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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review: Brilliant audio from the Bluetooth king

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review: Brilliant audio from the Bluetooth king

Quick verdict As an overall package, the Plantronics have a lot to offer. Despite the plastic build, the BackBeat Pro 2 feel well made and are very comfortable to wear, even for extended periods. Combined with the brilliant range of features, ease of use and overall decent audio quality, they're a very good pair of headphones. At £229, they're not too expensive either. For Comfortable Lightweight Great battery life and noise cancellation features Against Plastic design Fake wood trim is puzzling Plantronics may have a big name in the world of hands-free Bluetooth equipment, but it's not widely regarded as...

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Plantronics Backbeat FIT 500s Are Sports Headphones As Tough As Your Workout!

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Plantronics Backbeat FIT 500s Are Sports Headphones As Tough As Your Workout!

I have a very specific set of requirements for headphones: They need to be budget friendly, sweat proof, fit my ears, and they need to stay put. This seems like a relatively simple list, but finding headphones that adhere to all four is remarkably tough. Earbuds don’t fit my ears right, and over the ear headphones get sweaty easily. Plantronics Backbeat FIT 500s are good on paper, but do they stand up to my real-world use? Dan took a look at the Backbeat FIT 500s earlier, but I come from a different perspective, as I am looking at these for...

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Microsoft Windows 10 review:

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Microsoft gets it right , By Nate Ralph Reviewed: July 28, 2015 Updated: December 4, 2016     The Good Windows 10 bridges the gap between PCs and tablets without alienating anyone. The new OS combines the best bits of old and new Windows features into a cohesive package, while correcting nearly all of the missteps of Windows 8. The upgrade process is mostly painless, and free for most Windows 7 and 8 The Bad Many of the new features will be lost on those who don't care about touch. Automatic, forced updates could spell trouble later on. Cortana's features...

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Lenovo Ideapad 110s review:

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A chic and cheap laptop with a killer keyboard By Xiomara Blanco Reviewed: April 4, 2017 The Good The affordable Lenovo Ideapad 110S has a comfortable keyboard, perfectly portable design and enough performance for working on documents and browsing the internet. The Bad Performance slows down when multitasking. Its screen and speakers are underwhelming for watching HD video. The touchpad can be slow to respond to taps and scrolling. The Bottom Line The Lenovo Ideapad 110S is a simple but capable budget laptop for those with basic needs and who don't want to make the Chromebook leap. CNET Editors' Rating...

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This programmable robotics kit is a coder kid's dream

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Robot kits and the whole "kids should code" movement has picked up a lot of steam in 2016. It's one the year's better legacies. STEM talk is everywhere in the tech scene. But adults can talk all day about such things -- what do the kids actually think? It all comes down to what actually excites and engages kids to find programming fun and worthwhile. So it's been a pleasure to watch my two kids, Oscar, 10, and Emily, 8, fall in love with the UBTech Jimu Explorer Level robot kit. The kit says ages 8+ at an "Easy to...

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