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The Morning After: Beats' first truly wireless headphones are here

And we review the second-generation AirPods.
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Welcome back! If you've resisted the truly wireless headphone tidal wave, Apple really wants to convert you. We've got a review of its new AirPods, replete with contactless charging, while its Beats Powerbeats Pro brings Apple's truly wireless audio chops to buds made for the gym. If you're still mad about the death of the headphone jack, though, you can still be mad. It's cool.


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The Powerbeats Pro are Beats' first true-wireless earbuds

It's not just new AirPods. After some leaks and code-based tips, there was little left to announce, but Beats has officially revealed the Powerbeats Pro: the previously rumored pair of $250 true-wireless earbuds. While they're sans wires, they have the same over-the-ear hook design as the Powerbeats 3 Apple and Beats debuted in 2016. Since these are designed for workouts and other activities, that hook helps keep the buds in place while you're moving around. Beats says this true-wireless model is 23 percent smaller and 17 percent lighter than the Powerbeats 3, which hopefully makes them more comfortable.

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