gadgets
Garmin's Edge 1000 May Be the Smartest Bike Computer Yet

While the phones in our pockets have been getting smarter and smarter at an alarming rate, bike computers (despite having the word "computer" right in their name) have been lagging way behind. But as sensors, radios, and chips have shrunk smaller and smaller, we've seen more and more intelligence come to the handlebars. The new Edge 1000 from Garmin is trying to pack the most in. Read More >>

batteries
Use Your Favourite USB Keyboard on Your Phone With This Backup Battery

It can be hard to choose a backup battery when the market is as flooded as the market for Bluetooth speakers and iPhone cases. Manufacturers are now finding ways to include added value with their emergency power supplies, like Cerevo's new EneBrick that can turn your favourite USB keyboard into a wireless Bluetooth accessory for your tablet or smartphone. Read More >>

toys
App-Connected Scalextric Cars Give You Mario Kart-Like Power-Ups and Damage

Who knew that when Super Mario Kart first hit the SNES so many years ago it would have such a lasting effect on us? Even Scalextric, who've been making slot car tracks for decades, are finally introducing a new accessory that wirelessly connects to an app so you can add SMK-like crash damage, power-ups, and even stat tracking to back up your bragging rights. Read More >>

gadgets
A Bluetooth E-Cigarette That Doubles as a Speakerphone. Wait, What?

Electronic cigarettes have exploded in popularity over the past few years, probably because they let you smoke indoors again. And now there's even more reason to keep an e-cig in hand all day long because Supersmoker has added Bluetooth capabilities to its latest model. Read More >>

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Nokia's NFC Tag Could Mean You Never Lose Your Keys Again

Forgetful types rejoice: Nokia has just announced a new Treasure Tag, which uses Bluetooth and NFC to try and help you keep track of your possessions. Read More >>

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The World's Smallest Bluetooth Chip Will Make Smartwatches Last Longer

The rise of wearable devices like smartwatches has spurred the world's electronics makers to miniaturise their already tiny components even further. TDK has managed to create what it's claiming is the world's smallest Bluetooth module, which also happens to be incredibly energy efficient. Read More >>

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Sound-Enhancing Bluetooth Tube Amp Doubles as Cheesy Sci-Fi Prop

Bluetooth speakers tend to trade sound quality for a compact form factor and portability—but not this monstrosity. Looking like a contraption you'd find in Willy Wonka's factory, this vacuum tube amp promises to vastly improve the sound of music streaming from your mobile device. Read More >>

audio
A Guitar Amp That's Going to Piss Off Analogue Purists

Line 6, the well-regarded guitar gear manufacturer who were recently acquired by Yamaha, has a new guitar amp that's going to give tube traditionalists a migraine. Bluetooth?! iOS app? Say what? OK, but let's not be luddites for the hell of it. What's Line 6's new Amplifi got to offer? Read More >>

watches
Casio's Sporty Bluetooth Watch Lets You Glimpse Your Fitness App Stats

Smartwatches might seem like a recent fad, but countless companies have been trying to improve your wearable electronics for well over a decade. Including Casio, who were one of the first to integrate a Bluetooth connection into its watches letting it mirror notifications from your smartphone. And the company's latest model, the STB-1000, is even designed to double as a fitness tracker, piggybacking on your smartphone's existing motion sensors. Read More >>

audio
Easily Update Ancient Stereos With ION Audio's Bluetooth Cassette

You may have convinced your parents to upgrade to a smartphone or a tablet, but that monstrous ancient stereo system in their living room that served them well in the 1980s isn't going anywhere. Thankfully, ION Audio's new Cassette Adapter Bluetooth is an easy way to get their old and modern technology to work in harmony. Read More >>

gadgets
Griffin's PowerMate Knob Controller Finally Goes Wireless

When Griffin Technology revealed the original PowerMate—a hefty polished aluminium programmable knob—way back in 2001, most users were left scratching their head as to what they'd use it for. But years of software updates have resulted in a surprising useful and sleek desktop accessory that's great for everything from controlling volume, to scrolling massive documents. Read More >>

gaming
A Tiny Controller That's Always on Hand to Improve Touchscreen Gaming

We've been promised that touchscreen smartphones and tablets are the future of mobile gaming, but those of us who grew up with Game Boys and Game Gears know that physical buttons and joysticks are still the way to go. That's not to say touchscreen devices don't make for wonderful portable consoles, they just need a little help, and this tiny Bluetooth controller will more than fill that role. Read More >>

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Samsung's GamePad and App Combo Aim for the Lounge Entertainment Hotspot

This rather cute retro lump is Samsung's next attempt at doing a universal game controller for smartphones, which it's calling the Smartphone GamePad. It's optimised for the Galaxy range, but ought to work with anything running Android 4.1 or above. Read More >>

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Report: Apple's iBeacon Location-Aware Shopping in its Stores Today

The Associated Press is reporting that Apple will switch on its new iBeacons service— which will provide location-aware services to your phone—across its 254 US stores today. Read More >>

guts
Bluetooth is Getting an Intelligence Boost to Save Your Battery

Since Bluetooth was given an overhaul in 2010 with the 4.0 standard, it's surged in popularity, being used in everything from wireless speakers to smartwatches. Now, the connection is getting a shot in the arm—and it should help save your battery. Read More >>

speakers
Marshall's New Bluetooth Speaker Oozes Vintage Style

It's not the easiest time to be a consumer on the hunt for a wireless Bluetooth speaker. New models are flooding the market on a daily basis, and wading through the hundreds of choices can be mind-numbing. So here's a quick cheat sheet for you: If you want something small, consider Jawbone's new Mini Jambox, but if design and style are at the top of your feature list, you can't go wrong with Marshall's gorgeous new Stanmore. Read More >>

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