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Amazon Prime Day deals have a solid reputation for being one of the best ways to save money on popular products — with prices beating those of Black Friday or Boxing Day sales in some cases. If you’re hoping for some Prime Day headphone deals, we suspect there will be plenty to choose from.

But what about Bose headphones? Bose makes some of the best headphones you can buy, making Prime Day an ideal time to go in search of some discounts. After all, Bose headphones are great, but they’re not always super-affordable.

Which Bose models should you be looking for and what can you expect to pay on Prime Day? We’ve assembled a Prime Day field guide to Bose headphones, so you’ll know a good deal when you see it.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 review
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Bose has a reputation for creating some of the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy, and the company’s flagship Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (Bose 700) possess a refinement of Bose’s active noise cancellation (ANC) technology that seems to be aimed at those who fly. They focus a little more on high-frequency sounds like the hiss of a jet engine, and a little less on the mid- and low-frequency sounds of a typical urban commute.

Another benefit for frequent flyers is the design of the headphones. They’re incredibly light at under 9 ounces, making them a breeze to carry and a joy to wear for long periods.

Sound quality has also been tuned with air travelers in mind. With an emphasis on the high end, which can help cut through any sounds the ANC system has failed to neutralize, it may be on the harsh side for critical home-based listening.

But one thing that the Bose 700 manage to do better than any other over-ear headphones we’ve tested is call quality. Your callers will believe you’re sitting at home, using your phone’s built-in mic, even when you’re outside with lots of competing external sounds. For business people or anyone who needs to do a lot of calls, these are your headphones.

Battery life on Bose headphones has never been quite as long as what you’ll find on models from Sony, but the Bose 700 will still give you 20 hours on a single charge with ANC on, and a healthy 40 hours with ANC off. A 15-minute charge quick charge will get you 2 – 2.5 hours of additional listening time.

The Bose 700 have a regular price of $399, but we’ve seen them go as low as $329 on Amazon — even as recently as May 2021 — so anything in that discount neighborhood would be a great price for these sophisticated, travel-friendly cans.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Before the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 arrived, Bose’s top-of-the-line ANC cans were the Bose QuietComfort 35 II (QC35 II), and in many ways, they’re still the most desirable Bose headphones.

Though they can’t match the Bose 700’s outstanding call quality or their feather-light construction, we believe most people will prefer the way the QuietComfort 35 II sound, and the way they handle noise cancellation.

The QC35 II are also geared toward canceling airplane noise — not a surprise given the company’s history developing ANC for pilots — but they’re also well-suited to other noisy situations. Their ANC is also key to their sound quality. Our reviewer points out that while there may be better wireless headphones for listening in so-called perfect conditions, when it comes to real-world situations the QC35 II do an outstanding job of preserving detail when there are competing external sounds.

If you like physical buttons instead of touch-controls, the QC35 II are going to be more intuitive than the Bose 700 — every function uses a physical control.

Battery life is similar to the Bose 700: 20 hours of play time with ANC on and 40 hours with it off. Curiously, despite their slightly heavier weight, the QC 35 II offered our reviewer more comfort for long listening sessions than both the Bose 700 and the Sony WH-1000XM3.

Regularly $349, we’ve seen them drop as low as $199 on Amazon within the last 12 months, which is an absolutely amazing price for these ANC headphones. If you see them at this price or even around the $250 mark, don’t hesitate to snap them up.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds
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Bose established its reputation for great ANC with its traditional over-ear headphones, but that same technology is now available in a set of true wireless earbuds: The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds (QC Earbuds).

Though definitely on the bulky side, the QC Earbuds are in a league of their own when it comes to noise cancellation, sound quality, and call quality. Each of these areas is beautifully executed, making the QC Earbuds some of the best true wireless earbuds we’ve ever tested.

While they’re hands-down the best earbuds when it comes to ANC, they’re also top-performers for audio. With a deep, punchy, and resonant bass response that doesn’t crowd out the midranges and a high-frequency response that is clear and crisp, our reviewer describes the QC Earbuds’ sound as “exciting.”

