Wireless earbuds are going to be the next big change in hearing industry; hearables are going to be the next wearable tech where the focus shifts now. Nuheara in collaboration with researchers at Curtin University is working on fully wireless Bluetooth enabled earbuds IQbuds. With Nuheara IQbuds, you’ll be able to control what and how much sound you want to enter in your ears. The project is open for backing on Indiegogo, although it has already reached its goal and is gaining more and more support.
From the Nuheara page :
“Nuheara IQbuds will be like having an Intelligent Hearing Device, Bluetooth Earpiece, and Noise Cancelling Handset – all in 2 wireless earbuds.”
Nuheara IQbuds will connect with any digital device having Bluetooth connectivity like your Android and iOS devices. The new earbuds will have stereo quality sound for phone calls, music podcasts etc. IQbuds will have the ability to boost hearing and focus on voices in noisy environments. With intelligent noise cancellation Nuheara’s earbuds will be able to filter out sounds based on user choices, it gives users the ability to blend music and environment sounds.
IQbuds will fit comfortably in ears and have touch based control; an app for the earbuds will allow users to customize hearing settings. The earbuds weighs under 12grams and are capable of providing four hour of music playback. For charging there is a small on-the-go charging case.
The IQbuds are not just any other wireless earbuds with fitness tracker or onboard storage options, as for IQbuds its main aim is to provide users with better hearing experience. There is one nicer feature in IQbuds, the new earbuds allows to change the voice settings for each ear and this could be pretty useful for people who have may have loss of hearing on one side.
IQbuds will start shipping from December this year to its early adopters, there was an early adopter offer at $179 which is now gone. But don’t worry you still have the chance to get the new earbuds at $199 which is $100 off the retail standard price.
The IQbuds wireless earbuds are a nice idea and with the promise the earbuds have, could definitely change the market for wireless earbuds.