WA company Nuheara has developed its first HP-branded hearing aid device under a recently announced supply agreement with the US tech giant.
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Wirefree (true wireless) earbuds are one of those ideas that sounds like a dream: Pop a tiny little headphone into each ear and listen to music or take calls untethered from everything.
Until recently, the reality was quite different. Most of the first wirefree buds were gigantic, dead after a few hours, and had a bunch of other problems. Luckily, times have changed. There are a host of new models that sound fabulous and work (almost) perfectly. After testing dozens of them for the past three years, here are our favorite wirefree earbuds right now, in a wide range of styles and prices.
Updated October 2020: We’ve added the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds as our new top noise-canceling pick.
Wait, What Are ‘Wirefree’ Earbuds?
We’ve seen them go by many names: true wireless earbuds, truly wireless earbuds, completely wireless earbuds, fully wireless earbuds. Here at WIRED, if a pair of earbuds is wireless, connecting to your phone/computer via Bluetooth, and has no cord that connects the left bud to the right, we call them wirefree. Typically, wirefree sets come with two popcorn-sized buds, each with a battery inside, and a charging cradle that carries extra battery power and keeps them safe when you’re not wearing ’em.
They’re liberating, but they do come with issues, such as limited battery life (don’t buy any with less than 5 hours), confusing controls, and reliance on a charging case. They’re also a bit easier to lose than traditional earbuds, and replacing one bud can be expensive.
I’ve tried many a cheap earbud that sounded good when listening to music but came up short on calls — Zoom, voice and otherwise. If that’s a priority for you, consider this: For a limited time, and while supplies last, the Mpow M9 true wireless earbuds are just $21.99 when you clip the on-page $5-off coupon and then apply promo code CODE9987 at checkout.
Mpow? For once this is a brand I know. It’s been around for years and makes some of the better low-end audio products I’ve tried. (CNET’s David Carnoy is a big fan of the company’s X3, which made his list of the best noise-cancelling earbuds under $50.)
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The M9 doesn’t offer traditional active noise-cancelling features, though you do get passive noise-reduction via the silicone ear tips (which, like most, must be seated snugly inside your ear canals). Rather, it employs four-microphone “environment noise canceling,” which is specifically designed to improve the audio quality on calls. It does so by reducing background noise and improving voice detection.
How well does this actually work? I did a couple informal tests, walking outside on a particularly windy day. The folks I talked to said it sounded like I was inside; they couldn’t detect any wind noise. Your mileage may vary, of course, but I’ll just note that the M9 scored an average user rating of 4.6 stars — from over 4,000 buyers.
Other notable features: A USB-C charging case, an IPX8 waterproof rating, touch controls and support for single-earbud mode. Better still, Mpow backs the M9 with a two-year warranty, which is pretty uncommon. Just one requirement: You have to register the product on their site within 15 days of purchase.
All told, this is what I classify as a stupid-good deal. $22. Bonkers.
Stuck at home? Get your work done on Dell’s refurbished 23-inch all-in-one desktop for $360 (Update: Sold out)
Before you plunk down money on a new laptop, ask yourself if you really need that machine to be mobile. If it’s going to spend all its time on a desk anyway, consider a desktop — specifically an all-in-one desktop, which packs the whole system right into the monitor.
The system runs on an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM (expandable) and a 256GB solid-state drive. It also has a whopping eight USB ports (six of them USB 3.0), a headphone jack, a 2-megapixel webcam and — nostalgia alert! — a DVD-ROM drive.
The full-HD display can tilt and swivel on its height-adjustable stand, and it can even rotate 90 degrees for portrait-mode computing. The keyboard and mouse are wired, alas, but you could certainly swap them for wireless components if you’d prefer.
The icing on this cake: The system includes a 180-day warranty, not the usual 90 days. The only real ding I can find here: the integrated Intel graphics subsystem, which won’t do much for games.
Other than that, this looks to be a solid desktop at a sweet price.
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The stylish and clever fabric-wrapped case stores enough power for two full recharges. They come with ear tips in four sizes so they’re both comfortable and provide good sound isolation.