According to the official Beats web site, the Powerbeats (that’s the identify, by the way in which, there’s no “4”) include the usual Powerbeats design and with the Apple H1 chip that provides them comparable benefits with iOS units as AirPods — meaning simpler pairing, and hands-free Siri entry.
The firm has additionally made enhancements on the battery entrance, with the brand new Powerbuds providing 15 hours of battery life on a cost (plus quick charging that permits for 1.5 hours of playback time with simply 5 minutes of charging), together with an improved design with a cable that runs behind the ear. Moreover, much like the Powerbuds Pro, the Powerbuds at the moment are IPX4 rated, so they’re protected for use whereas understanding.
The Powerbuds additionally include a number of earphones built-in as a way to block exterior noise throughout calls. They additionally function on-ear controls for playback and quantity, so that you shouldn’t want to drag out your gadget each time you want to improve or lower the amount in your earbuds.
The new Powerbuds are priced at $149.95, and whereas the Beats web site doesn’t point out availability particulars, The Verge says that the Powerbuds can be accessible from March 18 on Apple, BestBuy, and different main retailers.