Apple's AirPods are terrific earbuds... as long as you're willing to make about half a dozen concessions. First and perhaps most importantly, they take six weeks to ship. Beyond that, they're very expensive, they don't have great battery life, they don't fit very well since they're made of slippery plastic, and they don't have noise isolation or noise cancellation features. Oh and last but certainly not least, they're beyond easy to lose since they're not connected by a cable.
If you're a diehard Apple fan and you're willing to go that route, more power to you. But if you're looking for something that checks all the boxes missing from the AirPods' repertoire at a small fraction of the price, check out the Nekteck Bluetooth 4.1 Magnetic In-Ear Wireless Earphones. They're connected by a cable and have a brilliant magnetic design that connects the two buds together while they're around your neck, so you'll never lose them. They also feature a terrific fit, noise isolation, water-resistance for sports and workouts, up to 6 hours of continuous talk time, and Bluetooth 4.1 technology so you can connect them to multiple devices at once.
Oh and did we mention that they're on sale for just $19.99 on Prime Day?! Use the coupon code QPCLKHVN at checkout to snag this great deal.
Here are some highlights from the product page:
- BLUETOOTH 4.1 TECHNOLOGY: Improved data transfer, fast and easy pairing, works cooperatively with the latest generation cellular technologies. Can connect to 2 devices at the same time. It works with every iPhone, iPad, Android Smartphone and tablet, Windows device, and all popular Bluetooth-enabled devices.
- WATER-RESISTANT: These bluetooth headphones are IPX7 Water-Resistant. You can now run under the rain without any worries or sweat yourself out at the gym. It’s perfect for your daily activities.
- CVC 6.0 NOISE CANCELLATION FEATURE: Clear and premium sound effect, reduces unwanted surrounding sounds and enjoy music without raising the volume excessively.
- LONG LIFE BATTERY CAPACITY: Holds up to 8 hours of music and talk time, 180 hours of standby time and has a maximum working range of 10 meters in distance.
- SECURE FIT AND LIGHTWEIGHT: The Nekteck Bluetooth headphones have a flexible design that fits securely into your ears. It’s lightweight and surprisingly comfortable to wear yet stays fit even for most rugged activities. It’s perfect for your daily sports and activities such as jogging, hiking, working out at the gym and others.
Bluetooth Headphones, Nekteck Bluetooth 4.1 Stereo Wireless IPX7 Earphones Headset Earbuds, Swe…: $19.99 (use code QPCLKHVN)
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