Super smart remotes, glass iPhone cases and more [Crowdfund Roundup]


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You can find some incredible new gadgets on Kickstarter and Indiegogo that often go unnoticed. We’re rounding up some of the best every week to help them get the funding they need to become a reality.

This week, we have a super smart remote that controls almost everything, a tempered glass case for iPhone 7, a robot that teaches kids to code without computers, and more!

AirPods supposedly land in Apple stores next week


Is the wait almost over?
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Apple still hasn’t officially told us when its AirPods will finally become available, but according to one customer, some stores will begin receiving stock next week.

AirPods were originally scheduled to make their debut in October, but since Apple announced a delay, the company has kept quiet about when the wireless headphones will go on sale.

Twitter gives Apple an earful over removing earphone jack


AirPods and Siri are a match made in heaven.
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It didn’t take long before #jackoff was trending.

Soon after Apple announced the new iPhone 7 would be sans earphone jack, Twitter gave Tim Cook and company an earful. Despite months of speculation that Apple would move towards wireless audio, fans registered their anger on social media as if Apple had caught them by surprise.