Headphone jack fans lost out to fullscreen smartphones in 2018

Throughout 2016 and 2017, it was hard to fathom why Apple, Motorola and other smartphone makers were so eager to drop headphone jacks. There weren’t any huge leaps in battery life or other features to make it worth losing the most widely supported port ever made. When Google removed it from the Pixel 2 last […]

The mid-range Google Pixel appears in pictures—complete with headphone jack

Rozetked Rumors of a cheaper mid-range smartphone from Google have been circulating for some time, but now it’s looking like the first pictures of this mythical device have popped up online. The Russian site Rozetked—which leaked the Pixel 3 XL earlier this year—has pictures of a device codenamed “Sargo,” which looks like a cheaper version of […]

OnePlus ignores its own user polling, removes headphone jack on OnePlus 6T

给江小夏的第一千零一封信 OnePlus is working on a followup to the OnePlus 6, the OnePlus 6T. The company’s latest smartphone should launch sometime in October, and until then we’re getting a slow, continual drip of information on the device. The latest news is not so great. The company has revealed that it’s dumping the headphone jack on […]

Plantronics’ updated headphone lineup includes true wireless earbuds

Plantronics has lately made a point of delivering solid wireless audio for relatively little cost, and that’s particularly evident this year. It’s releasing a refreshed headphone lineup that sees it both push into uncharted territory and lower prices. The centerpiece for the fitness crowd is the BackBeat Fit 3100 you see above. It promises true […]

CL2 Planar: RHA unveils planar magnetic Bluetooth headphone

RHA has unveiled the CL2 Planar, a Bluetooth in-ear headphone that the company says is the first to use planar magnetic technology, putting high-quality audio in a small device. I’m not sure what that is, but it’s enough for RHA to price the headphones at $ 900, for those placing preorders. It will debut online […]

These are the 8 best Cyber Monday headphone deals you can still get

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Cyber Monday may be over, but the Insider Picks team still has you covered. We’re rounding up the Amazon, Best Buy, Macy’s, Nordstrom, REI, Target, Walmart, and Wayfair deals you can still […]