With the controversial absence of a headphone jack on the iPhone 7 now a reality, accessory companies are busily churning out wireless alternatives, and that’s as true of Bose as it is of other big audio brands. Its latest QuietComfort 35 over-the-ear headphones ($350) are a wireless version of the company’s flagship premium QC25 cans ($300), seen by some as offering the best active noise-cancelling in the business. The QC35’s retain the same established design […]
In June, premium audio heavyweight brand Bose debuted a wireless version of its flagship over-the-ear headphones with the QuietComfort 35’s. Not to be outdone, in September Danish audio big hitter B&O entered the fray with its Beoplay H5 Bluetooth buds, a pair of high-end magnetized earphones designed “for music lovers who live to move.” You can read my review of the Beoplay H5 earphones here.
Last month, B&O PLAY announced the Beoplay A1, the latest portable Bluetooth speaker in its family of luxury home audio products. B&O PLAY is a brand subsidiary of Danish high-end audio and video manufacturer Bang & Olufsen, known for its principled attention to design (which some say inspired Apple). I decided to take a look at the A1 ultraportable speaker for MacRumors to see if the device justifies its $249 price tag, which places it […]
Wacom Bamboo Spark ImagineFX – February Issue 131 The Wacom Bamboo Spark is a folio notepad that automatically digitises handwritten notes and sketches, and stores your inspirations in the cloud. I reviewed the device for ImagineFX and the piece can now be found online over at CreativeBloq. You can find my more personal look at the Wacom Bamboo Spark here.
ArtRage for iPad / Adonit Jot Stylus ImagineFX – January Issue 130 ArtRage was one of the first painting apps for iPad, so it’s enjoyed plenty of refinement over the years. Its oil and watercolour painting toolkit is probably the most naturalistic available for Apple’s tablet device. I reviewed the latest version (v2.0.2) of the app, along with the Adonit Jot fine point stylus, for the January issue of ImagineFX.
Wacom Bamboo Spark A smart folio that sends written notes to the cloud with a single click Don’t listen to anyone who says handwritten notes are obsolete in the digital age. If you’ve been to the high street stationery shop recently then you already know that notebooks and notepads remain a huge draw – and not just for the Cath Kidston gingerbread crowd or folks who can’t tell an iPad mini from a nether-region […]