Earbuds For Your Workout Routine
The new version of Apple and Beats joint effort in wireless earbuds is not the Powerbeats 4 as some might expect but instead is named after the Powerbeats Pro currently on the market. The new Powerbeats are Bluetooth, no wired connectivity available, with hooks to go around your ears to ensure that they stay in place while you are being active. Unlike the Pro version they do not have active noise cancellation, indeed they leave part of your ear canal unblocked, which will be appreciated by those who like to have some idea what is going on around them.
The earbuds have a IPX4 water-resistance rating, resistant to sweat but please do not take them swimming. You can see more about them over at Ars Technica.
The reveal should come as no surprise, as the Powerbeats have been leaked extensively over the last two months. One Twitter user even spotted them in stock at a local Walmart in New York over the weekend.