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A first look at the AirPods Studio. (Image source: @choco_bit)

Leaked AirPods Studio photo and renders confirm the design of Apple's upcoming US$349 over-ear headphones

A photo of the AirPods Studio has leaked online, sparking debate about Apple's rumoured US$349 over-ear headphones. The headphones feature an industrial design, but apparently multiple versions are in development. No 3.5 mm headph...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 17 Sep 2020 00:22:00 +0200
The new JAM Audio Travel ANC headphones. (Source: JAM Audio)

JAM Audio's latest wireless headphones offer ANC and a fold-away design for US$60

JAM Audio has launched the Travel ANC wireless headphones. The OEM claims that they are rated for up to 24 hours of battery life, or 18 with active noise-cancelling (ANC) on. Their design also allows for folding up or folding flat
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 19:30:00 +0200
The TicWatch GTX can currently be purchased at a 10% discount. (Image source: Mobvoi)

Deal | The Mobvoi TicWatch GTX is orderable for as little as US$53.99

Mobvoi only announced the TicWatch GTX last month, but the company is already running a promotion on the budget smartphone. If you act fast, then you grab the TicWatch GTX for US$53.99, £49.49 in the UK or AUD$80.99 in Australia.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 18:03:00 +0200
The GoPro Hero 9 Black retails for US$449.99. (Image source: GoPro)

GoPro Hero 9 Black launches for US$449.99 with new GoPro Mods and a host of changes

The GoPro Hero 9 Black is here, and it supports several GoPro Mods. The Hero 9 Black features better battery life and a larger camera sensor than its predecessors, along with a new front colour display. The Hero 9 Black costs US$4...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:46:00 +0200
The Hero 9 Black seems destined to launch today. (Image source: GoPro)

GoPro More Everything live stream: What to expect from today's action camera event

GoPro will be live streaming its annual product later today, which will be hosted on YouTube. This year's event will not be as feature-packed as the one in 2019 though, as it looks like GoPro only has plans to replace one of its a...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:32:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Titanium features blood oxygen measurement. (Image source: Samsung - edited)

Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Titanium gets a September 18 global launch date but Samsung fans in the US will have to wait a bit longer

The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Titanium variant of the recently released smartwatch will be officially launched on the European and South Korean markets on September 18. However, potential customers in the US will have to wait a little...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 10:44:00 +0200
The Apple Watch Series 6 has new sensors. (Source: Apple)

Apple makes the Watch Series 6 and Watch SE official

The latest Apple Watch is here...and so is the latest Apple Watch. The Cupertino giant has released 2 variants of its iconic wearable for the first time. The flagship Series 6 has the latest watchOS 7 features, a new always-on alt...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:29:00 +0200
Is this a future Oppo Watch? (Source: LetsGoDigital)

OPPO patents a version of its Watch with a 3D-curved round face: new leak

According to an allegedly leaked patent, the OEM OPPO will follow its first-gen smartwatch with 2 more. One of these drops the Apple Watch style for a round face instead; however, it still appears to have the attractive curved-edg...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:38:00 +0200
Connected health in the home is on the rise. (Source: Parks Associates)

42% of US households with broadband internet now own at least one health-related device

Connected health devices are electronics that can provide links to organizations such as the Mayo Clinic or Electronic Caregiver so as to help monitor or even treat a patient in their own home. A new survey indicates that their ad...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:36:00 +0200
The new ROCCAT Elo headsets. (Source: ROCCAT)

ROCCAT unleashes its latest Elo series with 7.1 channel surround sound and Turtle Beach technology

The gaming headset maker ROCCAT has collaborated with its new parent, Turtle Beach, on its new Elo series. It comes in cross-platform stereo, USB and wireless varieties, all of which are rated for 7.1 surround sound. The Elos also...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 18:12:00 +0200
The Amazfit GTR 2 and GTS 2 have more refined appearances over their predecessors. (Image source: Amazfit - edited)

