If you’ve been keeping up with recent rumors regarding the iPhone 7, you’ll probably know that Apple may be considering on ditching the industry standard 3.5mm headphone jack, found on all music players and smartphones, in favor of the lightning port. This means you won’t be able to plug in your normal wired earphones into the iPhone 7…until an overpriced adapter comes along.
Competition in this market seems to be pretty fierce right now, seeing as though there aren’t many truly wireless earbuds out right now, many are only available for pre-order at the moment and some haven’t even got to the pre-ordering stage.
Ive been interested in some wireless earphones for quite some time now, but with the introduction of truly wireless earbuds, my interest has turned towards them. So, I’ve hunted down some upcoming, completely wireless earbuds, that’s no wires, complete freedom.
Bragi Dash (price – €300)
The Dash by Bragi seem to be the most popular right now. Ditching the traditional Bluetooth, the earbuds use something called Near Field Magnetic Induction to connect between each other. The company describes The Dash as a ‘smart device that fits in your ears’, and that’s how I’d describe it, The Dash not only plays your music, it also tracks your performance and gives you live feedback. It’ll track duration of your exercise, steps taken and sensors inside the earbuds even track your heart rate. One of the stand out features of the Bragi Dash is that it has a 4GB internal storage and can store up to 1000 songs, so you don’t even need to have your smartphone with you to listen to music. The Dash is shipping in February, so it may be a while before you see some actual user reviews, initial impressions from The Verge here. You can buy The Dash here.
KANOA (price – $150)
What do you think of truly wireless earbuds?