Enjoy your music while staying active with these sporty AirPods alternatives

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These sweatproof and waterproof earbuds can stand up to your active lifestyle.
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While wired, over-the-ear headphones can make you feel like you’re in an actual music studio, wireless earbuds offer something no pair of headphones can: freedom. The freedom to listen to your favorite songs anywhere during any activity is what makes ditching the wire so appealing. And that’s exactly what sets apart the Skullcandy Push Ultra True Wireless Earbuds.

These wireless earphones last 6 times longer than AirPods [Deals]

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Kharbon IP67 Wireless Earbuds
These Bluetooth earbuds sport 150 hours of battery life, 100% water resistance, and they're a fraction the price of AirPods.
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When it comes to wireless earbuds, AirPods immediately spring to mind. But they also fetch a top-shelf price tag, so we’re excited to share earphones that are competitive with Apple’s — and yours for a fraction of the price.

Preorders for colorful Powerbeats Pro open Wednesday

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These are all the colors Powerbeats Pro will be available in soon.
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Apple’s Powerbeats Pro wireless headphones have been available in any color you want, as long as it’s black. That’s going to change later this week when pre-orders finally start for ivory, moss, and navy options.

IQbuds Boost wireless earbuds also help you hear better [Review]

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Beyond just music, IQbuds Boost make it easier to listen to friends and family.
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Nuheara’s IQbuds Boost work as Bluetooth headphones, but that’s only the start. They are really for people who need just a bit of help hearing. They aren’t true hearing aids, but might actually be better.

Take a listen to my review of these high-end wireless earbuds, along with an optional Bluetooth accessory that connects them to your TV.

Sony’s answer to AirPods boasts one big advantage

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But they’re not cheap.
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Sony’s new wireless earbuds are ready to take on AirPods.

The horribly named WF-1000XM3 promise the same impressive audio quality as Sony’s best-selling headphones — but in an earbud form factor. And they boast one big advantage.

Here’s why you might want to avoid Apple’s hottest accessory and pick up these instead.

Powerbeats Pro will only be available in black at launch

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When will yours turn up?
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Beats fans that are hoping to scoop up the colorful new Powerbeats Pro might be a bit disappointed with the color options when units arrive in stores in May.

Apple revealed the Powerbeats Pro wireless earbuds earlier this month with black, ivory, moss and navy color options. The ivory ones look especially sleek, but it appears that only the black ones will be available at launch.

Wireless earbuds, iPhone lenses and more in the best deals of the week [Deals]

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The top deals of the week include an awesome AirPods alternative, a powerful task manager, and more.
The top deals of the week include an awesome AirPods alternative and a powerful task manager.
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Another week, another roundup of awesome deals on gear and gadgets. This round, we’ve got a truly attractive AirPods alternative, a powerful tool for blocking unwanted calls and texts, the ultimate time-management platform, and a set of camera lenses for your iPhone.

Snag one or all — at hefty discounts!