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Crank workout tunes with new air-conduction earbuds


These earbuds don't go in your ear at all, so you can hear external noises.
These earbuds don't go in your ear at all, so you can hear external noises.
Photo: OneOdio

OneOdio unveiled its new OpenRock S Open Air Conduction Earbuds Tuesday, meant for active users who want to listen to music while doing sports activities.

Using air-conduction technology, the buds don’t go in your ear canal. So you can stay better-aware of what’s around you while you run, cycle or work out.

OneOdio OpenRock S Open Air Conduction Earbuds

The OpenRock S Open Air Conduction Earbuds succeed the company’s OpenRock Pro. The new ones include improved features and enhanced battery life.

What is open air conduction? OneOdio described the technology’s benefits:

This not only results in a natural and safer auditory encounter but also allows users to stay attuned to their surroundings while indulging in their preferred audio content. The open-fit without any ear plugs allows air pressure to stay equalised whilst ensuring important environmental sounds can still be heard for a safer and more comfortable wearing experience even after hours of use.

The earbuds also adopt dual-mark noise reduction and beam-forming tech so that even with the external noises, users are still able to immerse themselves into a soundtrack or phone call, making them perfect for outdoor fitness enthusiasts.

Audio and call quality

The company said it designed the earbuds to capture and isolate the user’s voice while filtering out ambient noise. This makes for clear, uninterrupted calls.

The OpenRock S’s solid audio quality comes from its dynamic audio algorithm, OneOdio said. In addition, patented TubeBass Technology enhances bass and music rhythm using a pair of 12.2mm dynamic drivers.

Crafted for comfort

OpenRock S’s ergonomic design, using lightweight construction and soft materials, is meant to enable extended usage for sports, workouts and daily activities. A patented adjustable ear hook ensures a secure and customizable fit for different ear shapes.

With an IPX5 water-resistant rating, the earbuds can withstand sweat and light rain as you connect to devices via Bluetooth 5.3.

With a case battery capacity of 750mAh, the earbuds offer up to 19 hours of playback time (earbuds only) and 60 hours with the charging case, OneOdio said. Touch controls integrated into the earbuds let you manage audio playback, calls and voice assistants.

OpenRock S specifications:

  • TubeBass Technology with 16.2mm drivers
  • Case battery capacity: 750mAh
  • Playback time: 19 hours (earbuds only), 60 hours (with charging case)
  • Audible decoding: aptX, AAC, SBC
  • Charging time: 1.5 hours
  • Charging port: Type C
  • Battery capacity: 95mAh (earbuds), 750mAh (charging case)
    Bluetooth version 5.3
  • IPX5 water resistance rating

You can buy OneOdio OpenRock S Open Air Conduction Earbuds for $89.99 on the OneOdio website and AliExpress. Amazon will stock in September, the company said.

Where to buy: OneOdio website or AliExpress


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