Sony Xperia Ear hits the stores

Sony Xperia Ear wireless earbuds with personal assistant features now available
Sony Xperia Ear
The waterproof Xperia Ear wireless earbuds are finally available in stores. This accessory can recognize voice commands and head movements, also acting as a useful personal assistant.

Although the Apple AirPods are very well known, Sony was the first to unveil a similar product. Sony Mobile introduced the Xperia Ear wireless earbuds in Barcelona, during the MWC 2016 trade show that took place back in February. Pre-orders opened last month, and now this wireless accessory is finally available in stores.

According to Sony Mobile, "Xperia Ear is a whole new way to get the info you need, when you need it, all via an oh-so-small and surprisingly comfortable earpiece." Also described as "Sony Mobile's intelligent personal assistant," the Xperia Ear comes with IPX2 water protection, the core unit having just 6.8 grams, while the charging case weighs 39 grams. The core unit features a 65 mAh battery, while the case packs a 300 mAh battery. Only available in graphite black, the Xperia Ear uses Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC connectivity, its host application requiring Android 4.4 KitKat or later to run.

Those who do not have the time to hit a retail store that has the Sony Xperia Ear on its shelves can go online and purchase the earbuds directly from Sony's eStore.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-11-18 (Update: 2016-11-18)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.