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Amazon is cranking out some excellent discounts on its Echo family of hardware and an insanely good deal on Apple's entry-level AirPods. We've rounded the deals up for you here, so let's dig in, shall we? The Echo Show 5 is currently discounted by $30, which takes its price from $84.99 down to $54.99. The Echo Show has a 5.5-inch display with a 960x480 resolution. This is the second-generation model that launched this year, which means that the onboard camera has been upgraded to 2MP (from 1MP), and it includes a physical privacy shutter. Amazon Echo Show 5 Alternatively, you can grab the Echo Show 5 Kids for $64.99, which is discounted by $30. As its name implies, the Kids edition includes parental... Read more...
With all due apologies for the disappointing news, you did not win a set of Apple AirPods, no matter what that unsolicited text message you received may have said. The text message is a scam attempt, plain and simple. It has gotten so big that the Better Business Bureau (BBB) felt it necessary to issue a warning to the public, explaining how the text message con works. Tech savvy individuals (most of you reading this) will recognize this sort of thing right away. But even if you would never fall for such a thing, you can probably think of family members and friends who would. So if nothing else, pass the warning on to those you know who would be duped by what basically amounts to a popular phishing... Read more...
Apple’s AirPods have become runaway sales hit for the Cupertino-based company, ever since the first-generation launch alongside the iPhone 7. Interestingly, it has been nearly two years since the last generation of AirPods was released, so perhaps it is time for something new. Recently, leaked renders popped up showcasing the design of the third-generation AirPods ahead of a rumored launch later this month. Earlier today, GizmoChina got its hands on leaked AirPods 3 renders from “suppliers,” according to the article. The renders (below) of the rumored AirPods 3 resemble the AirPods Pro with a shorter stem. Moreover, it appears that Apple has shrunk the charging case down significantly... Read more...
The AirPods Pro wireless earbuds may be all the rage these days for those heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem, but they'll set you back at least $190 online these days (down from their MSRP of $259). However, if you have a more modest budget, the second-generation AirPods are available at a killer price right now. The AirPods have a regular price of $159, but are currently on sale at Amazon for $124.99. That's a nice $24 discount by itself, but Amazon is sweetening the deal with an additional $15 coupon that will automatically apply at checkout. That brings the price down to $109.99 with free shipping for Prime members. The second-generation AirPods previously hit a low of... Read more...
We're back to take another stab at hot deals for the holiday season. Like yesterday's roundup, we're audio-heavy today with some great discounts on the Apple AirPods Pro and the Sennheiser Momentum 3 wireless headphones, plus a few extras. First up is are the AirPods Pro, which for a long time were hard to find, even at their $259 MSRP. But as production has ramped up and the wireless earbuds are starting to get more competition, the discounts have started piling up. Thankfully, Woot has among the cheapest prices that we've seen for the AirPods Pro since Black Friday at $189.99. For that price, you get excellent active noise cancellation, newly enabled spatial audio support, and a wireless... Read more...
Now that you are stuffed with turkey and all the fixings, it is time to pivot into shedding whatever extra padding you might have accumulated over Thanksgiving (or maybe that's just me). A great place to start is with a good set of earbuds. To that end, I can personally recommend Apple's AirPods Pro, which are both excellent and deeply discounted right now. You can score the AirPods Pro for $169.99 at Amazon, which amounts to a sizeable $79.01 discount (32 percent) over the list price. This Black Friday bargain beats the previous low price, when these earbuds were marked down to $194 earlier this month. At $169.99, this is lowest price they have ever been, and are worth every penny. The big upgrade... Read more...
We've been hearing quite a bit about next-generation AirPods for the past few months, and the iPhone 12 event came and went with no mention of the wireless headphones. This was definitely disappointing for some, but a new report from Bloomberg suggests that they are still on the way and will arrive just a little later than previously thought. According to Mark Gurman, Apple is working on third-generation AirPods, which are expected to adopt a similar design to the current-generation AirPods Pro. This means that the cylindrical "stems" that attach to the actual "buds" will be smaller this time around and battery life will be boosted compared to the current models. They'll also be equipped... Read more...
