Erato Audio Technology has introduced truly wireless stereo earbuds via a Kickstarter campaign. The Apollo 7 earphones, which resemble earplugs, contain a micro speaker driver, battery, antenna, microphone for hands-free calls, and a control button. There are no wires, just buds. Each earbud weighs 4 grams, less than two dimes. They are also water-resistant if they get wet, but you can’t expect to use while swimming.
Through its single-touch multifunction button, users can power the bluetooth stereo headset on and off, adjust the volume, play or pause music, skip tracks, accept and reject calls, and access Siri or Google Now. With simple device pairing and tap commands, users can easily switch between phone calls and playing music in fully balanced, stereo sound across the frequency range.
Like all wireless headphones, they need to be recharged. On a single charge, battery life should last up to 4 hours. An included anodized aluminum charging case provides two full headset charges, even when the case is unplugged. A patent pending 360-degree charging circuit allows users to place the headset into the charger in any direction for hassle free charging. Additionally, the headset will automatically power off and automatically begin recharging when placed into the case.
- Bluetooth Profile: Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP 1.2, AVRCP 1.4 HFP 1.6, HSP 1.2 support
- Supported Audio Codecs: Full support for aptX, AAC and SBC
- Driver Specifications: 5.8 mm Micro Driver, 100 dB/mW sensitivity; 20Hz – 20KHz frequency
- Microphone: MEMs Omni Directional Type input sensitivity at -42dB (+/- 2dB)
- Dimensions: Headset: 15.4 mm x 22.2 mm; Charging Case: 62.5mm x 40mm x 25.5 mm: Weight: Headset 4g x 2, case: 52g
- Waterproof: Headset’s nano coating offers excellent water resistant protection
- Designed with decades of experience, four patents, and a 2015 Red Dot Award, Apollo 7 is poised to become a leading player in the true wireless category.
Price and Availability
The Erato Apollo 7 is available now on Kickstarter for $289 with a limited amount of early bird specials at $249. Following the Kickstarter launch, Apollo 7 will retail for $299. Shipping is expected to begin in June 2016. For more information on Apollo 7, visit eratolife.com.
Apollo 7 comes in four colors, designed to match smartphones or tablets: Silver, gold and rose gold. A limited edition version in black, exclusive to Kickstarter, is also available.
In addition to the headset and charging case, the Apollo 7 package includes a set of accessories and a USB cable for charging.