I’ve tried wireless earbuds before—they’re a anguish. They’re not truly wi-fi; oh, they could connect to your gadget wirelessly, but the left and correct buds are nonetheless linked to one another with a wire. And that wire gets tangled on your hair, your shirt, your bag…. They’re a nuisance.
So once I spied HearNotes’ “WireFree” earbuds at the CES Unveiled occasion on Sunday, I wanted to know more. The black and neon-green earbuds are on the chunky facet, and they have got a rubbery hook that loops round your ear. but they’re rather light-weight and of direction there are no wires to tug them down.
The left and correct accessories of those earbuds are utterly separate wireless entities that pair to a transmitter you plug into your smartphone or media participant’s headphone jack. and unlike lesser earbuds, the HearNotes don’t rely on Bluetooth. They use Kleer technology to get their sound throughout.
In my expertise, Kleer provides vastly higher audio fine than Bluetooth, and it has better range, too: up to 50, compared to 30 feet for Bluetooth). however that audio best comes at a cost, of direction, and that price is battery life: The WireFree earbuds offer about four hours of playtime, at the same time most Bluetooth headphones provides you with between 12 and 20 hours.
The WireFree headphones come with an inductive charging case and will sell for $349 when they begin shipping later this quarter.