GET USED TO AIRPODSTYLE ‘TRULY’ WIRELESS EARPHONES
Truly wireless earphones (i.e. earphones that don’t even have a wire connecting one ear to another), have technically been around for over a year, and have been fantasised over long before that. With the recent release of Apple’s own Airpods, it’s no surprise to see a few hopeful entries into the category at this year’s CES. Some, such as the Bodytrak, offer the full “hearable” experience, which integrates smart ‘wearable’-style technology like biometric monitoring of multiple vital signs. Affordable options geared more toward pure listening pleasure, often with a fitness slant, were much more prevalent at the summit than the smarter hearable tech — a lot of these being offered around the same $250–350 price point, hinting at a more consumer-friendly environment for our ‘truly wireless’ future.