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Although the mag itself is a good source for tasty, healthy recipes the "Kindle-ization" was not a success. I hate scrolling around, zooming in and out whenever I am looking through it. It is even worse when I'm trying to cook from it.
These headphones were my first in the Bluetooth space and I think they are an excellent value at this price point. The battery life was very good and I could almost make it a week just listening to them during my hour long workouts. I imagine I could also make it through a full work day if I listened at work. Charging is simple and the red/blue lights are easy to see so you know when its charged. With iOS 10, the battery level is indicated on the phone as well. The fins are useful, especially when working out, at keeping them in your ears. Regarding sound quality, I thought they were pretty good for an entry level pair. I found them to be adequate to my Apple earbuds, but I also like the idea of ambient noise coming in like with the Apple earbuds. When you're listening, I would say these have a decent to good noise cancelling effect. When the volume is off or low, its okay, but not what you get with most as advertised noise cancelling pairs. For me I generally like that, but the trade off is when you have less of a seal, you have less bass and the sound isn't as good as its going to be with a true seal from noise cancelling earbuds. Additionally, as reference, I also have Jaybird X2's and these aren't in that league. The volume level is certainly better with the TaoTronics, so that could lead to better batter in the long run I suppose, but the bass can't compete if you have a good seal with the X2's (or Beats, which I have owned as well). That said, they are still very clear, loud and generally stay put in your ear, so for the money, they work just fine. The X2's dropped in price to $79.99 though, so if you can make it to that price point, you would be better served to skip these. But if you are looking for an inexpensive, yet quality pair, these really are great. The magnet lock is a nice plus too and I haven't had any pairing issues or any issues with a loss of signal, though they don't have great range, so keep your phone close.