• Jabra Elite 65t review: the best AirPods alternative

    7 monthes ago - By The Verge

    The new $170 Jabra Elite 65t earbuds are my go-to recommendation for anyone who wants truly wireless earbuds that aren't Apple's AirPods. As good as the AirPods are , there are several things that might rule them out for some people. If you're like me, it's the one-size-fits-most design; my ears just aren't a good match, and buying aftermarket ear hooks for a snug, secure fit is a hassle. And then there's the outside noise; the open design of AirPods, though great for awareness and safety, means you'll occasionally find yourself cranking the volume to extremes when you want to drown out...
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  • TicPods Free aim to be a $129 AirPods alternative for Android

    TicPods Free aim to be a $129 AirPods alternative for Android

    7 monthes ago - By Android Central

    Answer calls, talk to Google Assistant, and more.
    Ever since Apple released its AirPods in 2016, there's been a constant hunt for a comparable alternative for Android phones. Many have tried and failed, and now Mobvoi's taking a stab at this niche with the TicPods Free.
    Mobvoi is the same company behind the TicHome Mini and TicWatch series, and at first glance, the TicPods Free look like a solid AirPods competitor. You'll find two separate earbuds that aren't connected by any wires, and they can be placed in the included carrying case for easy recharging when you're not using them.
    There...
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  • These wireless earbuds look exactly like Apple's AirPods - but they cost a fraction of the price and work with any smartphone

    These wireless earbuds look exactly like Apple's AirPods - but they cost a fraction of the price and work with any smartphone

    7 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Chinese startup Mobvoi has unveiled a new pair of wireless earbuds that look just like Apple's AirPods, but cost $100 less, and work with both iOS and Android.
    Called TicPods Free, the fully wireless buds launched Tuesday on Indiegogo for $60 to start. Apple AirPods cost $160.
    TicPods Free work with iOS and Android devices, are compatible with smart assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant, and have touch controls on the outsides to skip a song or answer a call.
    TicPods Free are the first set of wireless earbuds from Mobvoi, the six-year-old Beijing-based startup that's backed by...
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  • These AirPods-style earbuds cost $30 less

    These AirPods-style earbuds cost $30 less

    7 monthes ago - By The Verge

    It's been more than a year since Apple released the AirPods , but it's only now that other companies are really starting to match them when it comes to the style and shape of wireless earbuds. The latest are from Mobvoi, which is starting an Indiegogo campaign to sell the TicPods Free, a pair of wireless earbuds that look like a slightly thicker, more angular version of the AirPods. Plus, they come in colors other than white.
    The TicPods offer the same feature set of the AirPods: they come with a charging case, they pause the music when removed from your ears, you can tap on them to...
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  • 5 reasons you should buy Apple's $30 earbuds instead of the $160 AirPods

    7 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Apple's wireless earbuds, called AirPods, are one of my favorite gadgets right now - and one of my favorite Apple products ever.
    That said, AirPods are not for everyone.
    Here are 5 reasons you should consider Apple's wired $30 EarPods instead of the company's $160 AirPods: 1. The price is right with EarPods.
    EarPods cost $30.
    AirPods cost $160.
    2. Music playback is more limited with AirPods.
    Apple's wired EarPods have physical controls on the wires that let you play or pause your music, and control the volume , but they can also fast-forward songs (double-tap center button and long-press...
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