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Apple’s headphones: Let’s look at plans at the USPTO

Apple’s headphones: Let’s look at plans at the USPTO

Remember when Apple acquired Beats by Dre, and they suddenly cornered the headphones market worldwide? Since that happened, the company released a pair of wireless earbuds - not Beats earbuds, but Apple-branded. It's not as though Beats was ever the biggest brand in earbuds, but still - now Apple sells their own earbuds in the same store as Beats brand audio equipment. Now it would seem that Apple's readying themselves to release their own version of the Beats flagship: over-ear headphones.

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Satechi iPad Pro USB-C hub sticks to basics

Satechi iPad Pro USB-C hub sticks to basics

The Satechi "Aluminum Type-C Mobile Pro Hub Adapter" is the company's newest release, aimed directly at iPad Pro. This USB-C hub works with a wide variety of devices, and can extend the abilities of devices other than the iPad Pro. But the intent, here, today, is to make the iPad Pro connect to all the different devices which have thus far been allowed to work with iOS by Apple.

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Jaybird Tarah Pro wireless earbuds suggest industry’s best battery life

Jaybird Tarah Pro wireless earbuds suggest industry’s best battery life

The folks at Jaybird promoted a new pair of wireless sport earbuds this week with a hefty claim. They suggested that their earbuds lead the industry in battery life. They claim that these wireless earbuds have 14-hour battery life. They also suggested that these earbuds have "never-before-seen features inspired by the extreme demands of athletes."

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Victrix Pro AF ANC gaming headset Review

Victrix Pro AF ANC gaming headset Review

The Victrix Pro AF ANC gaming headset is the pair of headphones I've been looking for since I first fell in love with Saint's Row. They'd fit in perfectly with their aesthetic - what with the purple and the both extreme yet subdued (somewhat) industrial design. The look is good, the sound is tight, the total package is worth your consideration.

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Beats by Dre, Disney reveal Solo3 Wireless with classic Mickey Mouse artwork

Beats by Dre, Disney reveal Solo3 Wireless with classic Mickey Mouse artwork

Apple has announced a collaboration between Beats by Dre and Disney to launch a new pair of headphones featuring classic Mickey Mouse artwork. The limited edition Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones celebrate Mickey Mouse's 90th anniversary, bringing the original look of the character alongside the model's various features.

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JLab Flex Sport over-ear wireless headphones are made for the gym

JLab Flex Sport over-ear wireless headphones are made for the gym

JLab Audio has introduced a new pair of flexible Bluetooth headphones designed specifically for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Despite their large appearance, the new Flex Sport have a design that's suitable for the gym, for outdoor running, or for anywhere someone is active. Among other things, the Flex Sport features removable, washable earpads and Be Aware audio technology.

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The big reason to buy Google Pixel Buds just vanished

The big reason to buy Google Pixel Buds just vanished

Google’s Pixel Buds have lost exclusivity on their headline feature, with the real-time translation spreading to a much larger range of Assistant-powered and wired headphones. The Pixel Buds launched last year, alongside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, as Google’s retort to Apple’s popular AirPods.

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Razer Raiju Mobile gamepad and Hammerhead USB-C ANC earbuds revealed

Razer Raiju Mobile gamepad and Hammerhead USB-C ANC earbuds revealed

Razer doesn't just have the new Razer Phone 2 to impress mobile gamers, it also has a host of new accessories - including a gamepad add-on and new headphones - launching alongside the Android smartphone. The Razer Raiju Mobile controller is the most striking of the new accessories line-up, a way to add traditional controls to your shiny new phone.

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Galaxy S10: Samsung considers surprising change

Galaxy S10: Samsung considers surprising change

There's word today from South Korean parts manufacturers that Samsung is considering removing a feature from their next wave of smartphones. Where many smartphone manufacturers moved to remove their smartphone headphone jacks over the past couple of years, Samsung's remained steadfast in their dedication to this essential piece of hardware. With today's report, it would seem that they've reached a point at which the positives outweigh the negatives.

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Pixel Slate trades headphone jack for a second USB-C

Pixel Slate trades headphone jack for a second USB-C

This morning I was about to get up-in-arms about the lack of a headphone jack on the new Google Pixel Slate. Then I saw what they'd done instead. Lots of devices that've abandoned the headphone jack were released over the past couple of years with no reasonable wired alternative. Google, instead of doing what everyone else did, came to the table with USB-C x2.

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Marshall Minor II Bluetooth earbuds pack premium retro style

Marshall Minor II Bluetooth earbuds pack premium retro style

Audio company Marshall has announced the launch of Minor II Bluetooth, a wireless set of earbuds offering 12 hours of playback alongside an in-ear design. This model follows the original Minor earbuds, which were launched back in 2011. The updated version includes wireless support and an integrated microphone.

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New Sony Signature Series audio hardware is flashy and expensive

New Sony Signature Series audio hardware is flashy and expensive

Sony showed up to the Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest with a number of high-end audio products in tow. The new hardware and accessories include a two sets of in-ear monitors, a pair of over-the-ear headphones, and new top-of-the-line earbuds and a digital music player. Regardless of which product catches your eye, you're going to be paying a significant amount of money to take them home.

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