Leaked image allegedly shows off redesigned AirPods 3


Coming soon to a pair of ears near you?
Photo: 52audio

A leaked image posted online over the weekend shows off what may by the third iteration of Apple’s AirPods earbuds (fourth if you count the over-the-ear AirPods Max).

The pictures, which were shared by the Chinese-language website 52audio, depict next-gen regular AirPods with smaller stems and silicone tips, alongside a new LED charging indicator on the front of the charging case.

Need an AirPods upgrade? Turn your old buds into quick cash today


Get up to $75 for your old buds.
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You can pick up new AirPods at pretty terrific prices right now, which means it’s a great time to upgrade if you’re still rocking Apple’s original wireless buds. And we can help make the upgrade even more affordable.

Sell your old AirPods to Cult of Mac today to turn them into quick cash that you can spend anywhere. We’ll tell you how.

Miniature Satechi charger juices up both Apple Watch and AirPods


The Satechi USB-C Watch AirPods Charger takes on two Apple wearable devices.
The Satechi USB-C Watch AirPods Charger is two, two, two accessories in one.
Photo: Satechi

A clever trick by designers at Satechi combines an Apple Watch charger and an AirPods charger into a single small accessory. On one side is a charging mat for the wearable, but flip it over to power up the case for Apple’s wireless earbuds.

The Satechi USB-C Watch AirPods Charger debuted on Tuesday exclusively from the online Apple Store.

Man swallows AirPod in his sleep, and lives to tell the tale


You want a snack? Make yourself a pasta bake!
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A man in Worcester, Massachusetts, has reportedly wound up in hospital after accidentally ingesting one of his AirPods while sleeping.

Bradford Gauthier reportedly fell asleep wearing his AirPods, only to discover that he was missing one of them upon waking. He also felt a discomfort in his chest. That’s not a great combination of events.

Laut Base for iPhone makes wireless charging look marble-ous


Laut Base wireless charger
It looks good no matter where you place it.
Photo: Laut

Most of the wireless chargers you’ll find on the market today look like boring black blocks of plastic that look out of place in a nicely decorated room. But the Laut Base wireless charger is different.

A premium aluminum casing and a marble surface allow this charging pad to look good no matter where you place it. Order yours from the Cult of Mac Store today in black or white.

Save $51 on Sony’s brilliant AirPods Pro alternatives


Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless buds
The best wireless buds not made by Apple?
Photo: Sony

Sony’s terrific WF-1000XM3 earbuds are widely regarded as the best alternatives to AirPods Pro. Some say they’re even better, despite their silly name. Bag yours today for just $178 — down from $229.99 — for a limited time only.

The buds offer up to 24 hours of playback with their included charging case, plus active noise cancellation, built-in Amazon Alexa, and all-around terrific sound.

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New Powerbeats get biggest discount yet — now just $99


Bag yours before they all sell out!
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Why spend $549 on AirPods Max when you can get Powerbeats for under $100? Amazon is today offering the biggest discount we’ve seen so far on Apple’s newest Powerbeats buds. Bag yours for just $99 — $50.95 off the usual price — for a limited time only.

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