Urbanista pushed the envelope when it unveiled a pair of solar-powered wireless headphones last year, and it’s looking to do so yet again. With the unveiling of its Phoenix Earphones, the Stockholm-bred audio manufacturer has done away with every single wire.
Battery life is an integral factor to consider when picking up a pair of wireless earbuds, as competing brands constantly try to outdo each other by even the slightest amount of listening time. To diminish the need to worry about an uncharged charging case, the new release charges as you take a walk down the street. The Phoenix’s case boasts Exeter’s proprietary Powerfoyle solar cell material that recharges when exposed to multiple forms of light, granting you a fully wireless pair of headphones. And in case you’ve been spending time cooped up in the dark, the earphones have a 32-hour battery reserve for lengthy listening sessions.
In addition to their unique charging capabilities, the ANC-capable earbuds are as durable as it gets, boasting an IPX4 rating for water resistance that deems them usable in any weather. In addition to their unique charging capabilities, the ANC-capable buds are as durable as it gets, boasting an IPX4 rating for water resistance that deems them usable in any weather. Sound-wise, you can use Urbanista’s app to personalize audio to your liking, which is ideal if you like to move from an album to a podcast and then finish with a YouTube video.
Wireless earbuds changed the game when they first hit the market, leaving us to hope this innovation will have a hand in how brands design their future models. While there’s no pricing or release information on the Phoenix Earphones, sign up for future updates through Urbanista’s website.