Bluetooth articles

The Wonderboom is the newest member in the UE family, gets reviewed

Waterproof & rugged? Check. Good sound? Check. Bluetooth? Check. The Wonderboom is the newest member in the UE family, delivering solid sound and packing an IPX7 waterproof rating (capable of being immersed up to 1 meter for 30 minutes). The Wonderboom looks like the perfect sub-$100 speaker to take to the beach, the pool or lake. Reviews are in, and they're very positive.

Bluetooth 5 specification now officially adopted

The world of Bluetooth is about to get a lot more interesting. This week the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced that the latest Bluetooth 5 standard has been adopted. The core specifications were detailed back in June, but this week marks the…

The Vamp Stereo adds Bluetooth to any old speakers

In 2014, we profiled a Kickstarter success story for an audio product known as The Vamp. Simply put, The Vamp was a self-contained, single-channel amplifier that let you transform any speaker into a wireless Bluetooth speaker system.

Many Bluetooth smart locks are hackable, researchers find

Bluetooth-powered locks are readily available from a number of companies to complement or begin building out your smart home portfolio. While primarily designed for convenience sake, a couple of security researchers have discovered that a large number of Bluetooth smart…

Bluetooth 5 wireless standard to be announced next week

The next generation of the Bluetooth standard will be formally announced at a media event in London next week, according to Bluetooth SIG executive director Mark Powell. Bluetooth 5 is expected to be a significant upgrade over the current version…