Tag Archives: wireless

Are Wireless Bluetooth Headphones for $30 Really Any Good?

Kinivo BT240 Bluetooth HeadphonesIf you have been reading the Tech For Anyone site over the past couple of years, you probably have noticed me mention some inexpensive Bluetooth headphones. The days of being attached to your device in order to listen to your music or videos are pretty much over. The ease and simplicity that Bluetooth headphones provide is just too much to pass up. Sure, they may lack a bit of fidelity of wired headphones but the quality has greatly improved. Many people are probably worried about the cost of wireless Bluetooth headphones but let me tell you that you don’t have to spend $100 or more for a decent pair of wireless headphones. Just take a look at the Kinivo BT240 that you can find for under $30. So just how good (or bad) or they? Continue reading

Amazon Echo Brings Voice Assistant to Your Living Room

Amazon Echo Voice Activated assistant and Wireless SpeakerFamiliar with what Siri and OK Google are? They are essentially voice activated assistants that can look up information and execute specific programs through Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. The Amazon Echo is essentially that basic technology integrated into a network connected wireless speaker for use in your home. Of course, Amazon wants you to get really excited for it by showing off all the different ways it can be used. So, let’s take a look at some of what it can do and what concerns consumers might have by putting this technology into their home. Continue reading

Samsung Announces New 60GHz Wi-Fi Breakthrough

WiFi LogoDo you have problems with the bandwidth on your Wi-Fi network? Is the new 802.11ac or 5G Wi-Fi standard just not fast enough? It the answer is yes to both of these questions, then Samsung is happy to announce that they have with speeds up to five times that of 802.11ac that they expect to roll out in 2015. Don’t get your hopes up though as this is new technology and it takes a while for these to trickle down to consumers but even still, there is a lot of information that is being left out of the announcement. Continue reading

Why Faster Broadband Speeds Do and Don’t Matter

Internet Speed Test ResultsThe other day I was driving in my car and listening to the radio when an advertisement from Comcast came on. It was talking about how their super fast XFinity Internet bundles with extra speed provides an advantage for gamers. I found this advertisement interesting because it was emphasizing the speed of their connection. In essence, the faster (and more expensive) internet bundle would be better for PC gaming then their standard version. Sadly, this is not necessarily the case. There is more to an internet connection than just speed. So let’s learn a bit about how and why speed do and don’t matter on your internet connections. Continue reading