The selection of "truly wireless" earbuds is truly staggering these days. They've gone from being crazy expensive status symbols to the norm, with surprisingly cheap models available. But even at $100, mid-range options like the Optoma NuForce BE Free6 still need to make some compromises to hit that price. You get good sound, decent battery life, and USB Type-C charging, but I had some serious problems when it came to fit, and there's no app for updates or other functionality. Read More
Hey, are you listening to music right this second? Maybe a podcast? I bet you are. If you're looking to upgrade whatever it is you're listening on, you have a ton of options. Android Police tests all kinds of headphones and speakers, but those reviews are a whole lot of words to read. So here, as part of our Most Wanted series, is a digestible list of the audio gear we're really feeling this summer. Read More
Now that just about every smartphone manufacturer (except Samsung) has dropped headphone jacks on their flagship devices, it's as good a time as ever to pick up some Bluetooth headphones. Optoma has produced several generations of wireless earbuds, and one of its latest models offers spectacular sound at a great price — the $99 NuForce BE Free5.
The NuForce BE Free5 is a pair of truly wireless earbuds, with dynamic graphene drivers and AAC support that provide fantastic audio quality and deep bass. Both earbuds are IPX5-rated for water resistance, so you can exercise or walk in the rain without damaging them. Read More
We've reviewed a few Android-based portable projectors in the past, like Anker's Nebula Capsule and the AAXA P2-A. The Optoma UHL55 is something else entirely. It's still a projector, and it still runs Android, but it's closer to something you would find in a high-end home theater. Read More
Optoma Corporation is a company that specializes in theater equipment - projectors, speaker systems, and so on. There's no shortage of compact projectors that run Android, and now Optoma is throwing its hat in the ring. The company just announced the 'UHL55,' which not only runs Android, but also works with Alexa and Google Assistant. Read More
Back at CES, I had the chance to chat with Optoma about what we could expect from the NuForce brand this year. I was promised that something good was in the works and that it would be worth the wait. So when the BE Sport4 arrived on my doorstep, some six months after I got home from Vegas, I was pretty excited to see if the wait had, indeed, been worth it. Read More
I am very cynical about Bluetooth audio these days. Even if the sound is good, the battery life sucks, the buds themselves aren't comfortable, and so on. However, I think I finally found a product that actually meets a lot of the criteria that make a good pair of Bluetooth earphones. Optoma's NuForce BE2 is made for athletes; it packs an IPX5 rating, decent sound, and a nice 10-hour battery life span all for $50. Read More