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May 2, 2018

Sony Xperia Ear Duo wireless earbuds launching May 25 for $280

by John_A

Pre-orders are open now on Amazon.

Despite being released well over a year ago, the Android space has yet to get a true alternative to Apple AirPods. Sony’s the latest company throwing its hat in this ring with the Xperia Ear Duo, and we now know they’ll officially launch on May 25.

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Although the truly wire-free design isn’t necessarily new anymore, Sony’s approaching this form factor a bit differently than we’ve seen from other brands. The Ear Duo hooks underneath your ear rather than just hanging out of it and this allows for a more ergonomic design and the ability to still easily hear the world around you.

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Other useful features include volume levels that automatically adjust based on ambient noise in your environment, head gestures, Google Assistant and Siri support, 4 hours of playback with 3 full recharges in the included charging case, and just 7 minutes of charging will get you 1 hour of use.

Sony’s trying a lot of cool things with the Xperia Ear Duo, but that also results in a very steep price. If you want to secure a pair for yourself, you’ll need to hand over $279.99 – $120 more than AirPods.

If you’re interested, you can place your pre-orders on Amazon right now and get the Ear Duo in Black or Gold.

See at Amazon

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