Razer’s new wireless earbuds are AirPods clones for Pokémon fans

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The Poké Ball case is the best bit.
Photo: Razer

If you’ve ever looked at your AirPods and thought they need to be more Pikachu, Razer has the perfect set of earbuds for you. Its new Pokémon wireless headphones are bright yellow and ship with an incredibly cool Poké Ball charging case. They’re set to debut later this week.

Razer has long been making its own AirPods alternatives. They’re called Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds, and although it wouldn’t be fair to call them complete knockoffs, they are very similar to Apple’s in shape.

Hammerhead buds boast an ultra-low latency Bluetooth connection, IPX4 water-resistance, touch controls, and custom-tuned 13mm drivers. And now you can get all that inside a brand-new, Pokémon-themed design.

Catch Razer’s new Pokémon buds this month (in China)

Razer’s new earphones are just like Hammerheads on the inside, but on the outside they’re painted bright yellow, with Pikachu silhouettes on each bud. By far the coolest feature, however, is their brilliant Poké Ball charging case.

It’s red, white, and black like an actual Poké Ball, and opens up in the center so you can stick your buds inside. A glowing circle on the outside of the case lights up when it’s charging.

Don’t get too excited just yet, however. Razer’s newest buds go on sale April 16 in China and … nowhere else. There are no plans to release them in other markets just yet, though that could change if they’re wildly successful.

The buds will go on sale through Tmall.com, where they are currently priced at 999 yuan (approx. $142). They are a limited-edition product, so they may be difficult to get hold of once initial stock sells out.