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The 1More ComfoBuds attempt to undercut the AirPods, mimic Apple's design
- The 1More ComfoBuds support Bluetooth 5.0 and AAC Bluetooth streaming.
- The case can fast charge the earbuds, and supplies an additional 14 hours of battery life.
- The earbuds are available in Pearl White and Galaxy Black, and retail for $59.99.
1More is among the collection of audio companies trying to stand out during CES 2021, and it may well succeed with the 1More ComfoBuds. These are ultra compact, stemmed earphones that seal to the ear for a secure and comfortable fit.
Touch controlled earbuds are a dime a dozen, but the ComfoBuds merit an IPX5 water-resistant rating, making them a suitable option for athletes. Unlike its other offerings, the ComfoBuds feature full-length stems, akin to the Apple AirPods, but 1More’s stem design is tapered. This gives the earphones a sleek, refined design that sets it apart from the deluge of AirPods competitors.
The ComfoBuds operate via Bluetooth 5.0 and support just one high-quality Bluetooth codec, AAC. 1More includes instant pairing technology, so the ComfoBuds will immediately recognize the last-used device and connect accordingly. Each earphone houses two microphones for clear voice transmission.
1More crammed a 13.4mm dynamic driver into each earbud, and the company promises a natural sound with loud bass. You can automatically pause and resume music playback by removing and reinserting the earbuds, respectively. You may disable this feature, among others, within the 1More Music app.
The ComfoBuds appeal to the budget and fashion-conscious listener.
The ComfoBuds battery life is rated at just four hours on a single charge, which is middling at best. The USB-C case provides an additional 14 hours of battery life, and it can fast charge the earbuds: 15 minutes in the case supplies two hours of playtime. The case doesn’t support wireless charging.
The 1More ComfoBuds are available in Pearl White and Galaxy Black, and cost $49.99 for a limited time.
1More teases upcoming noise-cancelling earbuds and smartwatch
While the 1More ComfoBuds were the star of 1More’s CES announcements, the company alluded to its upcoming noise-cancelling true wireless earbuds: the ComfoBuds Pro and Colorbuds Pro, an ANC variant of the playful ColorBuds.
Both headsets support 1More’s QuietMax ANC technology, the very same found in the 1More True Wireless ANC and 1More Dual Driver ANC Pro headsets. 1More’s QuietMax noise-cancelling technology uses feedforward and feedback technology to reduce external noise and in-ear noise. QuietMax ANC is designed to alleviate inner-ear pressure that some users experience with ANC earphones. Its headsetes offer two noise-cancelling modes of varying intensities. The ComfoBuds Pro variant also supports a low latency mode for lag-free video streaming.
The ColorBuds Pro look much like the original ColorBuds with a rounded, stemless design. Like the Comfobuds Pro, these earphones also feature noise-cancelling technology. The ColorBuds Pro support Bluetooth multipoint, so you can connect them to two devices at once. 1More is well seasoned when it comes to true wireless technology, and the ComfoBuds series and ColorBuds Pro only expand upon the company’s portfolio.
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1More also mentioned its SoundDuo smartwatch, which includes integrated true wireless earphones. This versatile product also serves as a fitness tracker. In order to access the earphones, all you need to do is pop open the watch and remove the buds. Then you’re ready to rock and run.
The 1More ComfoBuds Pro, ColorBuds Pro, and SoundDuo will be available later this year and retail for $129.99, $149.99, and $99, respectively.