Score premium wireless earbuds for a fraction the price [Deals]

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AirDops
These AirDops are the perfect budget wireless earphones.
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It’s amazing how quickly AirPods caught on. In just a couple years, they catapulted from slightly obnoxious accessory of the tech elite to essential part of the Apple experience.

Of course, they retail for about $159, so it’s also amazing how expensive they are. AirDops True Wireless Earbuds offer almost all the features of their expensive cousins from Cupertino — and they cost a whole lot less.

New Samsung Galaxy Buds try to steal AirPods’ thunder

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Galaxy buds
Watch out AirPods, Galaxy Buds have arrived.
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AirPods have become the ultimate status symbol among Millenials, but Samsung is ready to steal some of the shine with its new line of Galaxy Buds.

Just like AirPods, the new Galaxy Buds give wearers a convenient, cord-free solution for listening to music on the go. However, Galaxy Buds pack some impressive features that AirPods don’t have and it could be bad news for Apple.

These iPhone cases don’t make you choose between style and protection

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Altigo
Three layers of protection in five colors.
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Start-up companies often introduce themselves to the market with a single product. Accessories brand Altigo launched in November with a colorful line of sleek headphones and iPhone cases.

Now two months later at its first CES, Altigo debuts more mobile lifestyle accessories to its growing product line.

With a 14-hour battery, these new sports earbuds go the distance [Review]

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Tarah Pro sports earbuds are up to almost any adventure.
Tarah Pro sports earbuds are up to almost any adventure.
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Tarah Pro earbuds, the latest wireless sports headphones from Jaybird, take adventure audio to new extremes. With smart new features and an astonishing 14 hours of battery life, these sweat-proof earbuds can go the distance — even if you’re a marathoner.

If you’re a fitness fanatic who constantly crushes your Activity goals during epic outdoor adventures, these might be the perfect Bluetooth earbuds for you.

Crazy iPhone case stows and charges earbuds

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SoundFlow
Stowing and charging earbuds in an iPhone battery case.
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Wireless earbuds are great but with this statement comes a couple of asterisks. Careful stowage is critical or risk losing one. Remembering to charge Bluetooth buds is not quite second nature.

Ascape Audio aims to remove the asterisks with an earbuds/smartphone case combo called SoundFlow.

5 ways to liven up your iPhone game [Deals]

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These five add-ons will make any iPhone better.
These five add-ons will make any iPhone better.
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Picking up an iPhone means putting an amazing device in your pocket. But there are plenty of ways to make it even better. We’ve rounded up five deals on peripherals and lessons that can enhance anyone’s iPhone experience. That includes wireless charging batteries, a robust car mount, truly wireless earbuds, lessons in iOS coding, and more. Each is discounted massively, some by more than 90 percent. Read on for more details:

Get a sneak preview to Cult of Mac Deals Cyber Monday exclusives

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Stay charged with this ultra-thin power bank
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Skip out on the usual online rabbit hole that ends up being Cyber Monday shopping — the Internet is vast, and your time is precious. That’s why we’ve already found a roundup of deals floating around on the web — and it’s not all big screen televisions or massagers (don’t worry): we’ve scoured and searched for the everyday carry itmes, software, VPNs and tools to keep you extra productive as you head into the new year.