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These AirPod alternatives offer superb audio and battery life for $40

Smartphone manufacturers are slowly but surely removing headphone jacks from their flagship models, and soon enough, your reliable wired headphones will be obsolete. Luckily, Bluetooth earbuds are more accessible than ever, and popular choices like the Apple AirPods dominate the market. Not just anyone can buy a pricey pair of AirPods though, but you can get these AirPods alternatives for just $ 35.

The AirSounds Pro is a pair of true wireless Bluetooth earbuds featuring an AirPods-inspired design.  [Read More…]

These are the best cheap alternatives to the NVIDIA Shield TV (2019)

The NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) is hands down the best Android TV set-top box you can buy, offering a great mix of features for cord cutters and gamers alike. However, all that greatness comes at a fairly high price. If you’re looking to save some money on your next streaming box, your best bet is the Xiaomi Mi Box S, but we’ve rounded up a couple of other options as well.

Best Overall: Xiaomi Mi Box S

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Ready to ditch Sonos? There are the best alternatives

Now more than ever before, speakers are more than just a singular tool for listening to your favorite music. Modern speakers often have built-in ways to play songs from your preferred streaming service, talk to digital assistants, and connect to other speakers in your home for multi-room audio. Sonos has become one of the most popular brands in the current speaker world, offering a multi-room system that’s proven to be among the best out there. However, if you’re  [Read More…]

JBL’s new AirPods alternatives cost $100 and come in six different colors

You will have to wait until Spring to get your hands on them.

What you need to know JBL has expanded its lineup of true wireless headphones with the new LIVE 300TWS and TUNE 220TWS. The TUNE 220TWS earbuds, which have been priced at just $ 100, come in multiple attractive color options and offer three hours of battery life on a single charge. JBL LIVE 300TWS is more expensive at $ 150 and has built-in Amazon  [Read More…]

The iPhone 11 is great, but these six alternatives are even better

The iPhone 11 just may be one of the most compelling phones Apple’s ever made. It has blazing-fast performance, outstanding cameras, excellent battery life, and costs less than 2018’s iPhone XR. In fact, it’s even cheaper than a lot of flagship Android phones. Today, we’re going to highlight a few of our favorite iPhone 11 alternatives to give you an idea of what’s out there if you don’t feel like going with Team Apple. The OnePlus 7T is  [Read More…]

These AirPod alternatives offer superb audio and battery life for $40

Smartphone manufacturers are slowly but surely removing headphone jacks from their flagship models, and soon enough, your reliable wired headphones will be obsolete. Luckily, Bluetooth earbuds are more accessible than ever, and popular choices like the Apple AirPods dominate the market. Not just anyone can buy a pricey pair of AirPods though, but you can get these AirPods alternatives for just $ 40.

The AirSounds Pro is a pair of true wireless Bluetooth earbuds featuring an AirPods-inspired design.  [Read More…]

These AirPod alternatives are just $20 right now

Apple’s famed AirPods are undeniably awesome. They’re also undeniably expensive, and purchasing a new pair can oftentimes feel like you’re putting a down payment on a small (but very real) new car.

These Avanca i11 True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds deliver the same sonics, style, and functionality as the Apple AirPods at a tiny fraction of the cost, and they’re currently available for over 65% off at just $ 19.99 for a limited time.

Perfect for on-the-go listeners who don’t want  [Read More…]

No iPhone, no problem: These are the best Apple Card alternatives

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Apple Card is bringing iPhone users credit card benefits like Daily Cash, money management tools built into the OS, a physical card made out of titanium, and security and privacy as a main feature of the card. One thing that it doesn’t bring, however, is the ability for  [Read More…]

Back Bay Duet 50 review: $45 AirPods alternatives that don’t suck

Cheap earbuds keep getting better and better.

Following the release of Apple’s AirPods in 2016, there’s been a rush from all sorts of companies to create their version of truly wireless Bluetooth earbuds. Some of them, like Samsung’s Galaxy Buds and the Jabra Elite 65t, have been great, whereas options targeted at budget-conscious consumers have left a lot to the imagination.

As such, when Back Bay reached out to me about reviewing its Duet 50 earbuds, I  [Read More…]

No need to spend $200 on a Nest cam with these affordable alternatives

Nest makes great Wi-Fi-connected security cameras, but they can get expensive, starting at $ 200 for the Nest Cam Indoor and reaching all the way up to $ 350 for the Cam IQ. The Logitech Circle 2 is a great security camera for a little less than a Nest Cam, but there are cheaper options out there as well. Here are some of our favaorite alternatives.

Best overall Logitech Circle 2

Staff favorite

The Circle 2 is  [Read More…]