Arlington Heights, Ill. - Bang & Olufsen introduced the EarSet 3i, a mobile headset designed exclusively for use with Apple devices.
The EarSet 3i, which reportedly weighs 8 grams, is the step-up product to the EarSet 3. New features include an operation button that enables navigation through tracks and playlists, and assists with call-waiting features.
"The hook switch makes it possible to answer, end and decline calls -- and put incoming calls on hold," said Dave Zapfel, North American product manager, in a statement. "Both buttons are conveniently placed on the wire where it is combined with the microphone."
Although the EarSet 3i is meant for use with Apple devices, a company spokeswoman told TWICE it is still compatible with other smartphones.
"If a consumer wishes to inquire further on compatibility, we ask they take their non-Apple smartphone into a local Bang & Olufsen showroom for final determination," she said.
The headset's design, constructed of brushed aluminum and rubber, is meant to be ergonomic as well as stay in place while exercising. Small pads are included for a more comfortable fit, the company said.
It is currently available in black for $199, with a white version expected to be available at a later date.