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The 14 Best Weekend Deals on Gaming, Tech, and Cycling Gear

WIRED

The next season is approaching fast and temperatures are slipping. Whether you stubbornly refuse to be chased indoors or retreat to a warm living room, we won't judge you. Check out these deals on video games, cycling apparel, and record player accessories; you just might spark a new lifelong obsession. Special offer for Gear readers: Get a 1-year subscription to WIRED for $5 ($25 off). This includes unlimited access to WIRED.com and our print magazine (if you'd like).


The 18 Best Weekend Deals on Headphones, Games, and Sex Toys

WIRED

Labor Day has come and gone, leaving us in that weird period right before fall. It's not quite summer and it's not quite autumn; it's hot and cold; there are green leaves and a few red ones. We've brought in a fresh crop of discounts just in time for all the upcoming harvest festivals. Special offer for Gear readers: Get a 1-year subscription to WIRED for $5 ($25 off). This includes unlimited access to WIRED.com and our print magazine (if you'd like).


1More introduces Omthing range of audio accessories in India

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While the name may sound familiar thanks to Carl Pei's new audio brand Nothing that just launched a pair of true wireless earbuds, Omthing is looking to bring affordable luxury audio products to the country. The company is eyeing a 5% share of India's smart wearables market in 3 yrs and is also looking to set up an R&D centre in India. All three products come with a premium design and an IPX4 rating for dust and water resistance. The Omthing AirFree Lace Neckband is available in black colour option and priced at Rs 1,499 is the cheapest of the three. Omthing AirFree TWS earbuds will retail at Rs 2,499 and are also available in black colour only.


Join the wireless revolution with Bluetooth earbuds on sale for $30

Mashable

TL;DR: Get lost in the music with the EarBurst 2 Wireless Earbuds for 50% off as of Aug. 30. You can grab a pair for only $29.99. Every device seems to be ditching cords and cables for a more convenient alternative -- chargers, TV channels, and of course, earbuds. But with this revolution, wireless earbuds have become a dime a dozen. Some pairs are worth a second look, though, like the EarBurst 2 Wireless Earbuds.


Amazon's 2nd-gen Echo Buds are on sale for $90

Engadget

Amazon might have made your choice of true wireless earbuds a little easier. The internet retailer is running a sale on the second-generation Echo Buds that lowers the price to $90 for the standard version, and $105 for the model with a wireless charging case. That makes them less expensive than many no-frills earbuds, let alone ones with comparable features like active noise cancellation. These aren't the absolute best-sounding earbuds you'll buy, but they pair solid quality with perks difficult to find even at their normal prices, including ANC, IPX4 water resistance and built-in Alexa support. These may be just the ticket if you're interested in hushing the outside world or adding a soundtrack to your workouts.


The best wireless earbuds you can buy right now

Engadget

In the last two years, true wireless earbuds have made quite the leap. There's no doubt the popularity of Apple's AirPods helped make these headphones a mainstay, but companies' ability to offer reliable connectivity, great sound and active noise cancellation (ANC) in an increasingly smaller form factor has hastened widespread adoption. You can also get features that used to be reserved for premium models on mid-range devices. Of course, the popularity means that new earbuds are popping up all the time and the list of options is longer than ever. To help, we've compiled the best wireless earbuds you can buy right now, including noteworthy features for each selection.


The OnePlus Buds Pro feature smart ANC and a white-noise mode

Engadget

It's not exactly a secret that OnePlus has been working on new earbuds. In July, it sought fans to test an upcoming model without disclosing too many details. Fast forward a few weeks, and the company has formally revealed the OnePlus Buds Pro. OnePlus has adopted a different design from the original Buds, which it released last year. The Buds Pro boast adaptive noise cancellation (ANC), which filters out background sound levels of up to 40dB.


Go totally hands-free with a pair of Echo Buds on sale

Mashable

SAVE $30: As of July 28, both configurations of the 2nd Gen Echo Buds are $30 off. Score the Echo Buds with wired charging case for $89.99 or the Echo Buds with wireless charging case for $109.99. If you're already an Alexa-using household, you can take Alexa's handy voice control with you wherever you go with a pair of Echo Buds. Just think -- controlling all your on-the-go entertainment can be totally hands-free. Just ask Alexa to read your Audible audiobooks, play the latest episode of your favorite podcast, or stream the new Olivia Rodrigo album, again.


Sony WF-1000XM4 review: the best-sounding noise-cancelling earbuds

The Guardian

Sony's latest top-of-the-range noise-cancelling earbuds are a cut above the previous generation and the competition. They are the successors to the WF-1000XM3, which were great but huge. Sony has significantly shrunk the case and earbuds for the mark four model without sacrificing performance. The earbuds are fairly heavy, weighing 7.3g each, compared with the 5.4g AirPods Pro, but they don't feel so in the ear, and they are comfortable for hours of listening without a break. They don't have stalks but protrude further than some slimmer rivals.


Amazon Prime Day 2021, Day 2: Last chance deals on smart home devices

ZDNet

Deals galore and top tips and tricks to help you master Amazon's sale. Smart home gadgets are all the rage, but it's a slippery slope. As soon as you're done installing your first gadget, you're in the market for the next, and it can get pretty expensive. Amazon Prime Day is a good time to pick up your next smart home device for less, because there are some fantastic deals out there on a whole range of devices. With that in mind, I've trawled through the unbelievable number of deals that are available over Prime Day 2021 -- tens of thousands!