Along with the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact, Sony also announced the Xperia Ear Duo at the Mobile World Congress today. The earphones are wireless “open-ear” stereo headset, which will roll out to select markets starting “Spring 2018”. The device will be available in Black and Gold, and is compatible with both Android and iOS.
The earphones work with a companion application, which will be available for free download at the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
The earphones are built with a durable stainless steel and soft rubber. The open-ring supporter comes in three different sizes. Also an IPX2 splash proofing.
The earphones are driven by Sony’s CXD5602 chip. The earphone come with a capability called “Dual Listening”, which allows a users to hear music and environmental sound simultaneously. There’s also a feature called “Daily Assist”, which recognizes time, location and activities to offer relevant information throughout the day.
Xperia Ear Duo also responds to head gestures – the device’s sensors allows a user to answer or decline incoming calls by shaking or nodding your head, or skip through music by shaking your head left and right. You can also control your music and volume by simply tapping and scrolling on the device.
Additionally, the Xperia Ear Duo comes with built-in voice control with flexible access to multiple personal assistants like Google Assistant or Siri. Quad microphone beam-forming isolates the sound of your voice, filtering out external noise to help you set reminders, send messages, make calls or launch an application, all freely and easily.