Phone calls are a breeze with Bose’s combination of background sound cancellation and high-quality voice microphones, which also let you talk to your choice of Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant in addition to your phone’s built-in option.

Battery life is the only real disappointment here, with about six hours per charge for the earbuds and a total of 18 hours with the wireless charging case.

As Bose’s newest earbuds, we’ve never seen them discounted under their regular $279 price, but that just means that any Prime Day deal you can find on these awesome earbuds will be worth jumping on.

Today’s best Bose headphone deals

If you can’t wait until Prime Day, there are several fantastic Bose headphone deals you can shop right now. We’ve rounded up the best below.

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Unlock your door the same way you unlock your phone with eufy’s stunning Smart Lock Touch

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Anker’s latest smart lock lineup from its smart home brand eufy is called the eufy Security Smart Lock Touch. This awesome model is easily the most stylish option that we have come across in our many, many years of testing smart locks. Just take one look and you’ll agree. Equally as important, however, is the fact that Anker’s eufy brand values function just as much as form. This lock also happens to be among the most feature-rich models we’ve ever tested, offering four different unlock methods including our favorite… fingerprint unlock.

That’s right, you can unlock your front door in an instant with the same tech you use to unlock your smartphone!

Everyone on the BGR Deals team is a huge fan of this smart lock, but there was always one problem that kept the original model from being perfect. The good news is that eufy has solved that problem and created a lock that is as close to perfect as we’ve ever seen.

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As we mentioned, we seriously love the eufy Security Smart Lock Touch. It retails for $200 (though it’s on sale right now at Amazon for just $169.99) and it is awesome. Beyond the gorgeous design and sturdy construction, this smart lock by Anker’s smart home brand eufy is also one of the most feature-rich models out there. With eufy’s Smart Lock Touch, you can unlock your door in four different ways — including our favorite by far, which allows you to unlock your door with a quick fingerprint scan. It works so quickly and it lets you unlock your door in the most natural way possible, without having to mess with keys or even your smartphone. How cool is that?!

Nearly everything about the Smart Lock Touch is great, but there was one issue we had with it: locking and unlocking it remotely requires a separate Wi-Fi bridge. Now, however, eufy has released a brand new model that finally solves this problem. Thankfully, there is now a newer version of this awesome smart lock called the eufy Security Smart Lock Touch & Wi-Fi. As the name suggests, this new model is exactly like the earlier version that we love so much in terms of both design and functionality. The only difference, of course, is that Wi-Fi is now built right into the lock itself so you don’t have to worry about buying another piece of hardware.

We have no doubt whatsoever that this lock is as close to perfection as we’ve ever seen, and it’s currently back in stock after having sold out recently — and it’s on sale with a discount. Don’t miss out!

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Here are the key takeaways:

  • The fastest way to unlock your door — the integrated fingerprint scanner reads your print in 0.3 seconds and unlocks your door in just 1 second
  • Sleek and stylish design adds flair to any entryway
  • Made of sturdy zinc alloy and stainless steel for solid construction and durability
  • IP65 water and dust resistance
  • Control your lock from anywhere with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity (newer version) or with the additional Wi-Fi bridge (older version)

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Windows 11 leaks reveal new design, taskbar, and Start menu

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Microsoft has been dropping subtle hints in the weeks leading up to its June 24th event, but the big surprise might have already been spoiled. On Tuesday, purported screenshots of a Windows 11 beta appeared on the Chinese site Baidu, offering up our first look at the new user interface that Microsoft would be bringing to its popular operating system.

Within hours, the build began making the rounds, and several publications had installed Windows 11 onto their computers to give it a test run. PCWorld’s hands-on was among the most comprehensive — here are some of the most interesting revelations from their report.

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According to PCWorld, installing the ISO on a Surface Pro 7+ tablet took 20 minutes or so and involved several reboots. Unlike with a fresh Windows 10 installation, Cortana didn’t start shouting at the team during the setup process to ask them about their preferences. Rather, the software seemed to be drawing upon what it already knew as Windows 11 finished installing.

