JBL introduced the new Reflect Eternal self-charging wireless headphones and its highlight is, of course, to never charge them in the usual ways.
It was made possible thanks to the use of Powerfoyle technology from the Swedish company Exeger, thanks to which the headphones can be recharged from sunlight. As the manufacturer promises, the wireless headphones do not need bright sunlight, they can “work” from indirect light, as well as indoors and under artificial lighting. Unless you want to listen to music for a long time in total darkness, headphones will always be provided with energy.
As JBL expects, an hour and a half outside the night will not be enough for 68 hours of listening to music, and 2.5 hours on the street per day will be enough for “endless” listening without additional recharging. Not even in the most favorable conditions, for example, in the shiny season, such headphones may never require additional charging.[Also see JBL Tune 750BTNC ANC and Tune 115BT Wireless Headphones]
Of course, they can be charged in the usual way, for this, a USB port is provided. 15 minutes of charging should be enough for two hours of playback. The built-in battery has a capacity of 700 mAh. By the way, the headphones are protected from moisture at the IPX4 level, and Bluetooth 5.0 is supported.
JBL Reflect Eternal self-charging wireless headphones are currently under development. The company decided to finance the project through the Indiegogo platform. The first investors will be able to get headphones for $99, and the retail price will be $165. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in October 2020.