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Wireless
Hands-on review: Technics EAH-A800 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
Designed in Osaka, Japan, these headphones just exude quality. They aren’t heavy, but they feel well built and solid.
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Video
Channel Ten named as Milestone Systems Partner of the Year
New Zealand based value-added distributor Channel Ten has been awarded the title of Milestone Systems Partner of the Year for the South Pacific region 2021.
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Audio
Google Workspace announces extensive updates for Meet, Chat and Voice
Google Workspace has announced updates across Google Meet, Chat, and Voice, with the aim of helping provide better hybrid work solutions.
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Digital audio improves productivity, governance and competitive advantages
The business world is seldom simple, nor is the daily running of a busy legal firm. Like any evidence-based industry, there are always risks, nuances, mitigating factors, and an element of uncertainty.
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Video
Neat achieves certification for Microsoft Teams in A/NZ
Neat has announced it has achieved certification for Microsoft Teams for its flagship products, making the company's video devices available to Teams customers in the A/NZ region.
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JBL
Hands-on review: JBL Live 660NC Adaptive Noise Cancelling Headset
JBL’s Live660NC headset provide you with peace and quiet in your own space.
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Collaboration
A day in the life: How Poly technologies support the flexible hybrid workforce
Bondi Beach frames the perfect start to the day - a walk, a coffee, breakfast, and the ability to work from her home office with the technologies she needs. 
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Apple
Apple turns the volume up a notch on AirPods, HomePod mini & Apple Music
Today’s Apple announcements may bring music to Apple fans’ ears, with audio taking a huge focus in this month’s product announcements.
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Home audio
Sony gears up to release new home theatre and soundbars for more advanced surround sound
Sony has unveiled its new home theatre and soundbar systems, which promise to bring the bass and multi-dimensional sound to every corner of a room. 
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Review
Hands-on review: JBL Clip 4
The JBL Clip 4 sounds as good as it looks. For a small speaker, it packs a punch.
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Remote Working
Empowering the hybrid workforce with the right technologies
Headsets need to be able to block loud background sounds that can often get in the way of working or videoconferences. Nobody wants to hear a lawnmower.
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Remote Working
EPOS crafts quality audio solutions for all working environments
With many key business stakeholders unable to attend in-person meetings as easily as they once did, webinars meetings, and online presentations became a mainstay of virtual business.
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Audio
Hands-on review: Jabra Elite 75t earbuds
They retail for around half the price of the AirPods Pro but can compete with them in every way.
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A look at the Poly Sync 20 vs the Jabra Speak 510
What separates Poly Sync 20 from the rest? For starters, the Poly Sync 20 wins on battery life by up to five hours and has more microphones.
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Remote Working
Nureva conferencing system now Teams certified
The system uses a combination of cameras and ’8192 virtual microphones’ which capture sound in all areas of a room.
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Audio
BlueAnt brings the party home with the X5 speaker
With a proven record of sound-quality at an affordable price, this speaker is bound to be a bestseller in the portable party speaker market.
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Hands-on review: Sennheiser HD 450 BT headphones
The 450 BT is a stylish headset that sounds great and has a form of noise cancellation for an affordable price. It doesn’t get better than that.
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Hands-on review: The Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds
Although the WF-1000XM3s came out in 2019, they’re still available for purchase - and there's a good reason why they're so popular.
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Hands-on review: Epos Sennheiser GSX 300 USB sound card
Epos want to turn your 3.5mm wired headphones into a gaming audio powerhouse with their GSX 300 Gaming Series external USB sound card.
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Sony's WH-1000XM4 headphones might just redefine smart audio
The ‘Speak-to-Chat’ feature completely removes the need to take off your headphones or pause your music when you need to talk to somebody.
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Smart personal audio device shipments up 61% in APAC in Q1
Accounting for 21.1% of global shipments, Asia Pacific overtook Europe to become the third largest sub-region, after North America and Greater China. 
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Hands-on review: The Neo Smartpen RECO
Why, in 2020, would you need a voice recorder when smartphones and laptops do the same job? We find out.
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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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Hands-on review: JBL Tune 220TWS
Another great part of the design is the earbuds themselves. Most other earbuds on the market can’t be worn for more than two hours at a time because of the amount of pressure they put on ear canals. Thankfully, the JBL Tune 220 were designed with all-day wear in mind.