Waiting for good tech deals can be like watching a pot of water boil — stare too intently and it seems like nothing's ever going to happen, but sit back and relax and you'll eventually get what you wanted. Last week, the deals we found were pretty sparse, and by the time the weekend rolled around, pretty much all of them were dead. Some shoppers would get discouraged at this, but not us. Instead, we've gone all zen, thoroughly chilled out, and let the deals come to us. Read More
If you're looking for high-end Bluetooth audio accessories, most people think of Bose and for good reason. Sales on the company's products aren't too frequent, but another has popped up right after the QC35 II from this past weekend. The QuietControl 30 earphones are down $250 at various retailers, including Bose itself, Amazon, Best Buy, and so on. Read More
Bose's QuietComfort line has always prioritized, as you might have guessed, quiet and comfort. The QC35 was already a critically-acclaimed set of Bluetooth headphones for its excellent noise-cancelling tech and sheer comfort, and the QC35 II added Google Assistant on top of all that. The QC35 II has now been discounted at several retailers, including Amazon, Bose, and Best Buy, by $50 to $299. Read More
Bose makes some nice audio gear, but the general consensus is that it's a bit on the pricey side. For Prime Day, though, Amazon is offering Bose QuietComfort 25s, a pair of wired, noise-canceling cans that normally go for about $200, for just $125. Read More
Dell is having a "Black Friday in July" sale. Technically, it's actually in Early Access phase, with the actual sale coming in about three days. We won't complain about the dumb name, though, because there are some great deals being offered here. Those include the Bose QC25 for $169, the Jaybird Freedom F5 for $50, and more. Read More
Bose is known for making high-end audio gear. It shouldn't be surprising, then, that its latest fully wireless earbuds cost $250. What is a little surprising, though, is that the new "revolutionary noise-masking sleepbuds" (sleepbuds is one word, lowercase) can't play music. These pricey, battery-powered, Bluetooth-connected earphones are made solely to drown out noise and help you sleep, and they literally can't do anything else. Read More
Amazon has announced that the Echo and other Alexa speakers from Bose and Sonos are coming to Spain and Italy later this year. In preparation for that, it is now expanding the Alexa Skills Kit and Voice Service to these two countries. Read More
eBay ran a site-wide 15% discount (capped at $50) for yesterday only, though it turns out that the 20% discount for select sellers is still going on. Case in point: you can purchase a set of Google Assistant-equipped Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones for $299.95, down from $349.95.
Augmented reality can make for some fantastically impressive tech demos, and the rise of systems like Google's ARCore has started to bring AR to the masses, not requiring hardware any more advanced than the phone you already have. While phone-based AR feels like it has the potential to be quite popular, wearable AR devices have proven to be a tougher sell, and the public backlash against early efforts like Google Glass is still hard to forget.
Still, companies soldier on trying to find a way to make this tech more palatable, and today we're learning about the new Bose AR platform, which earns the distinction of taking an audio-only approach to augmented reality. Read More
Like it or hate it, more and more phones are dropping the headphone jack, which means Bluetooth headphones are changing from an optional benefit to a definite requirement as time goes on. For those looking to pick up a pair, Bose's SoundSport Free were one of Android Police's favorite "truly" wireless earbuds late last year, and now you can grab your own for just $199, a savings of $50. Read More