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Apple refreshes its three-year-old iPod Touch

iPod Touch outside, iPhone 7 inside

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Apple resurrecting a dying device isn’t something new; they did it first with the iPhone SE. Fast forward to 2019, a rumor suddenly broke out about the “rebirth” of Apple’s iPod Touch. Well, it finally came true, but not to get you overhyped, the appearance still looks the same as the iPod Touch from three years ago — no Face ID functionality and notch, not even Touch ID in sight.

We cannot deny that the iPod Touch got successful over the years; people bought it even if it didn’t have cellular connectivity at all. Today, as smartphones become cheaper and more powerful, the music player has less of a place in this world when smartphones can already handle all of its features.

It still comes in handy if you want a small yet powerful iOS device that doesn’t have cellular power. The A10 Fusion chipset powers the device, which still runs on most three-year-old iPhone 7 series. No doubt, games will still run smoothly on the old Apple chipset.

Augmented reality (AR) will work on this device, unleashing the full AR potential in web, education, and even gaming. Group FaceTime is also available — a feature you cannot get on certain aging iPhones such as the 4.5-year-old iPhone 6 Plus. Unfortunately, there are no reports about the rear camera specifications.

The newest iPod Touch has six finishes: space gray, white, gold, blue, pink, and PRODUCT(RED). Its pricing starts at US$ 199 for the 32GB version, US$ 299 for the 128GB variant, and a whopping US$ 399 for the 256GB model.

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New Google Pixel Buds coming in 2020

Gotta wait a while longer

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The new Google Pixel Buds have officially been unveiled but we won’t get our hands on them until Spring 2020.

Google says the Pixel Buds were designed with the user in mind. It is truly wireless and promises rich sound, clear calls, and a comfortable fit. The company notes how it’s great hardware made exceptional by having Google deeply embedded into it. For instance, it should help you in your out-of-the-country trips with Google Translate built in.

The new Pixel Buds are supposed to last for five hours of continuous playback and extend that to 24 hours through the wireless charging case. The headphones will retail for US$ 179.

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This is an official Pokédex iPhone case

For your iPhone X or iPhone XS

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Your dreams of carrying an actual Pokédex is still just a dream. This iPhone case by Premium Bandai is the next best thing.

It’s officially called the Pokédex Smartphone Case, but it’s only really made for the iPhone X and iPhone XS. You should be able to fit the iPhone 6, 7, and 8 in here but it will cover mic and the flashlight. Unfortunately, this won’t fit the iPhone 11 at all.

The case costs US$ 69.99 and will launch on March 2020 in Japan. It’s open for international pre-orders. Check here to secure one.

SEE MORE: The average American needs 5.8 days to save up for an iPhone 11 Pro

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LG Tone+ Free wireless earbuds launched in South Korea

LG joins the wireless earbuds party

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Most companies today are throwing their weight behind wireless earbuds. They are compact and versatile for everyday listening needs of the average user. Not to be left behind, LG has launched a new pair of wireless earbuds: the LG Tone+ Free.

LG opted for a compact design that resembles the Samsung Galaxy Earbuds instead of the Apple Airpods. The design also ensures a secure fit so users can wear it for hours.

What differentiates it from the current crop of wireless earbuds is its charging case. It’s equipped with UVNano function that uses ultraviolet rays to kill harmful components, keeping the earbuds clean and sanitized after every use.

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LG partnered with Meridian Audio to provide the earbuds with rich bass, clear mid and high sounds, and three-dimensional sound to its wireless earbuds. The earbuds’ signal processing technology also reduces digital noise, minimizing distortion while listening.

LG also equipped the earbuds with voice and noise-cancelling microphones that works in tandem to ensure clearer call quality. Both earbuds have touchpads that enable various functions such as call, play, or pause music. Holding the touchpad summons the Assistant app.

Sweat and rain is not an issue with the earbuds since it has IPX4 waterproofing certification.

Fully charging the earbuds lets users listen to music for six hours. Since it supports fast charging, users can listen to music for up to one hour with just five minutes of charging.

Pricing and availability

LG Tone+ Free is available in two colors, black and white. They will be available in South Korea this October for KRW 259,999 (US$ 215). Global availability is yet to be announced.

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