Since the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus iPhones have been without a headphone jack, which is is a concern for some users. Luckily, wireless headphones have been steadily improving over the years, so the latest iPhones makes the perfect excuse to ditch those 3.5mm cables and switch to Bluetooth if you don't fancy picking up a dedicated pair of Lightning headphones. Just like their wired variants, wireless headphones come in all shapes and sizes, from chunky on- and over-ear pairs to dinky little in-ears like Apple's own AirPods. We've rounded up a few of each, and at a few different price points, so hopefully you'll find your perfect pair. All these will work excellently with the new iPhone X. Which headphones work with Apple Watch? It's worth noting that all Bluetooth headphones mentioned here and in our wireless earbuds chart are compatible with the Apple Watch. Simply pair your Bluetooth headphones with your Apple Watch and play locally stored music directly from the … [Read more...] about Thinking of ditching the cables? Here are the best wireless headphones
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Black Friday is almost here. Yes, it's that time of the year again -- the time when retailers across the U.S. mark down products to bargain levels to kick off the holiday shopping season, move goods off the shelves and move the year's profit needle from red to black. And, you know, force Americans to wake up at ungodly hours after the previous day's Thanksgiving meal to make financial decisions far too early in the morning. But fear not. ZDNet's Ultimate Black Friday guide for 2009 will digest all those rumored sales specials for you by gadget category -- so you can find the electronics and gadgets you're looking for in one spot. It’s the gift that keeps on giving…until you pass out. Tips for Black Friday success: Check our reviews to see if you're getting your money's worth before you go doorbusting. Check the Web to make sure you're getting the best deal Friday morning. You're likely to find better markdowns on HDTVs and GPS navigation devices. You're likely to find … [Read more...] about ZDNet’s Ultimate Black Friday 2009: Deals, steals & specials guide
[Last updated on November 24: Borders] Start counting the days...Black Friday is almost here. Some of us dread it, while others prepare months in advance. Don't forget, even if you're shopping for others, this is probably the best time of year to take care of getting some tech goodies for yourself. If you haven't already marked your calendar for November 26, you should do so now. And until then, you can sift through ZDNet’s ultimate guide to the sweetest deals and steals of 2010. Set the alarms on your smartphones, laptops and iPod speaker docks now. But before you rush out the door on that early Friday morning (or hit up the awesome pre-sale events even before Turkey Day), here are some quick tips that might make your shopping experience smoother, if even a little bit enjoyable: Check out ZDNet reviews before splurging on anything. (You never want to judge a gadget solely based on how good the packaging or design might look.) If shopping online, check out multiple vendors to … [Read more...] about ZDNet’s Ultimate Black Friday 2010 guide to deals and steals
[Last updated on November 24: Microsoft Store, Sony Store; Panasonic] Black Friday is almost here! This year's Black Friday may fall on November 25, but more and more retailers are starting their sales on Thanksgiving (Nov. 24), and even making some offers exclusive to the weekend. Not only that, but a sneaky few are also splitting their bargains between their brick-and-mortar and online stores. To help you navigate this increasingly complex, multi-platform shopping extravaganza, we're sifting every ad from retailers across America for the latest tech deals available to you this year. Where possible, we'll also make note of the start times and dates so you won't miss out on those brag-worthy bargains. We'll be updating this post multiple times a day right up until Turkey Day to serve you all the hottest gadget steals and deals, so be sure to bookmark this page or subscribe to our feed. But before you rush out to buy the first tech toy you see on sale, here are some quick tips to … [Read more...] about ZDNet’s Ultimate Black Friday 2011 guide to deals and steals
Make sure to check out our review of the Microsoft Surface with Windows RT tablet.At a high-profile press event in Los Angeles yesterday, Microsoft took the wraps off its forthcoming Surface tablets. The devices represent a new kind of blend between the mobile technology world and a traditional PC, and mark the first time Microsoft will be manufacturing its own Windows-based devices and competing directly with its OEM partners (like HP, Dell, Samsung, Lenovo, Sony, and many more) in the hardware market.Much of the media coverage so far as looked at the Surface tablet as Microsoft’s attempt to make an “iPad killer.” But is that really Microsoft’s game? Or does the Surface tablet represent something else: Microsoft’s best effort to move Windows 8 off boring-old-PCs and into the mobile world?What is Surface?At a fundamental level, Microsoft’s Surface tablet products will be slim tablets with 10.6-inch screens and a super-thin membrane keyboard that … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s Surface tablet: Do we have an iPad killer?
