During the March 26 Huawei P30 unveiling event, Huawei also announces a surprise product, a pair of eyewear. We are not aware of the name the product, but we do know it is made in collaboration with eyewear maker Gentle Monster. Obviously, this ain’t no your ordinary eyewear. It is a ‘smart’ eyewear. It is a pair of high-tech eyewear that looks anything but geeky. In other words, it won’t look like a cyborg. Not even like Arnold Schwarzenegger in the first Terminator.
So what can this ‘smart’ eyewear do? Well, it can take calls and play multimedia files and it even come with a box that charges it via the world’s first NFC contactless charging. Aesthetically, it features a flush temple surface with no pin and no button. It is IP67 rated so, it is totally safe for outdoor adventures. The eyewear has its own processor and features a dual microphones setup with beam-forming technologies and boasts AI noise reduction to afford clear conversation even in noisy environment.
Moreover, it also touts dual semi-open speakers that are precisely positioned to minimize sound leaks while offering you a studio stereo experience. Beyond those, little is known about this so-called, yet to be named ‘smart’ eyewear. On a related news, Huawei also revealed its own true wireless earbuds called Huawei FreeBuds Lite, along with two new editions of Huawei Watch GT.
Always ready to play. Supporting HUAWEI HiPair, #HUAWEIFreelace can easily be paired with and fast charged by Huawei smartphones intuitively-by simply plugging into the device. pic.twitter.com/FOGHipA1kX— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) March 26, 2019
Like the original FreeBuds, it is not hard to tell these latest iteration of Huawei’s take of wireless earbuds are Apple AirPods knock off. In other words, they are ugly as [email protected]*k. Sorry, but not sorry. But in case you are interested, Huawei FreeBuds Lite is a pair of in-ear headphones (obviously) that an IPX4 rated construction, touts 12 hours of battery and like the many wireless earbuds out there, it comes with case that charges the earbuds.
Also introduced was a new in-ear headphone called Free Lace. It is wireless, but not true wireless. It has a cord between them is what I mean. Free Lace can be charged by the phone. It is quite sleek and packs a battery good for 4 hours of use with just 5 minutes of charging. On full charge, it can go on for 18 hours. Interestingly, Free Lace features Huawei HiPair technology whereby plugins in the headphones’ built-in USB Type C plug into a phone will enable instant pairing and also set it up ready for reverse charged by the phone. Well, if that’s not the strangest thing I have heard today…
As for the new variant of the Watch GT… it includes an Active model and a fit-for-ballroom (kind of) Elegant model. The Active model is sports a 46 mm titanium gray case, a 1.39-inch AMOLED color screen with 454 x 454 resolution, new bezel pattern color, and has 2-week battery life.
The Elegant model, on the other hand, flaunts a smaller 42 mm case with unique ceramic bezel cutting, a 1.20-inch AMOLED color screen with 320 x 320 resolution, comfortable and reliable fluoroelastomer strap and a week’s worth of battery life per charge. Both watches has customizable watch face that also supports third-party designs.
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