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Amazon is bringing a free software update to the Fire TV Stick and the standard Fire TV that adds the ability to connect to pesky captive portal hotel Wi-Fi networks, which force you to a dedicated web page for authentication before being able to use the network.
As a result, the compact size and newfound flexibility of the Fire TV Stick will make traveling with it will be a no-brainer with easy access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Go, Hulu, Pandora, Watch ESPN and a myriad of other apps.
The standard Fire TV box will get the same capability, as well as support for USB storage and wireless Bluetooth headphone support.
The $39 Fire TV Stick and $99 Fire TV are both available direct from Amazon.com.
B&H has a killer deal on a powered Bluetooth speaker system for the next 24 hours in the Deal Zone for $19.99. This is a Cyber Acoustics CA-3092BT 8W RMS system. You get 2 satellites each with a 1.5″ driver and a single 3″ sub-woofer in a cubed enclosure. I’ve already got one in my cart.
|Power Output||8 W RMS|
|Wattage||2 watts per channel @ 4 ohms @ 10% THD (each speaker)|
|Drivers||Satellites: 2 x 1.5″ (3.8 cm) high efficiency drivers
Subwoofer: 3.0″ (7.6 cm) 4-watt polycarbon high excursion driver
|Connector Type||1/8″ (3.5 mm) chrome plugs|
|Power Adapter||Internal, ETL/cETL approved|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||Satellites: 5.75 x 2.9 x 3.5″ (14.6 x 7.1 x 8.9 cm)
Subwoofer: 6.6 x 5.8 x 5.8″ (16.8 x 14.8 x 14.8 cm)
Pyle Audio has released a new Bluetooth portable speaker – the Street Vibe. It connects via NFC with compatible Android devices, as well as the standard Bluetooth setup for devices without NFC.
Street Vibe Key Features
• USB flash & micro SD memory card readers
• Includes two 2.5” stereo speakers
• AUX (3.5mm) input connector jack
• Built-in rechargeable battery (2200 mAh)
• FM radio & sleep timer function
• EQ presets: Classic, Bass, Flat, Hip Hop, Jazz, Rock
• Digital LCD display with adjustable brightness
• Easy touch button controls
The Pyle Audio Street Vibe retails for $149.99. Check it out here on Amazon.com.
Pyle Audio has announced the new PHBT5 Bluetooth-connected wireless headphones. In addition to listening to content, they also feature a built-in noise canceling microphone for making hands-free calls.
The headphones feature an integrated rechargeable battery that offers up to 10 hours of continuous active audio or 200 hours of standby time. The battery is charged via a micro-USB cable through a computer USB port or via an AC outlet with an adapter.
The Pyle Audio PHBT5 headphones retail for $39.99 and are available here on Amazon.com.