At $33, these are too good to pass up. BlitzWolf I’m a little obsessed with truly wireless earbuds right now. Here’s what I’ve learned after testing a variety of inexpensive, off-brand products:Smaller is not necessarily better. The tinier they get, the worse battery life is likely to be. They’re also harder to get in and out of your ears (and, often, the case as well).Avoid the ones with touch controls. It’s way too easy to graze those buttons by accident, especially when putting them in and taking them out. Then you find yourself with unwanted results — like accidentally ending up back in pairing mode.Insist on autoconnectivity, meaning the earbuds pair with each other and your phone the moment you take them out of their case.It should come as no surprise that today’s deal — which I’ve shared several times before, but is the cheapest it’s ever been — ticks all those boxes.For a limited time, and while supplies last, the BlitzWolf BW-FYE1 wire-free earbuds are $32.99 shipped when you apply promo code CNETBWFYE1. That’s $17 off the regular price and a whole dollar below last time! 😂 See it at AmazonI use these primarily for listening to podcasts while walking the dog and to music while working at my desk or around the house. For me they’re a perfect fit: easy into the ears, easy out. (Don’t expect a fully noise-isolating seal like you get from some in-ear headphones. Consequently, don’t expect super-deep bass, either.) 21 Photos Amazon Bose LG Sony Apple How to choose the right headphones The Cheapskate Tags reading • My favorite AirPod-alternative wireless earbuds are back in stock for $33 Originally published Jan. 16.Update, May 28: Back in stock. CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! • I bought a second pair for Mrs. Cheapskate over the holidays. She likes them, too, in large part because they’re so easy to use. I can’t overstate the wonderfulness of “open the box, take out the earbuds, start listening.” And, similarly, “put the earbuds back in the box, close box, done.”On my recommendation, my buddy Doug also bought a pair and likes them a lot, though he notes that when he runs without a hat on (yeah, he runs in the winter — crazy!), they tend to fall out of his ears.My buddy Craig bought a pair and doesn’t like them, though his primary goal was to use them during conference calls — and listeners said he sounded tinny. However, we just got on a call together — me with my earbuds in and him with his — and we both sounded “very good” to each other. It might have been that he was in a noisy place during his business call, and the BlitzWolf’s microphone does a bad job of canceling noise. Bottom line: I love these. I can wear them comfortably for long stretches, and I find the audio quality to be very good overall. They’re a snap to use, and they’re $33. I think before you spend $100 to $200 on something from Apple, Bose or Jabra, you owe it to yourself to try these first.Agree? Disagree? You know the drill.Read more: The best truly wireless headphones Now playing: Watch this: Apple Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 1:19 Comments Share your voice See All Best wireless headphones for making calls Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 26 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Headphones Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy?
Sania Mirza with her husband Shoaib Malik in a file photoTwitter Indian tennis star Sania Mirza took a dig at Pakistani cricketer Hasan Ali as the latter tweeted out a picture of himself which had the caption, last night as a bachelor. The 32-year-old tennis star who is married to another Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik congratulated the pacer while making a funny request.”Congratulations Hassan wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness .. this time you’ll have to treat us to more than Nandos though,” her tweet read.Hasan Ali is getting married to an Indian woman named Shamia Aarzoo who is a flight engineer with Emirates Airlines. The marriage is going to take place on August 20 in Dubai. There had been a lot of speculations regarding their marriage for the past one month as there reports had come out revealing the nationality of the girl. But the cricketer took to Twitter and stated that the news was not confirmed. The 25-year-old also mentioned that he will make a public announcement soon. Finally, Ali confirmed the news some days later in a news conference in his hometown, Gujranwala. He also added that he will be wearing a black sherwani suit. According to the right-arm medium-fast bowler, both of them met in Dubai a year back and their friendship grew with time.The Pakistani cricketer has played nine Tests and 53 ODIs for his country picking up 31 and 82 wickets respectively. He was an important member of the Pakistan team which won the Champions Trophy in 2017. But in recent times his form has dipped a lot as he was not a regular in the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup. The pacer had a bad tournament and picked up only two wickets at an economy rate of 7.75 from the four matches he played. The last match he played in the quadrennial event against India was the one which Pakistan lost by 89 runs and Hasan finished, with conceding 84 runs and picking up just a single wicket in the nine overs he bowled. Pakistan’s Hasan Ali.NEZAR BALOUT/AFP/Getty