The first US COVID-19 exposure notification apps could arrive within ‘weeks’

In order to help fight the spread of COVID-19, Apple and Google quickly developed exposure notification technology for Android and iOS that that relied on Bluetooth technology in mobile phones. They initially released their platforms in May (via an u...

Singapore offers Bluetooth COVID-19 trackers to smartphone-less seniors

It’s not a given that everyone has a smartphone. That’s usually all fine and good, but countries around the world are hoping to use the devices to track contact between those with COVID-19 and the rest of the public. To bring that functionality to se...

Jaybird’s Tarah Bluetooth earbuds drop to $45 at Best Buy

If you’re looking for sporty earbuds to take with you on hikes or workouts this summer, Jaybird's Tarah earbuds are a solid choice. Today, the $100 earbuds are more than half-off at Best Buy. You can get the Bluetooth Tarah earbuds for just $45, a $5...

Divoom Ditoo Bluetooth Speaker Displays Pixel Art on a Tiny Retro Computer

If you love the retro look of pixel art, check out this little desktop accessory that not only can display custom pixel art, but can play music and work as an alarm clock, among other things. The Divoom Ditoo looks like a tiny all-in-one computer, and displays colorful animations on its tiny screen.

The Ditoo works in concert with a companion mobile app to load up over 1000 different pixel art images and animations from an online pixel art community. Its 16 x 16 dot matrix display can display 16 million different colors at each of its pixels, and can also be used to do things like show social media alerts, or display the time or weather forecast, each triggered via the mobile app. It can even play primitive games like Snake, Tetris, and Breakout on its tiny LED screen. Its built-in Bluetooth speaker isn’t exactly huge, but it does offer 10 watts of amplification, and the reviews on Amazon say that it actually sounds pretty good for its size. It can also play MP3 files loaded from a TF card (up to 64GB.)

It really does look like a miniature computer, though it only has six keys on its mechanical keyboard, and its joystick only moves on one axis. Measuring in at 3.54″ x 4.48″ x 4.77″, it’s actually small enough to put in the palm of your hand.

The video below from :3ildcat shows the Divoom Ditoo in action, along with some demonstrations of its audio quality and volume compared to some other small speakers.

You can grab a Divoom Ditoo pixel art speaker over on Amazon for $79.90. It’s available in five different colors: black, white, green, blue, and pink.

Bang & Olufsen adds Alexa to its Beosound A1 Bluetooth speaker

Back in 2016, Bang & Olufsen announced its first compact Bluetooth speaker. The Beoplay A1 is a small disc-shaped device with big sound and 24-hour battery life. Like all B&O gear, it also came with a premium price to go with those premium ma...