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This Kristin Ess hot iron introduces a new curler form farctor

It pivots!

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Just when you thought you’ve seen everything in terms of hairstyling tech, another innovative tool has released and it just makes you want to go out, get the tool, and get your hair done.

One such tool? The Soft Wave Pivoting Iron.

As the name implies, this curling wand pivots. Instead of just the normal straight wand, this tool can bend 90 degrees for easier hair styling angles. This bent shape helps take the strain off your hands and arms as you curl your hair. See below:

Any girl who’s ever curled hair would know this is an easier angle

The design is tried and tested. The pivot curling wand is the brainchild of celebrity hairstylist Katherine Ess — go-to stylist for Lauren Conrad, Lucy Hale, and Jenna Dewan, to name a few.

The tool is specifically made to give you those soft, loose curls that girls are always raving about. Katherine, herself, demonstrates how to use the iron below:

Aside from the exciting new form factor, the wand has four different customizable temperature presets because different types of hair have different temperature needs. It also has a digital display and the barrels are made out of titanium plates which should conduct heat faster. To enhance shine and prevent frizz, it’s equipped with ionic technology.

The Soft Wave Pivoting Iron is part of a whole line of affordable hairstyling tools from Ess. The best part is the price tag: It retails for only US$ 60. You can get this at Target in the US, Well.ca in Canada, Feel Unique in the UK, and Niche Beauty in Germany.

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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.

LG Tone+ Free

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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