theverge.com - 10 days ago
Jaybird’s first truly wireless headphones have four hours of battery life
Jaybird has added two new pairs of wireless headphones to its lineup, including the company’s first ever pair of truly wireless earbuds.
Today the company announced the $179 Jaybird Run earbuds and the $149 Freedom 2 headphones, each of which will be on sale in October. The Jaybird Run earbuds are a departure for the company, even if it’s not a total surprise. Jaybird’s never made truly wireless earbuds before, but this slice of the headphone market has been growing since being kicked off by the Bragi Dash, and has only accelerated with the addition of Apple’s AirPods. So it makes sense that Jaybird wants in. The Run earbuds don’t impress on paper, though. They offer a four hour battery life, but only two spare charges in the earbuds’ carrying case. And Jaybird is using Bluetooth all the way through, instead of Near Field Magnetic Induction between the earbuds, which Bragi and others have used to ensure a consistent audio connection.
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