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Zipbuds’ 26 earbuds are wireless, waterproof and designed for athletes

Zipbuds’ 26 earbuds are wireless, waterproof and designed for athletes

Zipbuds has launched a new pair of earbuds, the '26.' These earbuds are wireless and designed for sports enthusiasts -- those who will be out jogging, working out, and more. The Zipbuds 26 boast a bunch of features, including a waterproof design that can handle being exposed to water, rain, sweat or other liquid nuisances. Among other things, this model promises to give wearers 15 hours of run time per charge, meaning you can charge once and then get through a full day with power to spare.

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808 Audio CANZ Glo portable wireless speaker mini Review

808 Audio CANZ Glo portable wireless speaker mini Review

Back during CES, 808 Audio introduced a bunch of new speakers boasting features like strong bass and a rugged design. We recently got our hands on one these speakers, the CANZ Glo. Unlike the models intended for use in harsh environments, the CANZ Glo are designed for your portable partying needs. This small cylindrical speaker features an outer metal grille and an inter white plastic that, when activated, glows various bright colors with different rhythms and speeds.

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Polk Audio MagniFi Max SR system offers 5.1 surround sound for home theaters

Polk Audio MagniFi Max SR system offers 5.1 surround sound for home theaters

Polk Audio has introduced its new MagniFi MAX SR, a sound bar designed specifically for use in home entertainment setups. This sound bar and related audio system brings 5.1 surround sound to consumers, as well as integration with Google Home for voice-based and hands-free control. Polk Audio boasts a bunch of different features for its new audio product including Voice Audio Adjust, which enable users to adjust the voice levels for maximum dialogue clarity.

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Sennheiser HD 1 Pink Floyd headphones are inspired by ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

Sennheiser HD 1 Pink Floyd headphones are inspired by ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

Sennheiser has unveiled an upcoming rendition of its HD 1 headphones, the collectible 'Dark Side of the Moon' special edition. This model will be released in commemoration of the band and in time for the "The Pink Floyd Exhibition: 'Their Mortal Remains.'" The exhibition went live on Saturday, while the headphones themselves will be arriving for fans to purchase starting the end of next month. Preorders, however, are open now.

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MP3 declared dead as patent licensing expires, AAC to succeed

MP3 declared dead as patent licensing expires, AAC to succeed

MP3 is the file format that changed the whole world beyond the music industry. It eventually affected the entire entertainment industry, gave Apple a new mandate when PCs were conquering the computing world, and made digital the media to beat. But now its creators are saying that it is dead. That, however, is really only a technicality and a legality because MP3s will undoubtedly live one for years to come, even when better alternatives are around.

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Blue Satellite wireless headphones feature an amp and active noise cancellation

Blue Satellite wireless headphones feature an amp and active noise cancellation

Blue Microphones has launched its new Blue Satellite headphones, a pair of wireless cans that feature an integrated audio amp and activate noise cancellation. The headphones are designed to provide a high-end audio experience despite their wireless nature, and this is largely made possible thanks to that built-in audio amp. Blue says the amp 'brings out new detail in your music,' complementing the model's 44mm drivers.

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beyerdynamic Xelento wireless earbuds offer ‘an audible piece of jewelry’

beyerdynamic Xelento wireless earbuds offer ‘an audible piece of jewelry’

Beyerdynamic has introduced a new version of its Xelento earbuds, the Xelento wireless. This model, as the name suggests, features Bluetooth for wireless use with a smartphone or other device. The company says its new model offers high-end sound despite the Bluetooth transmission, making them suitable for the discerning audio connoisseur. Along with the high-end wireless audio comes an attractive design (and expensive) design.

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Harman Kardon Invoke speaker with Cortana officially arrives to take on Echo

Harman Kardon Invoke speaker with Cortana officially arrives to take on Echo

The Harman Kardon speaker with Cortana has been officially announced, adding yet another smart speaker to the growing market. Unlike most of these smart speakers, which run Amazon's Alexa, the Invoke speaker utilizes Microsoft's own personal digital assistant to support voice commands and more. The speaker itself provides 360-degree audio and a cylindrical tower shape not entirely unlike the Amazon Echo's design. Two different colors will be offered, both featuring what Harman describes as a 'sleek, modern design."

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Spotify Codes are barcodes shaped like audio waves for sharing music

Spotify Codes are barcodes shaped like audio waves for sharing music

Next Monday, Spotify will offer details on a new tool for sharing music called Spotify Codes. The codes are designed to look like an audio wave, and when scanned they offer the recipient either a music track, a playlist, or an album, depending on what it points to. Though Spotify won't be detailing the codes until next week, images of them, as well as some primary details, have surfaced ahead of the formal debut.

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dBud ‘adjustable earplugs’ use a slider to keep your hearing safe

dBud ‘adjustable earplugs’ use a slider to keep your hearing safe

It's not often you see a pair of fancy earplugs, but dBud would arguably fit the bill. Unlike an ordinary pair of earplugs, dBud aims to keep your hearing safe in a customizable, fairly convenient manner: by utilizing a sliding mechanism. At first glance, the earplugs appear to be wireless earbuds; they are, however, instead designed to keep noise to a proper level without blocking it out entirely.

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B&O Play Beoplay P2 is a minimalist portable Bluetooth speaker

B&O Play Beoplay P2 is a minimalist portable Bluetooth speaker

B&O Play has introduced a new Bluetooth speaker, the small and minimalist Beoplay P2. This speaker is oval-shaped with lightly rounded edges, a lanyard strap, and a construction quality that makes it reasonably safe to take outside. Among other things, the Beoplay P2 features 2 x 50watts of power, and it'll be offered in three different colors: Black, Sand Stone, and Royal Blue.

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Master & Dynamic and Leica launch 0.95 headphones series

Master & Dynamic and Leica launch 0.95 headphones series

Audio company Master & Dynamic has teamed with camera company Leica to launch a new headphones series under the brand 0.95. The headphones lineup is comprised of two over-ear headphone models and one pair of earbuds. The companies explain that the 0.95 brand is itself a homage to the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH, the fastest aspherical lens in the world. The headphones' designs come from Leica while the audio quality comes from Master & Dynamic.

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