Joe Murray

Sonos adds secure voice control

In 2019, Sonos acquired Snips, a company focusing on the development of embedded voice assistants based in France. Today, one of the reasons for the acquisition has been realised with Sonos announcing their own embedded voice control for all new and old voice compatible devices via a simple update.  One of the key focuses that […]

Meta to open first brick and mortar store

Meta has officially announced the Meta Store, a brick and mortar location for consumers to test our their most recent hardware. The announcement seems to be coupled with Meta’s push for its vision of the future of the MetaVerse. Similar to the Apple Store, consumers will be able to test the latest AR/VR technology that […]

Shure release a new KSM series wireless microphone

April 19th saw the release of Shure’s brand new wireless microphone, and addition to the KSM series, the KSM11. The company claims that the microphone is capable of “natural” and “high-clarity” sound. However, while this microphone is a condenser, SAR does not expect it to be used in a studio setting due it being wireless. […]

Røde releases debut headphones

Professional microphone manufacturer Røde has released its first-ever headphones, the NTH-100. The company has been a prominent player in the professional microphone market for many years, being the go-to brand for vocal microphones. Its biggest rivals Shure and Audio-Technica have been in the headphone market for years and currently hold the top spots for professional […]

HP announces agreement to acquire Poly

March 28th saw the announcement of a new planned acquisition of Poly by HP. The total deal has been valued at roughly 3.3 billion USD, at $40 per share, with HP taking on Poly’s debts. HP has claimed that they are hoping that Poly will help to strengthen their position in the peripherals market and […]

Bowers & Wilkins 3D audio Soundbar

Bowers & Wilkins have recently announced the release of a brand new Soundbar, the Panorama 3. For a company that’s primary focus is audio quality over use, the new soundbar comes with all the essential features that you would expect on a basic Soundbar with the Bluetooth codecs aptX Adaptive, and AAC offering Bluetooth quality […]

Turtle Beach’s gaming earbuds

Turtle Beach announced a new pair of gaming focused earbuds on March 14th that will be available for order on the 21st of March. The biggest surprise here is that the new earbuds, despite being targeted at low latency gaming, do not include Bluetooth 5.2, and therefore also do not include LE Audio. The new […]

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