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.”
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,”
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