Belkin is getting set to release new active noise-canceling (ANC) earbuds, and this time they pack in some premium features at a surprisingly affordable price point.
Belkin SoundForm Pulse earbuds will cost $119.99 and feature not only ANC, but multipoint Bluetooth connectivity and relatively long battery life. Available for preorder, they start shipping at the end of May.
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Belkin SoundForm Pulse pack ANC, multipoint Bluetooth and 35-hour battery life
The new Belkin SoundForm Pulse earbuds are compact and feature ear tips and stems. Belkin has shipped earbuds with Apple’s Find My technology before, but the new SoundForm Pulse wireless earbuds pack more features at an affordable price point.
Belkin added hybrid ANC to these buds, a premium feature common in more expensive products like AirPods Pro. Belkin also included what it calls Hear-Thru mode to let you hear your surroundings better than you can with full ANC.
Unlike many more expensive earbuds, the new buds don’t have in-ear detection, so they won’t automatically pause plackback when you take them out of your ears. Many users may not miss that at this price point.
Multipoint Bluetooth connectivity
For connectivity, Belkin added multipoint Bluetooth so you can connect the buds to multiple devices rather than just one at a time. That makes switching from one device to another a little faster. The buds also support Google Fast Pair.
Berlin said you can get 7 hours of playback per charge. The charging case, which supports Qi and USB-C charging, adds another 28 hours of playback.
Each earbud fits in three microphones for clear phone calls. The buds are rated IPX5 for sweat- and water-resistance.
You can preorder Belkin SoundForm Pulse at Belkin or Amazon for $119.99. Orders ship starting May 29.
At $120, Belkin SoundForm Pulse earbuds give you hybrid active noise cancellation and multipoint Bluetooth connectivity.