Bragi is no stranger to the concept of wireless cord-free ear buds having mooted the idea via Kickstarter back in 2014. Based on feedback and lessons learnt from peddling their maiden product, the Bragi has deem it fit to release a scaled down version of their piece de resistance. The new Bragi Headphone loses all the fitness goodies of the Dash and instead focuses on delivering a decent cord free listening experience.
The new Bragi Headphone lasts up to 6 hours on a single charge and retains the signature noise cancelling tech in the original Bragi Dash. Physical nodes on the ear buds controls playback functions.
The removal of all fitness tracking functions, automatic action recognition and water resistance has also reduced the price of the Bragi Headphone to half that of the Dash. If you’re an original Kickstarter; Bragi cuts a further $20 off the promotional price of $119. The recommended price will revert to the recommended retail price of $149 by 1st November.
List of features of the Bragi Headphone
- Wireless Bluetooth headphones
- Knowles® Balanced Armature Speakers
- Switch between tracks, phone calls, and deliver voice commands
- Connects to any device
- Up to 6 hours battery life
- Ambient noise cancellation
The new Apple Air pods is causing a sharp increase in the number of cord-free earbuds releases in the last month from Jabra’s Elite Sport to Samsung’s Icon X. Interestingly, none of the new earbuds are shipping with unique features which we haven’t seen.
The market is now beginning with cord free ear phones which are priced mostly in the $100 region and above. With more players entering the scene, we should see a decrease in the next year or so. The fitness tracking portion has largely remained the signature of Bragi’s. it remains to be seen if consumers are keen in a less “fit” version of their cornerstone product.