updated 07:51 am EDT, Thu July 12, 2012
Klipsch reveals rugged variant of S4i line of in-ear headphones
Klipsch has revealed a rugged variant of its popular S4i line of in-ear headphones. The new S4i Rugged shares a lot in common with the S5i Rugged and offers outdoor enthusiasts an option for listening to music on the go. It is weather resistant, with an extra-large remote control, all with a non-slip grip coating that will help to ensure users can enjoy high-quality audio without worrying about damaging them.
As with all S4i models, they are targeted at iPhone and iPod users meaning that the inline remote control will only work with iPhones, although anyone can still use them on any device. iPhone users can use the remote to control playback, and with a directional mic located behind the remote, users can also make hands-free calls.
The Klipsch S4i are equipped with 8.5mm dual magnet micro-speakers, which the company says offers a wide dynamic range. Each $100 purchase comes with four sizes of ear tip, a nylon zipper case and a clothing clip. They will become available this month and come in a choice of four colors including yellow, orange, blue and red.