It's a common misconception that cost is directly related to how useful a device is. This article focuses on supporting accessories -- devices that improve the use of other gadgets, enhance your life or minimize inconveniences. In some instances, they're outright essential.
The 'Here One' earbuds are not just another AirPods competitor. According to Doppler Labs, they let you control background noise independently -- to turn down the volume on a honking car horn or an airplane engine, using active listening, not unlike noise-cancelling headphones but on a smaller footprint. Reviewers praise audio quality of the Here One, but battery life is a big concern.
In removing the iPhone 7's headphone jack, Apple presented an innovative alternative with the AirPods and seamless integration across iDevices for wireless audio. Easier said than done, the AirPods were delayed for several weeks but as of today they are back on sale. An expensive affair for non-premium audio, you're buying for the convenience and cool factor instead. Reviews have been mixed so far, we'll see what happens when the earbuds arrive into customers' hands.