We're only a day away from Apple's big iPhone 7 event, which many believe will signify the beginning of the death of the headphone jack. So, taking a page from Apple's sometimes-frustrating simplistic naming playbook, Bragi just announced The Headphone, a pair of wireless earbuds arriving just in time for folks who might have to ditch their old buds for Apple's new phone.
Bragi is bragging that Vesant advanced voice technology will enable users to enjoy clear-sounding phone calls in "challenging" environments filled with noise. Shipping this November at $149 (or $119 for early Kickstarter supporters), The Headphone is a less complicated and more affordable version of its Dash earbuds ($300).
While that means you won't get the fitness tracking capabilities of the Dash, you'll still get some of the benefits unique to Bragi's earbuds.
The Headphone earbuds feature Bragi's Audio Transparency technology, which allow you to filter in sound from your physical surroundings. This is potentially a great way to allow pedestrians and cyclists to balance their need to listen to tunes with their want to survive hectic streets. Audio Transparency and other settings are activated by tapping the Plus, Minus and Circle buttons found on the outer-facing side of one of the earbuds.
The Headphone earbuds feature Bragi's Audio Transparency technology, which allow pedestrians and cyclists to balance their need to listen to tunes with their want to survive hectic streets.
The promo video for The Headphone gives little focus to the earbuds, and instead focuses on lifestyle shots that make you assume you're watching a clothing ad. The models just fit the earbuds in and just go on living the good life, and if The Headphone offers that kind of snug, set-them-and-forget-them fit, there may not be more to say.
As most earbud makers do, Bragi includes three different sizes of its FitTips, which it claims "mean a comfortable, secure fit for all." Bragi also says that The Headphone will last up to six hours on a single charge, another boast we look forward to matching up against reality.
Do these sound like The Headphones for you? Or are you waiting to see what sick Beats Apple unveils tomorrow? Let us know in the comments.
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