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Meizu EP52 sports earphones first impressions

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I’m not a big fan of earphones, especially when working out, but the Meizu EP52 sports earphones may have changed that.

This is the Meizu EP52

Meizu EP52 sports earphones

They are the Chinese brand’s newest Bluetooth wireless earphones. (Subscribe button and Flash Funko Pop not included.)


It comes in bright red…

Meizu EP52 sports earphones

… which is a detail I absolutely love. This makes these earphones easier to find in the sea of cables I have lying around at home. I also like that the ear pieces are connected to each other — this means there’s no chance of losing either of them.

There are also cool accessories!

Meizu EP52 sports earphones

It comes with three other pairs of earbuds with ear support, each in different sizes. There’s also a silicone case and a micro-USB cord for charging.

Testing out the earphones

Like I mentioned earlier, I’m pretty skeptical about earphones in general. Most of the time, normal earphones fall off when I’m doing anything aside from sitting still. In-ear headphones, on the other hand, just make me feel like there’s something jammed up my ear canal. But, not this pair.

These Meizu EP52 earphones fit my ears perfectly — after a quick switch to smaller earbuds provided for.

girl using Meizu EP52 sports earphones

They’re water-resistant, too! No need to worry about sweat ruining them as you bust your butt at the gym. The silicone neck piece that connects the two ear pieces helps keep them in place as your workout commences. This means no slipping on either side no matter what crazy running or jumping around you attempt.

Meizu EP52 sports earphones

It’s quick and easy to pair these with your phone: Press and hold the button on the right to pair with your device. Going out of range doesn’t automatically remove pairing, either; it gives you a few minutes leeway which is a great feature for those of you who, like me, move around a lot when working out.

Wearing the Meizu EP52 sports earphones

For US$ 50, these are pretty great earphones. They look good, feel good, and got me to go on the treadmill more. It’s a win-win!

SEE ALSO: Essential fitness apps for a healthier lifestyle

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Unboxing a CUSTOM Apple Watch Series 5

Titanium is a new option

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This is our Apple Watch Series 5 Unboxing and Hands-On.

For the first time, you can customize Apple Watch Studio, pick your case, and your dream band before you check-out. Apart from the usual aluminum and stainless steel, this year ceramic is back, and titanium is a new option.


In this video, we unboxed a custom Apple Watch. I chose a 44mm Apple Watch with a stainless steel with a Milanese loop. Go over the new features in Series 5 and WatchOS 6.

More from Apple: iPhone 11 | iPhone 11 Pro | Apple Watch Series 5 | iPad 7th Gen

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How to wear nude: The perfect summer to fall transition

Look chic this transitional season with a color you most probably have in your closet

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The combination of cool breeze and sunny skies can only mean one thing: summer isn’t completely over but autumn is almost here. Dressing during this transitional season can be tricky — sweaters and boots can still be too warm during the day, yet the wind can easily blow your favorite summer dress up.

And then there’s color. Summer whites and bright colors have to slowly start taking a back seat to give way to fall’s earthy tones. My go-to during this summer-to-fall transition is a closet staple all of us should already own: nude. All 50 shades of it. Here are some styling tricks you can take note of before heading out this month of September:


Layer with linens

Linen-blend paperbag shorts from & Other Stories

There are very few things more comfortable than linen during the summer. On days when temperatures fluctuate more than usual, wearing layers with a linen piece can be your go-to. Combine it with something warmer like a cotton sweater. You can also throw a blazer on top if the weather permits.

Slip into a slip dress

Slip dress from ARA

Who says you need to give your slip dresses a break this season? You can keep wearing those silk pieces as you transition into fall with a warm turtle neck sweater underneath or over it to turn it into a skirt.

Keep calm and carry the mini bag

Leather mini bag from Looks Like Summer

Mini bags may be the it accessory this summer, but it doesn’t mean you have to wait until next year to keep using them. Neutrals like nude will work with your outfit when styled appropriately for the season, even when the item is no longer trendy.

Power dress with an extra long coat

Nude trench from & Other Stories

Sweating underneath a powerful outfit is neither attractive nor commanding. Power dressing when it’s hot and humid out is not easy, especially when getting to work involves a lot of walking or subway rides. During this summer-to-fall transition, you can bring that light-colored coat from spring and wear it over your work outfit when needed. Plus points if your smartphone (or its case) doesn’t ruin the look, but actually matches with it. Thankfully my Almond OnePlus 7 Pro does.

There are many other ways to survive the summer-to-fall transition as stylishly as possible, but there’s nothing like sticking to pieces you most probably already have in your wardrobe — and styling them for the season — instead of buying more pieces that you won’t be able to wear until next year. There is, for sure, something nude in your closet that’s begging to be worn. It’s a staple that works with almost anything, may it be summer or fall.


HOW TO WEAR SERIES

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Huawei Freebuds 3: AirPods with noise cancellation

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Huawei has never been shy about putting their products up against Apple’s. And the Huawei Freebuds 3 is no exception. It’s essentially the AirPods, but better.

The Huawei Freebuds 3 clearly has its crosshairs on the AirPods. One look and you know that’s what Huawei was going for.


 

It’s not the earbuds that some people find intrusive. These fit nicely in your ear without feeling invasive.

The other thing that sets it apart is adaptive noise cancellation. Thanks to the Kirin A1 chip, the Freebuds 3 is supposedly capable of 15-decibel ambient noise reduction. That’s remarkable for its size and easily blows the AirPods out of the water. It even has what it calls the bone sensor. The tech claims it can better pick up your voice through bone vibrations so that your voice comes across clear during a call.

Controls are also built into the the earbuds. Double tap the right to play or switch music. Do the same on the left to turn on/off ANC function.  And much like other wireless earbuds of note, playback pauses when taken off, and resumes once put back in.

These earbuds promises up to 4 hours of playback time and up to 20 hours with the charging case. Speaking of charging, you can juice it up via USB-C and the case also supports wireless charging. Pricing has yet to be announced but the device will go on sale later in 2019.

Oh and, it also comes in black.

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