The Powerbeats Pro brings sound quality and ergonomic design together with an untethered experience.
By Sean Bradley
Beats By Dre is taking a step forward with its earphone design by combining the best of several worlds; excellent sound quality, comfortable fit, great connectivity and a wireless experience all come together to create the Powerbeats Pro.
The Powerbeats Pro will be available in Black, Ivory, Moss and Navy colours with an RRP of £219.95/$249.95 and will be available in May 2019.
Sound quality has always been the core of the Beats By Dre experience and the Powerbeats Pro have been designed from the ground up with this in mind.
Beats have designed the fit for comfort after extensive testing with the earphone resting in the concha bowl of the ear, four sizes of ear cups and an adjustable earhook allowing you to customise the product to your liking. At 23 percent smaller and 17 percent lighter than its predecessor, the Powerbeats Pro is sweat and water resistant and built for performance.
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Apple’s recent AirPods refresh, can be found in the Powerbeats Pro too as Beats try to pack all the latest gear into the device.
The range of functionality includes an ambidextrous design, allowing you to control the volume of the output from either earbud while optical sensors stop/start playback automatically when the earphones are removed from your ears.
The inclusion of a speech-detecting accelerometer is a first for Beats, aiming to allow users to answer phone calls with the confidence that their voice will be audible and clear thanks to advanced microphones that automatically filter out background noise.
The battery life is suggested to be up to 9 hours of listening time and more than 24 hours of combined playback with the magnetic closure case. With the Fast Fuel technology you’ll be able to get 1.5 hours of playback after just 5 minutes of charging, and up to 4.5 hours after 15 minutes of charging.
Powerbeats Pro will connect through Class 1 Bluetooth technology which offers extended range and more consistent performance. You can also connect the earbuds independently to your device, allowing you to use both or just one depending on your personal preference.
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