Beats Flex earbuds get savage with special-edition leopard print


The special edition is purely a cosmetic tweak.
The special edition is purely a cosmetic tweak.
Photo: Beats

Apple-owned Beats hooked up with Japanese fashion brand Wacko Maria to release a new special-edition set of Beats Flex earbuds Friday featuring a leopard print, the companies said Thursday.

Beats Flex are the brand’s most affordable wireless earbuds. But now they pack a little more street cred.

Beats and Wacko Maria collaborate on special-edition Flex earbuds

Beats has indulged in plenty of special-edition collaborations in recent years with fashion brands, including a few with Beats Studio Buds.

The new special edition is a purely cosmetic tweak to the $70 Beats Flex, first released in 2020. Students who subscribe to Apple Music can get regular Flex earbuds for free, by the way. Flex uses Apple’s W1 chip.

Available for a limited time, the Wacko Maria x Beats Flex buds sport a leopard print, Wacko Maria branding and a dual-colored cable.

The cable connects the two earbuds and has controls on it. The cable lets the buds hang from your neck when they’re not in your ears.

Flex features:

Controls on the dual-color cable let you quickly adjust volume and more.
Controls on the dual-color cable let you quickly adjust volume and more.
Photo: Beats
  • Beats Flex earbuds feature Auto-Pause and Auto-Play, so the music stops when you take them out and resumes when you put them back in.
  • An advanced acoustic platform features custom layered drivers.
  • You can use one-tap Audio Sharing to sync with other Beats headphones or AirPods 2.
  • Up to 12 hours of listening time
  • 10 minutes of charging get you 1.5 hours of playback.
  • Class 1 Bluetooth
  • Control volume, music, and calls with on-device controls.

Big in Japan, maybe

Tats not included.
Tats not included.
Photo: Beats

The limited-edition earbuds go on sale Friday at selected Japanese retailers.

Price: $69.99

Where to buy: Wacko Maria and other retailers


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