There Ain’t No Strings On Me: Wireless In-Ear Earbuds

You in-ear headphone users and tech aficionados may have noticed that some audio accessory and tech brands have launched some very cool earbuds…….with no strings attached………literally! We’re highlighting four tech brands, Jabra, Earin, Phazon, and Samsung, that have launched great wireless in-ear earbuds that will not only blow you away, won’t fall out, and look very stylish…..unlike a certain brand’s lengthy version that sort of look like strange earrings.

Jabra Elite Sport True Wireless Sports Earbuds

Made for the true sport lover, the waterproof and sweat damage proof Jabra Elite Sport True Wireless Sports Earbuds is made for truly active people. Get ready for superior sound quality for music and calls thanks to two microphones in each bud that work together to filter out background noise; up to 3 hours of music and talk time with an additional two charges from the on the go portable charging case; customizable fitting options that includes a variety of ear gel and ear wing sizes for a secure fit no matter how vigorous your workout; you can also filter in and out the sounds that surround you keeping you aware of what’s going on around you; Jabra Elite Sport also gives  you the option to wear one or both buds depending on your activity, and measures your heart rate through their integrated fitness app, Jabra Sport Life. The Jabra Elite Sport is only available in black and retails for $249.99.

Earin M-1 Wireless Earbuds

The next groundbreaking wireless in-ear earbuds are the Earin M-1 Wireless Earbuds, some of the smallest and lightest wireless earbuds we’ve seen. They take the minimum to the max, measuring only 3.5 g, and 14.5 mm x 20 mm. Built with two dedicated amps driving high-precision balanced armature speakers for incredible acoustic detail and clarity, excellent mid and high tones, a tight bass response, to deliver a breathtaking audio experience. The Earin are housed in a sleek capsule no larger than a lipstick that easily fits into your pocket,  that charges the wireless in-ear earbuds when they’re not in use. The Earin M-1 Wireless Earbuds comes in black with either an aluminum or black capsule for $199.00 each.

Phazon True Wireless Earbuds

For those looking for the great features of wireless in-ear earbuds but with a touch of color that is guaranteed to never fall out. The 3D models Phazon True Wireless Earbuds (shown above with its chess piece-like charger) boasts two microphones working in unison, a long battery life (6 hours with one charge in mono mode or 3 hours in stereo mode plus an additional 9 hours of playtime with your charger). They feature a guaranteed universal fit with no adjustable wing, tip or cone, are also dustproof, shockproof, and waterproof, so waterproof that you can go underwater up to a maximum of 10 feet (3 meters) with them, and with one tap to the earbud, you can change the track, pause the music, or answer a call. The Phazon offers audio transparency so you can hear what’s happening around you while pumping your music, and is available in seven colors – Crimson (red), Graphite (dark grey), Midnight (blue), Sunset (orange), Ashen (white-grey), Perse (purple), and Lush (green). You can pre-order the Phazon True Wireless Earbuds now for $199.00, and receive a worldwide, universal, 2-year warranty on the electronic components of the Phazon earbuds to all registered customers.

Samsung Gear IconX Wireless Earbuds

Last but certainly not least on our wireless in-ear earbuds list is the Samsung Gear IconX Wireless Earbuds. The water-resistant Gear IconX has adjustable wing and ear tips that come in small, medium and large. It boasts a built-in 4GB music player for phone-free listening; you can switch songs, take calls and turn on ambient sound mode with one touch. The Gear IconX case doubles as a charger, so you can power up whenever it’s stored in its case. Fitness-wise, the Gear IconX boasts built-in sensors that can directly track your speed, distance, heart rate, and calories burned. The Samsung Gear IconX Wireless Earbuds comes in three colors – black, blue and white, and retail for $199.99.

What are your thoughts on these wireless in-ear earbuds? Any favorites from this list of four tech brands?

New Relationship? Gift These V-Day Gifts from Logitech and Ultimate Ears

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and while those in long-term relationships know exactly what to get their significant others, there are many who are in new, budding relationships that may be clueless as to what to get the person they’ve just started dating. We’re here to help you get the perfect Valentine’s Day tech gift for your new love, with great gift ideas from Logitech and Ultimate Ears. With these cool V-Day gifts, you’re sure to make a lasting and wonderful impression with your new love.

As the lyrics to the 1980’s song, “Computer Love” by Zapp goes… “I no longer need a strategy, Thanks to modern technology…”. Thanks to these modern tech gifts, all of which are priced at $200 or lower, your new relationship can blossom as you listen to your favorite songs together on the UE Boom 2, set the mood and lighting with the Logitech Pop Home Switch, and keep your conversations going safely with the Logitech ZeroTouch Air Vent and Dashboard Smart Car Mounts.

