Urbanista Launches First Solar-Powered True-Wireless Headphone

Urbanista, the Swedish lifestyle audio brand, announces the launch of the Urbanista Phoenix, the world’s first true wireless, active noise cancelling earphone powered by solar. Following a successful partnership with Swedish manufacturer Exeger to launch the Urbanista Los Angeles headphones, Phoenix also used Exeger’s Powerfoyle technology to create a solar powered case that charges the Phoenix with the sun.

Urbanista Phoenix uses no charging cables but instead integrates Exeger’s Powerfoyle solar cell material into the earphones’ charging case, to continuously recharges when exposed to all forms of outdoor or indoor light, meaning that the earphones will provide endless playtime when placed back in their case for charging when exposed to light. The earphones also feature advanced hybrid active noise cancelling technology and noise reduction microphones that filter out ambient sounds.

Tuomas Lonka, Urbanista’s Brand and Marketing Director, comments: “It’s a privilege to continue on this path of innovation together with Exeger and use the latest in solar cell technology to bring ground-breaking audio products to market. Our Los Angeles self-charging headphones were so well received by customers and consumers alike, that we knew right away that we wanted to apply this futuristic way of consuming audio to a true wireless design. Urbanista Phoenix really is a market leading product, and we are excited to see how these shape the future of our listening experiences in years to come.”

Giovanni Fili, founder and CEO of Exeger adds: “We are incredibly excited to launch the world’s first Powerfoyle-powered true wireless earphones together with Urbanista. The Los Angeles headphones set a new standard and as users around the world are treasuring not needing to charge their devices in the wall, they are craving category expansion.” Powerfoyle is the world’s only fully customizable solar cell and consequently uniquely positioned to power audio products given the extensive design requirements. Both end-users and our customers benefit immensely when a whole product line up is offered”.

Unleash the Power

Urbanista Phoenix’s true wireless design uses advanced Bluetooth multipoint connectivity that enables the Phoenix to pair up to two devices simultaneously. The Urbanista Phoenix is also compatible with the Urbanista mobile companion app available through the Apple App and Google Play Store, providing deep customization options including EQ controls. The companion app also provides information on how to get the most out of the product’s playtime, including visual indications of solar charge levels and usage, and the option to customize the earphones controls and voice assistant.

Axel Grell, Audio Engineer for Urbanista, comments: “Phoenix advances technology to create a cutting-edge, innovative audio experience and we have worked hard to develop a sound stage to match. These earbuds are designed to deliver a crystal clear and transparent sound with a punchy bass that doesn’t overpower the mids and highs. With the ability to provide an endless audio experience, Phoenix also delivers sound that will have you listening comfortably for hours on end.”

Inspired by desert scenery, the earphones come in Midnight Black (black) and Desert Rose (pink). The custom fit silicone tips provide sound isolation while securely cushioning the earphones in your ear and an IPX4 water resistance rating allows you to safely and confidently use the Phoenix earphones come rain or shine. The Urbanista Phoenix will be priced at US$149.00 MSRP.

Urbanista Phoenix key features:

  • Solar and ambient light charging with Powerfoyle™
  • Hybrid active noise cancelling 
  • Transparency mode
  • Multipoint connection
  • Playtime 8 hours
  • Total battery reserve 32 hours
  • Microphone noise reduction
  • In-ear detection
  • Automatic power off
  • Touch controls
  • Voice assistant support
  • IPX4 water resistant
  • USB type-C charging
  • Bluetooth 5.2 version
  • Urbanista mobile app compatible
  • Available in Midnight Black (Black) and Desert Rose (Pink)

Urbanista is distributed in Canada by Erikson Multimedia.