Is it worth developing your own voice-control platform for TWS earbuds? Apparently, Skullcandy thinks so. Last week, the trendy headphones maker unveiled its all-new, voice-control platform called, Skull-iQ Smart Feature Technology.

Skullcandy Push Active True Wireless Earbuds
Push Active

The new voice-control platform will debut in two new true wireless earbuds, Grind Fuel and Push Active True Wireless Earbuds. So what is Skull-iQ? Well, it is essentially a built-in voice-control feature for the earbuds, allowing you to go completely hands-free by issuing audio commands to a device’s personal voice assistant.

It is like Google Assistant but just for earbuds-related controls without additional setup. You’d be surprised that most earbuds, even for most high-ends examples, don’t have their own voice control. Activating it is as simple as saying “Hey Skullcandy”.

Skullcandy Grind Fuel and Push Active True Wireless Earbuds

With Skull-iQ you can play or pause content, accept or reject calls, turn on Stay-Aware Mode for enhancing safety, et cetera. With this technology, it also boasts the first-ever voice-activated Spotify Tap access that allows voice-activated access to Spotify.

Another highlight of the Skull-iQ Smart Feature Technology is, it enables over-the-air updates via the Skullcandy app, thus allowing users to enjoy new features as they become available.

The first two Skullcandy earbuds to received this awesome feature are the Grind Fuel and Push Active True Wireless Earbuds.

Keep going for the respective features and specs.

Grind Fuel True Wireless Earbuds

Skullcandy Grind Fuel True Wireless Earbuds

• Skull-iQ Smart Feature Technology – Issue simple, hands-free voice commands to take calls, change tracks, adjust volume, turn on Stay-Aware Mode, activate device assistant, launch Spotify Tap, and more
• Over-the-Air Updates – Update earbuds via the Skullcandy App to add new features for enhanced functionality and to extend the life of the earbuds
• Premium Audio Quality – Experience supreme sound thanks to expertly-tuned acoustic drivers, dual noise-reducing microphones for natural and clear call quality and a noise-isolating fit
• Up to 40 Hours of Battery Life – Listen longer with 9 hours of battery life in the earbuds and 31 hours in the charging case
• Wireless Charging – Enjoy the convenience of charging without wires
• Personal Sound – Tune your audio experience to your unique hearing ability via the Skullcandy App by taking a real-time audio test to create a Personal Sound Profile for optimized audio levels
• USB-C Rapid Charging Case – For 10 minutes spent in the case, receive 2 hours of battery life
• True Wireless via Bluetooth® 5.2
• Auto On/Connect – Enjoy automatic turn on and pairing with the last device used
• IP55 Sweat and Water Resistance – Go on an adventure without missing a beat
• Built-in Tile™ Finding Technology – If an earbud is misplaced, simply ‘ring’ it from the Tile app

Push Active True Wireless Sport Earbuds

Skullcandy Push Active True Wireless Earbuds

• Skull-iQ Smart Feature Technology – Issue simple, hands-free voice commands to take calls, change tracks, adjust volume, turn on Stay-Aware Mode, activate device assistant, launch Spotify Tap, and more
• Over-the-Air Updates – Update earbuds via the Skullcandy App to add new features for enhanced functionality and added value
• Premium Audio Quality – Experience supreme sound thanks to expertly-tuned acoustic drivers, dual noise-reducing microphones for natural and clear call quality, and a noise-isolating fit
• Up to 44 Hours of Battery Life – Listen longer with 10 hours of battery life in the earbuds and 34 hours in the charging case
• USB-C Rapid Charging Case – For 10 minutes spent in the case, receive 2 hours of battery life
• True Wireless via Bluetooth® 5.2
• Auto On/Connect – Enjoy automatic turn on and pairing with the last device used
• IP55 Sweat and Water Resistance – Go on an adventure without missing a beat
• Built-in Tile™ Finding Technology – If an earbud is misplaced, simply ‘ring’ it from the Tile app

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In addition to a good feature set, these two pairs of TWS earbuds from Skullcandy are also rocking some pretty sweet, trendy designs. I mean, who can say no to orange on black colorway, right? Wait. Just me? Never mind.

If you are sold by the idea, you’d be glad to know that both earbuds are pretty affordable too. The Push Active True Wireless Earbuds sells for US$79.99 while the Grind Fuel True Wireless Earbuds goes for US$99.99. Both pairs of TWS earbuds are available as we speak. You can also learn about the Skull-iQ Smart Feature Technology HERE.

All images courtesy of Skullcandy.

Much danke to Ranggin for sending us this hat tip.

Published by Mike

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.

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