Swedish audio brand, UrbanEars, has launched its first pair of wireless earbuds called the UrbanEars Jakan.
The neckbud is a Bluetooth headphone which is the company's second attempt at this style of wireless headphones. The Jakan seems to improve on the previously 'ugly pair' of headphones. It cuts back on the thick band and springy, multicoloured cords for a more minimal design that packs all the hardware into the buds themselves and a small module on the right side.
UrbanEars also looks to be something interesting for controlling the Jaken headphones, with a new "control knob" that lets user skip tracks, adjust volume, and answer calls with just a single button.
UrbanEars revealed the new model, saying the Jakan are both minimalist and ergonomic for on-the-go use. The ergonomic design is adjustable, enabling users to adjust the fit for maximum comfort. Both a tangle-free cord and adjustable loops are part of that design, while the weight is described as “barely there.”
It is a shift from the three button control that is usually seen on headphones like this, but is much like the similar buttons used on Urban Ears' corporate cousin, Mashall's, headphones. From a design perspective, UrbanEars promises a sold 12 hours of battery life, and the headphones themselves feature magnets to more easily stow in a bag or pocket.
The Jakan headphones are available for $79 from UrbanEars in a variety of colours.