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What About the Earbuds? Everything You Need to Know About the New iPhone Accessories

What About the Earbuds? Everything You Need to Know About the New iPhone AccessoriesMoreApple officially announced their newest iPhones today, although the product’s design was leaked over the weekend. If your loyalty to Apple is strong enough that you'll drop $699 for the new iPhone 8—or nearly $1,000 for iPhone X—then you’ll be glad to know that there are products already on the market to spruce up your gadget.Historically, new iPhones have always come with necessary...

Conquer Your Headphone and Cord Clutter Once and for All

The last time we checked in for our staff’s Weekly Upgrades, our editors were making DIY Otter Pops, splashing around in Saltwater sandals, and loading up on cozy accessories for the cold months to come.This week, several of us were focused on streamlining our digital lives (put a stop to headphone tangles! skip the dongles and invest in new cords! close your damn tabs!), as well as re-visiting the Laci Peterson murder, exploring new podcasts, finding new ways to multi-task, baking up a...

Apple AirPods Review

It’s been awhile since Apple’s AirPods first arrived at Apple Stores late last year. While they’re not exactly new, the highly coveted headphones have been pretty difficult to just walk into a store and grab until fairly recently when Apple finally cranked up production. A few weeks back, stock became readily available at Best Buy, Amazon and the like, so I figured I’d try my hand at Apple’s “true wireless” earbuds and see what the hype was about.The funny thing is the hype surrounding the...

Watch Out AirPods, Here Comes Bose

All photos: Adam Clark Estes / GizmodoApple crushed a big problem when it released the AirPods. Companies had been trying—and failing—to build truly wireless earbuds for years. But then Apple showed up and was like, “Here they are!” Now, it’s Bose’s turn. The new SoundSport Free wireless earbuds are sleek, powerful, and dependable. The Bose buds can do things that the AirPods can’t. They’re also $250.Put that price out of your head for a second, and imagine what you’d want out of a set of...