1. UE BOOM 2

The perfect for the music lover in your life which you can enjoy together. This 360-degree wireless speaker blasts loud, amazing sound in every direction – perfect for those romantic nights in or spontaneous dancing while out. The UE BOOM 2 is designed to get wet, muddy and beat up with its go-anywhere shape, 15-hour battery life, 100-foot wireless range, and waterproof, dust-proof and shockproof acoustic skin. While we recommend gifting the Cherryboom or Yeti to honor the classic Valentine’s Day colors, the UE BOOM 2 is available in several eye-catching colors. The UE BOOM is also always unlocking new experiences through its recently updated UE BOOM app, including PartyUp where you can easily connect as many Ultimate Ears speakers as you can get your hands on as well as Siri and Google Now voice integration. The UE BOOm 2 is available for $199.99.

2. Logitech Pop Home Switch

What’s more romantic than setting the perfect mood for a romantic night in. The Logitech Pop Home Switch makes smart lighting and other smart home devices useful for everyone by providing direct access that would otherwise require multiple apps. Control smart lighting including brightness and scene presets, or access your Valentine’s Day or romantic playlist, all with the Pop Home Switch. And, if you connect to an existing Harmony hub-based remote, you can trigger one-touch Harmony Activities such as “Watch TV” or “Listen to Music.” The Home Switch Starter Pack is available for $99.99; Add-On Home Switch for $39.99.

3 & 4. Logitech ZeroTouch Air Vent and Dashboard Smart Car Mounts

It’s a fact that when you’ve started a new relationship, you want to speak with that person all the time. The Logitech ZeroTouch Air Vent and Dashboard Smart Car Mounts for Android, together with Logitech’s voice-controlled app, allows you to do so safely, thanks to its hands-free, in-car experience. Enjoy the best features of a connected car, without buying a new car. The app is automatically triggered when you dock your phone to the magnetic air vent or dashboard mount, allowing you to use your voice to call, text, navigate, and play your special playlist, all without ever looking at your phone. The Dashboard Mount is available for $79.99, and the Air Vent Mount for $59.99.

What are your thoughts on these V-Day gift ideas from Logitech and Ultimate Ears? What’s on your Valentine’s Day wishlist?

ToughTested: The New Standard of Cellphone Accessories

We’ve all fallen victim to cheap or just continuous wear and tear on our smartphone accessories. You can see the inner wires of your USB cords, your portable chargers just stop charging, or your earbuds just conk out. These frustrating events always end with a cry about why can’t cellphone accessories be made tougher, so they can last longer. We’re here to tell you that they are. If you’re tired of weak cellphone accessories, get to know the tech products from ToughTested.

6′ SafeCharge Protection Cable With Circuit Breaker: Apple Lightning, $19.99

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Did you know that sometimes while charging your device, damaging voltage or current can occur? The Tough Tested 6′ SafeCharge Protection Cable boasts a safe charge circuit breaker that automatically shuts off power to your connected device when the damaging voltage or current is detected. This power cable features real-time monitoring that allows the switch to be reset when the current returns to a normal, safe range.

8′ PRO Armor Weave Cable With Slim Tip: Micro USB, $19.99

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Looking for a cable with extreme durability? This cable boasts a PET polymer woven jacket that is chemical, heat, and abrasion resistant. It also features an extended strain relief, and slim aluminum tip to fit most protective cases and comes with a cable manager.

Jobsite: Heavy Duty Noise Control Earbuds with Mic, $69.99

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Let’s face it, sometimes earbuds tend to be a problem. They get tangled, snag on almost everything, don’t always provide the best sound quality and more often end up being destroyed. The ToughTested heavy duty Jobsite noise control earbuds are made for demanding environments and are very beneficial to you, thanks to their provided protection against outside noise influences that may damage your hearing over time. They are also IP64 certified for water/sweat/dust resistance, so whether you’re at sporting events or working outdoors, these are the best tough earbuds for noise reduction.

Driver: Safe Driving Mono Earbud, $39.99

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For those who love the single earbuds, the ergonomic design of the ToughTested Driver ear-hook offers all day comfort. It is designed for safe, hands-free driving, boasts 3 tiered tree-style or memory foam tips for great noise isolation and a custom fit, and features a multi-function in-line control box with Halo 360 mic and volume wheel for clear sound and precise control. the Driver is also IP54 certified for water/sweat/dust resistance.

