Trevor Daugherty is the Senior Editor of 9to5Toys. Since joining in 2014, he’s specialized in product reviews, exclusive discounts and 9to5’s New Toy of the Day. Contact him direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bose has this morning unveiled its first truly wireless headphones, dubbed the SoundSport Free. Much like Apple’s own AirPods and Jaybird’s latest Run in-ears, Bose is taking aim at active users looking for an audio solution during exercise.
As one of the biggest names in audio, Bose is taking its established tech and cramming it into earbuds that weigh just 0.35-ounces each. A wireless carrying case will handle charging, much like what Apple and Jaybird has instituted with their own headsets in recent releases. However, its a new antennae system that Bose claims will truly set its new release apart from the competition.
9to5Rewards: Jaybird’s new Run truly wireless headphones [Giveaway]
Pre-orders for Apple Watch Series 3 officially went live this morning, and hopefully you were fortunate to get yours placed before shipping times started to slip. Whether this is your first wearable from Apple or you’re simply upgrading, you’ll likely want to buy a few extra bands for different occasions.
Any good 9to5Toys reader knows that Apple’s official first-party bands are way over-priced. While the quality is good, you can often find two or three nice alternatives on Amazon from other manufacturers for the price of one band at Apple. We’ve put together a list of our favorite bands below, covering a wide range of materials from leather and nylon to silicone and stainless steel. Head below for our top picks.
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Jaybird has today unveiled the newest addition to its lineup of sports-focused headphones, taking its first shot at a truly wireless experience in the process. The new Run in-ears feature all of the active lifestyle features that one expects from Jaybird, including a sweatproof and water-resistant design. But in an already crowded market, will it will find a place dominated by AirPods and other major players?
I was able to get an early run with Jaybird’s latest over the last few weeks. Taken from an Apple-geared perspective, here are my thoughts on the new $180 Jaybird Run truly wireless headphones. expand full story
One of the interesting tidbits from yesterday’s Apple keynote is that the latest iPhones will support wireless charging for the first time. There are already a number of Qi-approved chargers available for purchase today that will fit the bill. But to no surprise, industry veterans Belkin and Mophie were prepared for yesterday’s announcement with two new wireless charging products.
Both brands will be rolling out these new accessories in Apple stores over the coming weeks as the latest iPhones begin to ship. Coincidentally, each product will be priced at $60 with varying designs.
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It’s the close of another week and that means it’s 9to5Rewards time. This go around we’re partnering with SanDisk to give one lucky reader the new iXpand Base backup system for iPhone. Head below to learn how you could win.
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Spotify and Hulu now offer an incredible $5 bundle for students
This morning, Spotify and Hulu announced that the two services will now be bundled together for students for $4.99 per month. Considering the streaming music already offers an education-focused plan for the same price, this essentially delivers Hulu for free.
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This week we’ve partnered with Western Digital to give away its just announced My Cloud Home 4TB storage solution. Just released on Wednesday, this new hard drive offers fully wireless backups of your devices and more. Head below to learn how you could win one for yourself.
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