Will.i.am's 'i.am+ EPs' Wireless Earphones Debut Exclusively at Apple Stores

i.am+, the company founded by musician will.i.am, recently announced the launch of its new i.am+ EPs, a set of premium Bluetooth earphones that are available exclusively from Apple retail stores and Apple.com.

Featuring a design inspired by the "iconic shape of vinyl records" and targeted at those interested in fashion, the EPs include circular ear pieces made of spun metal and are connected by a woven fabric cord. Because they connect to an iPhone via Bluetooth 2.0 and have a 30-foot range, there's no cord to plug them into a headphone jack or Lightning port.

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The EPs are available in black or gold, and when not being used for listening to music, they can be worn around the neck for quick access. When worn, the EPs click together using built-in magnets so they stay in place. There's a built-in remote control for adjusting volume and there's a microphone that can be used to make phone calls.

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Packing plenty of style, the i.am+ EPs Bluetooth wireless headphones deliver superior surround sound and deep bass to truly represent the music on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. The metallic discs clasp around your neck for all-day wear. Their lightweight, no-fuss form means no interruption to your music or flow. So easy, so fresh, they'll quickly become an everyday essential to complement your wardrobe.
A microUSB port located on the remote charges the EPs, and the battery is rated to last up to eight hours before needing to be recharged.

The iam+ EPs are available immediately from Apple.com for $229.95. They are also available for purchase from a select number of brick and mortar Apple Stores.



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36 months ago

So...circles?


When man first created the wheel, he was clearly also inspired by the iconic shape of vinyl records.
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36 months ago


"iconic shape of vinyl records"

So...circles?
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36 months ago
$230 for bt 2.0 in 2016 Ok....
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36 months ago
http://jalopnik.com/exclusive-will-i-ams-900-000-one-of-a-kind-car-is-ac-299528633

Remember his "car"? I'll just leave this here for you to read before buying anything he designed...
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36 months ago

Ain't gonna do your reporting for you, but MacRumors, I'd double check on that Bluetooth 2.0 statement... I would bet all of my valuable MacRumors Forum points that it's Bluetooth 4.0+.


If it is, the Apple Store retail listing is wrong.
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36 months ago

There's absolutely no justification for Bluetooth earbuds to cost more than $100.

Edit: Wait, it has apt-x but the iPhone doesn't even support apt-x?

I found the justification:



Glassed Silver:mac

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36 months ago
I definitely Will Not, I wonder who Will.
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36 months ago
Ain't gonna do your reporting for you, but MacRumors, I'd double check on that Bluetooth 2.0 statement... I would bet all of my valuable MacRumors Forum points that it's Bluetooth 4.0+.
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36 months ago
That will.i.am, that will.i.am. I do not like that will.i.am.
Do you want green plugs in head?
Do you want to listen in bed?
I do not want them, will.i.am.

Two hundred and thirty bucks so you say.
Try them, try them and you may I say.
Do you want them with a box?
Do you want them with a fox?
I have no use for such a thing.
I will throw them in the bin.

They have magnets, they look cool.
You can not use them in a pool.
I do not want them will.i.am.
Bluetooth? Bluetooth? only two point oh?
As for me, it's a no.

I do not want them will.i.am.
You can wear them to leave the house?
I will not wear them out the house.
I will not wear them with a mouse.

I will not wear them on a date.
I will not wear them with my mate.
I will not wear them on a train.
They will not rest near my brain.

I do not want them will.i.am
I will not wear them anywhere.
Try them and you will see.
Will.i.am please let me be.
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36 months ago
...almost as innovative as nylon watch bands.
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