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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that their officers seized five shipments of counterfeit Apple AirPods, which carry a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of over $1.3 million, earlier this week. They inspected five shipments of True Wireless Earbuds and discovered 5,000 fake Apple AirPods and 1,372 fake Apple AirPods Pro. All shipment information, including photographs, were then referred to CBP import specialists at the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEE) to verify authenticity of the merchandise. Read more for a video review of an AirPods Pro knockoff and additional information.
Apple AirPods Pro are still rated as one of the best true wireless earbuds in 2021, and you can get a pair for $189.99 shipped, today only, originally $249. Unlike standard AirPods, each Pro earbud comes with three different sizes of soft, flexible silicone ear tips that conform to the contours of each individual ear, providing both a comfortable fit as well as a superior seal. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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Apple may have accidentally (or intentionally) leaked their upcoming Beats Studio Buds in tvOS 14.6 and iOS 14.6 developer builds. While technical specifications have not yet been revealed, the design of these earbuds resemble the AirPods Pro more so than any other Beats or Apple offering. They come complete with an oval-shaped charging case and will be available in various colors. Read more for a short video and additional information.
Let’s face it, AirPods, or any other wireless earbuds, can get quite gunked up over time. However, cleaning them with cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol is a time consuming process to say the least, that is unless…you’re using the Cardlax EarBuds Washer. Think of it as a mini USB-C-powered washing machine that consists of a brush, sprayer and sponge. Open up the top lid to reveal a tiny spinning brush and the spinning drum. Read more for a video and additional information.
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We could be just a little over a week from the official Apple AirPods 3 launch, but like usual, there are always leaks beforehand. This one comes from 52 Audio and allegedly shows the production model, along with the charging case. Although they may look similar to the current Apple AirPods Pro, these earbuds most likely will not have Active Noise Cancellation. Earlier rumors claimed these would have replaceable ear-tips and that does not seem to be the case. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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52Audio allegedly obtained images of Apple’s upcoming third-generation AirPods, and they look quite similar to the Pro model. In addition to the smaller stem and silicone eartips, this latest model is not going to have Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), but still have a pressure-relieving system to ensure maximum comfort during long listening sessions. The charging case is slightly less rectangular and has an LED charging indicator up front. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Apple AirPods 2 with Charging Case (Wired) are great for those who want wireless earbuds, but don’t need a Active Noise Cancellation or a wireless charging case, and you can get a pair for $119.98 shipped, today only, originally $159. The H1 chip found in these earbuds offer custom audio architecture to create a revolutionary audio experience and improved synchronization. They deliver up to 50 percent more talk time compared to first generation AirPods, and switching between devices while listening to music on iPhone, Apple Watch or iPad is more seamless than ever with two times faster connect times. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Apple AirPods Pro are still a great buy in 2021, especially for $189.99 shipped after the $10 checkout discount going on this weekend only, originally $249. To block out nearly all unwanted noise in Active Noise Cancellation (ACN) mode, it uses two microphones combined with advanced software to continuously adapt to each individual ear and headphone fit. The first microphone is faces outwards to detect external sound and analyze environmental noise, enabling it to create an equivalent anti-noise that cancels out background noise before it reaches the listener’s ear. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Apple AirPods Pro are still the highest rated ACN wireless earbuds in 2021, and you can get a pair for $199.99 shipped, today only, originally $249. Its two microphones, combined with advanced software, continuously adapts to each individual ear and headphone fit, removing background noise to provide a uniquely customized, superior noise-canceling experience that allows a user to focus on what they’re listening to. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
If you have $108,000 USD burning a hole in your pocket and want the world’s only pair of AirPods Max “Golden White”, then Caviar’s latest offering should do the trick. Why are they so expensive? Being handcrafted with 750 grams of 18K yellow gold and then accented by white crocodile leather might have something to do with it. Just in case you want to make sure people know you’re using something unique, it even has a headband sporting two gold rings with Caviar inscriptions. Read more for additional pictures, information, and a bonus video review of AirPods Max.