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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.
Boris Johnson lifted the vast majority of the remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England on July 19, as the country moved to step four of its coronavirus lockdown roadmap. Every adult in the UK should have had the chance to have both doses of a coronavirus vaccine by mid-September, the Government said. The government has said it was not expecting work in offices to be completely back on July 19.
Japan will act "without hesitation" to cushion the economic blow from the COVID-19 pandemic, economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Friday, signalling the government's readiness to compile another spending package as the crisis weighs on growth. Japan decided on Friday to expand states of emergency to three prefectures near Olympic host Tokyo and the western prefecture of Osaka, as COVID-19 cases spike, a move that will delay an already fragile economic recovery. With slow vaccinations and handling of the pandemic hitting his support ratings, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is under pressure to deploy another relief package to appeal to voters ahead of general elections scheduled later this year.
Team GB are aiming to build on their latest medal rush as an impressive start to the Tokyo Olympics continues. Britain earned six more medals on day seven, with historic success for Bethany Shriever and Kye Whyte on the BMX track and further swimming podium places for Duncan Scott - his third medal of the Games so far - and Luke Greenbank. USA are again expected to enjoy a medal gold rush at the Tokyo Games, but currently trail China and Japan in the medal table.
Several parents were escorted from a school board meeting by deputies in Baldwin County, Alabama, on July 29, after protesting mask requirements for students.The mandate, introduced by Alabama’s third-largest school system, will require all employees, visitors and students, from grade 2 upwards, in the Baldwin County School System to wear face coverings until September 10.In footage streamed live to YouTube by the Baldwin County Board of Education, parents are heard saying “shame on you” after board members adjourned the meeting following a comment by a member in support of mask requirements. Some parents held signs up during the meeting which said “free the faces” and “unmask our kids.”NBC 15 reported that parents were escorted from the room by Baldwin County sheriff’s deputies. Credit: BCBE Board Videos via Storyful
London 2012 Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell has announced his retirement from boxing. The 33-year-old has called time on his career six months after his hopes of third world lightweight title shot were dashed by a defeat to Ryan Garcia in Dallas. Campbell won Olympic gold at 2012 in the bantamweight division.
‘Best a human can be’: indigenous Amazonian Karapiru dies of Covid. Karapiru Awá Guajá, among the last of the hunter-gatherer Awá tribe, survived a massacre and a decade alone in the forest, inspiring others with his resilience and ‘extraordinary warmth’
Millions of employees were on Friday told the “reality” is some companies in the UK will demand staff are double jabbed before they return to workplaces. Cabinet minister Grant Shapps also stressed that it was a “good idea” for people to get the vaccine before going back to their offices and other work centres. With far more employees expected to go back to the office in September, Mr Shapps told LBC Radio: “It’s a reality that for some companies, they will say ‘we need our staff now to be double vaccinated’, either depending on their business or in the case I think Google, obviously a US company, in the US they have much, much more vaccine hesitancy.”
Beijing has blasted Britain for sending the HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier strike group into the South China Sea, threatening action if it does not "remain restrained and obey the rules". In a terse warning, an editorial in state newspaper the Global Times made clear that Beijing wouldn’t hesitate to make an example out of Britain – “to execute one as a warning to a hundred”. “China is likely to escalate its attempts to expel the warships at any time. In the future, stopping such intrusive behavior
The amount of ice that melted from Greenland on Tuesday alone would be enough to cover the whole US state of Florida in two inches of water, scientists have warned. The autonomous Danish territory is suffering significant melting as Arctic temperatures soar. While the number of gigatons lost is not as extreme as in 2019, a record melt year, the overall area of the ice sheet that is shedding mass is actually larger, according to Polar Portal, which represents Danish Arctic research institutions studying the Greenland ice sheet and sea ice.