Apple Surprises With New AirPods Pro

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The Apple AirPods are getting a "Pro" version complete with active noise cancellation that uses special microphones to reduce background noise.

Other improvements include an upgraded microphone delivering better call clarity, especially in windy environments, and a unique vent design that lowers the pressure and discomfort common with in-ear headphones. Battery life is measured at 4.5 hours per charge, so you're looking at slightly less juice than the regular version, but you'll still get over 24 hours of playback from the wireless charging case.

Due out Oct. 30 and priced at $250, head here to get your order in.