Looking for some earbuds that really turn heads?
The new OnePlus Buds Pro earphones in the Mithril color might do the trick, especially if you’re a Lord of the Rings fan.
Named after the special dwarf-made metal that was impenetrable by any blade and was used in Frodo’s chainmail, the silver OnePlus Buds Pro certainly look amazing.
However, it feels like a missed opportunity that they don’t have ANC and “protect you” against sharp noises, like mithril protects against sharp blades but hey…you can only take a reference so far!
If you’re wondering what they used to achieve this shiny effect, OnePlus coated the Buds Pro using non-conductive vacuum metallization (NCVM) to obtain the metallic effect and further coated them and their case to protect against fingerprint marks.
As for the specs, the silvery OnePlus Buds Pro are the same as the existing black and whit models – 11mm dynamic drivers, Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, and SBC, AAC, and LHDC v3 codec support.
However, OnePlus did roll out the new Dual Connection feature, which lets you pair the buds to two devices simultaneously and automatically switch between them when you play music on one or the other.