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Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro NZ Showcase On The Road is full steam ahead
After a year of COVID-19-related disruptions, the Ingram Micro Showcase On The Road 2022 is finally going ahead, with registrations now open to interested parties.
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Review
Hands-on review: JBL Flip 6 portable speaker
Once you switch it on, and listen away for up to 12 hours, you will quickly realise that this is a little speaker looking for a party.
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Wireless
Wave Audio spices up portfolio with first ever party speaker
Australian-based pioneers Wave Audio are enhancing their extensive range of groundbreaking new audio products by adding one of the most versatile speakers on the market to their growing portfolio.
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Cloud
Sony expands X-Series portable speaker range with three new models
The company says the SRS-XG300, SRS-XE300 and SRS-XE200 all contain high-quality and powerful sound pressure due to X-Balanced Speaker Units.
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Music
Hands-on review: JBL Partybox 110 Bluetooth speaker
My first review in a long time is sure to create a lot of noise, if the experience in my household has been anything to go by.
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Panasonic
Hands-on review: Panasonic SC-GN01E Wearable Speaker
I thought I had seen it all. That was until I came across the Panasonic SC-GN01E Wearable Speaker also known as “ The SoundSlayer”. 
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Music
Hand-on review: Sony X-Series XG500 Portable Bluetooth Speaker & Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones
For as long as I can remember, Sony have been known as purveyors of quality sound. I leapt at the opportunity to review two of their latest products.
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Speakers
Hands-on review: SOUNDBOKS Gen 3 Bluetooth Performance Speaker
With an outdoor party speaker sure to get your neighbours calling the cops, SOUNDBOKS turns the volume all the way up to eleven.
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Speakers
Bang & Olufsen's latest connected speaker screams 'premium' design
We found one Australian audio retailer selling a pair for AU$18,300. We hope they’re worth the price.
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Bluetooth
Review: BlueAnt X5 bloody good Party Speaker
It’s portable, battery-powered, small and looks pretty good but still manages to pack a real punch.
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Bluetooth
Hands-on review: BlueAnt X3 speaker: Local, affordable and good quality!?
BlueAnt’s newest product is a sturdy Bluetooth portable speaker that is being released at just $239.95. But is it any good? Yes. Yes it is.
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Audio
Sony brings the noise with new high-power audio systems
Greater sound range and height, exciting lighting options, karaoke leaderboards, guitar inputs all in a single robust unit.
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Gaming
JBL takes Quantum leap into NZ gaming audio market
The company has launched its range of gaming headsets and PC speakers in Aotearoa New Zealand as the headset market thrives.
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Audio
Panasonic brings back high-spec audio brand, Technics
The top-end audio range of headphones, speakers and turntables return to New Zealand.
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Speakers
Hands-on review: Edifier S880DB Active Speakers are little with big sound
The Edifier’s bass and treble tones are unexpectedly sharp and distinct, and once I’d adjusted the balance to suit my seating arrangement, the true stereo quality was a joy to listen to.
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Smart Home
Hands-on review: The Edifier S3000 Pro bookshelf speakers
Edifier’s new flagship S3000 Pro Active 2.0 Wireless Monitor bookshelf speakers are a high-end choice for people who love their music.
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Bluetooth
Audioengine’s Wireless A5+ are just bloody good speakers
I judge these speakers on the aspects that Audioengine boasts about - quality, streaming, simplicity and versatility
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Speakers
Edifier pumps up the volume with the S350DB
The S350DB is what Edifier calls a bookshelf speaker set, which features two speakers packed with titanium dome tweeters and an eight-inch subwoofer.
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Apple
Canalys: Smart speaker installed base market to hit 2018 milestone
"These deployments are a major opportunity for the IT channel to develop solutions and provide technical skills and services that customers may lack.”
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Bluetooth
Braven introduces lightweight, durable and loud Bluetooth speakers
Braven recently announced two new speakers the Braven Ready Pro and Braven Ready Solo.
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Speakers
Hands-on review: Edifier Spinnaker e30 Multimedia Speakers
Edifier's Spinnaker e30 Multimedia Speakers offer a unique design for your audio set-up
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Speakers
Hands-on review: B&O Beoplay A6 in-home speaker
The Beoplay A6 looks like the jaws of a whale. Inspired by the colours of the rugged Nordic landscape, this speaker offers loud, clear & crisp sound.
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Bluetooth
Hands-on review: Sony SRS-XB3 Bluetooth Speaker
The Sony SRS-XB3 Bluetooth speaker is a good quality, USB-chargeable, compact, multi-layout Bluetooth speaker built for bass.
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Bluetooth
Hands-on review: BenQ Trevolo Bluetooth speaker
Where other makers have opted for simplistic designs, BenQ pushed the boat out when it came to the Trevolo Bluetooth speaker.