Listen to your favorite tunes without the hassle of wires [Deals]

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Thinking about getting the Apple Airpods? The Minim Wireless Earbuds are a great cheaper option.
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Audio accessories have come a long way since those iconic earmuff-like headphones some of you might remember from the 70s. Nowadays, it’s common to see people listening to music with sleek portable earphones at cafes or the gym.

Each of these iPhone upgrades costs less than $25 [Deals]

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Each of these awesome iPhone upgrades is less than 25 bucks.
Each of these awesome iPhone upgrades is less than 25 bucks.
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When you buy an iPhone, you’re just getting started. For become useful in your day-to-day life, you’ll want some extras. So if you’re going to listen to music, that means headphones. If you’re driving a lot, you’ve got to have a car mount. All those accessories can add up, which is why we’ve rounded up four key iPhone add-ons, each for less than 25 bucks. Read on for more details:

Get fit for 2018 with these futuristic, workout-ready earbuds [Deals]

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These future ready earbuds offer a long-lasting soundtrack to your 2018 resolution to get in shape.
These future ready earbuds offer a long-lasting soundtrack to your 2018 resolution to get in shape.
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Welcome to the new year. Without effort, it may look a lot like the last one. But if you’re willing to put in the work, this could be the year you finally get in the shape you want. And it’s a lot easier to drop weight when you can carry great tunes with you.

With AirPods, Apple gets back to ‘it just works’ [Review]

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Apple's wireless earphones are easily one of the company's best products of 2016.
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Apple’s EarPods have always been a go-to favorite for me. They’re included with every iPhone, always sound good enough for what I need, and I’ve always found them comfortable. Even going back to the good old iPod days, I’ve always kept a pair close to hand.

But now Apple’s moving on into the “wireless future” with its new AirPods. These completely wireless earphones let you listen to music and podcasts, make phone calls and talk to Siri. But just how do they measure up?

Instantly add battery and storage capacity to your Mac, and more [Week’s Best Deals]

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Charge and sync your iPhone, iPod, or iPad with these official Apple cables.
Charge and sync your iPhone, iPod, or iPad with these official Apple cables.
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This week’s saw some especially tempting deals, so we’ve done what we always do and gathered the best of the bunch. From a replacement set of Lightning cables, to an external battery that’s basically a portable wall outlet, a seamless solution to add gigs of space to your hard drive, and a set of sports-ready bluetooth headphones. This is the top of the week’s heap, folks — take a look:

Win a chance to wire up your smart home with Amazon’s Alexa [Deals]

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Enter to win a suite of smart home products, centered around Amazon Echo.
Enter to win a suite of smart home products, centered around Amazon Echo.
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Making your home ‘smart’ means more than giving it a computerized brain — it takes a whole central nervous system. That’s exactly what this giveaway offers. It includes four devices that will transform how you interact with your house — from controlling your appliances and lighting, to the thermostat and even answering the door — all centered around Amazon’s hands-free hub, Echo, controllable via their digital assistant, Alexa.

Small Bluetooth fitness earbuds that fit super snug [Reviews]

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Jaybird Freedom wireless earbuds marry form and function, with a very small earprint.
Jaybird Freedom wireless earbuds marry form and function, with a very small earprint.
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Best List: Jaybird Freedom wireless earbuds

Promoted by pro beach volleyballer and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, the Jaybird Freedom earbuds are premium sports headphones specifically designed for the active, lifestyle-focused consumer. That means those who work out and those who want to look great doing it.

These earbuds bring huge wireless sound to the trail, the gym, the street and anything in between. Jaybird CEO Judd Armstrong stopped by Cult of Mac for a demo, and says the Jaybird Freedom is designed to enhance any athletic and adventurous pursuits.

Best deals of the week: VR for your iPhone, aluminum earbuds and more [Deals]

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This sleek box turns your smartphone into a full-fledged VR headset.
This sleek box turns your smartphone into a full-fledged VR headset.
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This week’s we saw some great deals on top-shelf gear and gadgets. First up, there’s a box that turns your smartphone into a VR headset. And you can grab a four-port USB charger for the car, a sleek aluminum Bluetooth earbuds, and comprehensive photography lessons.

Whether you like to consume content or create it, don’t miss out on these massive deals.