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First Samsung mocked Apple – now it may just copy it

First Samsung mocked Apple – now it may just copy it

Sources say the next major Samsung Galaxy smartphone will remove a charger and earbuds from its in-box contents. Apple just released the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro with packaging that did away with the charger and earbuds (AKA earphones). On the day the iPhone 12 was revealed, Samsung sent out some shade, noting that consumer's "Galaxy" devices all came with a charger. Now they may just have to eat crow.

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There’s good and bad news for Apple’s big new AirPods refresh

There’s good and bad news for Apple’s big new AirPods refresh

Details about Apple's next AirPods Pro and AirPods have leaked, with the Cupertino firm reportedly aiming to slim down its wireless earbuds among other improvements. The two models are expected to use a newer version of Apple's wireless chipset, though there's also bad news about the company's first over-the-ear headphones which have long been the subject of speculation.

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LG TONE Free FN7 earbuds get ANC and a UV-C charging case

LG TONE Free FN7 earbuds get ANC and a UV-C charging case

There is a growing trend in the mobile accessories industry and it isn't related to any new wireless connection or audio technology. It is, instead, riding on the wave of health and sanitation-related accessories to address growing concerns about COVID-19 and other harmful micro-organisms. It isn't surprising, then, that LG's newest TONE Free truly wireless stereo earbuds are coming with its own bacteria-killing UVnano case but, fortunately, that's not the only new thing it has to flaunt.

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iPhone 12 France double-boxed for earbuds

iPhone 12 France double-boxed for earbuds

Today it's become apparent what Apple's needed to do to include earbuds in France with the iPhone 12. Because France has legal requirements for headphones with all smartphones sold in the country, Apple's green initiative with iPhone 12 isn't quite so sleek. The rest of the world gets one very slim box with iPhone 12, a USB-C cord, and paper documentation. In France, there's a whole EXTRA box.

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Beats Flex Review – EarPods’ Eulogy

Beats Flex Review – EarPods’ Eulogy

It's fair to say that the big Beats Flex news last week got buried under confirmation that you won't get headphones in the iPhone 12 box. Apple's thinking is that most people either have earbuds already, or have their eye on something more rewarding than the old, bundled EarPods - for those who don't, there's now a significantly more attainable set of Beats that might just fit the bill.

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OnePlus Buds Z Special Edition are the show-stealer

OnePlus Buds Z Special Edition are the show-stealer

Today we're taking a peek at the latest set of wireless earbuds from OnePlus. These earbuds are called the OnePlus Buds Z, and they work with IP55 water and sweat resistance. They're ready to roll with 10MM drivers and the ability to boost your bass and make your vocals clear as day. They work with automatic pause, a Gaming Mode, and work with Google Assistant right out the gate. But wait, what's this? There's a special edition version of this set of earbuds by Steven Harrington!

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Best Prime Day Galaxy Note 20 and S20 deals chop up to $350 off

Best Prime Day Galaxy Note 20 and S20 deals chop up to $350 off

Samsung's Amazon Prime Day deals have gone live, and if you'd been holding off buying - maybe to see how the new iPhone 12 compared - then you could make some big savings for your patience. The Galaxy S20 family and the Galaxy Note 20 are all getting sizable discounts, with as much as 25-percent off depending on handset. Meanwhile there are also some big savings on accessories like Galaxy Buds earbuds.

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Beats Flex promise perfect iPhone 12 pairing for $49.99

Beats Flex promise perfect iPhone 12 pairing for $49.99

There's a new set of Beats Bluetooth earbuds to go with your new iPhone 12, and at $49.99 the Beats Flex are the company's most affordable so far. The neckband style earbuds replace the old BeatsX for just half the price, boosting playback to up to 12 hours in the process, and use the Apple W1 chip for easy pairing and wireless Audio Sharing.

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Devialet Gemini true wireless ANC earbuds promise premium portable audio

Devialet Gemini true wireless ANC earbuds promise premium portable audio

French audio company Devialet has announced its first pair of true wireless earbuds, the Gemini. The company promises its 'iconic sound quality' in this tiny, highly portable form, giving audiophiles yet another option for high-end quality without cables. Among other things, Devialet's Gemini earbuds pack Active Noise Cancelation and include three newly patented technologies, according to the company.

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Grado GT220, its first true wireless earbuds model, is made for audiophiles

Grado GT220, its first true wireless earbuds model, is made for audiophiles

Premium audio company Grado has finally entered the true wireless earbuds market with its GT220, a pair of cable-free earbuds that are promised to offer Grado's 'signature sound' in a tiny wireless package. As with other true wireless headphones on the market, the GT220 earbuds feature two individual earpieces that nestle within a charging case, the combination of which offers around 36 hours of playback before needing to be recharged.

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UE FITS wireless earbuds promise custom fit without leaving the house

UE FITS wireless earbuds promise custom fit without leaving the house

Those in the market for a new pair of wireless earbuds are certainly spoiled for choice, but today, Ultimate Ears is introducing a new pair that it's hoping will stand out from the pack. The company has announced UE FITS, a new pair of wireless earbuds that has a surprising marquee feature: earbud tips that mold to fit the inside of your ears. The result, Ultimate Ears says, is an "instant custom fit" for these earbuds.

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iOS 14.2 code change confirms iPhone 12 to ship without EarPods

iOS 14.2 code change confirms iPhone 12 to ship without EarPods

While the iPhones have changed significantly over the years, there at least three things that have remained constant. They have shipped in a white box, shipped with a white power adapter, and shipped with white EarPods. This year, however, only one of that will remain and Apple has been rumored to be removing all but the iPhone itself and Lightning cable from its packaging. It won't be long before that's publicly confirmed but iOS 14.2 might actually hold a small but important piece of evidence that's as good as official.

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