JBL is introducing wireless headphones that can be charged using solar power.
Hasn't it happened to you, your wireless headphone turning off as you forgot to charge it before taking it on a trip? JBL, the American audio equipment manufacturer, is introducing a solar solution for this, namely headphones that have unlimited playtime and can be charged both outdoors and indoors. Yes, indoors too with the help of the artificial light coming from our tube lights.
The wireless headphone called JBL REFLECT Eternal can play for 68 hours once it has been charged for 1.5 hours outdoors. If the users charge the device for two hours, the device will play for 168 hours. And if it’s charged for 2.5 hours, it will run indefinitely.
Even after this, if your device runs out of battery power, it comes with a 700 mAh battery that can run the device for 24 hours. The battery on the headphone can be fully charged in 2.5 hours using a USB port charger.
But, JBL is not manufacturing this directly; instead, it has put the idea out on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. The product is expected to be delivered by October 2020. The solar panel that will be charging the device is integrated with the headband that is also called Powerfoyle. The material has been manufactured by Exeger, a Swedish company.
Other features on the device include Amazon’s Alexa and the Google voice assistant for free voice calls. The device can be booked for Rs 7,019 (around $99) but it will be shipped only to US and Germany.
It would be interesting to know about the functioning of the solar material once the device is launched. Also, the factors affecting its functioning and how durable the device is.