Available October 30th and priced at $249, Apple’s AirPods Pro features Active Noise Cancellation and an all-new in-ear design. Unlike previous generations, each Pro earbud comes with three different sizes of soft, flexible silicone ear tips that conform to the contours of each individual ear for a superior seal, while an innovative vent system equalizes pressure, minimizing the discomfort common in other in-ear designs. Most importantly, they’re sweat- and water-resistant, making them perfect for active lifestyles. Read more for a video and additional information.
A report from China’s Economic Daily News suggests that Apple is set to release the ‘AirPods Pro’ in multiple colors (black, white, midnight green and rose gold) as early as next week. The images of redesigned AirPods were first discovered in iOS 13 beta assets and the new colors would match up with the iPhone 11 / iPhone 11 Pro models. They’re expected to be priced around $259.99, complete with active-noise-cancellation technology. Read more for a video and additional information.
Analysts claim that Apple will be releasing two wireless earphone model this year, the “AirPods 3” and a high-end “AirPods Pro” with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology. A leaked report from China claims that the noise-cancelling model is set to arrive at the end of October, priced around around $260, which would put it in direct competition with Microsoft’s $249 Surface Earbuds. Read more for a video and additional information.
Elago’s AW3 AirPods Case is modeled after the original line of Apple Macintosh computers, and is compatible with both generations of the wireless earphones. When using with the second-generation AirPods, the front LED remains visible and the case retains its wireless charging support. It’s made of flexible, impact-resistant silicone material, while an added layer prevents scratches and buffs up protection from external impacts to the case. Product page. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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We may have gotten a sneak peak at the next-generation AirPods with noise-cancellation technology in Apple’s new iOS 13.2 beta. How so? Buried in the beta’s Accessibility settings folder is an icon that appears to show a pair of AirPods with rubber ear tips. Plus, that folder also references a device with an internal codename of B298. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Amazon Echo Buds have been officially announced, and these wireless earbuds offer easy access to Alexa hands-free while on-the-go. Each earbud boasts two outer microphones and one inner microphone that work together to reduce ambient noise so Alexa can hear you in any environment. Simply ask to hear your favorite playlist, find the nearest coffee shop, or summon a ride share. That’s not all, later this year, you’ll be able to use these to ask Alexa if Whole Foods Market has what you want and she’ll tell you if it’s in-stock and which department and aisle to find it in. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video and additional. information.
Apple AirPods, or at least the current generation, will have some major competition this holiday season in the form of Huawei’s FreeBuds 3. They’re claimed to be the world’s first open-fit active noise cancelling headphones, powered by the all-new Kirin A1 chipset. Yes, even with its open-fit design, these headphones make use of ambient noise cancellation technology rather than passive. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
Next-generation AirPods may come in different colors, but jeweler Pablo Cimadevila just couldn’t wait. So, he transformed a standard pair of AirPods into 18K AirGolds. Not just gold plating, he actually melted 18-karat gold, took apart a pair of existing AirPods, and then placed the innards directly into the new gold casing. As you can see, they were inserted back into the charging case, though there’s no indication on whether if they still charge normally. Read more for a video of the entire process and additional information.
The AirPods charging case isn’t the most exciting or aesthetically pleasing, but this new Apple ad from Korea shows the possibilities of just what you can do with them. Whether it be a burger, salt & pepper shaker, fries, or just random small animals, your imagination is the only limit. None of these are available for purchase, but it could hint at a line that may be coming sooner than later, especially since there’s a big Apple press event scheduled for September 10th. Read more for the video and additional information.
At $995, the Louis Vuitton Horizon Earphones, developed by Master & Dynamic, not only look the part, but are designed to deliver impeccable sound thanks to a precisely engineered audio system. They come in four colorways: black, white and red Monogram or yellow and blue LV stripes. When these earphones are fully charged, expect up to 3.5 hours of continuous listening, while an intuitive touch control element making adjusting volume or skipping tracks a breeze. Read more for the hands-on video and additional information.