There’s no reason to drop a fortune on earbuds you’ll lose. These are so cheap!
Earbuds are a necessary part of using a smartphone or laptop, at this point. These cool, geeky, and cheap wireless earbuds let you pocket that bad boy while you walk, do yoga, or lie on the couch. They let you do whatever you want on your computer — Zoom calls, watching videos — without disturbing the other people in the room. They make podcasts, audiobooks, and your own choice of music available no matter what else you are doing.
There are a lot of expensive ones out there that everyone seems to covet. My take on that is that spending $200 on these will only add to my stress. Do I want to worry about losing something that’s small and could easily fall out of my ear or pocket? I do not.
Here are six cheap wireless earbuds you can afford to lose, replace, or buy as gifts.
This AirPod dupe in 3 cute colors
The Soundcore Anker Life P2 ($33) true wireless earbuds look like a famously expensive pair but are only $40, including the charging case. True wireless means they don’t use wires to charge (put them in the charging case), to connect to your device, or to connect to each other for stereo sound.
They are cute, play for hours on a charge, come in three colors, and get 70,000 five-star reviews.
You can use one to talk on the phone, making them versatile.
Cute & less than $20? Yes!
The TOZO A1 Mini ($20) earbuds are super cute, convenient, and small enough to wear anywhere.
And with all those cute colors — there are six to choose from — they wear like jewelry.
They are light, discreet, and hold a charge for 24 hours (including the battery charging case), so they are perfect for taking on a trip — even if you lose them. And how can you pass up that price tag?
This AirPod lookalike that’s just $20
Fashion is one reason for wearing earbuds. If you want to look like you splurged on AirPods but want to save your money for food and rent, these coioc wireless ($20) earbuds are the dupe you need at a buy-a-few-because-I-will-lose-them price tag.
They are small, waterproof, get 30 hours of playtime — some of that stored in the charging case — have four microphones for clear phone calls, and come in three colors.
The waterproof, shock-resistant earbud with so much style
These Soul S-FITs ($30) are the wireless earbuds I carry everywhere. I love them because they fit, look like a cute accessory, sound great, and charge in that cute case when I’m not wearing them. They are waterproof, so I can keep listening even if I jump into a quick shower after my morning walk.
They are small enough to have with me so I can fire up an audiobook if my walk gets boring, and that wing that snaps them into my ear is comfortable and makes them stay put. They come in six colors.
A gorgeous pair of quality noise-canceling buds
I am a huge fan of Plantronics headphones, and this beautiful pair of noise-canceling earbuds — the BackBeat Pro 5100 ($35) — is no exception.
Again, these are true wireless and they have a microphone for phone calls that filters out ambient noise so you can talk on the phone from anywhere.
When you listen to music, the sound is rich and immersive.
At this price? Must have.
Another way to look like you are wearing Apple
The TOZO NC2 is a great pair of headphones for an easy-to-gift price. Waterproof, noise canceling, and cute — they come in three colors — these let you control how much outside noise to allow in, so you won’t shout at people on the elevator.
They come with a wireless charging case, are waterproof, fit into your ear, so no one will know they are there, and get over 19,000 five-star reviews from Amazon shoppers who say the sound and battery life are outstanding.
A small waterproof earbud with so many fans
Can 230,000 five-star reviews lie? Buying these TOZO T10 is a smart thing to do with $24. They are tiny, waterproof, and pair instantly to your phone when you take them out of the case.
The fast-charging case is wireless so you can set it on a Qi-compatible charging surface to charge them up. The sound is rich and full. The 6 color options are muted and pretty. And they are so small, even with the case, that you can drop them in the pocket of your skinny jeans.
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