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JLab’s true wireless earbuds offer 70 hours of total listening time

Sponsored Links JLab Audio JLab Audio might have a simple solution to competing with wireless earbud heavyweights like Apple and Samsung: offer ridiculously long battery life. It just introduced truly wireless Epic Air Sport earbuds whose centerpiece is a claimed 70 hours of total battery life, with 10 in the earbuds themselves and another 60 …

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Beats’ all-wireless Powerbeats Pro earbuds are available May 10th

Sponsored Links Beats by Dr. Dre You don’t have to wait too much longer if you’re curious about the Powerbeats Pro. Beats’ first truly wireless earbuds will be available in stores on May 10th for $250, with pre-orders starting on May 3rd at 10AM Eastern. You’ll have to be content with the black model at …

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Samsung updates Galaxy Buds with Bixby voice controls

Billy Steele/Engadget Thanks to a recent firmware update, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds now work with the company’s Bixby voice assistant. In addition to having hands-free control of music and audio, users can now use voice controls to request a battery status update, change to a different equalizer setting and lock the earbud touchpads. Unfortunately, the new …

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Report: Microsoft is jumping onto the wireless earbud bandwagon

Enlarge / Microsoft’s Surface Headphones. Its on-device dial controls are great. Battery life and noise-cancelling, not so much, for the price. Jeff Dunn It appears that Microsoft is going to expand its range of audio hardware. Last year the company released the Surface Headphones, a pair of premium-priced wireless noise-cancelling headphones with integrated microphones. They …

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Microsoft may respond to AirPods with its own smart earbuds

Roberto Baldwin/Engadget Microsoft’s personal audio efforts might not stop with the Surface Headphones. Thurrott sources said that the company is developing a pair of Surface-branded earbuds codenamed Morrison (the Headphones, for context, were nicknamed Joplin). It’s not clear if they’d do anything differently than the existing over-ears or even whether or not there would be …

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Amazon’s earbuds are a shot at Google, not Apple

Late Thursday, Bloomberg reported that Amazon could be working on a pair of wireless earbuds, similar to Apple’s AirPods. Just as the latest AirPods offer hands-free access to Siri, the rumored Amazon pair will also likely work with Alexa. They’ll also apparently have gesture controls and come in a charging case, again, much like the …

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Amazon is working on an Alexa-powered AirPods competitor

Apple’s new AirPods Chris Velazco/Engadget Apple’s new AirPods give you hands-free access to Siri, and it sounds like Amazon is working on something similar for Alexa. Bloomberg reports the online retail giant is working on its own true wireless earbuds that will also be its first Alexa wearable. Details are scarce for now, but Bloomberg’s …

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Apple AirPods are still the best-selling true wireless earbuds

Engadget If you can barely even recall the days when people mocked the AirPods because they look just like their wired brethren, we don’t blame you. They’ve shot up in popularity over the past couple of years, and according to new findings by Counterpoint Research, they’re still the dominant true wireless earbuds available despite a …

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The wearable market is (still) booming

d3sign via Getty Images Sticking to its upward trajectory, the wearable market saw staggering growth through the end of 2018. That’s not entirely a surprise. While the wearable business is tough, the market as a whole has been steadily increasing. But the rate at which the market has expanded more recently is impressive. Numbers released …

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Focal’s Sphear Wireless squeeze premium sound into $130 earbuds

James Trew / Engadget Focal is no newcomer to the audio game. The French company has been around since 1979, and gained a following with its Grande Utopia speaker line. In recent years the company has been making headphones, many of which are at the higher end — like the Clear or Elegia. Not everyone …

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