Anker unveils six affordable AirPod alternatives
Today, Anker added six new Bluetooth earbud models to its Soundcore audio lineup. The additions include follow ups to its Liberty Air music-centered wireless earbuds and three new sports-focused options. The "crown jewel" of the new products is the Liberty 2 Pro, which Anker says has a first-of-its-kind coaxial driver tuned by Grammy winning audio engineers. According to Anker, the positioning of the drivers in the new true-wireless Liberty 2 Pro creates sound that is "sonically accurate.
Here's the dilemma for anyone shopping for true-wireless earbuds: Do you spend around $50 on a cheapie pair, splurge on something in the $200-250 range or hunt for something in the middle? Usually I point people at the cheapie option, because a lot of $50 earphones right now sound awfully good for the price. But, wow, if you're willing to spend a bit more, you can get something that sounds amazing -- and still feel smug about not blowing $200-plus.© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Sarah Tew/CNET © Sarah Tew/CNET
Here you go: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Cheapskate readers can get the Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro for $109.99 with promo code CnetLt2P. That's $40 off the regular price and the first discount on this brand-new product.
Anker launches 5 new sets of truly wireless headphones
On the same day but on opposite coasts of the United States, Amazon and Anker both launched new, truly wireless headphones; however, while Amazon launched one in Seattle, Anker announced five in New York City. While industry leaders like Apple and Amazon offer their customers one type of truly wireless headphones, Anker is saturating their portfolio with several options to appeal to those with different financial needs and sound expectations. © Courtesy of Soundcore Soundcore by Anker's Spirit Dot 2 earbuds
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The Liberty 2 Pros come in a cool oval case with a sliding top door. The earbuds are good for a whopping 8 hours of playtime, according to Anker, and the case can recharge them up to three full times. The case itself gets recharged via USB-C (yay!) or Qi wireless (double-yay!).
Like most earbuds, these employ noise-isolating tips. They also have wings that help achieve, in my ears at least, a super-snug fit. You don't get active noise-cancellation like with AirPods Pro, but I remain steadfast in my belief that a good inner-ear seal affords sufficient noise reduction for many situations. (Next time I fly, I'm going to put it to the test.)
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Anker's Soundcore Spirit 2 Bluetooth Headphones and the Anker Soundcore Life P2 True Wireless Earbuds are on sale. Both of these buds exhibit the solid Anker technology we've come to rely upon, providing long-lasting, quality sound. © Provided by Cable News Network, Inc.The Anker Soundcore Spirit 2 Bluetooth Headphones are on sale for $39.99 (originally $49.99). require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle)
As I've noted many times, I'm no audiophile. But I have to admit, the Liberty 2 Pros sound fantastic -- notably better than a lot of the $50 earbuds I've tested. There's just so much detail to the music tracks I sampled, and such a perfect amount of rich, resonant bass. If you like to tinker, you'll appreciate Anker's companion app, which lets you switch between a variety of equalizer settings and even change the tap and double-tap function of each earbud.
Best Black Friday deals available now and coming soon
This 15.6-inch touchscreen Dell laptop may not have the highest resolution display (it's 1366 x 768 HD resolution), but it's not heavy for its size (4.41 lbs.) and has an 8th-generation quad-core Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, so it should be pretty zippy. It seems like a solid deal at only $350.
Most of Arcade1Up's machines cost around $300. This one -- which is a three-quarter-size version of the original -- costs $170 once it's in your shopping cart. And it looks, sounds and plays exactly like the old arcade machines. Walmart is also offering the Centipede edition for $180.
The Eufy RoboVac 35C connects via Wi-Fi to Alexa or Google Assistant, which means that you can tell it to clean up, and then walk away. We haven't tested this particular model, which Walmart has discounted by more than $200, but we did review the similar 11S Max model (pictured above), which we found to be a solid performer on bare hardwood floors. Read our roundup of robot vacuum cleaners.
The M-Series Quantum delivers excellent picture quality, with deep black levels, accurate color and very good 4K HDR performance. And its smart system is phone-friendly, with Google Cast and Apple AirPlay control. Walmart has also restocked the 55-inch model, and upped the price a bit -- though it's still discounted at $498.
When Lenovo introduced the IdeaPad 330s last year, it started at $500. Now, you can get a decent midrange configuration -- with a quad-core AMD processor, a 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM -- for about $350. Equipped with a good-looking 15.6-inch display, the 330s has thinner-than-usual bezels and an aluminum lid. This is a good deal on a solid entry-level laptop. Read our Lenovo IdeaPad 330s preview.
Take note: Everything from here on in this gallery isn't available yet and is categorized as a Black Friday Deal that's coming soon. Starting on Nov. 15, Best Buy will have the Xbox One X -- Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order bundle on sale for $350. We've seen similar prices for the Xbox One Xin the past, but this game is obviously new.
