The unpronounceable Sony WH-1000XM3 active-noise canceling headphones may be getting a little long in the tooth with a successor landing soon, but that doesn't make one of the best Bluetooth headphones any worse — they're still a great choice. If you've been eyeing these to escape the noise surrounding you while you work from home, today might be your chance to grab them for cheap. They're available as Woot's deal of the day for just $220, which is the lowest we've ever seen (ignoring refurbs, that is).
There are ample options for wireless earbuds these days, and Sony makes some of the best you can buy if you want active noise cancellation. The company introduced a pair of fitness-focused ANC earbuds earlier this year in the form of the cleverly named WF-SP800N. Now they're on sale for $148 ($51.99 off) at Amazon and Best Buy.
Sony uses Android TV across all its smart TVs, which means you get a full-fledged operating system without extra boxes or streaming devices. Android TV also gives you access to the Google Play Store, a library of thousands of TV-optimized games and applications. However, sometimes the app you want might not be available through the Play Store — maybe Google hasn't approved it yet, or you want to install the latest updates before everyone else. That's where sideloading comes in.
Sony Android TV owners are used to delayed updates, but several 2015 Bravia TVs are finally getting updated — to Android 8 Oreo. This update is allegedly for KD- KE- and XBR- models, though so far documentation has only been published for KD models. The update doesn't seem to be rolling out widely yet, but a changelog and firmware download page for Asia Pacific models has been posted by Sony.
When pricing for the Xperia 1 II was announced last month, a lot was made of its high $1,200 price tag in the US, with some hoping it was a mistake. Sony confirmed that this was no error, but in line with Sony's pricing in recent years, its latest flagship makes more sense as a purchase in other regions. In Europe, where it retails for €1,200/£1,100, pre-order offers have included a free pair of the excellent WH-1000XM3 ANC over-ear headphones, but they've all run out now so the deal has been downgraded to include a cheaper set.
Sony produces many pairs of headphones and earbuds, most of them with unpronounceable names. The Sony WF-SP800N offers great noise cancelling and good sound quality, and now you can get it for just $168 — a $32 discount over the usual price.
Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones (above) are among the best when it comes to over-the-ear Bluetooth audio, and it looks like the successor will be launching soon. Just a few weeks ago, a teardown of the Sony's Headphones Connect app uncovered some features that the upcoming WH-1000XM4would bring. Now, a listing for the 1000XM4 has appeared on Walmart's website.
Have you been stuck inside for far too long, working from home, perhaps? If so, and you also share your living space with family members, you probably spend a decent amount of your day wearing headphones. For those who prefer earbuds and are looking to upgrade, we have a deal on refurbished Sony WF-1000XM3 truly wireless earbuds from BackMarket. Right now, you can grab a set of your own for only $109.99 — which shaves $180 off MSRP, $80 off BackMarket's usual pricing, and beats Amazon's lowest refurbished price by $10.