+ Friday April 19th, 2019

Around the Home

Alphabet’s Wing will take to the the skies above more of Australia with its drone delivery service

Alphabet’s Wing drone delivery service has been in testing in Canberra for some time now, with the team behind the aerial delivery service read to make the next big step and start a wider commercial delivery service. After kitting out a purpose-built delivery warehouse, Wing has been waiting for regulatory …

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Australians Can Alexa Enable Speakers With Amazon Echo Input

Amazon’s Echo Input device is available for purchase in Australia today. What is the Echo Input? Think of it as a much thinner Echo Dot, with the external speaker and internal speaker drivers removed. Echo Input allows people to Alexa-enable existing individual or speaker systems via an AUX 3.5mm audio …

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Great Deal: $119 Sony LFS50G Google Assistant Speaker at JB Hi-Fi 14-27 March

If you are considering purchasing a Google Home speaker, the Sony LFS50G Google Assistant Speaker sounds better and is on sale for only $119 at JB Hi-Fi from 14-27 March 2019. Besides sounding slightly better than the Google Home, the Sony LFS50G also differentiates by having a visible LED clockface …

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Bang & Olufsen Relaunches in Australia

High end audio brand Bang & Olufsen has relaunched in Australia in conjunction with new partner MJ Invest Australia (MJ Group), after parting ways with it’s previous distributor. For readers not familiar with B&O, they make premium priced speakers that could pass as artworks borrowed from the Museum of Contemporary …

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D-Link & McAfee Launch DIR-2680 D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router in Australia to Secure Smart Homes

D-Link and McAfee have partnered to launch the DIR-2680 D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router in Australia a year after the product was announced at CES 2018. The DIR-2680 has a dual focus of making smart homes safer and protecting all the people in a home as well as visiting friends and …

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Sony SRS-XB501G Google Assistant Speaker — Australian Review

The Sony SRS-XB501G Google assistant speaker hides a lot of functionality under it’s exterior. For $399 you get a speaker that is Google Home Max’s portable lit up partying cousin. As part of Sony’s EXTRA BASS range the speaker’s default setting emphasises Bass but with some tweaking of the equalizer …

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