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Jaybird Introduces The X2, A Slightly Revamped Version Of The Excellent Bluebuds X Wireless Earphones

Here's the thing about modern consumer products. Sometimes you have a piece of merchandise that's just fine the way it is, but you need to come up with something new in order to get people's attention. What's a manufacturer to do?

Jaybird has decided to take the original Bluebuds X Bluetooth earphones that it released back in 2013 and give them a revamp. This year's model is called the X2. The core design is still the same. Specs, on paper, remain unchanged. You're still looking at an estimated 8 hours of battery life.

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What's different? According to Droid Life, this model comes with modern parts such as redesigned ear fins that should be more comfortable.

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Earin Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds Destroys Its £179,000 Kickstarter Goal In Just Three Days

No matter how many sets of wireless earbuds I've reviewed, there's always one glaring issue that we've all come to accept: wires. Somewhere on every set of 'buds is at least one cable – usually connecting one bud to the other. It's annoying, but it's something we've all learned to live with since Bluetooth buds became a thing.

The guys who created a new Kickstarter project called Earin, however, want to turn the Bluetooth bud biz on its head with these independently-operating speakers that are completely free of any and all wires. They look fantastic.

Looks like I'm not the only one who thinks so, either – this campaign's £179,000 goal was demolished in just three days.

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BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds Review: A Sweat, Water, And Dust-Resistant Set Of Buds That Deliver On Fit When It Matters Most

The single biggest issue I've found with most Bluetooth earbuds (or earbuds in general, really) is that they never stay in place during physical activity. Running, cycling, or just working out in general always knock my 'buds loose. Throw some good ol' Texas heat into the mix (where "good" should be interpreted as "I hate it more than almost anything in this world) to get the sweat flowing like a waterfall, and keeping them in in basically futile. As a result, I've been cycling without any music/podcasts for...well, forever. Not that it's a bad thing – sometimes nature itself is the best thing to listen to while out for a ride.

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[Update: Winners!] US/Canadian Giveaway: Win One Of Five Bluebuds X Wireless Earbuds From Jaybird And Android Police

If you're sick of snagging the cable from your earbuds on everything possibly imaginable, then there's but one solution for you: a set of Bluetooth 'buds. Ridding yourself of those pesky cables has been proven to improve one's quality of life by up to 19%, according to a recent study that I just made up.

But seriously, a set of Bluetooth buds/headphones can easily make life less annoying. And while we've reviewed several different sets over the last year (give or take), the Bluebuds X from Jaybird ($170) just may be the "best of" in that realm – Artem definitely loved them.

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[Review] Phiaton PS 210 BTNC Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Earbuds

It's no secret that most of us hate cables. We want wireless sync and charging. Wi-Fi. Bluetooth. NFC. The list goes on and on. Why then, would we settle for earbuds that remain physically tethered to our device? We wouldn't. Unfortunately, Bluetooth earbuds aren't nearly as commonplace as their wired counterparts, and they oftentimes costs thrice as much (or more). Still, if you just can't stand the thought of using a wired set of 'buds, it's really your best (and only) option.

Enter a new offering to the Bluetooth earbud arena (available for pre-order now, should be in stores early next week): the Phiaton PS 210 BTNC (MSRP $160).

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