The AirPods Pro have their share of issues: their five-ish hours of battery life is mediocre, they don't let you adjust volume from the earphones themselves, and they lose much of their intuitiveness when connected to an Android or Windows device. It's also worth noting that Apple is holding a special event today, and while we don't expect to see new AirPods Pro in the immediate future, upgraded base AirPods are expected to arrive early next year. Still, if you want a pair of noise-cancelling wireless earphones today, the AirPods Pro remain a good buy at this deal price. If you don't need a new pair of headphones, though, we also have deals on USB-C hubs, SSDs, the PlayStation-exclusive Ghost of Tsushima, and more. Have a look at our full roundup below. … [Read more...] about Apple’s AirPods Pro are on sale for $199 today
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Bose’s video says you can expect six hours of battery life and that the QuietComfort Earbuds deliver clear calls due to their “custom-designed microphone array.” And yep, those are a lot of mic holes! Bose did make big strides in voice quality with the Noise Canceling Headphones 700, so I’m looking forward to seeing how those have carried over to earbuds. … [Read more...] about Bose is almost ready to challenge Apple’s AirPods Pro with new noise-canceling earbuds
Adding utterances to give customers more transparency. You can now say, "Alexa, tell me what you heard," and Alexa will read back your most recent voice request. Later this year, you'll be able to say, "Alexa, why did you do that?" and Alexa will provide a short explanation about her response to your last voice requestOffer customers the ability to opt-out from having their voice recordings be annotated by humansCustomers can now opt in to have their voice recordings older than three months or 18 months automatically deleted on an ongoing basisCustomers now can say, "Alexa, delete everything I said today," and "Alexa, delete what I just said" a few months agoCustomers will be able to filter their voice interaction history by device and review and delete voice recordings made on a specific Alexa device.In November, a new "Home" mode for Ring cameras will roll out, so your camera is never recording video or audio at all when you're homeAlexa is also using AI to learn behaviors and to … [Read more...] about Amazon device event: Evolutionary, not revolutionary, and there’s nothing wrong with that
The company needs an on-ear product in the $99 range, potentially something with basic-level active noise cancellation. (At home, why would you even need noise cancellation, for the most part?) This budget product should still fit comfortably, and allow for better ear ventilation, so you don't get sweaty, be designed primarily for home use. It should have a mic on each side to respond to Siri commands and be good enough for casual FaceTime or Zoom usage. … [Read more...] about First, iPhone SE killed Android: What budget products will Apple unleash next?
— CBP (@CBP) September 14, 2020 While there is no doubt that the OnePlus Buds look a lot like the Apple AirPods in White, the retail boxes make it quite clear that they are legitimate products made by OnePlus. In a tweet announcing the seizure, CBP says the shipment would be valued at $398K, had they been genuine. CBP has also issued a press release praising its officers who intercepted the "counterfeit earbuds." … [Read more...] about Feds seize ‘counterfeit Apple AirPods’ that turn out to be OnePlus Buds