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The Lightning connection on the AirPods Pro case.

A new USB-C case may be in AirPods Pro’s future

It's no great secret that Apple is moving to USB-C, but the switch may not be quite what you think at first.
Montblanc MTB 03 wireless earbuds inside charging case.

Montblanc’s first wireless earbuds get a little help from Axel Grell

Montblanc has followed up its 2020 entrance into the world of audio with its first set of wireless earbuds, tuned by Axel Grell.
Amazon Echo Buds 2023 edition in their case.

Amazon’s new Echo Buds wireless earbuds are already on sale

The third-generation Amazon Echo Buds were just released in early June, but they're now on sale from Amazon with a $15 discount that lowers their price to $35.
Bose Acoustimass 6 Series V Home Theater Speaker System - Black

Bose recalls subwoofer bass modules over fire risk

Bose is recalling over 1 million bass modules due to a potential fire risk. Here's how to know if your system is affected.
best buy offers free tidal with select products

Tidal begins its rollout of hi-res lossless audio

Tidal's HiFi Plus subscription service has launched the availability of hi-res lossless audio in FLAC format to a limited number of its users.
AirPods Pro resting on an iPhone with open charging case nearby.

AirPods Pro just crashed to their cheapest-ever price

Amazon has lowered the price of the Apple AirPods Pro 2 to their lowest ever price. Here's why you need them in your life.
The box for the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max.

How we test streaming video devices

Whether it's Roku, Amazon, Apple, or others — we apply the same standards to every streaming device that comes our way. Here's how we test them.

How we test TVs

We explain our testing methodology for TV reviews and explain how that translates into a TV review you can trust.
Vizio SmartCast Home Screen 2023.

Vizio’s aging SmartCast reborn as Vizio Home Screen, with better content discovery features

Vizio gives its smart TVs a full visual and usability refresh with an updated home screen that makes content discovery easier.
Woman working out at home using LG's Smart Cam.

LG’s $100 webcam lets its newest TVs do video calls and more

LG's new webcam costs $100 and will let owners of newer LG smart TVs do video calls, fitness classes, and telehealth.
The Hisense U6H ULED 4K TV in a living room.

Early Prime Day deal gets you a 58-inch QLED TV for $440

The 58-inch Hisense U6 Series 4K TV, which features the brand's mini-LED QLED technology that it calls ULED, is available from Amazon for an affordable $440.
Toshiba M-Series 4K Fire TV.

This 65-inch 4K TV just had its price slashed from $530 to $330

The 65-inch Toshiba C350 Series 4K TV, which is powered by Amazon's Fire TV with support for Alexa, is currently available from Best Buy with a $200 discount.
A JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker sits on a beach.

This waterproof Bluetooth speaker doubles as a portable charger, and it’s $30 off

Grab JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker for the beach or the backyard and save $30 along the way.
DirecTV Stream app icon on Apple TV.

DirecTV Stream will have NFL RedZone, for what it’s worth

NFL RedZone and the NFL Network will still be available on DirecTV, DirecTV Stream, and U-verse, leaving the legacy services at least some football.

TCL QM8 mini-LED TV review: massive appeal

It's big, it's beautiful, and it's going to be the best buy for the biggest number of people. TCL has done it again with the QM8 mini-LED TV.
Paramount Plus logo on an Apple TV.

What is Paramount Plus? Price, plans, and what you can watch

Paramount Plus is the streaming service from ViacomCBS that's home to the Star Trek universe, Yellowstone, live sports, the NFL, and more — including new originals.
Stitcher app on iPhone 14 Pro.

One of the biggest podcast apps is shutting down in August

Stitcher used to be one of the biggest podcast apps on the planet. This August, it's officially closing its doors.
iPhone screen mirroring menu.

How to mirror your smartphone or tablet on your TV

Casting apps and streaming services to your TV from your phone is cool, but with screen mirroring you can share whatever you see on your device. Here's how.
Formula E is coming to The Roku Channel in 2024.

Formula E adds Roku for streaming and expands on CBS

Formula E will find 11 races streamed on The Roku Channel, starting with its 2024 season.
The Skullcandy Ounce Bluetooth portable speakers.

