Adidas, in partnership with Zound Industries, has unveiled a new sport-oriented Bluetooth headset with impressive battery life that can also be charged wirelessly
In the field of wireless headphones and earphones, we know the major brands specializing in the field of audio, generalist electronic manufacturers and even smartphone manufacturers. But in this buoyant sector, all the brands intend to do well… even the sports equipment manufacturers.
It is in this context that Adidas announced this week a new Bluetooth headset, the Adidas RPT-02 SOL. In fact designed by the manufacturer Zound Industries – which designs helmets, speakers and earphones under license for Marshall, Urbanears and Adidas – the new RPT-02 SOL is in fact a Bluetooth helmet that can be recharged directly with solar energy, at like the Urbanista Los Angeles, unveiled in 2021. It is indeed equipped with light-capturing cells, distributed over the entire length of the headband. Without even relying on this solar recharge, the headphones can take advantage of a battery with an autonomy of 80 hours.
This is a supra-aural headset whose pads come to rest directly on the auricle, and not surround it. A system that does not provide as good sound isolation as on high-end wireless headphones with active noise reduction.
A helmet that can be washed easily
On the audio transmission side, the Adidas RPT-02 SOL is compatible with Bluetooth version 5.2 with a range of 10 meters and is equipped with dynamic transducers 45 mm in diameter. A rather imposing format which should ensure a good highlighting of the bass. Zound Industries also advertises a frequency response of 20 to 20,000 Hz. The headset also has a microphone that can be used for making voice calls. There is also a USB-C connector for charging, but no headphone jack: the RPT-02 SOL is designed for wireless use.
The Adidas RPT-02 SOL helmet // Source: Zound Industries
Above all, Adidas obliges, the RPT-02 SOL is oriented towards sports use. In addition to the supra-aural format – which allows you to remain aware of your surroundings – it is covered with fabrics which can be removed to wash them after a training session. The helmet is also IPX4 certified and can therefore withstand splashes as well as rain or sweat.
The Adidas RPT-02 SOL helmet will be launched on August 23 and available in two colors: black or yellow. It will be offered in France at a rather high price of 229 euros.
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