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Skullcandy releases Indy, its latest truly wireless earbuds

The Skullcandy Indy earbuds. (Source: Skullcandy)
The Skullcandy Indy earbuds. (Source: Skullcandy)
The popular audio company Skullcandy has unveiled Indy, a pair of truly wireless earbuds aimed at those wishing to get into this product category at a decent price. They offer IP55 ingress protection, Bluetooth 5.0 and a combined battery life of 16 hours for US$79.99.

A steadily increasing number of well-known names in audio are jumping on the truly-wireless earbud wagon. They include Skullcandy, which has just unveiled its own latest pair of these devices. They go by the name Indy, and follow the 'toothbrush-head' form factor rather than that of the 'fancy hearing aid'. However, the Indy may strike one as looking more like Mobvoi's TicPods than Apple's AirPods.

Therefore, the Indys are a considerable departure from Skullcandy's earlier foray into the true-wireless game. Those were the Push earbuds, which went down more of the 'hearing aid' avenue. Skullcandy may have done this in order to deliver the "noise isolating fit" with which it claims the Indys are associated.

These earbuds also have removable gel inserts intended to both fix the Indys in the ear and make them comfortable while in there. Skullcandy also claims that these buds are equipped with an IP55 rating for protection against sweat, dust and water.

The Indys connect using Bluetooth 5.0, which (apparently) gives them a 33-foot range from a given device. They have a 6mm driver, rated for a 20-20,000 hertz frequency response with an impedance of about 16 ohms. However, their Apple-esque charging case works via microUSB only, which in 2019 is a little disappointing.

The Skullcandy Indys are available now via the company's own website at a price of US$79.99.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-05-10 (Update: 2019-05-10)