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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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Apple Back to School deal: free Beats Solo3 and Powerbeats3

Apple Back to School deal: free Beats Solo3 and Powerbeats3

Apple has revealed its latest Back to School promotion, a deal it offers every summer for college students and faculty who are looking for a new laptop or tablet. This year, in addition to its usual student perks, Apple is offering various Beats headphones for free, assuming the customer purchases a new Mac computer or an iPad Pro.

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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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Under Armour and The Rock launch wireless fitness headphones

Under Armour and The Rock launch wireless fitness headphones

Fitness company Under Armour has teamed with celebrity Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to launch its new UV Sport Wireless Train Headphones - Project Rock Edition. This set of wireless on-ear headphones are designed specifically for athletes and anyone who likes music while they workout. The design is, let's say, very unique in a way that won't appeal to everyone.

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Apple plots noise-cancelling AirPods and smarter headphones for 2019

Apple plots noise-cancelling AirPods and smarter headphones for 2019

Apple may soon try to target the high-end with its audio devices, as new rumors are claiming that it has a more capable pair of AirPods in the works. Those new AirPods could be joined by a pair of over-the-ear headphones meant to challenge similar devices from Bose and Sennheiser, along with a new version of the company's HomePod. Details are a little spotty at the moment, but we're hearing that these new audio devices could arrive as early as next year.

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Bose Sleepbuds noise-masking earbuds for sleep are now available

Bose Sleepbuds noise-masking earbuds for sleep are now available

Audio company Bose has announced that its Sleepbuds are now available to purchase. These truly wireless earbuds are designed specifically for night use, helping wearers get and stay asleep via noise-masking technology, among other things. According to the company, Sleepbuds is its smallest product ever, bringing with it all-new technology.

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Firefly wireless earbuds: ultra-fast charging, ambient mode, and more

Firefly wireless earbuds: ultra-fast charging, ambient mode, and more

AirPods were arguably the flashpoint for the truly-wireless earbuds industry. The market has seen models launched by big and no-name companies alike, some with nearly perfect functionality, others that are barely usable. Now that these wire-free earbuds are more common and competition is stronger, we're seeing makers pack increasingly useful features into their own offerings. Firefly is no exception.

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Sennheiser CX SPORT earbuds boast 10-minute fast charging

Sennheiser CX SPORT earbuds boast 10-minute fast charging

Sennheiser has launched a new pair of earbuds designed for athletes and frequent gym-goers: the CX SPORT. This model is touted as both ultra-lightweight and resistant to the elements (sweat/splashes), offering an ideal combo for those out jogging or hitting the weights. The CX SPORT are designed to be worn around the neck and have a clip for attaching them to a shirt.

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Pixel Buds new gestures: Tappin more

Pixel Buds new gestures: Tappin more

This afternoon Google product manager Sandeep Waraich revealed a set of new ways to use Google Pixel Buds. This new set of features works with the same hardware as before - no upgrade needed. All Pixel Buds users will need is a software update loaded before taking any new actions.

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Review: Plantronics BackBeat GO 600 headphones with bass boost button

Review: Plantronics BackBeat GO 600 headphones with bass boost button

Plantronics has released a new pair of over-ear headphones with a unique feature: a dedicated button that boosts the bass level when pressed. The wireless model is designed for audio enthusiasts of all kinds, offering a way to instantly adjust the audio quality based on what's playing. At only $99.99, the BackBeat GO 600 are fairly inexpensive, but how do they compare to other budget headphones?

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Marshall Major III headphones arrive with wired and wireless models

Marshall Major III headphones arrive with wired and wireless models

Marshall's Major line has been going strong since 2010, and in that time, they've become the company's most popular headphones. Today, Marshall announced the newest entry in that line, introducing the world to the Major III. The Major III seems to boast some pretty nifty features, and comes in both wired and wireless varieties.

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