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Wireless earbuds just aren't ready yet
« on: January 13, 2017, 12:00:48 AM »
Thanks to the recent attention from Apple's release of their AirPods, we've seen more people looking for wireless earbuds and at CES 2017 we saw lots of different options. While the idea of no cords on earbuds is a great one, there are still some issues that need to be worked out and most of them fall short. Digital Trends takes a closer look at wireless earbuds and why they just aren't ready for prime time yet.

   Leading into the chaos of CES 2017 I was prepared for an explosion of so-called “true wireless” in-ear headphones, and I wasn’t disappointed. From run-of-the-mill earbuds to “hearables” that can augment and filter the ambient sounds around you, this year will see a veritable cornucopia of colorful designs and styles entering the earbud market, with no strings attached (physically, anyway).   If you’re excited about nabbing a pair of these new wireless buds, you’re not alone. Following Apple’s “brave” decision to drop the headphone jack, wireless earbuds are set to pop up everywhere this year, with rivals fighting Apple’s AirPods for supremacy. Even if the cool factor of popping the tiny beads into your ears wasn’t in play (and it most assuredly is), the sheer convenience of untethering from your phone with a device that packs neatly into your pocket is undeniable.

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