You can not turn a corner IFA 2018 in Berlin without bumping into a pair of real-wireless earplugs, the kind that consists of two separate pieces, connected only by the magical power of Bluetooth, one for each of your ears.
JBL is doubling this year with two new models: the JBL Endurance Peak and the JBL Free.
First of all the JBL Endurance Peak, shown at the top. They are aimed at sporty types and are very suitable for swimmers with their IPX7 waterproof assessment.
Designed to fit comfortably into most ear types without falling out, they have the "PowerHook" technology that allows them to turn on or off intelligently when you turn them on or off.
Complete with a charging cassette that offers a fast charge mode that allows you to play for an hour from a ten minute charge time, you get a total life of 28 hours with 4 batteries in the earbuds and 24 in the portable bag.
They go out in November for £ 129.99 (about $ 170 or AU $ 230).
The JBL Free are the next and are more focused on pleasant commuters.
They are again truly wireless, with a charging case that offers 24 hours of play time in combination with the buttons themselves.
Although they are not so robust, they are also splash proof thanks to an IPX5 classification. Both the JBL Free and the JBL Endurance Peak offer hands-free calling with an integrated microphone, although the more discreet oval design of the JBL Free makes it more suitable for everyday use.
Available in black or white, the set is now available, priced £ 119.99 (about $ 155, AU $ 210).
- IFA 2018 is Europe & # 39; s biggest tech show. The TechRadar team is in Berlin to bring you all the news and practical first impressions of new phones, watches and other technology as they have been announced.