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Fairphone’s Fairbuds are true wireless earbuds with repairable design and user-replaceable batteries

Dutch smartphone maker Fairphone has made a name for itself by building sustainable products that are meant to last a long time. That’s because the company’s phones have user-repairable designs and the company sells spare parts (and sometimes even hardware upgrades). Last year the company expanded into the wireless audio space with the launch of […]

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Nothing’s new CMF smartwatch and earbuds cost next to nothing (not really, but they’re cheaper than you’d expect)

The makers of the Nothing smartphone line have already branched out into the premium audio space with a line of true wireless noise-cancelling earbuds. But now the company has launched a new sub-brand called CMF by Nothing that specializes in cheaper smartphone accessories. The first three CMF products include a $49 pair of noise-cancelling earbuds, […]

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PineBuds Pro are now available for $70 (noise-cancelling earbuds with user-flashable firmware)

The PineBuds Pro are true-wireless earbuds with support for active noise cancellation, touch controls, and a charging case with a USB-C port and LED battery status indicator. And like most of Pine64’s devices to date, they support user-flashable firmware, allowing you to customize the performance and behavior of the earbuds. Pine64 first announced the earbuds […]

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JBL Tour Pro 2 earbuds come with a charging case that has a touchscreen display

The new JBL Tour Pro 2 earbuds are a set of premium wireless audio buds with support for active noise cancellation Bluetooth 5.3 LE Audio, and up to 10 hours of battery life. What makes them really stand out though is the “smart charging case” that comes with the earbuds. It has a 1.45 inch touchscreen display […]

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Nokia 5710 XpressAudio cellphone is also a charging case for a pair of wireless earbuds

Smartphones may get all the attention these days, but sometimes you just need a phone that gets weeks of battery life, easily fits in your pocket, and is designed first and foremost for making calls. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t nice to have a bonus feature or two. And boy does the new Nokia 5710 […]

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Lilbits: PineNote, Sony LinkBuds, and Intel’s foundry business

Pine64 is a company which develops hardware aimed at open source software enthusiasts and then encourages independent developers to create the software that will run on it. So far that approach has generated results with a series of affordable laptops, smartphones, and a tablet. The company’s most recent product is a $399 E Ink tablet […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi-powered storage server, Android 12’s new Internet tile, and Palm’s new earbuds

A company called KubeSail is introducing a compact network-attached storage device called the PiBox 2 mini which, as the name suggests, is powered by Raspberry Pi hardware. Up for pre-order through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for $250 and up with an expected ship date of March, 2022, it’s designed to work with up to two […]

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Lilbits: Nothing introduces something, first look at the JingPad A1 Linux tablet

A startup called Nothing has generated way more buzz this year than you’d expect from a company that’s never released a product yet. But Nothing was founded by Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, a company that knows a thing or two about generating press (not always good press, but at least people were talking). Now […]

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OnePlus launches Nord 2 5G (not available in the US) OnePlus Buds Pro (available globally)

As expected, OnePlus is launching its first phone powered by a MediaTek processor rather than a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. But the mid-range OnePlus Nord 2 5G doesn’t skimp on specs. The smartphone has a 6.4 inch AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate, UFS 3.1 storage, and 65 watt fast charging. The phone goes up […]

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Lilbits: PinePhone keyboard, Beats Studio Buds, and a mini PC with discrete graphics support

The upcoming PinePhone keyboard accessory will basically let you use the Linux-powered smartphone as a tiny Linux laptop. Just pop off the back cover, snap the phone into the new keyboard case accessory and you’ll get a QWERTY keyboard, a nice big battery, and a new way to use the PinePhone. While the keyboard isn’t […]