Best Buy hasn't said when yet, but it will have the Xbox One S All-Digital version (no disc drive) for $150 as a doorbuster. We expect to see deals on the Xbox One S All-Digital at other retailers, too.
Starting Nov. 22, you can get the Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon's best value e-reader for $85, or $45 off. That's the best price we've seen for it.
Amazon recently refreshed its 10-inch tablet, the HD 10, with a slightly faster processor, USB-C charging and improved Wi-Fi. Starting Nov. 22, the new version will be on sale for $100 ($50 off). That's a good price for Amazon's best performing tablet.
Starting Nov. 22, the Fire HD 8 will be on sale for $50 (16GB version). At that price, it's still arguably the best budget tablet you can get.
Starting Nov. 22, if you're looking for a dirt-cheap tablet, look no further than the Fire 7 priced at $30 ($20 off). It got some minor improvements this year.
Starting Nov. 24, Amazon's Fire TV Stick 4K will be $25 or $25 off (although it's priced at $40 right now). That's its lowest price. For $5 less you can get the standard Fire TV Stick, but it's probably worth spending the $5 extra to upgrade to this model (even if you don't have a 4K TV just yet).
Starting Nov. 27, this is a nice deal for those looking to pick up the Ring Video Doorbell and combine it with the Echo Show 5 for video monitoring from inside your home.
Starting Nov. 27, a two-pack of the Ring Indoor Cam will cost $100. It's currently selling for $120.
Starting Nov. 28, the Echo Show 5 will be $50 (save $40). In the meantime, the price is hovering between $60 and $80.
Starting on Nov. 28, the third generation of Amazon's Echo speaker will be on sale for $60. It's available in multiple color options at that price.
Starting on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, you'll be able to pick up the standard third-generation Echo Dot for $22, but if you want the latest model with the built-in LED clock, it'll cost you $35. You can pick it up for $40 right now, so holding out a couple of weeks will net you $5.
It's unusual to see discounts on the Sonos Beam, so it's nice to see that Best Buy will have it for $80 off as a doorbuster (it's unclear which day). On Prime Day we saw it for $360 (a $40 discount), but it also came with two free $50 Amazon gift cards... while supplies lasted. Read our full review.
Sonos' Playbar soundbar has been around for a while but it only gets discounted sporadically. You won't see it for much lower than this. It does offer bigger and better sound than the Beam. It will be available as a doorbuster (it's unclear which day).
Best Buy will have the JBL Flip 4 on sale for $60 off as a doorbuster deal (it's not available yet). The newer Flip 5 is out (it has a little more bass and battery life), but the Flip 4 is a good value at this price. Read our full review.
The Sonos Sub is a stylish wireless subwoofer that's arguably a little too expense at $700. Best Buy will have the black version on sale as a doorbuster for $560 (it's unclear which day).
Expired now, this deal was part of Best Buy's pre-Black Friday sale from Nov. 8-11. But we may see it return closer to Black Friday. The same goes for most of the other products that follow. This is the lowest price we've seen on Nike's edition of the Watch Series 4.
Expired now, this deal was part of Best Buy's pre-Black Friday sale from Nov. 8-11. But we may see it return closer to Black Friday.Amazon offers up a tempting discount on the brand-new MacBook Air -- the one with the Retina True Tone display -- that Apple released in July. This is $200 off Apple's list price. Read our MacBook Air 2019 preview.
Best Buy comes within $1 of the all-time lowest price we've seen for the 11-inch 64GB iPad Pro, $650. And the 256GB model is also on sale for $800. Note that you need to be a member of the retailer's My Best Buy program to get this sale price (it's free to sign up). Read our iPad Pro review. Rad our 11-inch iPad Pro review.
Expired now, this deal was part of Best Buy's pre-Black Friday sale from Nov. 8-11. But we may see it return closer to Black Friday.Sure, this entry-level configuration has lower-end components (Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD). But you're still getting the best Windows two-in-one tablet, with the Type Cover thrown in, for $600. That's a great deal.
Expired now, this deal was part of Best Buy's pre-Black Friday sale from Nov. 8-11. But we may see it return closer to Black Friday.Sony's SRS-XB12 is one of the better mini cannister-style Bluetooth speakers. It usually costs around $50, but Best Buy has it for $35. It's available in multiple color options.
Expired now, this deal was part of Best Buy's pre-Black Friday sale from Nov. 8-11. But we may see it return closer to Black Friday.Since the new Series 5 debuted in September, the Series 4 has been priced at about $440. Now, Best Buy has it for $349. And if you're looking for something more premium, you can also now pick up the stainless steel edition of this watch for $399 -- that's $250 off the previous $649 price.
