The iPhone 12 comes completely without Apple earphones – one more reason to take a closer look at the latest Bluetooth earphone from Apple’s Beats brand: Apple Beats Flex as the company combines decent battery life with the W1 chip and at a low price.
The brand new Dr Dre Beats Flex is apparently the successor to the BeatsX (around $47.99 on Amazon). The design has been tweaked a bit – the clunky remote control has been streamlined. The cable that runs behind the neck is retained; if you take the Apple wired headphones out of your ear, the music is automatically paused.
Apple wired headphones they adhere to each other magnetically so that the cable does not get tangled during transport. The battery in the new apple buds now lasts twelve hours instead of the previous eight, it is charged via a USB-C plug, a short charging cable is included, and ten minutes of charge should provide enough energy for one and a half hours of playback.
Just like the previous model, the Beats Flex also come with Apple’s W1 chip, which ensures a stable Bluetooth connection. This chip also makes it possible to pair the earbuds with an Apple device by simply holding them nearby. The integrated microphone can also be used to make phone calls, and wind noise should be automatically dampened.
A few buttons on the cable can be used to start voice control, regulate the volume, control playback, or accept a call. Apple also promises premium sound with first-class stereo separation and rich and precise bass reproduction. So that the Apple wired headphones sit optimally, the scope of delivery includes earpieces in four different sizes.
Apple Beats Flex price and availability
The Apple Beats Flex is now listed on the Bhphotovideo.com website for 49.99, and the earphones are available in Yuzu Yellow and Beats Black colors.
Back in June, Apple has also released four new colors of the Powerbeats Pro: Spring Yellow, Cloud Pink, Lava Red, and Glacier Blue color variants. The hardware features of these earphones remain mainly unchanged, intended primarily for a more “sporty” audience.