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Huawei FreeBuds 3 go red for Valentine’s Day

Huawei FreeBuds 3 go red for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and if you're on the lookout for a gift for your significant other, Huawei would like to draw your attention to its FreeBuds 3 wireless earbuds. First launched toward the end of 2019, Huawei announced a new color option for the FreeBuds 3 today: red. As Huawei's announcement today reads, the new color "evokes feelings of love and passion, celebrates modern relationships around the world, helping to bring people closer together."

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Galaxy Buds+ leaked as AirPods’ nightmare at $149

Galaxy Buds+ leaked as AirPods’ nightmare at $149

Today we're taking a peek at the latest leak of the Samsung Galaxy Buds+, a pair of wireless earphones (or earbuds, if you prefer) that challenge Apple AirPods in the spring of 2020. The Samsung offensive with their second-generation Galaxy Buds could be considered an extension of the family. The features of the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ are extremely similar to those of the original Samsung Galaxy Buds (no + mark), but they cost just a TINY bit more for a decent boost to battery power - and an extra microphone.

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Galaxy Buds+ could have support for iPhones

Galaxy Buds+ could have support for iPhones

Samsung is expected to announce four smartphones next week, namely the three Galaxy S20 phones and, of course, the Galaxy Z Flip. Those might not be the only products that debut that day and the company's successor to its rather competitive earbuds may also make an appearance. While most of Galaxy Buds+ core details are already known unofficially, the company may actually have one surprise up its sleeve, this time for iPhone users.

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Beoplay E8 3rd Gen true wireless earbuds boost battery life

Beoplay E8 3rd Gen true wireless earbuds boost battery life

Bang and Olfusen has introduced the third-generation version of its Beoplay E8, a pair of true wireless earbuds offering longer battery life over the previous generation. Depending on how often they're used, the company says that some users can go up to 'several' weeks recharging the earbuds with the battery case before they'll need to recharge the case itself.

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Does this Galaxy Buds+ feature leak mean AirPods Pro are better?

Does this Galaxy Buds+ feature leak mean AirPods Pro are better?

In February we'll get our first official look at the newest round of Samsung products, one of which will quite likely be the Samsung Galaxy Buds+. This newest pair of wireless earbuds from the Galaxy-centric brand will be the most visible opponent of the latest wireless earbuds from Apple, the AirPods Pro. For those users looking for feature-by-feature parity, today's leak might be sorta bad news.

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NuraLoop ears-on: Personalized audio gets even more personal

NuraLoop ears-on: Personalized audio gets even more personal

Once in a while, one company stumbles onto a new technology that pulls the rug out from under their industry - and sparks plenty of competitors trying to do the same. For Nura, that innovation centered on how it could create truly personalized hearing profiles simply by having people sit through a series of beeps and boops while wearing their headphones. Headphones offering personalized audio has since then popped up left and right, pushing the company to step up its game. That next level comes in the form of the NuraLoop, a pair of around the neck earbuds that brings Nura's technology to a more discreet and more personal wearable device.

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Jabra Elite Active 75t, Elite 45h earphones drown out the CES 2020 crowd

Jabra Elite Active 75t, Elite 45h earphones drown out the CES 2020 crowd

There are times when you want or even need to take in all the sights and sounds around you, like the CES 2020 showroom floor in Las Vegas. Other times, you'd want to just listen silently to your music and podcasts no matter where you are. Jabra has got your ears covered, both figuratively and literally, with two new audio accessories that block out the noise when you want to immerse yourself in sound whether you're out for a jog or sitting at your desk.

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AirPods dominate earbuds market like iPad leads tablets

AirPods dominate earbuds market like iPad leads tablets

With AirPods, Apple has the largest presence in the wearables market today, by a long shot. Unit shipment tracking in the wearables market for Q3 of 2019 showed Apple ahead of the pack, by a long shot. According to the IDC, Apple had 35% of the entire world's wearables market, with the closest competitor coming in with just 14.6% (that's Xiaomi, Samsung was 3rd with 9.8%). It's like Apple created the product to which all other products are compared - which should seem familiar if you've been watching tech news for the past decade.

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Sony WF-1000XM3 ANC earbuds update fixes our 2 big frustrations

Sony WF-1000XM3 ANC earbuds update fixes our 2 big frustrations

Sony has pushed out an update to its WF-1000XM3 noise cancelling earbuds, addressing two of our small but lingering frustrations with the otherwise excellent headphones. Launched earlier this year, the in-ear sibling to the WH-1000XM3 headphones was early to the table with active noise cancellation.

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Microsoft Surface Earbuds release delayed to Spring 2020

Microsoft Surface Earbuds release delayed to Spring 2020

This afternoon Microsoft Chief Product officer Panos Panay announced a release delay for Surface Earbuds. Earlier this year, Microsoft's Surface Earbuds weren't given a definite release date - but were generally assumed to be coming to market by the end of 2020. As it turns out, and confirmed this afternoon, these earbuds needed a little more work than originally expected.

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Lifelike AirPods sticker prank strikes a chord in SF

Lifelike AirPods sticker prank strikes a chord in SF

Apple AirPod users found themselves on the wrong side of the prank this week as art director Pablo Rochat struck! According to Rochat, he simply "made life-size AirPod stickers and stuck them on the ground, all over the city." He made his project known on November 17, 2019, and already 5-figure amounts of likes and retweets and shares have pushed him into the realm of viral prank hit.

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These custom AirPod Pros cost over $67k

These custom AirPod Pros cost over $67k

A pair of AirPod Pro earbuds were customized by the same folks who brought you several diamond-encrusted iPhones. They've suggested that the "Caviar AirPods Pro Gold Edition" is an extravagant package the likes of which only one person will ever own. They've suggested that the body of each of the AirPod Pro buds is "one-piece 750-content gold."

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