Jabra’s Elite Active 75t earbuds get a battery boost, smaller frame, and extra dust- and sweat-resistance. The wireless 40mm Elite 45h ear cans, meanwhile, promise up to 40 hours of battery life on one charge.
LAS VEGAS—Jabra is bringing two new products to CES: the Elite Active 75t earbuds and an on-ear pair of wireless headphones that’ll only cost $99.
The Elite Active 75t is refresh of last year’s model, the 65t, which received a positive review from PCMag as a solid choice for casual gym goers. The company has now improved the earbuds with longer battery life—from 5 hours to 7.5 hours—while also making them 22 percent smaller.
The charging case can carry more juice as well. Expect it to extend the Elite Active’s battery life to up to 28 hours. Jabra also added some extra dust- and sweat-resistance to the earbuds, which bumps up the IP rating from 56 to 57 for water-resistance up to 1 meter.
To help users save even more on battery life, Jabra will add a software function that’ll let the wearer turn on only one earbud at a time. The feature will arrive via Jabra MyControls in the second quarter.
The Elite Active 75t will go on sale in February for $199. Like last year’s model, the earbuds will charge via USB-C and use Bluetooth 5.0.
The second product is a new entry in Jabra’s on-ear headphone line up: the Elite 45h. The wireless 40mm ear cans promise up to 40 hours of battery life on one charge.
Jabra says the Elite 45h will appeal to users on the go; at 6 ounces, they’ve been designed to be foldable and compact. A mere 15 minutes of charging can also replenish as much as 8 hours of battery life.
The Elite 45h run on Bluetooth 5.0, and can offer “one-touch access” to your smartphone’s voice assistant. Expect the $99 product to arrive in March.
To improve the audio quality on both the Elite Active 75t and the Elite 45h, the company is adding “Jabra MySound,” which is designed to automatically optimize the music-playing experience. “Users will take a test comprising a series of beeps in the Jabra Sound+app that calibrates the headphones based on each users’ unique profile for a truly individualized experience,” Jabra said in a press release. The new feature will arrive in the second quarter.