Adidas had quite unexpectedly introduced some curious wireless earphones at IFA 2019, including RPT-01 sport On-ear headphones and FWD-01 sport In-ear earphones, which are now available to buy via B&H online store.
They are distinguished primarily by materials and, as a result, by their appearance. The wireless earphones come with dark gray knitted fabric emblazoned which is quite different, also have a durable and IPX4 rated for sweat and splash resistance.
Actually, they were not created by Adidas at all, but by Zound, which also makes headphones for Urbanears and Marshall.
The FWD-01 wireless earphones for those who are extremely active and loving sports. It comes with four sets of eartips and ear wings to ensure users get a comfortable fit that keeps the earbuds in place. It is Bluetooth 5 compatible and you can use the built-in microphone to make and take hands-free calls.
It has up to 16 hours of battery life per charge and can quickly be recharged via the included USB Type-C charging cable. The earbuds are also magnetic, so when you want to stop listening, you can conveniently snap them together to wear around your neck. Rounding out the features of the FWD-01 is auto-pause functionality and passive transparency, which is designed to let you listen while still being aware of your surroundings.
The RPT-01 headphones, one the other hand, also comes with a knitted fabric, IPX4 water resistance, Bluetooth 5, and a built-in mic for hands-free calls. It is rated to deliver up to 40+ hours of playback per charge.
Both ear cushions and inner headband of the RPT-01 are removable and washable. It also features 360-degree swivel earcups and a built-in control knob and an action button, which you can use to create your own custom shortcuts.