Musician Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas has released a new pair of wireless Bluetooth earphones called i.am+EPs which looks more like vinyl records & are available exclusively on Apple.com & selected Apple stores. By the looks, it is the best looking product we’ve ever seen from Will.i.am’s tech company i.am+.
The i.am+ Eos is a pair of single cord in-ear earphone that run behind you neck just like the Jaybird X2 or the Plantronics Backbeat. Although the Jaybird & Plantronics are meant for workout companions the EPs are made specifically for casual listening as it lacks secure fit design or sweat resistance. They also come with magnetic backs that clip together when not in use, keeping them at the ready to answer calls or pick back up on the soundtrack to the city.
It has built-in mic (can be used to trigger Siri) & volume controls, 30-foot Bluetooth range, woven fabric cable construction, an aptX sound engine & 14mm drivers in the earphones that are larger than usual. It has a metal finish on the back of each speaker. The earphones don’t seal your ears but rather sits inside like Apple’s EarPods. Its battery is said to last six hours on a single charge and can be recharged via a micro USB cable. It supports A2DP controls and will come with an integrated remote and microphone, although they will not come cheap.
Sadly for an earphone, the EPs are on the expensive side priced at $229.95 which will be available in two color options: black on black or gold on black. It is also mentioned that you will get an audio greeting form Will.i.am every time you turn on the EPs which might make things worse & lose its charm. More info on the EPs is given in their official site.