one for a friend, too! Read More >>

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For £400, Bose’s First Smart Speaker Better Sound Amazing

While smart speakers aren’t exactly new, the battle for AI-powered audio supremacy is just heating up, and in the past year we’ve seen a number of high-end AI-speaker systems hit the market including the Sonos One, the Apple HomePod and the Google Home Max. However, even with all these new entries, there was still a noticeable absence left by one of the biggest names in home audio: Bose. Read More >>

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The Best Way to Upgrade Your Cheap, Crappy Earbuds

Listen, I get it. Your phone came with a pair of earbuds, and you’ve been using them every day, because they’re fine. Things could be so much better, my friend. Sometimes in life, it’s worth splurging on on a thing you use a lot. And upgrading from your tinny, terrible earbuds to proper headphones is one of those times. Read More >>

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Bose Has a Pricey Winner With Its Sleep-Friendly Earbuds

Sleeping on the weekends is rough. My flat is across the street from a bar that grows only louder and more crowded in the height of summer, so a good Saturday night snooze is usually out of the question. Raucous drinkers, the thump of the bass from the building, and the sound of my air conditioner create a cacophony nearly impossible to ignore. I’m not a fan. But Bose thinks its “Sleepbuds,” white noise masking earbuds designed to be worn during sleep (coming to the UK this autumn), can help alleviate the issue without resorting to the tried and true noise-cancelling technology used in some of its headphones. I get the appeal, but can a £229 white noise generator jammed in my ear canal really solve my sleeping problems? Read More >>