Skullcandy’s new Bluetooth speaker lineup boasts big battery life for $30 to $80

Skullcandy has thrown its hat into the Bluetooth speaker arena with the launch of its new affordable, waterproof wireless speaker lineup.
Sony HT-S2000 in front of a TV.

Sony HT-S2000 soundbar review: Sony trades smarts for bigger audio

You don't get many features, but Sony's Dolby Atmos sound is superb, making the HT-S2000 a truly immersive one-speaker system.
Ultimate Ears UE Pro UE Premiere 21-driver IEMs.

Ultimate Ears somehow managed to jam 21 drivers into these in-ear monitors

The UE Pro Premiere are packed with an unbelievable 21 drivers per earbud, for what might be the ultimate sound.
Jabra Elite 4 in open charging case sitting on plant leaves.

Best cheap headphones and earbuds 2023: Jabra, 1More, and more

Did you know that cheap headphones can actually sound good? Here's a list of the best budget headphones that look, feel, and sound like higher-priced pairs.
samsung hw b550 soundbar deal best buy june 2023 2 1 channel and subwoofer bundle

This Samsung soundbar with subwoofer is on sale for $180

The Samsung HW-B550 2.1-channel soundbar with a wireless subwoofer will improve your home theater setup for just $180, following a $100 discount from Best Buy.
LG G3 OLED evo.

Save $375 when you buy an LG TV with a Soundbar with this deal

LG has a great offer combining some of its best TVs with its best soundbar and saving you plenty of cash.
The Insignia 50-inch F30 Series 4K Smart Fire TV hangs in a living room.

Early Prime Day deal: Get this brand new 50-inch 4K TV for $200

As an early Prime Day deal, you can buy the Insignia 50-inch F30 Series 4K TV for under $200 right now. It's a great budget TV.
LG's 2023 C3 4K OLED TV.

65-inch LG C3 OLED TV is $500 off for a limited time

The LG C3 is a dream of an OLED TV to use and it's currently on sale now at Best Buy, making it even more tempting.
The onn. 75” Class 4K UHD (2160P) LED Frameless Roku Smart TV is a living room with orange walls.

Walmart weekend sale brings TV deals, including a 50-inch for $198

Walmart is having a great weekend TV sale, and if you want to grab a QLED TV, you can do it as cheaply as $498!
onn 55 inch 4k roku smart tv deal walmart november 2022 70 on wall

Killer Walmart deal gets you this 75-inch 4K TV under $500

The Frameless 75-inch Onn 4K TV is one of the biggest TVs on sale right now, and it's nearly pure screen. Take a look while you can, and see if you're ready!
Polk Audio MagniFi Max AX soundbar.

Usually $500, this Polk soundbar and subwoofer bundle is $145

If you're OK with giving up a couple of features, this Polk soundbar and woofer bundle are 75% and going for peanuts.
Vizio V Series

This 65-inch Vizio 4K TV is under $500 at Walmart

The Vizio 65-inch V-Series 4K TV packs a lot of great features into a well-priced package. It's on sale now at Walmart.

The best TV of 2022 is heavily discounted right now

The LG G2 OLED TV remains one of the best TVs you can buy even if it isn't the latest model anymore. It's more tempting while on sale at LG.
An Apple TV 4K sits on a media stand.

Common Apple TV problems and how to fix them

Is your Apple TV having issues? Maybe the video isn't displaying well or it's refusing to turn on. Here are the top Apple TV problems and how to solve them.
Netflix on a TV screen showing on the Roku home screen.

How to watch Netflix in 4K on any device

Just bought a new 4K Ultra HD TV, but Netflix isn't cooperating? It's troubleshooting time! This guide will help you get back to streaming in premium quality.
Section Editor, Audio/Video

Phil spent the 2000s making newspapers with the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, the 2010s with Android Central and then the personality behind Modern Dad, and is currently an editor with Digital Trends. Phil’s online work has taken him all over the United States, as well as Europe and Asia.

When he’s not writing, editing, or shooting video, Phil serves as president of the Pensacola Youth Soccer 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has worked on multiple local political campaigns and is a part-time photographer and videographer.

Phil is a native of Pensacola, where he resides with his wife, daughters and a dog named Max.

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