Alongside the Meizu 15 trio announced today, Meizu also launched two new audio products – the Meizu POP Wireless Earbuds and the Meizu Halo Laser Earphones.
Meizu POP Wireless Earbuds
The POP is a pair of truly wireless earbuds just like Apple’s Airpods and Samsung’s Gear IconX but it doesn’t have their high price tags.
The POP comes in white with a matching case that doubles as a charger. The earbuds are light, weighing just 5.8g each, and have an 85mAh battery that lasts 3 hours on a single charge. The charging case provides an additional 12 hours of battery life via its own 700mAh built-in battery, that means it can charge the earbuds four times. The case itself can be recharged via a USB-C port or can be placed on a wireless charging pad.
The earbuds connect via Bluetooth 4.2. The POP has touch-sensitive controls which can be used to pause, play, or change songs. It can also be used to answer/reject calls, or wake the voice assistant. Waking the Meizu voice assistant requires the phone runs Flyme 7.0. However, it can be different for those using other brands.
The Meizu POP fits snugly in the ears and can be worn while exercising. You also don’t have to worry about sweats as it has an IPX5 rating.
The Meizu POP is priced at ¥599 (~$79). It will go on sale on the 29th of April.
Meizu Halo laser Earphones
This is a pair of wired Bluetooth earphones with a nifty little feature. The earphones actually use Corning® Fibrance® Light-Diffusing Fibers for the cord of the earphones. The fibers are illuminated by laser diodes from OSRAM.
Meizu has settled for single-color fibers for use with its earphones. The laser effect has three modes:
- Music Mode – the intensity of the light changes with the rhythm of the song.
- Static Mode – the light remains static.
- Flash Mode – the light flashes at 2-second intervals.
The laser can be adjusted via a custom app. You can adjust the intensity or even turn it off if you wish. When turned on, the earphones last 5 hours on a single charge (at 50% brightness) and when turned off, it lasts 15 hours on a single charge.
The Halo Laser Earphones supports aptX lossless audio. It has ear hooks and an in-line remote. The remote has a switch for turning on or off the laser, three keys for music control, and a micro USB port for charging.
The Halo Earphones has a 360mAh battery that recharges in 1.5 hours. It is priced at ¥999 (159) and comes in blue and red. It will be available for purchase on April 29.