Apple has unveiled EarPods today, the company’s new re-engineered headphones with remote and mic for iPhones and iPods, a hands-on video of which was leaked just over a week ago. Apple has decided to include them with the new iPod touch, the new iPod nano and with the iPhone 5, as well as a standalone accessory that is now listed for sale on the online Apple Store.
According to Apple’s stats, over 600 million sets of earbuds have been shipped. That’s over 1.2 billion “little speakers”. Apple says that doing a great headphone is hard, because ears are really, really challenging and because everyone’s ears are different. That’s where the EarPods come in, with a shape that is actually defined by the geometry of an ear, without creating a seal the way other in-ear headphones do.
“The Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic are designed to rest comfortably inside — and stay inside — a variety of ear types. The audio quality is so superior, they rival high-end headphones that cost hundreds of dollars more. And you can use the improved remote to adjust volume, control music and video playback, and answer or end calls on your iPhone”.
- Designed by Apple
- Deeper, richer bass tones
- Greater protection from sweat and water
- Control music and video playback
- Answer and end calls
What’s in the Box:
- Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
- Storage and travel case
You can grab a pair right now for $35 at the online Apple Store.