Huami Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 smartwatches to launch soon: Contemporary looks and possible blood oxygen sensor for the second generation

Huami has been teasing the second-generation Amazfit GTR and GTS smartwatches, with a new promo poster simply announcing the new products will be “Beyond GT”. There is some expectation that the Amazfit GTR 2 and GTS 2 wearables wi...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 10:27:00 +0200
The purported "AirPods" seized by US Customs. (Image: USCPB)

OnePlus Buds confused for counterfeit Apple AirPods by US Customs in bust

US Customs has embarrassed itself and OnePlus in issuing a press release claiming to have seized US$398,000 worth of “counterfeit Apple AirPod Earbuds.” It was only when a tweet was posted showing examples from the purported hall ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:03:00 +0200
The Realme Watch S Pro. (Source: FCC via MySmartPrice)

Realme's first round-faced smartwatch may launch in the US soon following a full FCC specs leak

The Realme Watch S Pro is a new product approved for use by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Unlike this OEM's first wearable, it has a circular AMOLED display and a relatively large 420mAh battery. These details are k...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 13 Sep 2020 18:53:00 +0200
An original GTR teaser. (Source: Amazfit)

The Amazfit GTR 2 takes a trip to the Bluetooth SIG, possibly confirming it will launch soon

An earlier leak suggested that the increasingly popular wearables brand Amazfit had a second-gen GTR smartwatch in the works. Now, a device of this name has been approved to use Bluetooth 5.0. Therefore, it may not be far away fro...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 13 Sep 2020 17:25:00 +0200
BOE is a proponent of flexible AMOLED tech. (Source: BOE)

BOE reports that its 5mm flexible display tech is now in mass production

Display panels that can fold and unfold regularly without damage will probably play a growing role in the electronics of the future. BOE is one company involved in their development and production. Its latest milestone in this end...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 23:54:00 +0200
The FreeBuds Pro. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei claims its new FreeBuds Pro and FreeLaces Pro have "industry-leading" noise-cancellation

Huawei has also launched its latest hearables at its ongoing Developer Conference. The FreeBuds Pro have the AirPod form-factor; however, it is also claimed that they have "intelligent dynamic noise cancellation" and active noise ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 20:45:00 +0200
The Bose QuietComfort and Sport Earbuds are available to order now. (Image source: Bose)

Bose shakes up the TWS earbud market with the QuietComfort and Sport Earbuds

Bose has unleashed two sets of TWS earbuds called the QuietComfort and Sport Earbuds. With one billed as offering the most effective noise cancellation ever and the other as having amazing sound with 'unmovable design', Bose is gu...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 20:17:00 +0200
The Watch GT 2 Pro. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei's Watch GT 2 Pro has a premium build and "pro-grade" health-tracking features

Huawei has launched its new range of wearables at this OEM's own Developer Conference (HDC 2020). Its flagship is unarguably the Watch GT 2 Pro, which has titanium and ceramic in its casing, as well as a "sapphire" display crystal...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 19:18:00 +0200
The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 retails for under £100. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Hands-On: Setting the standard for affordable wireless earbuds

The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 may have an unusual name, but they offer incredible value for money. Priced at under £100, the Melomania 1 offers unrivalled audio quality and battery life while remaining impressively compact.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 00:12:00 +0200
First impressions with the Sony WH-1000XM4. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Sony WH-1000XM4: First Impressions with an underwhelming upgrade

Sony finally got around to releasing the WH-1000XM4 last month, its premium set of over-ear headphones. Since we were such fans of previous generations, we thought we would take the fourth-generation units for a spin to see what S...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 10 Sep 2020 23:39:00 +0200
The TicPods 2 Pro Plus comes in two colours. (Image source: Mobvoi)

Mobvoi TicPods 2 Pro Plus: Modest changes from the TicPods 2 Pro for US$139.99

Mobvoi has replaced the TicPods 2 Pro, which it announced in January. The new earbuds, called the TicPods 2 Pro Plus, feature some minor improvements and are priced at US$139.99.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 10 Sep 2020 23:18:00 +0200
The OnePlus Watch will likely be released soon

