Shokz has introduced the latest addition to its line of earbuds that feature patented open-ear technology: the OpenFit are the company’s first open-ear true wireless earbuds, and they feature patented air conduction technology.
Rather than be positioned inside the ear, OpenFit earbuds are built around the ear, leaving the inner ear open. The ultra-lightweight buds allow wearers to comfortably hear their audio while being able to hear surrounding noise clearly as well, so you maintain a level of situational awareness.
They employ a Dolphin Arc Ear Hook design that adapts to your natural ear shape. The 0.7mm ultra-fine flexible memory wire provides an ergonomic fit and at just 8.3 grams, so they can be worn comfortably all-day. Each earbud is engineered with a dual-layered liquid silicone that provides a pliable fit for every ear shape while avoiding discomfort from extended wear and a customized dynamic driver.
OpenFit uses DirectPitch technology, which produces a full audio experience along with Shokz OpenBass, Shokz’s proprietary low-frequency enhancement algorithm, to carry low-frequency vibrations directly toward your ear without covering it. OpenFit also uses AI Call Noise Cancellation technology to ensure call quality. The technology is tested in common noisy call settings, such as stations and intersections, filtering out up to 99.7% of ambient noise, says Shokz.
Listeners can enjoy Shokz OpenBass as well, a proprietary low-frequency enhancement algorithm to carry low-frequency vibrations directly toward your ear without covering it. The 18x11mm customized dynamic driver unit is built with an ultra-light composite diaphragm comprised of two parts. The inner dome-shaped cap is made of a high strength, ultra-lightweight carbon fiber that is 20 times stronger than steel.
Get seven hours of listening per charge and up to 28 hours of music-listening time when charged in the charging case. A quick five-minute charge will provide an extra hour of listening time. Control audio playback and calls using the built-in touchpads. An IP54 water-resistant rating is achieved thanks to the double-layer waterproof steel mesh and gauze. Download the Shokz app for a more personalized listening experience, selecting among different EQ modes and button functions. They feature Bluetooth 5.2 for a seamless and reliable connection.
“When setting out to develop OpenFit, we scanned a vast array of human ear data to create the most comfortable fit within our patented open-ear design,” says Vincent Xiong, CEO at Shokz. “We couldn’t be prouder of the natural sound quality, powerful bass, and secure, ergonomic fit we perfected with OpenFit. As the first flagship product to feature air conduction technology globally, it is a unique product offering that can be worn comfortably for any occasion – whether you are commuting to the office, working from home or even working out, OpenFit was built to be comfortable, safe and secure in any situation.”
Shokz OpenFit is available for order today in beige and black for $230 in Canada.