11 deals on AirPods Pro alternatives to fill the void left by phantom Apple event

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Take your pick of some of the best AirPods Pro alternatives out there.
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Like most Apple fans, you’re probably disappointed that the rumored March 23 date for Apple’s upcoming event might have been a ploy to uncover leakers within the company. If you were eagerly awaiting big news about new products and redesigns, it looks like you’ll be waiting until April.

But perhaps a hot deal on top-rated Bluetooth headphones will satisfy your feelings of rejection. For your convenience, we rounded up the 11 best AirPods Pro alternatives that won’t break the bank.

Belkin MagSafe charger juices up both iPhone 12 and AirPods

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Belkin BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charger Stand with MagSafe is a lot of name.
Easily make FaceTime calls with Belkin’s new charging stand that supports the iPhone 12 series’ MagSafe system.
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CES 2021 bugThe Belkin Boost↑Charge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charger Stand with MagSafe uses magnets to hold an iPhone 12 up where it can be more easily seen. And it includes a pad for AirPods cases that support wireless charging.

In addition, Belkin also unveiled the SoundForm Freedom True Wireless Earbuds on Monday, the first day of CES 2021. These truly wireless headphones offer environmental noise cancellation and 8 hours of playback.

Save $20 on HyperSonic’s noise-canceling earbuds

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These earbuds make for the perfect gift
These noise-cancelling earbuds make the perfect gift.

Where would you be without a great set of earbuds? How else could you tune in to your favorite language-learning course, FaceTime your family with some privacy, or enjoy an immersive listening experience while taking an app-based workout? These HyperSonic DX noise-canceling earbuds are sure to be your next everyday listening earbuds — they provide clear, high-quality sound in compact, sleek packaging that takes you from a workout to a work conference with ease.

Nuheara earbuds work like the bionic ears you always wanted [Review]

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Nuheara IQbuds 2 Max are a bit larger than many rival earbuds, but they do much more.
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Nuheara IQbuds 2 Max aren’t typical wireless earbuds. Sure, they let you listen to music and podcasts, but that’s just the start. They have active noise cancellation when you want quiet. Or they help you hear in-person conversations better by filtering out background sounds.

I did real-world testing of these in-ear headphones designed for people whose hearing isn’t quite good as it used to be.

Groove for 35 hours straight with futuristic Bluetooth earbuds

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These earbuds have it all: crystal clear audio and calls, easy touch controls, in-ear detection and 35 hours of playtime with the included charging case.
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Bluetooth earbuds are great for listening to tunes and shows on the move. Unfortunately, their tiny form factor means tiny batteries, so if you’re on the move for more than a few hours, you’ll have to be judicious with your content consumption. Not so with these sleek earbuds that also manage to pack in over a day of playtime.

Snag some cool accessories to throw in your bag [Deals]

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This awesome gear is compact enough to fit into your bag.
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Technology just keeps getting more portable, so it’s easier than ever to fill our bags with cool stuff. For today’s daily dose of deals, we rounded up some of our best tote-worthy tech, from portable power banks and noise-canceling earbuds to three-in-one charging cables and more.

February’s top sellers include cloud storage, wireless earbuds and more [Deals]

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We've rounded up our best sellers for February, including massive cloud storage, wireless earbuds, and lots more.
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Whatever happened this February, you can’t deny it was a great month for deals on tech. At least in the Cult of Mac Store, where there were crazy deals on massive cloud storage accounts, sleek wireless earbuds, extra laptop monitors and an intuitive website builder.

Nuheara assistive earbuds get active noise cancellation, lower cost

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Nuheara IQBuds2 Max are hearables more than just headphones.
Nuheara IQBuds2 Max help you hear conversations in noisy environments.
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CES 2020 Nuheara’s Bluetooth earbuds help users better hear what’s going on around them, as well as play music and podcasts. The latest version adds active noise cancellation, and comes at a considerable price drop.

The new IQBuds2 Max garnered innovation awards in three categories at CES 2020.