Earbuds are easy to lose. They’re small, some of them aren’t even magnetically attached to their case (cue scornful glance at Airpods), and there’s two of them so misplacing even one ruins the entire set. Lucky then, that respected lifestyle audio brand Skullcandy Inc has wisely taped into Tile technology for their latest series of truly wireless earbuds : Push Ultra, Indy Evo and Sesh Evo.
The already feature-rich earbuds now come with built-in Tile tech so that either or both buds can be quickly located using a smart device. In addition, they sport improved audio, extended battery life, and reimagined design to better focus on comfort and fit.
“The launch of our newest True Wireless earbuds is designed to take this rapidly growing category to the next level,” said Jason Hodell, CEO of Skullcandy. “This expansion takes our best-selling products and enhances them based on the feedback we’ve received from customers including improvements in battery life, connectivity, comfort and fit. We have also added new technology features like wireless charging, solo bud use and Tile technology to truly offer an experience unlike any other on the market.”
The Tile feature is especially exciting for truly wireless earbuds, particularly as these new Skullcandy buds also have access to additional Tile Premium features like extended location history, allowing users to retrace their steps, and Smart Alerts, which help prevent loss in the first place. To date, Tile is found mostly in select headphones, which are much easier to find.
The top-end of this new collection is the sports-friendly Push Ultra, retailing in Australia for A$249.95 and sporting either a True Black or Electric Yellow finish. They are being touted as the “ultimate companion for any adventure or workout” (they are IP67 rated), nodding confidently to their careful design which features a flexible ear hook for customised fit. Up to 40 hours of listening time is promised (with the wireless charging case) and either bud can be used solo with full controls on each.
Next down the line is the Indy Evo, retailing in Australia for A$179.95. It’s a finesse of the original Indy earbuds, with up to 30 hours of battery life and a Pure Mint or True Black finish. Internals have been improved like titanium-coated drivers for better sound.
The entry-level of this series is the Sesh Evo, retailing in Australia for A$139.95 in a True Black finish, with other colours to be released later this year. They by no means sound like a compromise though, with improving connectivity and acoustics, battery life of up to 24 hours, an IP55 rating, and a small form factor for better fit.
All three earbuds are now available in Australia.