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The Soundcore Liberty Neo finally bring decent audio to cheap true wireless earbuds

Only two months have passed since we reviewed the Soundcore Liberty Air true wireless earbuds and now we’re taking a look at — or listen to — the Liberty Neo. Neither set is to be confused with the Liberty earbud range from another Anker sub-brand called Zolo. Why Soundcore needs two distinct but similarly priced models is the first question I pondered. The Liberty Neo (MSRP $60/£58) and Liberty Air (MSRP $80/£80) both feature graphene-coated drivers, Bluetooth 5, and IPX5 sweat resistance, but there are also a few key differences to justify the separate SKUs and price variance.

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Amazon is reportedly developing wireless earbuds with Alexa built in

Amazon is building earbuds with Alexa built right in, according to a report from Bloomberg. The buds "mirror" AirPods, the report says, implying they'll be fully wireless. Pricing and availability aren't yet known.

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Nokia's Bluetooth earbuds have launched in the US after all

HMD unveiled the Nokia 7.1 toward the end of last year, but the company also ventured into accessories with the Nokia Pro Wireless Earphones and True Wireless Earbuds. At the time, HMD said these devices would not launch in the US at all. Sad, but not unexpected. However, they've now popped up for sale at several retailers.

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Samsung's excellent Galaxy Buds hit all the right notes at the right price

True wireless earbuds are big business these days, and they’re especially popular since Apple released its to-be-seen-with AirPods. Samsung's first attempt at this product category in 2016 was a little disappointing, but the updated Gear IconX that came out the following year offered improved battery life, a redesigned case, and better connectivity. The $200 price tag was too high for what you got, but frequent discounts made them a slightly more viable prospect.

Fast-forward to 2019 and Samsung is back with its latest iteration. Galaxy Buds is already a far more appealing and marketable name. They also cost much less than their predecessors at $130, even undercutting the AirPods by a full $30.

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Anker quietly upgrades the $99 Zolo Liberty true wireless earbuds to last 100 hours with their charging case

Anker's naming strategy is a little confusing. One day the company was using "Soundcore" for its audio products, the next it introduced the "Zolo" sub-brand for its Liberty and Liberty+ true wireless earbuds, and finally it seemingly went back to Soundcore for the Liberty Air. But there's now a new Zolo branded product, which is an upgraded version of the original Liberty, still costing $99, but with one massive improvement: an 8-hour battery life on a single charge, and a bonkers 100-hour battery life with the charging case.

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Press renders reveal new details on the Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Watch Active

It seems Samsung won't have much to unveil during its Unpacked event tomorrow: Little is left to know about the Galaxy S10 lineup, and the screenshots from the company's Wearables app that leaked earlier this week shed more light on the upcoming Galaxy Buds and Watch Active. As if this wasn't enough, full press renders of the products have been published, revealing more about their features and design.

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Get Aukey’s True Wireless Earbuds for $40 ($20 off)

Apple popularized fully cordless audio with its AirPods, but other manufacturers also offer cheaper or better alternatives. A good illustration is Aukey's in-ear buds, which are much more discreet than their counterpart — meaning they don't look like toothbrush heads — and cost $100 less. The below coupons make them $20 cheaper and therefore one of the most affordable products in their category, at just $39.59.

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Review: Soundcore Liberty Air true wireless earbuds are an incredible value

Like it or not, headphone jacks are getting harder to find on smartphones, and that makes your wireless headphones more crucial than ever. There are some compelling true wireless options out there, but you have to spend big to get features like low-latency, Type-C charging, and long battery life. As the technology improves, we're finally starting to see some compelling budget options in true wireless—for example, the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air. For a mere $80, these earbuds offer an experience that's almost a match for products that cost twice as much. If you can make a few small compromises, they're an incredible deal.

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Jaybird unveils the thoroughly unexciting RUN XT true wireless earbuds

The Jaybird was one of the first big name accessory makers to jump on the true wireless bandwagon with the RUN, but it's been doing wired Bluetooth earbuds like the Tarah since then. Now, it's time for the RUN's successor. Jaybird's RUN XT earbuds have the same form factor as the RUN, but they're fully water-resistant. That's basically the only difference, and Jaybird is sticking with the same $179.99 price tag.

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Mobvoi's affordable TicPods Free true wireless earbuds are $90 today, cheaper than ever

Thanks to brands like Mobvoi and Zolo, the true wireless earbud form factor is no longer a luxury that only those who can pay several hundreds of dollars can afford. It's been democratized and has reached prices around the $100 range. Until today, that benjamin was the least you had to pay to get Mobvoi's TicPods Free. Now, the earbuds are even cheaper, reaching an all-time-low price of $90 thanks to a coupon code on Amazon.

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