A 'smart' hearing aid that built to work directly with your iOS device via Bluetooth.
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The Hoover Linx isn't fancy, but it will clean your floors better than most of the other stick models we tested. Combine that with its reasonable price and you have one of our favorite vacuums to date.
An in-ear gadget that doubles as a Bluetooth headset can be customized to your distinct hearing profile to amplify sound and drown out background noise.
This highly maneuverable model finished behind the less expensive Hoover LiNX.
If you're set on an Electrolux stick vacuum, I recommend the Ergorapido Power over the worse-performing UltraPower Studio, but the Hoover Linx offers superior value and performance.
If you're looking for a simple stick vacuum with exceptional performance, save some money and get the $180 Hoover LiNX. The $500 Dyson DC59 is a great high-end option if you want a variety of brush attachments and other special features.
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Apple partners with GN ReSound to create LiNX -- a hearing aid that uses Bluetooth-like technology to wirelessly connect directly to smartphones.
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Device comes with preset environmental filters that reduce background noise while amplifying harder-to-hear sounds. CNET's Elizabeth Armstrong Moore goes ears-on.