Is it possible to have sleek lines, like those on exotic automobiles, on true wireless earbuds? Well, apparently it is possible – if you get a former Pininfarina designer to dream up the said earbuds for you.
Such is what the Pearl Audio AI-powered True Wireless Earbuds has done. Designed by Crystal Li, a former Pininfarina designer, Pearl Audio’s TWS earphones sports flowing lines inspired by the exotic rides of the prancing horse marque.
The lines pretty much speak for themselves, doesn’t it? Pearl Audio said it has “rivals Apple’s popular audio product, the AirPods Pro” (in terms of design), but I think it is way ahead. The fact that it does not have the eyesore stems won half of the war. You know, I am just saying…
And aesthetic is not only thing it has to boast about. Under the hood, it gets a Qualcomm QCC5121 chip and AI-powered noise cancellation that touts 2 noise cancellation modes: silent, which blocks all noise and quiet that blocks some noise so you can still be aware of your surrounding.
Moreover, it also boasts the industry-first solar charging case that allows the case to be charged with sunlight – but at the expense of a rather large charging case. That’s in addition to the usual USB-C and wireless Qi charging, btw. Pearl Audio claims that 30 minutes of charging for over 2 hours of playtime.
And then there’s the so-called AI-powered loss prevention which prevents you from accidentally leaving your earbuds behind. Notifications are sent to your phone via Pearl’s native app if you left one or both in an unfamiliar location.
So, it kind of uses both proximity and known locations that determine if you have accidentally leave the earbuds at, say, a cafe, but it won’t alert you if you are home. How that really plays out remain to be seen.
Other notables include “premium sound” via Beryllium drivers (size unknown, though), Bluetooth 5.0, touch control, 60+ hours of playback time, and an IPX5 rated acetate and stainless steel construction.
If you are sold by the idea – whether by its touted feature or the fact it has exotic car lines – you may want to consider pre-ordering Pearl Audio AI-powered True Wireless Earbuds on Indiegogo for $114-149.
The campaign has met its funding goal and therefore, backers just need to look forward to April when it starts shipping.
Images: Indiegogo (Pearl Audio).