I remember the PR for Earin Wireless Earbuds and later a Kickstarter that didn’t quite deliver its promise. That was a first generation product and the Swedish company, acquired by Will.i.am’s i.am+ at the start of the year, is back with a second rev.
Now available in Europe and the US for $249, it’s expensive gear with impressive technology into a small form factor. Most interesting for cycling is the handsfree calling, turn-by-turn instructions, and Google Assistant.
Bluetooth 4.2 connects the left earbud to your music source, Near Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) in the form of NXP Semiconductor’s MiGLO technology enables a low-power connection to the right earbud.
AAC, aptX, and SBC are all supported by the M–2, which boasts a 20-20000 Hz frequency range. A built-in accelerometer figures out which earbud is in which ear, eliminating the need for L and R labels.
Each earbud also has the same touch control interface for playing/pausing, answering calls, and summoning the Google Assistant. Intelligent noise reduction works with 2 microphones on each side.
Earin M-2 True Wireless Earphones are now available for purchase online in both white and black. The $249 USD/Euro retail price includes the earphones and charging capsule, custom ergonomic tips to ensure a perfect fit and high-quality audio, and a micro USB charging cable.