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Creative releases the Outlier Air true-wireless earbuds

The new Creative Outlier Air earbuds. (Source: Creative)
The new Creative Outlier Air earbuds. (Source: Creative)
Creative has finally joined the true wireless earphone market with the new Outlier Air buds. They boast IP5X ingress protection, 10 hours of playback on a single charge and graphene in their driver-diaphragms. These Bluetooth 5.0 buds retail for US$79.99 on the OEM's own website.

More and more high-end or specialist audio companies are adopting the true-wireless earphone trend. These products may offer many benefits (not being thrown into a temporary hellish cable-jail not being the least), as well as some potential risks. Creative, a company more often associated with the PC audio card, has released its first foray into this state-of-the-art tech.

The results of this are the Outlier Airs: a truly-wireless set of black earbuds, the stealthiness of which are a little disrupted by the LED ring around their outer edges. Creative claims that they offer 10 hours of use per charge, or 30 hours in total in conjunction with the buds' cylindrical charging case. This case has a USB type-C port.

The company has also augmented the Outlier Airs' 5.6mm drivers with a graphene diaphragm; this state-of-the-art material may enhance the audio generated by a Qualcomm QCC302x chipset. This adds aptX audio and Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus to the Creative buds' Low-Energy Bluetooth 5.0 audio.

This being 2019, the Outlier Airs come with voice-assistant compatibility (Siri and Google Assistant in this case). These truly wireless Creative products are available now at a price of US$79.99.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-04-24 (Update: 2019-05- 2)