updated 04:50 pm EDT, Tue May 19, 2009
DigiFi out two earbuds
Korea-based DigiFi and technology partner Kleer on Tuesday announced the release of two new wireless earbud sets, the Digital Opera S2 and the Digital Opera S5. Either set sports volume and track control buttons on the earbuds themselves and relies on Kleer's wireless technology to stream uncompressed, lossless 16-bit, 44.1KHz digital stereo audio up to 33 feet away.
The built-in battery is rated to provide up to 10 hours of life in either set. The Opera S2 uses a transmitter that connects to a portable audio or any other music player that has a 3.5mm audio jack, while the Opera S5 set has a docking transmitter that connects with compatible iPods and iPhones. Each transmitter can send music to up to four Kleer-based wireless earbuds.
The Opera S2 and iPod-compatible Opera S5 will be released worldwide on June 20th, though no prices have yet been announced.