HP Intros "Pro-Grade" Earbuds
Jan 4, 2023, 1:45 PM by Rich Brome @rbrome
HP has announced the Poly Voyager Free 60+ "pro-grade wireless earbuds for hybrid lifestyles." The unique smart charging case sports an LCD touchscreen for "easy access to volume and mute functions, fast insight into battery life and call status". The case also holds a USB dongle that lets the buds work with PCs that don't have Bluetooth built in. It also comes with a 3.5mm cable that lets the buds work with wired audio on planes, via the case as a Bluetooth adapter. The buds support Bluetooth 5.3. Multipoint means they can remember up to eight devices, and the case controls make it easy to switch between two active devices. The true wireless earbuds naturally feature 3-mic adaptive ANC, transparency mode, and two-way background noise reduction. The buds can last 5.5 hours on a call or eight hours of listening with ANC on. The charging case adds up to 16 hours for up to 24 hours total. The case supports wired and Qi wireless charging. The buds are rated IP54 for dust and water resistance. The buds support Poly's remote IT management tools. The Poly Voyager Free 60+ will ship in March for $350. A step-down model with a basic charging case will sell for $300. It will also be available in a Microsoft Teams-certified version.
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