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CES 2021 | The HP Elite Wireless Earbuds are a new option for work video calls

The new HP Elite Wireless Earbuds. (Source: HP)
The new HP Elite Wireless Earbuds. (Source: HP)
HP asserts that its new Elite-series earbuds are an enterprise-grade way of introducing wireless audio into your professional online conferencing set-up. They are rated for both passive and active noise cancellation (PNC and ANC), streamlined device-switching and fast case charging via USB type C.

Many remote workers may feel that wired headsets or headphones are the only way to stay focused and connected while on a professional call using their PC. Then again, they may prefer wireless accessories for convenience and freedom of movement during those long presentations. HP asserts that the new earbuds with Elite branding can deliver these advantages.

These Bluetooth 5.0 wireless earbuds have 9.2 millimeter (mm) neodymium drivers that support a frequency range of 20 to 18,000 hertz (Hz) and a sensitivity of 103dB in terms of sound pressure levels (SPL) at 1000Hz.

They come in a sleek charging case rated to support 1.5 hours of use in exchange for a 15-minute charge (or a full battery for 2 hours of charging). These Elite earbuds also have ear-tips made of "premium" foam and silicon that help with PNC.

However, they also have ANC, with "omnidirectional" mics rated for a 94dB SPL sensitivity. Their companion app offers access to per-user audio tuning and touch control adjustments. It is compatible with Windows, iOS or Android. 

The Elite Wireless Earbuds can also use Microsoft Swift Pair and support "seamless" device-switching. Therefore, they may fit into a work-from-home set-up without issues on their release, projected to be in April 2021 at present, for a recommended price of US$199. Alternatively, they come free with every Elite Dragonfly Max sold when this convertible becomes available.

More HP Elite Wireless Earbuds shots. (Source: HP)
More HP Elite Wireless Earbuds shots. (Source: HP)


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-01-11 (Update: 2021-01- 5)