Expired now, this deal was part of Best Buy's pre-Black Friday sale from Nov. 8-11. But we may see it return closer to Black Friday.This is the lowest price we've seen on the Beats Studio3 Wireless, which has been out a while but they're still very good noise-canceling headphones. They list for $350 but usually can be had for around $280.
Expired now, this deal was part of Best Buy's pre-Black Friday sale from Nov. 8-11. But we may see it return closer to Black Friday.We saw this deal last year but it's still a good one: Sony's micro Bluetooth speaker, the SRS-XB01, is on sale for $15 at Best Buy. Read our full review.
Expired now, this deal was part of Best Buy's pre-Black Friday sale from Nov. 8-11. But we may see it return closer to Black Friday.Best Buy has the JLabs JBuds Air on sale for $30 through Sunday, Nov. 10. They normally retail for $50. JLabs makes a lof true wireless earphones; this is its most affordable model and frankly, the only one I'd buy. It's a decent set of true wireless earbuds that's a relative bargain at $30.
Expired now, this deal was part of Best Buy's pre-Black Friday sale from Nov. 8-11. But we may see it return closer to Black Friday.Best Buy has Bose's SoundLink Revolve on sale for $120, which is the lowest price we've seen for it. This model is smaller than the SoundLink Revolve Plus, but it's a very good compact Bluetooth speaker. Read our full review.
Expired now, this deal was part of Best Buy's pre-Black Friday sale from Nov. 8-11. But we may see it return closer to Black Friday.Black Friday has become more of a state of mind than an actual day, and like last year, we're starting to see "Black Friday deals" that are available now, weeks before the real Black Friday, which falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 29.Kicking things off is Apple's smart speaker, the HomePod, which started out at $350, but now Best Buy has it for $200. That's a good deal.
All told, I think the Liberty 2 Pro is just one feature shy of perfection: There's no auto-pause option when you remove an earbud. I don't need that, but I sure do like it.
5 Apple AirPods Pro alternatives that cost less
Only one offers active noise cancellation, but let's figure out if that's really important.Los nuevos AirPods Pro tienen un nuevo diseño, cancelación de ruido, modo transparencia y almohadillas intercambiables para que uses la que mejor se adapte a tu oído.
Beyond that, watch for David Carnoy's upcoming in-depth Liberty 2 Pro review. (In the meantime, check out his new review of the Soundcore Liberty Air 2. Spoiler alert: Anker is really crushing it in the earbud space.) And if you're still shopping, check out these five AirPods Pro alternatives that cost less.
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Ultra-wide and ultralight sport coupe - Widebody conversion for the BMW M4 coupe by Liberty Walk
© LB Perfomance Liberty Walk BMW M4 body kit Liberty Walk body kit: Included in the package are new fenders and wider wheel arches.
© LB Perfomance Liberty Walk The BMW M4 Bodykit In addition, there are also new side diffusers.
© LB Perfomance The Liberty Walk BMW M4 body kit The new parts give a much more aggressive look.
© LB Perfomance The Liberty Walk BMW M4 Bodykit Liberty Walk also offers an adjustable suspension from AirRex.
© LB Perfomance The Liberty Walk BMW M4 Bodykit Further elements of the tuning package are a new rear spoiler and a diffuser.
© LB Perfomance The Liberty Walk BMW M4 body kit The front bumper is also part of the kit.
© LB Perfomance Liberty Walk The BMW M4 Bodykit The body is much wider with the kit.
The Japanese Breitbau tuning experts present a new body kit for the BMW M4 Coupe. With the widening of the body, the tuners from the Far East create a completely new and above all much more aggressive look at the
In detail, Liberty Walk offers its customers a widening of the wheel arches, a new rear spoiler and a diffuser. All parts are available in either fiberglass or carbon fiber. The components are available as individual parts or as a complete package. On request, there is also an adjustable suspension by AirRex. Pure optical change
The body kit provides the M4 Coupé only a purely optical retreading, technically everything remains the same. Under the hood continues to work the 3.0-liter 6-cylinder with 431 hp. The price for the fiberglass variant is equivalent to 8,860 euros ($ 9800). If you prefer to use carbon, you have to pay the equivalent of just under 10,400 euros. The price for the AirRex system is 7.150 Euro.
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Anker is discounting select products on Amazon for one day only. Known for its slim, sleek and powerful devices ranging from portable chargers to Bluetooth speakers. Their deal on Amazon features a handful of such items. © AnkerYou'll find substantial discounts on some of their products for charging and listening, as well as their capable mini projector. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle)
}); ChargingAnker's chargers pack big power into small packages.