Once Windows 11 has finished installing, it boots directly to the home screen, complete with a new default desktop background. The most obvious change comes in the taskbar, where the app icons — as well as the Start button — are now centered the same way they would be on a macOS or a Chrome OS device. The Start menu has received a sleek makeover as well, doing away with the Live Tiles and replacing them with a list of pinned and recommended apps.

One of the many changes that PCWorld saluted in its hands-on preview was the implementation of PowerToys’ FancyZones into every windowed app. If you hover your cursor over the “Maximize” icon on any app, you will see a feature that will allow you to align the app in a variety of configurations all over the screen. This should make it easier to organize apps on your display.

Another notable change is the addition of Widgets icon in the taskbar. The Widgets drawer appears to be a rebranded version of the News and Interests feature that hit Windows 10 earlier this year. The Widgets drawer slides in from the left side of the screen and takes over most of the display, offering updates on the weather, recent headlines, stocks, and sports scores.

Based on this hands-on report and several others that have popped up since the leak, Windows 11 is more than just a simple UI refresh, but not by much. While the taskbar and Start menu have been reworked, many of the other menus look the same as they did in Windows 10. Of course, this isn’t the final version of Windows 11, and PCWorld ran into plenty of bugs that will likely be fixed before the update rolls out to the public, but anyone who was expecting Microsoft to completely revolutionize its desktop OS might want to temper those expectations.

If you want to see the build in action, here’s a hands-on video from Windows Central:

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Apple hints AirPods might get an awesome hidden feature soon

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When you think of AirPods, you think of yet another Apple product that redefined an industry. Apple’s desire to create an all-screen iPhone prompted it to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 series in 2016. That’s when Apple announced the first-gen AirPods, which were one of the “fixes” Apple proposed to iPhone buyers for dealing with the absence of the 3.5mm audio port. The AirPods became instant best-sellers when they launched, forcing all of Apple’s rivals to follow Apple’s lead and come up with AirPods alternatives.

Apple upgraded the AirPods with a second-gen model that got better internals and wireless charging and then released the AirPods Pro, which featured a new design and active noise cancelation support. Apple is expected to upgrade the AirPods and AirPods Pro further this year, with several rumors already detailing the expected design and feature changes. While the AirPods’ main purpose will remain to deliver audio wirelessly from nearby devices, an Apple exec seemed to confirm that the earphones might be getting an awesome hidden feature.

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Apple announced a few novel AirPods features at WWDC 2021 that will be available soon, including Dolby Atmos support, spatial audio for FaceTime conversations, and better Find My support. But Apple didn’t say anything about health-related features it is considering for the wireless earphones.

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New AirPods features announced at WWDC 2021. Image source: Apple Inc.

Reports in previous months did indicate that Apple has been looking at adding health monitoring features to the AirPods. Well-known Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman have made such claims in previous research notes and reports, respectively. Gurman’s latest update on the AirPods Pro 2 claimed that they’d include “updated motion sensors with a focus on fitness tracking.”

Apple’s vice president of technology, Kevin Lynch, who routinely hosts Apple Watch segments during Apple’s events, spoke with TechCrunch about Apple’s increased interest in health and how the company got there with the help of the Apple Watch.

Towards the end of the interview, after going through the Watch’s early days at monitoring health and explaining the more recent walking steadiness feature that will be available when iOS 15 and watchOS 8 rollout, Lynch had this to say about sensor fusion and whether AirPods will be used in that approach to gathering health data:

“We already do sensor fusion across some devices today, and I think there’s all kinds of potential here.”

Lynch did not outright say that AirPods will collect health data points that could be used to tweak health parameters monitoring, but his answer came in response to a question about the wireless earphones. Walking steadiness relies on Apple Watch and iPhone data, but it could also harness data points from AirPods in the future. This is what sensor fusion refers to, using multiple sensors on different devices to monitor health parameters.

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