There’s no two ways about it: The LG V30 is a heavyweight phone that deserves a shot at the title. It has an edge-to-edge screen, dual cameras, and a speedy processor. And while it might not look much like its predecessor, that’s a good thing — it’s an overall improvement.But there’s never been a tougher playing field. The V30 not only has to contend with stalwarts like the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8 Plus, but Samsung’s impressive new Galaxy Note 8, which threatens to take the wind out of its sails with a nifty stylus and dual cameras.So how does the LG V30 hold up against Samsung’s stylus-touting Note 8? Read our LG V30 vs. Galaxy Note 8 comparison to find out.Specs LG V30Samsung Galaxy Note 8Size151.7 × 75.4 × 7.4 mm (5.97 × 2.97 × 0.29 in)162.5 × 74.8 × 8.6 mm (6.40 × 2.95 × 0.34 inches)Weight5.57 ounces (158 grams)6.88 ounces (195 grams)Screen6-inch QuadHD+ FullVision OLED6.3-inch Super … [Read more...] about LG V30 vs. Galaxy Note 8: Can LG’s contender beat Samsung’s phablet king?
While there are plenty of products customers probably wish had been recalled (OK, it's time to stop piling on Windows Vista), Nokia's recall Monday of millions of faulty cell phone chargers got us thinking about other recent technology recalls. A sampling:Technology Fails: 8 Extreme Electronic Disasters The 50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years * HP recalls 70,000 laptop batteries: HP recalled Lithium-Ion batteries used in some of its laptops, as they pose a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said in May. The recall covers about 70,000 batteries used in the company's HP and Compaq-branded laptops, the CPSC said.* Sony recalls for AC adapters for some Vaio PCs: Sony issued a recall in late October for some AC adapters used with all-in-one Vaio PCs and docking stations as they pose the risk of causing electric shock. Sony issued the voluntary recall working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which said insulation inside the products … [Read more...] about Beyond Nokia Chargers: a Brief History of Recent Technology Recalls
Our tech lives are entangled in wires. Nearly every electronic gadget and gizmo we buy comes with its own charger, and don't forget the additional cables for transferring data, listening to audio, and so on. Wouldn't it be nice to cut the cords and go completely wireless?The 50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years Slideshow: 20 Goofy USB Gadgets & Gizmos You'll LoveUnfortunately, a cord-free tech life is still a fantasy, although things are improving. Charging mats for handheld devices such as cell phones, MP3 players, and game consoles are just now hitting the market. Dell has a similar, albeit larger and less elegant, product for one of its new Latitude laptops. The WirelessHD spec is cutting cables to HDTVs--well, except for the power cord. Wireless music systems are becoming more affordable, and that means fewer speaker wires to trip over. Computer peripherals are getting in on the action too; some multifunction printers and external hard drives and ditching their … [Read more...] about 12 Gadgets That Let You Ditch Power Cords, Wires and Hassles
Editor's Note: For the past 16 years, Network World has presented our picks of the geekiest, techiest or just plain coolest gadgets for holiday gift giving purposes. We’ve witnessed the birth of the smartphone, the dominance of the tablet and the shrinking size of the television (at least the depth, the width and height keep getting better). We’ve seen robots, big and small, and every conceivable charger, phone case, travel widget, computer, printer and USB doohickey imaginable.So here we are in 2015 – halfway through the second decade of the new millennium (does anyone use that term anymore?). We live in a world of instant news and social recommendations via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat and countless other communication platforms. Most of your holiday shopping will be done online – whether it’s Amazon and other mega-shopping sites, or just the online site of your favorite retailer, depending on whether they’re offering free … [Read more...] about Cool Yule Tools for work
Editor's Note: For the past 16 years Network World has presented its picks of the geekiest, techiest or just plain coolest gadgets for holiday gift giving purposes. We’ve witnessed the birth of the smartphone, the dominance of the tablet and the shrinking size of the television (at least the depth, the width and height keeps getting better). We’ve seen robots, big and small, and every conceivable charger, phone case, travel widget, computer, printer and USB doohickey imaginable.So here we are in 2015 – halfway through the second decade of the new millennium (does anyone use that term anymore?). We live in a world of instant news and social recommendations via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat and countless other communication platforms. Most of your holiday shopping will be done this year online – whether it’s Amazon and other mega-shopping sites, or just the online site of your favorite retailer, depending on whether they’re offering … [Read more...] about Cool Yule Tools for the Home