These $60 Motorola wireless earbuds turn your smartphone into a portable charger

The Moto Buds Charge offer up to 10 hours of playback time, voice assistant compatibility, and dual-purpose charging for under $60.

The world thought Apple was crazy when it released the AirPods in 2016, but in 2021, wireless Bluetooth earbuds are an essential carry for most people. Still, true wireless earbuds have a long way to go before they’re perfect.

For instance, Bluetooth earbuds run on battery power, so they need to be charged frequently. Manufacturers have tried all sorts of methods to give your earbuds better longevity, from high-capacity charging cases to companion power banks that you need to carry with you. While they work, they aren’t the most elegant solutions, but what if you can charge your earbuds using your own phone? These earbuds by Motorola can do just that, and they’re on sale for just $59.99.

The Moto Buds Charge boasts impressive features for under $100. They feature an ergonomic, IPX5 water-resistant design, so they’re great for working out or building up a sweat. The earbuds contain an integrated microphone for clear, hands-free calls and compatibility with voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant. Motorola includes a charging case that provides 10 hours of battery life off a single charge, which should be enough for on and off use throughout the day.

However, you’ll inevitably run into a situation where it’s simply not enough. For example, you might forget to charge the case the night before, or you left the Moto Buds Charge on for the entire day. In these situations, you can flip out the case’s mobile-charge cable and plug it into a compatible smartphone for a quick charge. You can charge the case to 5 hours of battery life in just 10 minutes, which will come in handy if you’re running low on juice.

With the Moto Buds Charge, all you need is a smartphone to give your buds a quick boost. They typically cost $69, but you can purchase them right now for $59.95 in either black or white. That’s a 14 percent discount.

Prices subject to change.