OnePlus Watch reportedly in the works; will allegedly come with a round screen

A Twitter leak suggests that OnePlus is working on a smartwatch. Earlier reports suggested that it would sport the Oppo Watch's square aesthetic, but the OnePlus Watch will allegedly have a round screen. OnePlus will likely unveil...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 10 Sep 2020 16:16:00 +0200
Oppo Watch Review: Looks like Apple, ticks like Google

Oppo Watch Review: Looks like Apple, ticks like Google

Nice try. Oppo’s first smartwatch is just as angular as the Apple Watch. It runs Google’s Wear OS. There is also a model with Oppo’s proprietary ColorOS. Moreover, Oppo offers two SoCs with a different TDP.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 | 1.6" | 29.7 g
Inge Schwabe, Wed, 09 Sep 2020 10:32:00 +0200
The SMAWATCH M7C comes in two colours. (Image source: SMAWATCH)

M7C: A budget smartwatch with a touchscreen display, GPS and a heart rate monitor

The M7C smartwatch by SMAWATCH includes a GPS module, a touchscreen display, a heart rate monitor and a host of workout modes for US$30. The SMAWATCH M7C is available from AliExpress.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 20:53:00 +0200
1More shows off some of its audio products. (Source: 1More)

1More announces that its ANC earbuds are the first TWS devices to be THX-certified

1More launched its first pair of true-wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds with active noise cancellation (ANC) in late 2019. Now, it has revealed that the same accessories have attained a certification from the audio authority THX. This...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 17:27:00 +0200
The new Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones. (Source: Redmi)

Redmi launches its SonicBass Wireless Earphones in Nepal

The new Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones are accessories of the 'neckbud' variety alluded to in a leak earlier in 2020. Now, the brand has finally launched them in their first market, Nepal. They will cost the equivalent of abou...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 15:59:00 +0200
The Apple Watch Series 5 costs from US$399 at the Apple US online store. (Image source: Apple - edited)

Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 5 sales help sink Samsung in the growing North America wearables market

Apple has maintained a strong regional share for the North America wearables market and even enjoyed growth in terms of amount of units shipped. Discounted Apple Watch Series 3 devices and the popularity of the Series 5 smartwatch...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 12:05:00 +0200
Realme's Buds have cut a swathe through the TWS market. (Source: Realme)

Realme will launch its first pair of ANC TWS earbuds in India: new leak

Realme has made a successful foray into the true-wireless (TWS) earbud market recently. Then again, none of its products have have the sought-after spec of active noise cancelling (ANC). A new leak suggests it is coming in a new s...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 00:37:00 +0200
The Withings ScanWatch is available in two sizes, with a black or white dial, and with numerous strap options. (Image source: Withings - edited)

Withings ScanWatch: Incredible clinically validated hybrid smartwatch with medical-grade SpO2 sensor, ECG recording, and 24/7 heart scanning now available from £249.95 (US$330)

The Withings ScanWatch hybrid smartwatch is now available to buy in Europe, and it can be purchased from £249.95/€279 (about US$330). This incredible health-focused wearable comes with its own on-demand electrocardiogram, respirat...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 07 Sep 2020 13:11:00 +0200
Realme is very proud of its new achievement. (Source: Twitter)

Realme is the #1 TWS audio brand in India following its second recorded quarter in this market

Realme rose to be a top 5 hearable (or audio wearables with a smart component) brand in research on the Indian sector of this market during the first quarter of 2020 (1Q2020). Now, a new Counterpoint Research report on the same sp...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 06 Sep 2020 16:02:00 +0200
The Skullcandy Crusher Evo headphones. (Source: Skullcandy)

Skullcandy releases the Crusher Evo headphones, the latest in its line to feature Haptic Bass

