recent articles

Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphonesGenerally speaking, over-ear Bose headphones are hard to come by for anything less than $150—and indeed, you can spend a whopping $700 on a Bose headset if you really want. That makes this steeply discounted pair of Bose headphones worth a listen.

On sale for $90, the Bose SoundTrue “around-ear” headphones boast a padded headband, “memory-foam” earcups, an inline iPhone remote, and that signature Bose sound. Nope, they’re not wireless, but they’re Bose, so… Read More

2TB Toshiba Canvio Premium drive Shopping for more storage space? Well, anything below $80 for a two-terabyte portable drive is a pretty good deal, which makes this $74 drive from Toshiba worth a serious look.

The slim and trim Toshiba Canvio Premium boasts a full 2TB in storage, perfect for a huge archive of HD videos or backing up your entire PC or Mac, while its USB 3.0 interface makes for super-speedy file transfers. An Amazon “deal of the day,” the Canvio’s $74 price tag probably won’t stick around beyond today, the 15th of February. Read More

TaoTronics Bluetooth receiverNo Bluetooth in your car? No problem, so long as your car stereo has a standard 3.5mm audio jack. Just plug in this TaoTronics Bluetooth receiver ($16 on Amazon), pair it with your iPhone or Android phone, and start streaming music in your car.

About the size of a Zippo lighter, TaoTronics’s Bluetooth receiver boasts 7 hours of battery life, and it’s compatible with pretty much any car radio or home stereo system with a typical 3.5mm auxiliary audio input. Read More

Bluedio T3 Wireless Bluetooth HeadphonesSure, you can spend $300 or more on a premium set of on-ear Bluetooth headphones (Beats Audio, for example), but here’s a snazzy wireless headset that costs a lot less—a lot less.

On sale for just $30 (a whopping $50 savings), Bluedio’s T3 Bluetooth headphones boasts a comfy on-ear design, “extra bass” speakers, virtual surround sound, and 20 hours of battery life. Just pair the T3 headset (available in red, black and white) with your iPhone or Android phone, slip on the earcups and press play. Also in the box: a USB charging cable and a drawstring carrying bag. Read More

ben’s tip of the week

Ben Patterson: Welcome to here's the thing, your source for practical tips, advice, and how-tos about the gadgets you use every day.

Delete an iPhone photo by mistake?

As long as you act within 30 days, you can yank deleted iPhone and iPad photos out of the trash bin. Read on for the trick. Read More