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Jaybird Tarah Pro Wireless Sports Headphones Review: Fit for Purpose

Jaybird Tarah Pro Wireless Sports Headphones Review: Fit for Purpose

On the box - Dreams of promise

Holding the Jaybird Tarah Pro box in my hand, I’m struck by the image of a mountain runner moving fast and free as a bird over technical terrain. A lone human in a range of misty mountains – with no visible sign of dangling wires; simplicity at its best. Man in nature with the Tarah Pro delivering driving beats to override a mental, emotional, and physical state of exhaustion. I connect instantly with the image, since, I myself, am a mountain runner - one whose been on the hunt for the perfect sport headsets. Heartbroken, at having cycled through four pairs of dead-beat buds over the last year... might I have found my best buds ever? Tarah Pro offers me some real hope.

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Xiaomi Mi AirDots true wireless earbuds are affordable, out of reach

Xiaomi Mi AirDots true wireless earbuds are affordable, out of reach

Apple can perhaps be credited for popularizing the already existing “true” wireless earbuds market, giving birth to both new products and knock-offs. Chinese manufacturers are notorious for the latter and one would expect someone like Xiaomi to once again copy those designs and products. The Chinese company has outgrown that inclination and while its new Mi AirDots might sound like the AirPods, they are thankfully quite far from being cheap clones. Though they are definitely cheap if you can get your hands on a pair.

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Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro can wirelessly charge on Mate 20’s rear

Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro can wirelessly charge on Mate 20’s rear

Huawei has been setting up the stage for its Huawei Mate 20 announcement next month by taking shots at Samsung and Apple. But if this latest leak about one of its accessories is true, then the other camps may have more than enough ammo to return the mockery in kind. Huawei is also announcing a new pair of wireless earbuds that are going to be easily compared with Apple’s AirPods. But more than that, it will have one special feature that might cause a chuckle or two.

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Sony Xperia Ear Duo will now tell you who’s calling

Sony Xperia Ear Duo will now tell you who’s calling

Smart assistants are great for hands-free voice control but they have their limits in different situations. Someone’s calling but can’t whip out your phone? Good luck knowing that even if you have a Bluetooth headset on. How about knowing the time when your watch isn’t available? Yeah, no dice. Sony, however, is trying to buck that trend with the latest update to its Xperia Ear Duo, making the smart earbuds really smart, whether you’re on Android or iOS.

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Plantronics BackBeat adds FIT 3100 true wireless earbuds

Plantronics BackBeat adds FIT 3100 true wireless earbuds

Like with many of its products, Apple takes something that may have existed in one form or another and makes it the hottest thing since the wheel. That is the case with the somewhat controversial AirPods that have made “true wireless earbuds” the next big thing in audio accessories for smartphones. That has given birth to a wide range of such earbuds designed to appeal to different audiences. Like the new Plantronics BackBeat FIT 3100 that tries to sing to runners.

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These B&O Beoplay E6 headphones promise serious ear-grip

These B&O Beoplay E6 headphones promise serious ear-grip

Bang & Olufsen's parlay into headphones has been a lucrative one for the firm, and now there's a new set of wireless earphones to add to the options. The B&O Beoplay E6 cut the cord from your phone - though not between each earbud - and are part of the speaker company's AW18 collection.

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LG TONE Platinum SE brings Google Assistant to headphone line

LG TONE Platinum SE brings Google Assistant to headphone line

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from LG’s self-branded wireless audio lineup, especially its around-the-neck TONE headphones. Given its newfound obsession over AI (ThinQ) and its preference for Google Assistant, you’d think (not ThinQ) it would be a match made in heaven. That has finally happened with at least one new TONE headphones that LG will be showing off at IFA 2018 next week. And while the TONE Platinum SE flaunts Google Assistant, the TONE Ultra SE touts an external speaker instead.

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nuraphone G2 update adds active noise cancellation and a Prime Day deal

nuraphone G2 update adds active noise cancellation and a Prime Day deal

The consumer tech market today seems to have embraced a “launch and forget” strategy. That’s almost true for smartphones, at least after two years, and even more so for other accessories. But just as nura rebelled against the status quo with its successfully crowdfunded nuraphones, the startup is bucking the trend with its latest G2 software update that does more than just breathe new life into its headphones. It also makes them feel like the nuraphone v2.

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Huawei smartwatch design cleverly hides two wireless earbuds

Huawei smartwatch design cleverly hides two wireless earbuds

Huawei has designed a new smartwatch with a pair of removable Bluetooth earbuds, making it even less likely that you'll be caught on the go without a way to listen to music. The wearable would hide two small earpieces inside its chunky casing, which could be popped out when required.

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Oppo O-Free fully-wireless AirPods rival revealed

Oppo O-Free fully-wireless AirPods rival revealed

Oppo has a new Apple AirPods rival, the Oppo O-Free, fully wireless Bluetooth headphones that it'll be offering alongside its unusual Find X Android smartphone. The new headphones cut the cables completely, with no wires between the lozenge-shaped left and right earbuds.

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Qualcomm paves way to bundled wireless headphones

Qualcomm paves way to bundled wireless headphones

First the headphone jack disappeared, next the headphone cables altogether: at least, if Qualcomm has its way with a new Bluetooth audio chip. Announced today, the Qualcomm QCC3026 may not have a name that's music to the ears, but it promises to make wireless headphones cheaper and more reliable - to the point where they're likely to supplant the bundled wired headphones most new smartphones include in the box.

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B&O Play Earset gives classic headphones a Bluetooth reboot

B&O Play Earset gives classic headphones a Bluetooth reboot

Bang & Olufsen is giving its iconic Earset headphones and wireless update, with the new B&O Play Earset Bluetooth promising to cut the cord to your smartphone. Based on the original design for the wired version, created in the 90s by B&O's Anders Hermansen, the new model eschews a 3.5mm plug for Bluetooth streaming instead.

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