will.i.am rolls out BUTTONS – Wireless earbuds for Apple devices
will.i.am, an electronic accessory manufacturer, is known for its expensive products. But none of its products left lasting impression on consumers. The list of gadgets it has rolled out didn’t appear much impressive. But now, will.i.am has released a new set of wireless earphones “BUTTONS” that looks company’s best bet so far. The “BUTTONS” are inspired by the shape of vinyl records and features magnetic discs that locks the earphones around user’s neck to prevent misplacement. It can be integrated into daily wardrobe while user take calls or plays music.
The wireless earbuds are fitted with built-in mic through which user can also talk to Siri in addition to take calls on iPhone, Ipad, or Apple Watch.
The earbuds support Bluetooth 4.0 +EDR. To guide user for proper placement, the earphones are engraved with two messages “right and wrong” and left and gone”. There is an array of controls fitted into “BUTTONS”.
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery offers six hours of non-stop battery back-up in a single charge. The battery can be charged though provided USB 2.0 cable. The standby time ranges upto 120 hours depending upon the external environmental conditions.
The “BUTTONS” are exclusively available on Apple.com for $230 in black, gray, rose, and gold with choice of colors for the bud and the cord. You can expect it to be available on some other selected stores soon. The company is also offering an Limited Edition magazine with the earbuds.