If you’ve been following tech news at all in the past few months, you’ll have noticed that there has been an increased interest in the idea of using wireless earbuds. Among the biggest indicators is that, Apple, with the release of its latest iPhone, has decided to forgo the 3.5 mm jack and launch a wireless set of earbuds. And, while the technology is still in its infancy and battery life isn’t great, wireless earbuds promise to free us from endlessly tangled wires and sudden snags, which, while minor, would be nice to be rid of.
As such, there have been quite a few wireless earbuds that have either been announced or released in the past few months. Many offer the same features, such as a 4-5 hour battery life and easy device pairing. Other already use the Apple W1 chip, which, among other things, allows earbuds the ability to detect if they are in a user’s ear or auto pair with their iPhone.
Here One, however, is a new product from a startup called Doppler Labs, which promises to offer greater features over the current array of wireless earbuds. Along with the ability to take calls and listen to music, they provide active noise canceling. In conjunction with apps to be made available for both Android and iOS, these earbuds will allow you to choose what noises you want to hear from your environment and how you want to hear them. For instance, you can set EQ levels for the noises you are hearing or totally block them out.
While a little vague on its purpose or how it works, Doppler Labs claims that the AI component of the earbuds learns from your past “listening” history to block certain noises you previously chose to ignore whenever it hears them again in the future.
However, due to the fact that the earbuds are continually listening to your surroundings, the battery life, at 3 hours, is almost half of what you would get on other wireless earbuds. As a result, the carrying case for the earbuds also has a battery allowing you to charge the earbuds for another 6 hours of use on the go.
The Here One wireless headphones are now available for pre-order for $299 and pre-orders are expected to ship out in February of 2017.
You might also like
More from iOS & Android
If you use your smartphone for heavy duty tasks such as drafting documents or use it to play games, you …
Although announced back in September alongside the iPhone 7, the controversial AirPods, originally slated for release in October, have yet …
The new iPhone 7 is the first mass consumer smartphone that has forgone the inclusion of the timeless 3.5mm jack. …