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Jaybird's new Tarah Pro earbuds promise 14-hour battery life for $160

Jaybird is hitting it hard this year. Following the release of the X4 earbuds in September and the entry-level Tarah last month, the company is back at it with the Tarah Pro, a $159.99 pair of buds that can purportedly eke out a truly impressive 14 hours of playback on a single charge.

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The iHome iAV5 Bluetooth speaker for Echo Dot is $40 ($20 off) on Amazon

Smart speakers are great, but for the most part, they're stationary. If you sometimes want to take your Echo Dot out onto the patio, you could run an extension cord — but a more flexible solution would be something like the iHome iAV5, which attaches to the Dot to provide both battery power and improved sound. Right now, it's 20 bucks off on Amazon.

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[Deal Alert] Aukey's new dual USB-C PD wall charger is $28 ($12 off) with coupon code

You're probably reading this on a mobile device. How's your battery doin'? Could it use a top-up? Prolific gadget accessory manufacturer Aukey has a new wall charger that'll recharge your phone and your Switch (or whatever else) at the same time, and we've got a coupon code for it.

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TicPods Free review: Capable true wireless earbuds that won't break the bank

True wireless earbuds have seen a huge rise in popularity over the last couple of years as the products have reached a price point and level of quality that make them viable purchases for mainstream consumers. The IFA 2018 show floor was packed with new models from various brands, and I’ve already reviewed two products in the category in the last couple of months.

The Earin M–2 ($249) and Master & Dynamic MW07 ($299) were both premium products with hefty price tags, but now it’s time to try something a little easier on the wallet. AI company Mobvoi is best known for its TicWatch smartwatches, but it has previous experience with audio, too.

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[Update: Winners] 14 lucky readers will be getting a Scosche MagicMount Pro Charge wireless charger with 10W fast charging (a $69 value) [US]

When it comes to wireless chargers, the biggest drawback of most of them is they make it hard to see or use your phone while it charges. Chargers that mount your phone in a way that faces you tend to have various mechanisms that add extra steps to putting the phone on or taking the phone off of the charger. Scosche's MagicMount Pro Charge, however, gives you a top notch wireless charger that places your phone in perfect view and without any cumbersome gadgets to keep it in place.

Even better, 14 AP readers will get one free thanks to Scosche.

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[Update: Winners] We're giving away 10 Speck case bundles ($80+ value) for the Google Pixel 3/3 XL [US]

If you're going to pay top dollar for the new Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the least you can do is protect your investment. One of the most cost effective insurance policies is a good case. Thanks to our friends at Speck, that policy will be more than cheap for 10 of you: it will be free.

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Optoma's NuForce BE Sport4 wireless headphones deliver audiophile quality sound no matter how hard you work [Sponsored Post]

When you use headphones during serious exercise, the details can really matter. Your feet pounding the pavement can jar the buds loose in a way that just doesn't happen when you're relaxing in a coffee shop. If you want some wireless headphones that are extensively customizable to fit when the going gets tough, can last 10 hours on a single charge, and deliver audiophile-quality sound at the same time, then Optoma's NuForce BE Sport4 is for you.

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Nimble portable/wireless chargers review: Eco-friendly designs, but high prices for such low specs

Mophie is well known for both the quality of its products and the hefty price tag attached to them, so we were interested when we heard that a handful of its employees had splintered off to start a new, eco-mindful power accessory company called Nimble. With consumer cost-cutting recyclable packaging and a focus on renewable materials, we were curious to see if Nimble could disrupt the battery and charger status quo — a highly competitive market. Unfortunately, Nimble's specs and prices just can't beat the competition. 

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Master & Dynamic MW07 review: Exceptional sounding true wireless earbuds, but probably too pricey for most

As the 3.5mm headphone jack slowly descends into the freezing cold waters of the past, our audio options for most high-end Android phones are limited to three. We can use and subsequently lose the adapter, get some USB-C headphones, or we can ditch the wires altogether. Bluetooth earbuds inelegantly attached to one another by a wire just won’t do any longer; true wireless earbuds are where it's at right now.

Apple’s AirPods have acted as a blueprint for other manufacturers, but none has yet perfected the form and function of this fledgling product category. It’s now Master & Dynamic’s turn to try.

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Google's designer Pixel 3 cases in Japan will include their own AR experiences

Google's first-party cases might be a bit on the chunky side, but they're nice enough to make up for the added thickness, and customers in Japan will be getting an extra benefit with their phone protection. Google's doing a whole collection of regionally exclusive (and super snazzy) cases for the country, and they come with their own AR experiences.

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