One of the most common complaints about Bluetooth earbuds is the fit. Apple̵7;s AirPods and similar designs are hard plastic, and most others offer only a few silicone lace options – hardly enough to ensure a good fit for all human ears out there. Logitech’s subsidiary Ultimate Ears believes that there is a solution with its new Fit wireless knobs.
These earplugs basically make their own silicone tips that can shape specifically to your earlobe. LED lamps in the buds themselves can make the material in the tips smooth, soften and reshape them in a 60-second process when they are in the ear. Once the tips have hardened, they remain so permanently and give them a custom, one-of-a-kind fit.
This type of technology has been around for several years, but in the past you would have to go to an audiologist to get it done, an expensive process usually only worth it for musicians or producers. Sony does something similar with its 360 Reality Audio, but it only uses photos of your ears to adjust settings in otherwise static headphones. This type of super-customized process in a retail product is truly unique.
Outside of that signature fitting figure, the fits are pretty typical genuine wireless earphones, with eight hours of battery life spread to 20 with the included charging case. The fits have no active noise reduction, but Ultimate Ears says that the custom tips work so well that it is not necessary, and only passes in isolation. The knobs are IPX3 “sweat resistant” and include dual microphones for calls.
Ultimate Ears Fits can be pre-ordered today for $ 199 in three colors today. The retail price will be $ 250 after the promotion period is over. At the time of writing, there is no verified delivery date.
Source: Ultimate Ears