After the initial outrage of Apple removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 died down, users not wanting to go wireless soon realised that using the phone's Lightning port meant they could no longer charge while listening to music. Pioneer's new Rayz Plus earbuds include a simple solution to that problem, but they're still far from perfect.
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Wires have been a big pain for avid audiophiles since time immemorial, which is why the Magnetic Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Sport Headphones are key. These wireless earphones cut the tangles out of your listening and let you enjoy your music, podcasts, and more with zero hassle.
Don't fancy Apple's AirPods, but want a pair of fancy wireless earbuds with long battery life? If you can put up with a slim silicon neckband connecting your two earphones, Apple's new BeatsX should be on sale in Apple Stores around the country soon enough — or so we're told. Maybe the more we say it, the faster it'll happen...
Have you ever thought "my wireless earphones are just too big?" Have you ever thought "man, I wish my headphones told me their battery life whenever I switched them on?" Have you ever thought "I wish I could listen to all my music through one earphone, so I don't need to wear both?" Apple's new AirPods solve a lot of these problems. Problems I'm not entirely sure needed to be solved, but problems nonetheless.
Apple's AirPods are pretty cool. They're miniscule and work very well, even if they do look like the head of an electric toothbrush. But if you don't like Apple gear, there are alternatives out there that do the same thing. Sometimes these tiny wireless in-ears are referred to as 'hearables', but whatever you want to call them we've got a list of three of our favourites — all completely wireless, and all with their own tiny charging cases.
Thanks to Onkyo, throwing on a pair of fancy rose gold Beats headphones is no longer a status symbol. Compared to Onkyo's new Diamond Headphones which will be available — to a select few — for somewhere around $US100,000 ($137,188), those rose gold ear goggles you were so proud of might as well be just another boring pair of white iPhone earbuds.
It's that time of year again — time for the biggest technology companies in the world to gather in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The week-long gadget extravaganza always proves to be a complete circus. It's the one place people can go to see the newest technology in basically every imaginable category: Drones, TVs, speakers, headphones, virtual reality headsets, self-driving cars, robots and dozens of other crazy concepts. It's where company's show us their biggest ideas about the future of consumer tech.