16
Jun
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No matter how many sets of wireless earbuds I've reviewed, there's always one glaring issue that we've all come to accept: wires. Somewhere on every set of 'buds is at least one cable – usually connecting one bud to the other. It's annoying, but it's something we've all learned to live with since Bluetooth buds became a thing.

The guys who created a new Kickstarter project called Earin, however, want to turn the Bluetooth bud biz on its head with these independently-operating speakers that are completely free of any and all wires. They look fantastic.

Looks like I'm not the only one who thinks so, either – this campaign's £179,000 goal was demolished in just three days. At the time of writing the project has already gathered over £206,000 (and growing by the minute), so we'll definitely be seeing this one come to fruition (well, that's what we expect, anyway).

If you can get behind the idea of completely wireless earbuds, you can throw some change at Earin right here - £99 will land you a set of your very own...eventually.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Chris

    Those are tight. I wish there was a phone that head headphones in it like the Note series holds the S Pen. That'd be the ultimate earphone experience.

    • mfr118

      Good idea but the phone would have to be pretty thick to support it

    • Matthew Fry

      I'd rather not be forced to use earbuds and certainly not the ones that come in the box.

  • Justin W

    I can't help but think I'd lose it nearly immediately.

    • exadeci

      I bought a pair of http://www.plantronics.com/us/product/backbeat-go-2 a few weeks ago they don't get in the way and I know I won't ever loose it

      • adi19956

        Shameless plug

        • TSON1

          No plug... that's the point! :P

      • nagi

        I for myself got an active noise cancelling Sennheiser BT310.... quite a bit larger, but at least there is no way it's gonna just pop out of my ears somewhere.
        ...oh, and it has user changeable batteries that last 8-20 hours, and an attachable minijack that you can use even without the battery. 2-3 hours wouldn't cover a day's travel for me.

      • w

        You know you wont lose it? Do these earphones give you the ability to see into the future?

        • exadeci

          Yes ;)
          The thing is that I know that I would have lost the Earin because they are not attached to anything.

    • mfr118

      Exactly what I was thinking. But what if I lose 1? Can I buy another to replace the lost bud or do I have to buy a whole new set? If I can just buy 1, will it easily sync together with the one I previously had? I'm not asking you personally just a couple of questions that popped into my head when I had a look at these.

    • BruceWillisThrowsACar@You

      That's the first thing that came to mind when I saw the thumbnail. How will it secure to your ears? Overtime, wax build up in the ear will eventually make them fall out if you don't constantly push them back in. Even if that wasn't a problem, looks like you could still lose it fairly easy if you're distracted.

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    • abobobilly

      I always wonder about the cost of putting a GPS tracker or something in such wireless products, or atleast "something" which could help them to be tracked down, incase of a theft or lost property case.

      I'd definitely have to agree with you on this, as these seem easy to lose.

  • Matthew Fry

    No mention of the Dash? How are those going anyway? Any Dash backers here?

  • Brendan

    Let's just hope we don't have another Pressy situation here...

    • apfelcake

      What was the situation with pressy?

      • Brendan

        Missing deadlines by months. They still haven't shipped them out (or even finished them, as far as we know), despite their initial finalization day being months ago.

      • xHabeasCorpusx

        What Bendan said. I would like to add that the price was something like $30+ too. A bunch of chinese knockoffs came out that range in prices from $3 - $15, much quicker.

        The worst part about them missing deadlines and such was their lack of communication. I backed the Pebble during kickstarter, and while they were nearly 6 months late, they were very transparent in what was going on during their build process which left backers satisfied.

        • Markoff

          3USD? more like 1-1.5USD in China, I guess 3USD should include shipping to US anyway they got what they deserved, they could not deliver their already extremely overpriced product

          this headphones are similar, take small headset, remove mic, throw into box 2nd one and transmitter with small procesor dealing with stereo sound and you end up on 1/10th of price for same product including profit

    • Guest

      Let's just hope we don't have another Pressy
      KickStarter situation here. FTFY

    • gosa

      Or try Bubblepod - introduced a year ago, funding achieved 9th of July 2013 and estimated delivery was set for end of October.

      - I'm still waiting for mine, while constantly receiving meaningless "updates" by email that somehow always seem to begin with "Just a quick update..." and then rambling on about problem this and problem that...

      Sorry to say that Bubblepod will set the "standard" for my thoughts on Kickstarter and their likes, and as a consequence I'll probably never fund anything again. Buy when available - maybe... but fund? - Not likely...

  • http://www.failuretodream.com/ lostboardmayhem

    They looked extremely appealing until I watched the video and realized that it would be sending a Bluetooth singnal straight through my head to the other bud, now I think I will pass on the idea.

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/77537273@N03/ Herman

      I suppose you never make phone calls?

    • andy_o

      1. They're not lasers, it would be pretty much the same as any other BT headset.

      2. Standing under a lightbulb will expose you to way more energetic radiation than a BT device, a Wi-Fi signal or your microwave oven (unless you're putting your head in it).

      • Markoff

        you are right, it's just like any other BT headset just multiplied by 2, while price is multiplied by...

        • andy_o

          I don't know why you replied to my comment, but aside from that, it's not as easy as BT x 2 as you imply here and your other comment. I don't think the BT standard allows for this kind of thing, they must apply some trick outside of the BT standard, and also timing has to be done perfectly for stereo to work right.

    • shoop83

      You do realize bluetooth is omni-directional, right? In your pocket or in your ear it doesn't matter waves are everywhere.

    • flosserelli

      Your brain and entire body absorb radio waves every single moment of every single day. Nothing new here.

  • Vibrunazo

    > Play time: 2,5-3 hours

    Meh, this kills it for me. My Jaybird lasts 8 hours.

  • black

    Oh Emm Gee, I want this so much!

    I hope the sound quality is up to the snuff.

  • someone755

    And here I am, thinking this kind of thing already existed.
    Huh.

  • http://liveinalux.com/ mankulito

    i ll better give 99 gbp to some animal shelter or whatever.

  • RTWright

    I'll wait for The Dash to be released and then think more seriously if I want to spend that kind of money. Those look far more appealing than these do.

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