Skullcandy has announced the latest addition to the Crusher series of personal audio products. The Evo headphones are equipped with Haptic Bass, which reinforces this range with physical feedback. They also offer the option of bui...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 05 Sep 2020 00:26:00 +0200
The new TCL 10 TABMAX. (Source: TCL)

IFA 2020 | TCL launches 2 new affordable FHD+ tablets with Wi-Fi or 4G connectivity

The TCL 10 TABMAX and 10 TABMID are 2 new slates launched at IFA this year. They feature their brand's in-house NXTVISION technology for "the most vibrant colors and rich details", as well as reduced blue-light emission. They may ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 18:35:00 +0200
The Watch GT 2 Pro will support Qi wireless charging. (Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)

Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro: Stylish and classy smartwatch leaks ahead of mid-September anticipated launch

Marketing renders of the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro have been leaked ahead of its likely launch later this month. The Watch GT 2 Pro is somewhat of an iterative update over last year's Watch GT 2 with a more refined design and the adop...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 13:37:00 +0200
The Honor Watch GS Pro will be available in three colours. (Image source: Honor)

Honor Watch GS Pro launched: A rugged smartwatch with a heart rate monitor, GPS and a SpO2 sensor

Honor has released its first rugged smartwatch, the Watch GS Pro. With an AMOLED screen, over 100 workout modes and GPS, the €249.99/£249.99 smartwatch should be suited for most eventualities. The Honor Watch GS Pro will be availa...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 12:04:00 +0200
The Honor Watch ES features a 1.64-inch screen. (Image source: Honor)

Honor Watch ES launches for £99.99/€99.99 with a large touchscreen and an abundance of sensors

Honor's answer to the Huawei Watch Fit has arrived. Called the Honor Watch ES, the device features an elongated AMOLED screen, an optical heart rate sensor, a SpO2 sensor and a 6-axis IMU sensor. The Honor Watch ES retails for £99...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 12:02:00 +0200
Adaptive ANC is a new TWS feature. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm's Adaptive ANC might be the next big thing in TWS earbud specs

Active noise cancellation (ANC) has been found to be of interest for 71% of consumers planning to buy true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds. However, the feature does require physical seals and a fit that some users may find less tol...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 03 Sep 2020 14:57:00 +0200
The 95th Anniversary B&O H95 headphones. (Image: B&O)

Bang & Olufsen H95 headphones are targeted at discerning listeners

Bang & Olufsen has a well-earned reputation as the purveyor of high-quality audio experiences so it is always exciting when the company launches a new set of headphones. Its new H95 compact over ear headphones have all the traditi...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 03 Sep 2020 12:41:00 +0200
The Zepp E Circle and Square are now shipping in the UK and US. (Image source: Zepp)

Updated | The Amazfit Zepp E is now shipping in the UK and US

The Zepp E is now shipping in the UK and US. The Zepp E is available in two styles, which both feature AMOLED screens, up to 15 days of battery life and a host of sensors. The Zepp E supports Bluetooth 5.0 BLE connectivity, too. U...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 01 Sep 2020 16:51:00 +0200
Amazon customers can pre-order the Amazfit Band 5 in orange or black. (Image source: Amazon/Huami - edited)

Amazfit Band 5 fitness tracker from Huami now available for pre-order on Amazon: blood oxygen saturation monitor, 24/7 heart-rate tracker, and Amazon Alexa for US$49.99

The Huami Amazfit Band 5 fitness tracker is now officially available to pre-order from Amazon. The wearable has a price tag of US$49.99 and offers users Amazon Alexa built in, heart-rate tracking, SpO2 monitor, women’s health trac...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:25:00 +0200
The Watch GT 2 Pro will apparently launch in two variants. (Image source: Huawei Ailesi)

Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro leaked with a new design, Qi wireless charging, GPS and a SpO2 sensor

The design of the Watch GT 2 Pro has leaked, and Huawei has made a few changes from last year's Watch GT 2. Huawei's next premium smartwatch will make the switch to Qi wireless charging too and boasts up to two weeks of battery li...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 17:12:00 +0200
The Honor promo material snippet that might leak its new wearable. (Source: Weibo)

