Apple has announced that BeatsX wireless earbuds will be available globally from February 10th onwards. Some of the Apple retail stores in the US began receiving early stock of the earbuds recently. It was announced in white and black colour options earlier, but Apple unveiled blue and grey colours opt today. The Beats-branded neckbuds are priced at $150 and feature Apple’s latest W1 chip for quick and hassle-free pairing with iOS and Mac devices.
The earbuds come with a unique flex-form cable. Apple says the ‘Flex-Form’ cable is designed to make Beats X rest comfortably (and tangle-free) around your neck, and earbuds can attach to one another magnetically when not in the use. In the box you also get a carrying case and removable wingtips for when you need a more secure fit.
‘The earbuds come with unique flex-form cable that provides all-day comfort and easy pocket portability, while eartip opt provide a personalised fit and secure-fit wingtips offer added stability,’ Apple said in their statement.
The new Beats X earbuds also support non-Apple or Android devices as well. The company claims that a battery life of up to 8 hours and the main highlight is its ‘Fast Fuel’ feature that gives up to 2 hours of backup after 5 min of charge. Unlike previous Beats products, the Beats X use Lightening connector in place of microUSB for charging.
Apple Beats X has optimised noise isolation, Remote talk enables you to take calls with the built-in mic. Using the volume keys, you can adjust volume, play music and activate Siri. It also offers several eartip opt to offer personalised comfort.
Like the AirPods and PowerBeats3, the big news for iPhone users is the W1 chip, that makes for super-easy pairing with other Apple devices. Of course, the headphones are compatible with non-Apple phones, too, but to less impressive effect.