Apple clearly has loads to announce throughout right this moment’s large iPhone occasion. Which means, as typical, its Beats line didn’t actually get any love. The corporate is way more content material to focus by itself audio choices, as a substitute. However the Apple-owned model had some information to share right this moment, as nicely.
In distinction to Apple’s choices, the brand new Beats are fairly firmly centered on worth. At $50, the Beats Flex are a few third the launch worth of their predecessors, the equally named BeatsX. It is smart, actually; as pricing has come down fairly considerably on wi-fi earbuds in the previous couple of years, Beats is making an attempt to carve out house nicely beneath $100.
The headphones characteristic the same yoke type issue, dangling across the wearer’s neck when not in use. A magnetic mechanism pauses the music when the buds snap collectively — a distinct strategy than the ambient sensors dearer fashions use to pause playback when the wearer removes a bud from their ear.
Audio has been improved courtesy of a brand new acoustic driver and a microphone that’s been improved from the BeatsX. The battery, too, will get a significant improve. It’s now rated at a wholesome 12 hours — which means you’ll get by a day with no need a charging case. Excellent news, since there’s no charging case right here, to talk of. There’s fast charging, as nicely, courtesy of the USB-C port. You must get about an hour and a half of playback with 10 minutes of charging.
The headphones are up for pre-order right this moment and are available 4 colours.