ITy Bytes 25 September – in this issue
- Sonos goes portable – at last,
- IKEA Sonos SYMFONISK range instore 27 September,
- Chargeasap Infinity magnetic USB cable with QC 3/4.0, 100W and 480Mbps,
- Yubico YubiKey 5Ci now has dual USB- and Lightning connectors,
- LG adds AI and direct drive to its front load washers,
- Latest Teardowns from iFixit – in case you are curious,
- Huawei StorySign – a literacy app for deaf children – is now available on iOS,
- Travel Like a Pro – see Val Quinn’s travel tips,
- JBL goes loud with Partybox 1000,
- HP’s new breed of business lappys and monitors,
ITy Bytes is a quick dose of curated new you need to know
Sonos goes portable – at last
Sonos has released its Move – an IP56 ‘weather-resistant’, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 10-hour battery, portable speaker. As with all Sonos gear, it does not disclose specifications so you will have to trust us when we say it is great and at $649 you need to be a Sonos fan.
When it is on Wi-Fi, it has all the usual Sonos features including voice assistants and AirPlay 2
We hope to review it shortly.
IKEA Sonos SYMFONISK range in store 27 September
As previously reported the IKEA SONOS collaboration has a release date of 27 September in Australia.
SYMFONISK Table Lamp with Wi-Fi Speaker: $269. IKEA and Sonos have created a great sounding, great looking piece of furniture that blends into the home in a new way, making it easier to furnish with sound.
SYMFONISK Wi-Fi Bookshelf Speaker: $149 With the Wi-Fi bookshelf speaker, customers will get a connected and multi-functional speaker at an affordable price. It can easily double as a shelf that takes up to 3kg with an optional the bracket.
Chargeasap Infinity magnetic USB cable with QC 3/4.0, 100W and 480Mbps
It is an upgraded UNO with 100W PD charging (for Macbook and Windows laptops) and QC 3 and 4/0 compatibility.
Yubico YubiKey 5Ci now has dual USB- and Lightning connectors
The YubiKey 5Ci is the world’s first security key with both USB-C and Lightning connectors. It makes it easier for consumers or enterprises looking for strong hardware-backed authentication across iOS, Android, macOS, or Windows devices.
The YubiKey 5Ci can secure the 1Password, Bitwarden, Dashlane, Idaptive, Keeper Security, LastPass, and Okta iOS mobile applications along with additional services accessed through the Brave iOS browser app. Supported logins on the Brave browser include Bitbucket.org, GitHub.com, Login.gov, Twitter.com, and 1Password.com. Monkton Rebar and XTN also support the YubiKey 5Ci in their latest software development kits.
One step closer to ending passwords. GadgetGuy has reviewed and likes Yuibico keys.
LG adds AI and direct drive to its front load washers
The machines incorporate a stainless-steel inner drum, tempered glass door front and a 10-year parts warranty on the Direct Drive motor.
LG AI DD applies drum movement sequences to the wash cycle, based on the weight and delicateness of the garments in the load. This ensures that the optimal wash motions are applied for each selected cycle, for an effective clean every time, with the added benefit of reduced clothing wear and tear.