Rugged, Weatherproof 8000 mAh Dual USB Battery Pack, $79.99

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Raise your hand if you’ve dropped your portable charger numerous times! we certainly are guilty of that and in one instance, destroyed our charger. The ToughTested rugged battery pack has a protection rating of IP-65, making it water/dust/and shock proof. It’s rugged casing also offers added protection from drops and dings. With 8,000 milliamps of power, this bad boy is enough to charge most smartphones up to 5 times. It also features dual USB ports to charge two devices at once. It’s InstaSense™ technology provides proper power distribution and optimal charging to give you the fastest possible charge.

If you find your device’s accessories are getting damaged too quickly or you’re tired of replacing them, these tougher tech accessories from ToughTested are for you. We promise your budget will thank you. Are you ready to upgrade to ToughTested?

Style + Innovation: UR Powered Cold Weather Accessories

It’s official, the coldness of winter has descended upon us with a vengeance. Gone are the days of mild, sunny, and abnormally high-temperature days. The past couple of days have been below the freezing mark, which means you’re wearing so many layers, you practically look like the abominable snowman or the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Experiencing these low temperatures begs the question, how do you stay connected with important calls, texts, or emails while braving the freezing temperatures? Exposing your bare hands, ears or head to these freezing temperatures is quite painful, and not at all good for trying to stay healthy, but have no fear, UR Powered has amazing, technologically-enhanced cold weather accessories that blend technology and design beautifully, bringing your digital and real life together to keep you connected to your world, no matter how low the temperature drops. Brave the elements with the following Touchscreen Gloves and Audio Headphone Earmuffs.

Mila Tech Spandex Capacitive Tech Touchscreen Gloves, $46.00

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Say goodbye to the ugly touchscreen gloves fingertip threads, the Mobile device-friendly Mila Spandex gloves with a chic ruched back are infused with UR Powered’s invisible, all-over micro conductive spandex that promotes more natural control and access of the touch screens on mobile devices. These stylish gloves come in eight fashion colors: Black, Red, Astral (indigo blue), Fossil (gray), Maigenta (red), Majestic (purple), Saddle (brown), and Stonewall (gray).

Nova Leather Tech Touchscreen Gloves, $75.00

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If you thought elegant leather gloves couldn’t be touchscreen, think again. Thanks to the UR powered technology, the entirety of the stunning Nova sheepskin leather tech gloves, which boasts sheepskin leather palms and back, allows you full hand control of your touchscreen without ever having to take their gloves off. Add in it’s stretchy sidewall panels, and you’re left with a slim, high-fashion pair of gloves with a tailored fit. Get the Nova in the following five colors: Black, Fuchsia, Stonewall (gray), Red, and Brown.

Stella Knit MP3 Audio Headphone EarmuffsAmanda Two-Tone Knit Audio Earmuffs, $36.00 each

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Keep your ears warm and look great while listening to your playlist with either the Stella Knit MP3 Audio Headphone Earmuffs or the Amanda Two-Tone Knit Audio Earmuffs. The Stella Knit MP3 Audio Earmuffs boasts the signature knit earmuff silhouette with built-in, hidden, UR Powered audio speakers with a removable cord. The knit headphone earmuffs feature a tonal vertical, ribbed stripe down the center of the earcup with a heathered micro fur inner muff. The Stella is available in five colors: Barberry, Black, Poppy, Stonewall, and Ultra.

With the Amanda Knit Audio Earmuffs, a two-tone knit design which features complimentary fashion colors, you experience all the warmth and tech details UR Powered headphone earmuffs offers, like clear conversations, micro fur inner muffs to keep your ears warm, and high digital audio quality. Grab the Amanda in one of these four fashionable colors: Black Multi, Hyacinth, Pillow, and Stonewall.

Can these stylish UR Powered cold weather accessories keep you warm and connected this winter?

Truebuds Wireless Earbuds: Music with Complete Freedom

We’ve had the pleasure of enjoying and getting to know a variety of wireless headphones, all of them over-the-ear but we’re ready for something a bit more revolutionary – wireless earbuds, completely wireless! Are you ready for Truebuds Wireless Earbuds? The smallest, and very fashionable, wireless earbuds that are designed to hug your ears with a secure comfortable fit all day.

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Say goodbye to being plagued with constantly untangling wires, earbuds that constantly fall out of your ears, and bulky headphones, and hello to this stylish alternative. Not only are Truebuds Wireless Earbuds the best in-market, these small sized in-earphones boast a 6-hour battery life, industry standard Bluetooth technology, extraordinary sound quality, a comfortable and secure fit, and is water and dust resistant to IP 53.

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Truebuds‘ developers brought in the best designers and engineers to produce a high quality listening device with unprecedented features that are sure to usher in the future of portable audio. The goal of Truebuds Wireless Earbuds is to seamlessly combine the way we experience music with the feeling of complete freedom.