There have been rumors for months that Apple is set to launch premium over-the-ear headphones this year called the AirPods Studio. Although we haven't heard much by way of specifications for the AirPods Studio since then, the rumors have yet to slow down. Today, leaker Jon Prosser is throwing more fuel on the fire with both conceptual renders of the AirPods Studio and some alleged features. Although we can't say for sure if the AirPods Studio will end up looking like these renders, this is the closest approximation based on Prosser's sources. We see rounded, rectangular ear cups that are supposedly constructed of metal, along with high-quality leather for the headband. The AirPods Studio,... Read more...
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has quite a bit of egg on its face this evening after a tweet that it posted went viral. The Washington, D.C. based agency’s mission — as stated on its Twitter profile — is to “[Secure] our nation's borders”  “facilitating lawful international travel & trade.” As part of this mission, the CBP gleefully explained that it seized 2,000 counterfeit Apple AirPods that arrived in the United States from Hong Kong on August 31st. The counterfeit goods were discovered at an air cargo facility on a layover at JKF International Airport in New York, enroute to their final destination in Las Vegas, Nevada,... Read more...
If you missed out on the late-July hot deal that saw Apple’s poplar AirPods Pro Bluetooth wireless earbuds fall to an all-time low of $199, then you’re in luck. U.S. retailer Staples is once again dishing out a 20 percent discount on the AirPods Pro between now and September 19th. The AirPods Pro have a retail price of $249, and they can be regularly had at Amazon for $229 or $219 on sale. However, it’s rare for them to fall this low, and we’re not quite sure why only Staples seems to be willing to dip below the $200 price point (not that we’re complaining). With that being said, Staples gives you the option to purchase the AirPods Pro with... Read more...
It may sound odd to incorporate light sensors into components that you end up jamming into your ear, but that is exactly what Apple might decide to do with its AirPods, at some point. For now, it is just a rumor. However, if Apple does go that route with a future version of its AirPods, it would potentially give the earbuds a neat health monitoring feature. Let's start with the initial rumor. The folks at MacRumors spotted a Digitimes report (that is hidden behind a paywall) claiming Apple will inject ambient light sensors (ALS) into a next-generation version of its AirPods. According to the report, Taiwan's ASE Technology might be handling the "backend process" for the new component, which could... Read more...
It's no secret that Apple's new iPhone 12 family is roughly four months away from its big unveil, and we've heard plenty of news regarding the specifications for the 2020 smartphone lineup. However, a new report is giving some details on what to expect inside the retail box with the iPhone 12; or rather, what's not going to be in the box. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is indicating that Apple is looking to remove an accessory that has been included in the box with every new iPhone purchase: EarPods. EarPods are Apple's "value-added" wired headphones that plug into the Lightning port on the bottom of all iPhones. They aren't the greatest-sounding earbuds on the planet, but they... Read more...
Apple definitely had a hit on its hands when it launched the original AirPods alongside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus back in 2016. The now iconic earbuds have become fashionable for iPhone users, and were slightly updated with a second-generation release, and improved even further with the AirPods Pro. Now, it looks like Apple is looking to bring that same experience with AirPods Studio. Rather than taking on an in-ear "buds" form-factor, the AirPods Studio will be over-the-ear cans like Apple's popular Beats-branded headphones. According to previously leaked glyphs in the iOS 14 beta, the AirPods Studio will be available in both black and white, unlike the AirPods/AirPods Pro which are only... Read more...
Rumor has it Apple was originally planning to unveil a new set of AirPods during an event last month, but the Coronavirus pandemic prompted a later launch. When exactly will that be? We can't say for sure since the supposed AirPods Pro Lite is not an official product, but you can tentatively expect it to arrive next month. That is coming from Jon Prosser, a tech analyst and who runs the YouTube channel Front Page Tech. Prosser has his pulse on Apple's activities, and has accurately revealed launch plans in the past before they were officially made public. "New AirPods (which were supposed to be at the March Event) are now ready to go. Probably alongside the MacBook Pro next month," Prosser stated... Read more...
A new rumor is making the rounds that claims something that may make Apple fans happy about the coming 2020 iPhone devices. According to the rumor, Apple is considering bundling the wildly popular AirPods with its new 2020 smartphones.  The fear with the rumors is that Apple may be using the bundling of AirPods with the 2020 iPhone models to justify further price hikes -- especially considering that the smartphones are expected to be Apple's first with 5G. If prices stay about the same as they are currently and the AirPod are included as a value add, this would be a good thing. Bundling of the AirPods might entice buyers who are holding onto their older iPhones to upgrade. According to DigiTimes,... Read more...
