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HyperX Launches The First True Wireless Headset with Cloud MIX Buds

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HyperX Launches The First True Wireless Headset with Cloud MIX Buds
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HP announced the HyperX Cloud MIX buds, a pair of wireless earbuds that are true wireless. According to a press release from the company, the Cloud MIX Buds are comparable to the standard Apple AirPods, not the classier Pro version (here’s our review). These buds are also more suited for PC gaming than listening to music on the move. It’s important to note that, unlike the upcoming Google Pixel Buds Pro or existing AirPods Pro, there is no active noise canceling feature on the Cloud MIX Buds.

This can make a big difference for people who value portability. It can also affect your ability to tolerate wearing your buds in public spaces. Instead, the Cloud MIX Buds include a built-in DTS Headphone:X mode, but it’s only compatible with Windows 10 or Windows 11 PCs that have the required DTS software installed.

The best thing about the Cloud MIX Buds are its battery life. According to HP, these earbuds can last for a whopping 33 hours before needing to be recharged. HP’s release does clarify in fine print that this has been tested with continuous playback at 50% volume, but this can evidently drop to about 21 hours when the buds are in ultra-low latency mode or 10 hours when in A2DP mode. This compares to the AirPods Pro’s maximum battery life of 5 hours.

Cloud MIX Buds details and pricing

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When you get down to the details of the Cloud MIX Buds you will find something that is almost identical to the AirPods, at least in terms of audio quality and performance. The HyperX CloudMIX Buds have built-in silicone tips, which are similar to the AirPods Pro. This feature can make a big difference in whether your buds fall out or not.

The HyperX buds are powered by dynamic 12mm drivers — that’s just a bit more powerful than the AirPods Pro, which features 11mm drivers by comparison. These buds can unlock their full potential if you have DTS installed on Windows gaming PC. However, this mode is not as powerful as the AirPods Pro, which has mm drivers.

As advertised, HP’s buds can connect wirelessly across up to around 65 feet via Bluetooth 5.2, and they are accompanied by a charging case that connects to any USB-C cable for charging purposes. HP claims that the total charging time will take approximately 4 hours. HP’s slated MSRP for the HyperX Cloud MIX Buds is $149. 99, and they should become available this month. One 6.5-foot USB C to USB A cable is included in the package if you don’t have one.

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As PCWorld’s senior editor, Mark focuses on Microsoft news and chip technology, among other beats. He has formerly written for PCMag, BYTE, Slashdot, eWEEK, and ReadWrite.

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New Pixel Watch leak reveals watch faces, strap styles and more

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The Google Pixel Watch is incoming
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We’re expecting the Google Pixel Watch to make its full debut on Thursday, October 6 – alongside the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro – but in the meantime a major leak has revealed much more about the upcoming smartwatch.

Seasoned tipster @OnLeaks (opens in new tab) has posted the haul, which shows off some of the color options and band styles that we can look forward to next week. We also get a few shots of the watch interface and a picture of it being synced with a smartphone.

Watch faces are included in the leak too, covering a variety of different approaches to displaying the time – both in analog and digital formats. Another image shows the watch being used to take an ECG reading to assess heartbeat rate.

Just got my hands on a bunch of #Google #PixelWatch promo material showing all color options and Watch Bands for the first time. Some details revealed as well…@Slashleaks 👉🏻 https://t.co/HzbWeGGSKP pic.twitter.com/N0uiKaKXo0October 1, 2022

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If the leak is accurate, then we’ve got four silicone straps on the way: black, gray, white, and what seems to be a very pale green. Leather straps look to cover black, orange, green and white, while there’s also a fabric option in red, black and green.

We already know that the Pixel Watch is going to work in tandem with the Fitbit app for logging all your vital statistics, and included in the leaked pictures is an image of the Pixel Watch alongside the Fitbit app running on an Android phone.

There’s plenty of material to look through here if you can’t wait until the big day – and we will of course be bringing you all the news and announcements as the Google event unfolds. It gets underway at 7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm BST / 12am AEDT (October 7).


Analysis: a big moment for Google

It’s been a fair while since Google launched itself into a new hardware category, and you could argue that there’s more riding on the Pixel Watch than there is on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro – as Google has been making phones for years at this point.

While Wear OS has been around for a considerable amount of time, Google has been leaving it to third-party manufacturers and partners to make the actual hardware. Samsung recently made the switch back to Wear OS for the Galaxy Watch 5 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, for example.

Deciding to go through with its own smartwatch is therefore a big step, and it’s clear that Google is envious of the success of the Apple Watch. It’s the obvious choice for a wearable for anyone who owns an iPhone, and Google will be hoping that Pixel phones and Pixel Watches will have a similar sort of relationship.

What’s intriguing is how Fitbit fits in – the company is now run by Google, but so far we haven’t seen many signs of the Fitbit and the Pixel lines merging, even if the Pixel Watch is going to come with support for the Fitbit app.

Dave is a freelance tech journalist who has been writing about gadgets, apps and the web for more than two decades. Based out of Stockport, England, on TechRadar you’ll find him covering news, features and reviews, particularly for phones, tablets and wearables. Working to ensure our breaking news coverage is the best in the business over weekends, David also has bylines at Gizmodo, T3, PopSci and a few other places besides, as well as being many years editing the likes of PC Explorer and The Hardware Handbook.

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