You may recall I reviewed the Earin M-1 True Wireless headphone a while ago. Back when I reviewed them they were revolutionary although they suffered from the issues that many other “truly wireless” had in that one would cut out occasionally because Bluetooth RF doesn’t go through people, it goes around them.
TL;DR – one of Paul’s favorite products is back and there’s a press release after the Pocketables History lesson.
Big head = worse experience unless you’re not moving.
In 2017, a few days after writing that first review of my daughter Aerin holding the Earin M-1 I met with the company in Las Vegas at CES and saw the mock up for the M-2s and got to play with a large proof of concept device about the size of a coffee cup that would eventually be fitted into the M-2.
Besides sounding nice it had this incredible ambient audio enhancing capability – the ability to filter out the junk noise and bring just what you want into focus. Can’t really describe it. It was quite awesome and what I’d describe as a hearing aid for the easily overwhelmed.
They also told me about a new tech they were going to use that would get the audio from the left ear to the right ear with no dropouts using an existing technology that nobody had thought to use. While there wasn’t a demo of this I did Google it later and was lead to believe that this would work.
They tried to nail down a time at CES 2018 for me to meet, but as I walk literally everywhere all day I don’t make many appointments. By the time I knew what free time I had their company had been bought. CES is crazy like that sometimes.
Below is the PR video which you can skip
And now they’re back with Google Assistant built into them, and hopefully that amazing ambient audio enhancing capability.
Press release follows
EARIN RELAUNCHES BRAND AND RENOWNED M-2 EARPHONES
M-2 Now Available Online, in Black & White Variances
Malmö, SWEDEN – August 30, 2018 – Earin today announced a reimagined vision for the Earin brand and the company’s renowned line of cutting-edge earphones. Harkening back to its entrepreneurial roots, with improved patented technology and all-new color variances mark a reset of the iconic earphones that launched the company and, to this day, remain the smallest and lightest earphones on the market. In addition, today marks the first time that Earin M-2 is now available in black and white versions in territories around the globe.
Working hand-in-hand with Google, Earin has created an exclusive experience unique to M-2. With the Google Assistant built into the earphone, users can now access Google’s digital assistant simply with a long press of the earbud. This enhanced experience allows connectivity to every day uses at any time, such as voice search or adding appointments to Google calendar.
Currently available in black and white, a suite of hot new color variants including mint, rouge and light gold, will be available later this year. Engineered for sound, the M-2 earphones create a seamless user experience like no other – answering calls, playing/pausing music, and accessing digital assistants – all with a touch interface on the tip of the earbud. The magnetic docking capsule both stores and charges the earphones, offering up to 14 hours of battery life.
“We are so pleased to finally be able to bring M-2 to market in regions around the globe, having worked tirelessly to develop a product that we feel delivers the best user experience out there,” said Kiril Trajkovski, co-founder and president, Earin. “We look forward to what the future holds and continuing to work with world-class partners and innovating with new technologies.”
To accommodate busy everyday lives, the M-2 earphones were uniquely designed with an all-new patented automatic left/right recognition technology. The accelerometer is configured to provide a signal indicative of an orientation, thus eliminating the need to mark each earphone with an R or an L, and the need for users to look for such marks when inserting them into their ears. Once inserted, the earbuds automatically pair to the user’s smartphone or other Bluetooth device.
Weighing in at only 4 grams, the M-2 packs a punch, providing exceptional audio experience with ultra-low power ear-to-ear communication from left to right earbuds using NXP® Semiconductor’s MiGLO™ technology with Near Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI). The technology enables radio signals to be transmitted across the human body instead of being absorbed like traditional Bluetooth technology.
“NXP is thrilled to have Earin embrace MIGLO technology and unleash a great user experience in the M-2 True Wireless earphones,” said Bart De Loore, vice president at NXP. “NXP’s MiGLO stands as a beacon of quality for consumers. MiGLO warrants uninterrupted and low latency wireless streaming of high quality audio and data. It features low SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) and power consumption. Both attributes are key to reduce size and weight of wireless earbuds, as demonstrated in the M-2 True Wireless earphones.”
With a unique shape that creates isolation from the outside world, four integrated microphones with an industry-leading custom algorithm that “catches the sound” where it sounds most natural – in your ear. A custom algorithm filters out unwanted sounds, such as being on a metro platform, or taking a call in a busy café – you can interact freely and communicate while talking with confidence.
Earin M-2 True Wireless Earphones are now available for purchase online in both white and black and will release at select retail partners in Europe later this year. Earin M-2 is also currently available at retail stores in China and Japan. The $249 USD/Euro retail price includes the earphones and charging capsule, custom ergonomic tips to ensure a perfect fit and high quality audio, and a micro USB charging cable.
Earin creates audio products of extraordinary quality for people who love music. Following one of the most successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns to date, the company was established in 2014 with a simple aim – to create high fidelity audio devices without compromise. Located in Malmö, Sweden, the dedicated team of audio technicians, engineers and industrial designers are continually exploring the potential of sound and technology. Earin wireless earphones are dedicated to sound like no other. From the incredible acoustic detail and clarity, to the breathtaking immersive audio experience, Earin sets a new standard for wireless audio.