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Finally, A Proper AirPods Competitor

The first time I picked up the Jaybird Vista truly wireless earbuds, a thought started looping through my head: These things are impossibly tiny and light. Even the case is pocket-sized. The sheer portability reminded me of AirPods, but there’s an essential distinction. The new Jaybird earbuds are practically bombproof. You can get them wet or bury them in dirt, and they’ll keep working. Functionally, the Vistas are probably the best fitness-focused earbuds I’ve tested. And did I mention—they’re so light! Read More >>

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These Are the Very Best Truly Wireless Earbuds

Deciding which of the many sets of truly wireless earbuds to buy can feel like a daunting task. Unless you’re one of those people who believes the AirPods hype, in which case the decision might seem very easy. Don’t be that person. Read More >>

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First-Gen Apple AirPods are a Bargain Right Now

Now that we have new AirPods, stock of existing AirPods has to be cleared to make space. That's just the pod-eat-pod world we live in, people. Read More >>

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The New AirPods Are Fine

The conversation is getting old. You know, the one about how Apple isn’t innovating with new hardware because the future of its business is in services and streaming video and this new Apple credit card that blah blah blah. But a lot of people point out one exception, one new Apple product that feels truly revolutionary and very good: AirPods. The second generation AirPods have arrived, and I can confidently say that they are very good. As an upgrade, I guess they’re fine. They’re not revolutionary, and that’s okay. Read More >>

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Apple’s Powerbeats Looks to Be Going Wire-Free, and Its AirPods 2 Charging Case Has AirPower on It

9to5Mac reported on Monday that it has dug up imagery hidden in the freshly released iOS 12.2 update of what appears to be a new version of Apple’s Beats Powerbeats headphones, dubbed Powerbeats Pro, that really are wireless. It also seems to have once again teased its AirPower charging mat on packaging for second-generation AirPod charging cases. Read More >>

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Apple Quietly Released New AirPods While You Were Asleep

The second generation of AirPods just appeared in the Apple Store, and they sure look a lot like the first generation, save for some key upgrades. Read More >>

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Samsung’s New Galaxy Buds Almost Give AirPods a Run for Their Money

Everybody loves to compare the new Samsung Galaxy Buds to Apple’s AirPods. It’s pretty obvious. Samsung and Apple make popular phones, and now both companies have truly wireless earbuds to pair with them. I’ve spent two weeks with the $130 Galaxy Buds. They’re frankly pretty awesome. But are they better than AirPods? That depends on who’s using them. Read More >>

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New Apple Rumours Hint at AirPods 2, iPad Mini 5, and AirPower Coming This Spring

Apple has been relatively quiet about hardware since it released new iPad Pros back in the fall. But if a handful of new rumours are true, we could see a variety of new products launch this spring, including second-generation AirPods, a new tablet, and maybe even Apple’s long-awaited wireless charging pad. Read More >>

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Next Gen ‘Health Monitoring’ AirPods May Arrive Before Mid-2019

Sometimes it seems as though rumours about second generation AirPods started the day Apple announced the originals back in September of 2016. But in the two and a half years since we've seen nothing of the sort. There have been plenty of rumours, but still nothing concrete from Apple. Well the latest rumour claims an upgraded version will arrive in the first half of this year. Read More >>

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This Is What I Actually Want From Apple’s Future AirPods

AirPods aren’t going anywhere, but there are a lot of rumours swirling around what shape the next generation of Apple’s wireless earbuds will take. While it’s not likely we’ll see a refresh this year, a new patent awarded to Apple suggests interchangeable AirPods with at least one biometric sensor could be on the table for future models. Read More >>

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Xiaomi’s AirPods Rivals Are Under £25

If you're not already psyched for Chinese superbrand Xiaomi's launch into the UK this Thursday, this should get you there. They've announced their rival to Apple AirPods, called AirDots (subtle), and they cost.... 199 Yuan. That's about £22. Read More >>

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Don’t Cross Revamped AirPods Off Your Christmas List Just Yet

When Apple failed to provide any updates on AirPods during its most recent launch event, it seemed like fans of the ubiquitous wireless earbuds would be forced to wait until 2019 for a new model. However, based on newly granted Bluetooth SIG certifications discovered by MySmartPrice.com, it seems there’s still a chance that new AirPods could hit the market before the end of the year. Read More >>

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What’s Going to Happen at Apple’s iPad and MacBook Event Next Week?

A month after Apple revealed a new smartwatch and a new iPhone lineup that finally does away with the home button once and for all, the company will hold a follow-up event next week that’s tag-lined, “There’s more in the making.” A new, home button-less iPad Pro seems likely, but what else does Apple have planned to round out 2018? Read More >>

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The Best Way to Upgrade Your Cheap, Crappy Earbuds

Listen, I get it. Your phone came with a pair of earbuds, and you’ve been using them every day, because they’re fine. Things could be so much better, my friend. Sometimes in life, it’s worth splurging on on a thing you use a lot. And upgrading from your tinny, terrible earbuds to proper headphones is one of those times. Read More >>