Bang & Olufsen Launches Truly Wireless Earphones To Rival Apple’s AirPods
Bang and Olufsen
USD 299 (Rs 19,000 approx.)
Earbud: 23mm x 20mm x 25mm
Charging Case: 73mm x 47mm x 33mm
Earbuds - 13 grams
Charging Case - 45 grams
· Capacity: Right 85 mAh, Left 60 mAh
· Up to 4 hours playing time at moderate volume
· Capacity: 365 mAh
· Gives 2x additional charges for the earbuds
Bang & Olufsen has launched its competitor to the Apple AirPods at the IFA 2017 in Berlin. The B&O Beoplay E8 are Bang and Olufsen’s foray into truly wireless earphones and are priced at$299 (Rs 19,000 approx.), which is almost double the cpost of the Apple AirPods.
The B&O Beoplay E8 is built out of aluminium, stainless steel, and textured rubber, while the included carry case is covered in leather. The earphones have Bluetooth 4.2 and weigh 13 grams without the case. The charging and carrying case weighs 45 grams and gives a twice the additional charge for the earbuds. The earbuds last up to 4 hours of playing time at moderate volume on a single charge. They charge through a micro USB cable which comes bundled inside the box. There is a multi function single button on earbud for volume control, play/pause, transparency mode, and calls. The loudspeaker inside the earbuds has an electro-dynamic driver with a 5.7 mm diameter. The Beoplay E8 will be available in two colours, Black and Charcoal Sand and will retail at a price of $299 (Rs 19,000 approx.).
The Beoplay E8 does not offer features such as NFC, and costs significantly more than the Apple AirPods and Sony WF-1000X. There is no word on its availability and price in India as of yet.