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Back when MP3 players were relatively new, a wave of portable music systems came out capitalizing on the trend. These little plastic things ran off a couple of batteries, or perhaps just a big wound up rubber band, and could be toted to the beach, the tailgate, or anywhere that could benefit from some tunes. Unfortunately, they were so cheap that they sounded terrible. The Beat Box system, developed by some dude named Dr. Dre, is the antithesis of this. Solid construction around high-quality speakers that produce robust bass and clear midrange, and great highs. Not THOSE kind of highs. Though Dr. Dre would probably approve that too.

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AirPods, Apple’s popular wireless headphones, get a fresh look thanks to BlackPods, a company that paints real Apple AirPods using a proprietary painting and finishing process. Available in matte black, space gray or high-gloss black finish, each pair is hand-finished and tested. Whether you’re sending in yours or ordering new, combining the flexibility of wireless headphones with the sleek and luxurious BlackPods look will make plain old white AirPods seem boring by comparison. Better yet, BlackPods gives you $30 off your order by joining their e-mail list. It’s time to upgrade.