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Lilbits: Steam Deck battery life estimates, Bose and Jabra’s new headphones, and Amazon’s live audio ambitions

Bose is updating its iconic QuietComfort noise-cancelling headphones with a new pair that… looks a lot like the old pair, but which has improved noise cancellation technology and longer battery life. And if earbuds are more your style, Jabra is launching three new pairs, including its first budget earbuds priced below $80 and new premium […]

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Daily Deals (8-04-2021)

EBay’s refurbished product sale continues through Sunday, which means you can save 15% (up to $100) on hundreds of already-discounted items. They’re refurbished, but they also come with a 2-year warranty. Some of the best deals are for wireless earbuds or headphones, allowing you to pick up some popular options from Jabra, Sony, and Samsung […]

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Apple AirPods Max are $549 noise-cancelling headphones

Apple has earned a reputation over the years for offering high-quality hardware that comes at a high price tag. But the truth is some of the company’s latest phones, laptops, and desktops have starting prices that are pretty competitive (even if you have to pay a pretty penny for upgraded specs). But Apple’s new wireless, […]

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Razer’s $100 Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds promise low-latency audio

Bluetooth headphones are convenient alternatives to wired options — especially if you’re using a newfangled smartphone that lacks a headphone jack. But there are some downsides. The batteries never run out on most old-school headphones, and I don’t typically worry about audio and video going out of sync when using a wired connection. Razer’s new […]

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Eve Tech is crowd-developing a mini PC, monitor, headphones, and docking station

Plenty of companies turn to crowdfunding in order to raise the cash needed to manufacturer and ship their products. Eve Tech made a splash a few years ago by doing something a little different — the company “crowd developed” a Windows tablet by incorporating feedback from potential customers along the way… and then launching a crowdfunding […]

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Moshi’s new $40 adapter gives you back a headphone jack (and lets you charge your phone)

Smartphone accessory maker Moshi has released a new device that lets you charge your phone while simultaneously listening to music with wired headphones or speakers. That’s a problem that didn’t exist until recently, but thanks to the growing trend of smartphone makers shipping phones that lack 3.5mm headphone jacks, the $40 Moshi USB-C Digital Audio […]

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Microsoft Surface Headphones support Cortana, noise cancellation

Microsoft is getting into the premium headphone game with the introduction of a set of Surface Headphones. The headphones feature 40mm drivers for sound, noise cancellation technology, and support for Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant software. They also have a few nifty features for controlling audio playback and adjusting the sound. Take the Surface Headphones off […]

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Smartphones with headphone jacks are a dying breed (OnePlus, Apple the latest to kill them off)

Apple wasn’t the first company to release a smartphone without a headphone jack, but the company certainly jump started the trend with the launch of the iPhone 7 in 2016. You can probably make a pretty strong case that the Android phone makers that did it first were just trying to claim bragging rights by […]

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Sony Xperia Ear Duo “open ear” wireless earbuds coming this spring for $280

Plenty of companies are selling “truly wireless” earbuds these days. But Sony’s new Xperia Ear Duo earbuds aren’t just completely wireless… they’re designed not to give you an immersive audio experience. That’s because they have what Sony calls an “open ear” design that lets you hear music, podcasts, or other audio without preventing you from hearing […]