Bluesound Pulse MINI 2i multi-room speaker Review – A high-res audio Sonos Play:5 alternative

Sonos may dominate the world of multiroom streaming speakers, but they are not necessarily the best all round. Bluesound has supported hi-resolution audio formats from the beginning, offering a key feature that Sonos, previously, did not offer. Things have changed a little since the launch of the Sonos S2 platform, which now offers hi-resolution formats, … Read more

Sonos Arc vs Beam vs Playbar – Sonos finally updates the Playbar for serious home cinema with eArc offering Dolby Atmos and TrueHD

Sonos was doing smart speakers before they were a thing, and they do them well with some incredible options. However, when it comes to home cinema, they have been flagging behind. The soundbar market has boomed as people realise they can get the benefit of a multi-speaker system from just one device. Sonos first introduced … Read more

Sonos Beam – Finally a Sonos soundbar with HDMI

Sonos produce some great speakers, and the soundbar and soundbase are superb options if you have invested in Sonos already. The problem with them is that they use optical and if you are a movie geek this is not the best option for audio as it isn’t compatible with some audio standards. Sonos have finally announced … Read more

Bose Virtually Invisible 300 Wireless Rear Surround Speakers Review

I reviewed the fantastic Bose Soundtouch 300 Soundbar a year ago, while it is an expensive investment it is one of the best soundbars on the market. It also has one significant selling point over many competing brands; you can expand the system with both surround sound speakers and a subwoofer. Soundbars are a great … Read more

Ultimate Ears Megablast Review – Bluetooth, Waterproof, Portable Alexa Speaker!

Ultimate Ears are sub-brand of Logitech after being bought out by them in 2008. Initially, they started out as a custom IEM, and they entered the portable speaker market in 2013 with the UE Boom. The terribly named Ultimate Ears Megablast is their latest offering and is an IP67 rated portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speaker with … Read more

Brilliant light switches into connected home automation hubs: CES 2018

I think this has to be my favourite smart home tech so far at CES this year. The Brilliant light switch/home automation hub, converts and existing light socket into a hub for all your home automation devices. As you would expect one of the primary functions is to control your lights, but the built-in 5” … Read more

Sonos One Launched: The Sonos Smart Speaker

With Amazon, Google, and Apple all having smart speakers now, it was inevitable that the multi-room streaming specialist Sonos would enter the market. The Sonos One is essentially a Sonos Play 1 but with Amazon’s Alexa assistant built in. In 2018, Sonos says it will support Google’s Assistant, too. Available for pre-order now and priced … Read more

Senic Nuimo Smart Home Controller Review (Philips Hue, Sonos, etc)

Nuimo by Senic is one of the more exciting products I have been able to review this year. It is a smart controller that integrates with Philips Hue, Sonos and several other systems. It isn’t actually a controller in the normal sense of home automation, but more like a smart home interface. For example, you … Read more

Sonos opens up to Spotify Connect & Amazon Echo

I love my Sonos in the Kitchen, it is great just to be able to click play and it immediately starts up the playlist I was previously on, connecting to a multitude of online streaming services. But, as most Sonos users would agree, the App kinda sucks. It’s not so much that it is bad, … Read more