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Creative Outlier Air V2 launched: Up to 34 hours of battery life with Qualcomm aptX, Qualcomm cVc 8.0 and touch controls

The Outlier Air V2 can last up to 12 hours from a single charge. (Image source: Creative Technology)
The Outlier Air V2 can last up to 12 hours from a single charge. (Image source: Creative Technology)
Creative Technology has launched a new pair of its Outlier Air earbuds, the V2. The new model builds on the Outlier Air and Outlier Gold by adding touch controls, while retaining the stellar battery life and sound quality of its predecessors. The Outlier Air V2 is available to order in the UK now and will launch in the US on November 5.

Creative Technology has unleashed a new pair of true-wireless earbuds (TWS), the Outlier Air V2. Released initially in Japan, the earbuds have now reached the UK where they currently retail for £64.99. The earbuds will eventually retail for £74.99 though, and will be available in the US from November 5.

The Outlier Air V2 combines the best of the Outlier Air and Outlier Gold but with a fewer notable improvements. Firstly, the design of the earbuds and their charging case remains identical, with the earbuds sitting against your ears rather than just balancing in your ear canal as is the case with many earbuds. Creative Technology has finished the earbuds and charging case in what it has called Metallic Blue, which offers a balance between the gold of the Outlier Gold and the black of the Outlier Air.

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The Outlier Air V2 in its charging case. (Image source: Creative Technology)
The Outlier Air V2 in its charging case. (Image source: Creative Technology)

The company claims that the earbuds should last up to 12 hours between charges, while the charging case should provide another two charges before it needs recharging. Overall, that should yield up to 34 hours use before you will need to recharge the Outlier Air V2.

While this is slightly worse than the battery life of the Outlier Gold, the Outlier Air V2 feature touch controls and Qualcomm cVc 8.0 technology for improved call quality. The inclusion of touch controls was one of our most-requested features when we reviewed the Outlier Gold earlier this year and should make the Outlier Air V2 much easier to use than its predecessors.

The Outlier Air V2 also supports Qualcomm aptX, AAC, Bluetooth 5.0 and dual-voice calls. Each earbud contains 5.6 mm graphene-coated drives - the same as the ones that Creative Technology includes in its other Outlier TWS earbuds. Naturally, Super X-Fi support is on board Outlier Air V2, too. 

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Alex Alderson, 2020-10-27 (Update: 2020-10-28)
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