You can pre-order a pair of Truebuds Wireless Earbuds on Kickstarter, along with accessories such as a portable storage and charging case, and Budlocks, the ultimate grip for Truebuds, at 25% off on Indiegogo for $155.00.

UE BOOM 2: Made to Take a Beating and Keep the Beat Going

If you’re a UE BOOM fanatic like we are, you’ll be happy to know that Ultimate Ears has launched a new generation of UE BOOM social sharing speakers that is tougher; designed to keeping the music going even if it gets wet, muddy, or beat to hell, with its new features, the music just won’t stop. In fact, with the UE BOOM 2 you get more: 25 percent louder and better sound, a longer wireless range, is completely waterproof, a 15-hour all-day and all-night battery life, and a new and innovative tap control that allows you to start, pause and skip songs.

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The UE BOOM 2 comes in six new vibrant colors: Cherrybomb, Yeti, Phantom, GreenMachine, Tropical, and BrainFreeze. Enjoy an intense music experience with the UE BOOM 2’s insanely great sound from every direction. Go anywhere, do anything, and enjoy your music everything, in any weather or life condition. Using the same high-quality materials Ultimate Ears is known for, the UE BOOM 2 boasts a waterproof (IPX 7) body, is drop-proof from up to five feet high, and provides a wireless range of 100-feet, all hile maintaining its water bottle shape and size. Like a fine wine, the UE BOOM 2 gets better with time. Using the UE BOOM 2 app for iOS® and Android™, you can double the sound by pairing it with any other Ultimate Ears speaker, remotely turn the speaker on from your phone, and even wake up to your favorite music. New updates to the UE speakers are sent wirelessly through the app, so you can easily continue to expand features, making each speaker future-proof and even more awesome over time.

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“Music is about making good moments great moments,” said Rory Dooley, general manager of Ultimate Ears. “And by taking your music with you, those great moments are now shareable, anywhere. That’s why every speaker Ultimate Ears designs is durable and adventure-proof with 360-degree sound, including UE BOOM 2. We’ve been leading the category in a new direction, and we’re breaking the mold yet again with UE BOOM 2.”

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UE BOOM 2 became available in the U.S. and in select countries in Europe and Asia in this month, for a suggested retail price of $199.99. For more information, visit www.ultimateears.com.

Black Friday Deals: Get More for Your Money from BassBuds

Almost two years ago (actually a year and seven months ago), we highlighted a powerful pocket-sized Bluetooth Speaker from UK brand, Bassbuds – Music on the Go | BassBoomz Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Thanks to it’s small size, We’ve able to enjoy this high performance Bluetooth speaker wherever we go, no matter the handbag size. Today, we still enjoy this little powerhouse with the same superior sound quality, depth and clarity as when we first go it whether we’re checking out video we took with our phone or checking out the latest viral video, movie trailer, or music video on YouTube. We share this with you because they have some great Black Friday deals (from Friday, November 28th thru Monday, December 1st) on the Bassboomz Speakers, the BassBuds Football Collection, which honors the five premier soccer league teams (Liverpool, West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle and Aston Villa), and their BassBuds In-ear Headphones.

Both the BassBuds and BassBoomz are available in a variety of cool colors, and are individually packaged in a luxury gift box that makes gifting the music lovers in your life very easy. Sign up for their VIP Program today and get a 40% OFF discount code sent to your inbox instantly.

Loved by some of today most popular musicians, including Sam Smith, Calvin Harris, and Rita Ora, BassBuds In-Ear Headphones boasts high style, HD sound, and vast color availability. From its fine-cut Swarovski Elements embedded into each earpiece to its Advanced Crystaltronic Sound Technology, these high performance luxury in-ear headphones will charm you to it’s crystal look and sound. Bassbuds are compatible with all smartphones and allows you to answer your calls on the go, come in 3 different sizes of both memory foam and silicone ear buds, and are Anti-tangle wire. Why not snag some BassBuds, for yourself or as a gift, currently available for ­$85.00.

We’ve already introduced you to Bassboomz Portable Speaker, but here’s a refresher: these stylish portable speaker is big on sound but not on size. It connects wirelessly to any Bluetooth audio device, allowing you to listen to music, audio books and watch TV from anywhere. Enjoy deep, rich bass tones and crisp trebles when you release the Bass Expansion Chamber. This powerful little speaker is available in eight colors, is compatible with all SmartPhones, MP3 Players, Laptops thanks to its AUX cable, and a rechargeable LiThium Battery that lasts up to 6 hours. The compact BassBoomz currently retails for ­$130.00.

We love our BassBoomz and know you or the music lover in your life will love it too, why not take advantage of this great Black Friday deal and you too will be enjoying their products years from now.