Music. Just what you need to get you through a tough task. It’s why we bring you SolidSmack Radio each week. What’s keeping you from enjoying that? The right pair of headphones. If it’s not tangled wires, it’s battery life. If it’s not battery life, it’s someone yappin’ in your face. The first two issues is what Utah-based ELWN hopes to tackle with their new FIT earbuds. Wireless earbuds, mind you.
ELWN FIT earbuds are designed specifically to enable extended battery life and be the most comfortable fit. For taking in your tunes, watching your work out videos or receiving calls, ELWN promises to provide “endless” hours of run-time. Well, not exactly endless. The earbuds offer 3.5 hours of playback, extended with the “Infinity Band” charger, which brings another 6.5 hours when plugged in. So, keep the headphones charged, endless battery life. Not chance you’d forget to plug them in, right?
Even still, they’re designed for a truely wireless experience. No wires; just connect the Bluetooth buds and you’re good to go. For top quality sound and prolonged battery life, the buds utilize a CSR certified Bluetooth chipset with CVC and A-PTX technology, with the wearable Infinity Band that’s designed to be lightweight and perfectly balanced, plugged into each earbud while it rests behind your noggin.
For wirless earbuds, they’re low-profile and less bulky than an uncomfortably lodged piece of dried earwax. But they’ve gone to great lengths to make this the earbud for everyone and every type of ear hole. ELWN FIT earbuds knocks this challenge out of the way by including 48 different fit accessories, which together provide you with 180 combinations of comfortable ear fit–something most mass market headphones definitely don’t take into consideration.
The design and engineering crew are a group of athletes, headphone specialists and outdoor enthusiasts who were disappointing with the available wireless earbud options. And when designers are disappointed they make new stuff. They’ve been working the design for the better part of two years, filing for the Infinity Band patent and ramping up the team in 2015. The used SolidWorks to work out the design, followed by many, many prototypes and whittling down the 48 accessories to optimize fit.
If you’ve priced headphones, and the wireless options, you know the price range is staggering. The ELWN FIT earbuds sit in the mid-range price with a retail price if $190. However, as a result of a successful Kickstarter campaign you can grab them for $129 on Indeigogo or two pairs for $235 (plus shipping). Estimated shipping is set for December 2016. We’ll have to wait until then for more reviews, but the responses by people in the campaign video make these wee earbuds look like an interesting option for those saving their 1s and 10s for a higher priced, should we say, more functional option?
No tangled cords… but lost earbuds? Probably.