Master & Dynamic’s swanky earbuds get wireless charging and a kevlar case

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Sapphire glass construction and a kevlar charging case make the MW08 Sport earbids pretty tough.
Sapphire glass construction and a kevlar charging case make the MW08 Sport earbids pretty tough.
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Master & Dynamic’s MW08 earbuds came out earlier this year to widespread acclaim for their quality and durability. Now the company has released a new “Sport” version that adds wireless charging and an even heftier pricetag — $349.

Edifier launches low-cost, hi-res wireless earbuds to rival AirPods Pro

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Edifier Neobud Pro high-res, wireless, noise-cancelling earbuds are coming soon.
Edifier Neobud Pro high-res, wireless, noise-cancelling earbuds are coming soon.
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Beijing-based Edifier built a reputation for producing high-quality speakers and headphones. Now, with the upcoming release of its Neobuds Pro hi-res, wireless, noise-canceling earbuds, it looks hungry to capture market share from top contenders like Apple’s AirPods Pro and Sony’s new WF-100XM4.

7 great travel gadgets at better prices than on Amazon right now

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These portable products are travel friendly
These awesome products make traveling a breeze.
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Having the perfect portable gadgets by your side makes traveling simpler, more efficient and more fun. From Bluetooth accessories that take your smartphone to the next level, to super-cool gift ideas and the best wireless headphones for any trip, we found all these products on sale for a limited time — at prices that are even better than Amazon!

Samsung rumored to drop earbuds and charger from next phone after mocking Apple

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But for how much longer?
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Samsung immediately mocked Apple when the company elected not to include EarPods and a charger with the iPhone 12. So of course rumors now suggest Samsung may follow suit by ditching a charger and earphones from its forthcoming Galaxy S21 box.

Samsung has not confirmed that this will be the case. But according to SamMobile, some observers think Samsung will leave out a charger and earbuds from its new handset. Others think Samsung might get rid of only the earphones.

New Beats Flex earbuds offer AirPods features for just $49

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Beats Flex have many AirPods features for much less.
Beats Flex wireless earphones offer sophisticated Apple tech for just $49.
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Some of the advanced features of Apple AirPods are in Beats Flex, wireless earphones that come in at a much lower price. Apple’s Beats division built in 12-hour battery life, a new acoustic driver and USB-C charging. All for $49.

Beats Flex are scheduled to reach customers’ hands on Wednesday.

Catch the best deals of the week you might have missed

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Catch the best deals of the week that you might have missed.
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We serve up a lot of great deals on gear and apps at Cult of Mac. In fact, we do it every day, so it’s likely you may have missed good stuff. Just in case you did, we rounded up some of the best recent deals on personal audio, wireless charging, smartphone video gear and more for your weekend shopping pleasure.

JBL takes on AirPods with cheaper, more colorful wireless buds

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These AirPods rivals are cheaper and, with their range of colors, more cheerful than Apple's.
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CES-2020-bug-2Given what a ridiculously massive hit the AirPods have been for Apple, it’s no shocker that other companies are keen to jump aboard the wireless earbuds train with their own rival versions. This one, from America audio company JBL, looks highly reminiscent of Apple’s AirPods.

The main differences? It comes in a range of colors, and costs just $99.95. That makes it a cheap and cheerful alternative to Apple’s premium version.

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.

Revamped AirPods with noise cancellation spilled by iOS 13.2

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AirPods supplier confident of booming business through 2021
AirPods supplier confident of booming business through 2021
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A new iOS 13.2 beta, out today for registered developers, spilled details about Apple’s next-generation AirPods with noise cancellation for the first time.

An image of the new Apple earbuds reveals a revamped design with soft tips. The beta also references different listening modes.