Holiday traditions are in full swing. You know, gorging on turkey, stuffing, and fixings; watching the Detroit Lions lose; and navigating the bombardment of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. We can help with the latter, especially now that Turkey Day is in the rear view mirror. Black Friday is officially here, and with it comes a wide assortment of deals, including the Predator Helios 300 laptop shown above. Black Friday Discounts On Acer Laptops And Desktops That's as good of a place to start as any. The Predator Helios 300 is a beastly gaming laptop, and it's on sale at Amazon for $928.99, down $271 over its list price. Here's what it comes configured with... 15.6-inch IPS display (1920x1080... Read more...
It looks as though all the leaks and rumors were spot-on with Apple's next-generation earbuds. Today, without any fanfare, Apple announced the AirPods Pro, which are the company's first branded wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation technology. The design of the AirPods Pro mirror that of the glyph that was leaked in the iOS 13.2 developer beta, and include silicone ear tips that help improve the notoriously finicky fit of the first- and second-generation AirPods. Three different ear tip sizes are included in the box so that you can find the perfect fit for the contours of your ears. The ear tips also help to create a tighter seal to work in conjunction with the active... Read more...
Earlier this month, we got an early look at Apple's third-generation AirPods thanks to a glyph leak in iOS 13.2 developer beta code. Now, a new report coming out of China suggests that these new, even more premium AirPods will actually make their debut later this month. According to the report from the China Economic Daily, the earbuds will reportedly be called AirPods Pro. The publication goes on to add that the AirPods Pro will feature a metal design that is designed to better wick away heat. The earlier glyph that we saw of the AirPods Pro suggest that they will have rubber tips that will fit into your ear, hopefully correcting the iffy fit (for some people) while aiding in noise... Read more...
One of the benefits of falling NAND prices is that it’s cheaper than ever to add massive amounts of storage to your smartphone or tablet (as long as you have a built-in microSDXC slot). Most mainstream smartphones come with 64GB or 128GB of storage standard, while pricy options will get you 256GB or even 512GB of internal storage. However, a new hot deal from Amazon will give you an extra 200GB of storage at an unreal price. Amazon now has the SanDisk 200GB Ultra microSDXC for a low, low price of $24. This is $1 lower than the previous low of $25. This is a Class-10 rated card with rated transfer speeds of 100MB/sec. The $24 price includes free shipping for Amazon Prime members,... Read more...
A Taiwanese man, Ben Hsu, fell asleep wearing a set of AirPods wireless earphones from Apple. Somehow he allegedly managed to swallow one AirPod in his sleep. When he woke up and tried to find the missing earphone, the man says he used his iPhone tracking feature to look for it. That's when things got weird... Hsu claims that he first thought the beeping sound was coming from his bed and he moved the sheets all around, looking for the missing device. He says that he later realized the beeping was coming from his body somewhere. He then decided to head to Kaohsiung Municipal United Hospital where doctors did confirm he actually swallowed the AirPod The medical team gave the man a laxative... Read more...
If you like the idea of the Apple AirPods, but aren't too fond of their fit in your ear or suitability for staying put during strenuous workouts, Apple has another alternative that will be available soon. The company's Beats Powerbeats Pro wireless earbuds feature the same H1 chip as the second-generation AirPods, but have a sportier design and an ear loop to help keep them better planted while exercising. Apple first announced the Powerbeats Pro back on April 3rd, and we're now learning that preorders for the wireless earphones will commence on May 3rd at 10am EST. The Powerbeats Pro will actually ship (and be available in Apple Stores) on May 10th. The Powerbeats Pro, unlike... Read more...
Apple just launched its second-generation AirPods a month ago, and surprisingly, they are already on sale. The sale comes at a time when the AirPods have been rather hard to come by, even from Apple retail stores. Amazon is currently selling the AirPods with Charging Case for $139.99, which is $20 off the regular retail price. The only downside to the deal is that they aren't actually in stock; they will be back in stock on May 10th. But luckily, Amazon is still allowing you to place an order so that they'll ship one they come back in stock. Of course, you'll get free shipping if you're an Amazon Prime member. We should mention that this the standard version of the second-generation... Read more...
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