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If you’ve been waiting for a sale on the rarely discounted Apple AirPods Pro, well, wait no more! Right now, they’re $190 at Amazon — that’s their lowest price of the year. Grab them and you'll be in good company: over 191,000 reviewers gave them a flawless rating.
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Good question. For one, they’re customizable. Big ears? Small ears? No problem. Whereas previous AirPod iterations subscribed to a one-size-fits-all approach, these state-of-the-art Pros provide a special 'Ear Tip Fit Test' so you can learn which size is best for you and your unique ear shape.
Apple also redesigned these buds with a silicone tip for a comfy fit so they’ll feel better in your ear and won’t slip out halfway through a workout.
Unlike previous versions of the iconic buds, Apple AirPods Pro also feature active noise-canceling to block out nearly all ambient and background chatter. "The sound quality is great, the noise-canceling is good as well," wrote a five-star reviewer. "They also pair and turn on automatically when you open the case."
Said another satisfied Amazon shopper, "For noise cancellation, they’re more effective than I thought they would be. They are best at blocking out white noise — bus engines, office sounds, fans, etc. They are good at voices if it's just people talking in a group at a normal volume."
Ease of use for Apple fans
The new earbuds offer a seamless wireless syncing experience with just about any Apple device — including iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air, iMac and more.
But these buds' utility extends way beyond the Appleverse: They'l pair with Android smartphones or tablets and Windows 10 laptops and desktops via Bluetooth.
The Apple AirPods Pro are also a revelation on the battery-life tip — 5.5 hours compared to the previous model’s 3.5 hours. And you can drop them in their included wireless charging case to juice them up for an additional 24 hours of power.
"Battery life is excellent. I haven't charged them more than once in the last month with using them once every few nights for an hour or so," added another Amazon shopper.
At $190 (was $249), Apple AirPods Pro are a big step up in audio quality. And with the bells and whistles that the entry-level AirPods just don’t have, we think they’re well worth the upgrade.
Television and film actor Bob Odenkirk was taken to a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday after collapsing on the set of his AMC cable network show "Better Call Saul," according to sources close to the performer. The incident was first reported by celebrity news website TMZ.com, which said Odenkirk was stricken as he and cast-mates were shooting a scene in New Mexico, where the series is set, and that he was immediately surrounded by crew members who called an ambulance. Two sources confirmed the accuracy of TMZ's account to Reuters by email, on condition that they not be named.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet his Indian counterpart and other officials on Wednesday before heading to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as the China rivals seek to deepen their cooperation and iron out differences. Blinken, in his first visit to the country since joining U.S. President Joe Biden's administration, is expected to discuss supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, the security situation in Afghanistan as well as India's human rights record. Speaking to a group of civil society leaders at a New Delhi hotel, Blinken said that the relationship between the United States and India was "one of the most important in the world".
Olympic Judo competitor Saeid Mollaei shouted out Israel after winning the silver medal in the men's 81kg Judo event, a nod to his difficult past and the obstacles he overcame to even be able to compete in this year's Tokyo Olympics. "Thank you to Israel for all the good energy -– this medal is dedicated to you as well and I hope Israeli is happy with this victory, todah," Mollaei told Israeli news outlet Channel 5 Sports after winning the silver medal. Mollaei is originally from Iran, where he
Australia’s largest city Sydney will remain in lockdown for another month. The New South Wales state government announced that the lockdown of the city of 5 million would last at least until Aug. 28, after reporting on Wednesday 177 new infections in the latest 24-hour period. “I am as upset and frustrated as all of you that we were not able to get the case numbers we would have liked at this point in time but that is the reality,” New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters.
Annemiek van Vleuten roared to an emphatic victory in the women's time trial at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, exacting a measure of revenge for some miscommunication that may have cost her gold in the road race last weekend. The Dutch rider led by more than six seconds at the first time check, then pushed it to an astonishing 28 seconds, before van Vleuten put the hammer down to finish in 30 minutes, 13.49 seconds at Fuji International Speedway. The sixth-from-last rider on the course, van Vleuten was forced to sit on the hot seat for several minutes while those who started after her finished.
Dramatic eyewitness footage captured the chaotic brawl that broke out in a Brooklyn, New York, pizzeria on July 17, leaving one man injured and another facing charges, local media reported.This video by Ronnie Kabbani shows customers arguing with staff at the Joe’s Pizza counter seconds before the violence erupted. What begins with swinging fists quickly escalates to kitchen utensils being used as weapons, with one staff member repeatedly hitting a brawler with a pizza peel until it snaps.“I’m still waiting for my pizza by the way,” someone off-screen says, to which another person replies, “You’re not getting it.”Citing police, local media reported one of the staff members received hospital treatment for minor facial injuries and a customer was arrested and charged with assault. Credit: Ronnie Kabbani via Storyful
From growing up in a small town in Tasmania to winning two gold medals at her first Olympic Games, Ariarne Titmus said she has proved anything is possible if you believe in yourself after the Australian took the 200m freestyle title at the Tokyo Olympics. Titmus, dubbed the 'Terminator', accelerated in the final metres to touch just ahead of Hong Kong's Siobhan Haughey and finish far ahead of favourite Katie Ledecky, who she beat for a second time after winning the 400m freestyle on Monday.
The Netherlands secured an easy victory over South Africa in hot, blustery conditions at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, while Britain defeated India. The Dutch women's team led by a goal at half-time, after veteran striker Frederique Matla scored after picking up a pass by Lidewij Welten from the left side of the striking circle.
Michael Phelps spoke out in defense of Team USA gymnast Simone Biles tonight on NBC, and his comments during the network's ongoing Olympics coverage prompted an outpouring of support on social media. Phelps is working for NBC as a commentator and correspondent during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games and said during a live broadcast Tuesday night that he understands why defending Olympic women's gymnastics champion Simone Biles decided to abruptly leave the games this week. Biles withdrew from the