When it comes to wireless earbuds, battery is the first thing that comes to mind. You might even get over the not-so-perfect audio if you’re guaranteed half a day of listening without any troubles. Unfortunately, that’s a high request from the tech world, so Band and Olufsen came up with a nice compromise. At IFA Berlin, the company showed off Beoplay E6, a pair of earbuds that charge while in use.
The Beoplay E6 are not just good-looking, coming in tan, black of dark-plum, but also flexible, lightweight and very resistant. We found out that B&O made sure they were up to the most daunting of outdoor training, offering dust- and splash-resistance.
Moreover, they come with a dongle that helps them recharge while you’re using them. Nothing is truly lost, in a way. That’s even better than it sounds once you hear how much play time they offer. You get about 5 hours of music blasting until they leave you high and dry. It takes two hours to fully charge them afterwards.
Besides the audio quality (which is kind of a given with B&O), there’s another cool trick Beoplay have up their sleeves. When you snap the buds together via magnets, they will turn off, unlike other similar products on the market.
At $300, Beoplay E6 is not as pricey as we would have thought. Bang and Olufsen says that you can expect them to show up online and at select retailers starting September 13th.