Honor is now linked to its own-brand version of the Huawei Watch Fit

The Huawei Watch Fit is an interesting sports-focused smartwatch as it has launched with a screen that is rectangular rather than the usual square or strip-like shapes. Now, it seems this company's second major brand, Honor, is al...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 17:01:00 +0200
The Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Pro. (Source: WPC)

Xiaomi's Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Pro may launch soon following an appearance on the Bluetooth SIG database

Xiaomi has what appear to be a Pro variant of its Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 in the works. This has been confirmed overtly by the certification of products going by this name by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). This i...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 16:23:00 +0200
The large display on the Huawei Watch Fit has a slight curve to it. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei Watch Fit: Affordable smartwatch launches in multiple colours with a SpO2 sensor, a heart rate monitor and GPS

Huawei's latest smartwatch here and it is rather affordable. Priced at AED 399 (~US$109) and thought to retail for €119 in Europe eventually, the Huawei Watch Fit looks like a stretched Apple Watch without a Digital Crown. The Hua...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 13:05:00 +0200
The Mi Watch Revolve. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi will launch the Mi Band 5 and Mi Watch Revolve in India soon: new leak

A respected leaker has reportedly let it be known that the successor to the Mi Band 4 will be unleashed on the Indian market soon. It will apparently be joined there by the Mi Watch Revolve, the global version of Xiaomi's first ro...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 00:08:00 +0200
The professional headset market may take off into the next decade. (Source: Frost & Sullivan)

Global professional headset shipments may grow to 65.7 million units by 2026: new research

The number of "workplace-style" headsets shipped worldwide might exceed 65 million over the next 6 years, compared to a figure of 22.9 million from 2019. This may correspond to a market value of US$2.94 billion in 2026. This growt...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 18:34:00 +0200
SND RAY outlines some of its new wearable's features. (Source: Indiegogo)

SND RAY: the "best HiFi bone conduction sunglasses" are now on Indiegogo

Sunglasses that also act as personal audio devices are a rapidly expanding category of tech. The start-up SND RAY has put its take on this concept up for crowd-funding on Indiegogo. It claims that this product has improved audio q...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 27 Aug 2020 20:27:00 +0200
Apple has certified eight new smartwatches with the EEC. (Image source: Daniel Korpai)

Probable Apple Watch Series 6 models grace the EEC ahead of September launch

Apple has certified eight new smartwatches with the EEC, prompting speculation that they make up the company's Watch Series 6 offering. The smartwatches, likely to be released alongside the iPhone 12 series, will come in multiple ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 27 Aug 2020 12:12:00 +0200
The Huami Amazfit Neo smartwatch weighs just 32 g and has a 1.2-inch display. (Image source: AliExpress)

Huami Amazfit Neo smartwatch with always-on display, heart-rate monitor, and chunky retro design now available from US$39.99

The new Huami Amazfit Neo smartwatch has appeared online for sale. The latest wearable from Huami comes with a 24/7 always-on display, heart-rate and sleep monitoring, water resistance to 5 ATM, and up to 28-day battery life. The ...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 26 Aug 2020 22:23:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Pro shake things up by coming in black. (Image source: WPC)

Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Pro show premium appeal in WPC listing

The Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Pro from Xiaomi have appeared in a listing for the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). Although there are scant details about the earphones in the WPC record, there is an image included of the Xiaomi ...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 26 Aug 2020 06:08:00 +0200
COLMI V23: A cheap smartwatch with multiple sensors and IP67 certification. (Image source: COLMI)

COLMI V23: A cheap smartwatch with multiple sensors and IP67 certification

The COLMI V23 is an affordable smartwatch that supports multiple sports modes, a heart rate monitor and IP67 water and dust resistance. The 1.28-inch smartwatch supports Android and iOS too.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 26 Aug 2020 00:06:00 +0200



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