2 Things: First of all, for the nobody who was asking, i am not in fact dead
secondly: Anybody know of a good Pixel bud's A-Series review? Google did that thing where after all the reviews for a product went out, not too long after they quietly discontinued it, and then released a slightly worse, slightly cheaper version that in many instances doesn't seem immediately obvious in terms of marketing that it's different.
Seeing more and more of that lately. I’m wondering what is driving that? Generally US based companies are being caught, but there is no evidence it’s not an industry wide thing and only a few companies are being called out. If some companies in a set can get away with it and other companies cannot it nets an advantage for the companies that are not called out. Bait and switch is an old old problem.