Announced ahead of the OnePlus 6 this morning, OnePlus unveiled the Bullets Wireless earbuds, the next iteration of its audio offering.
Described as lightweight and stylish, the Bullets Wireless connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth. Turning the buds on and off is controlled via a magnetic switch — whenever you connect the buds together, they turn off. When you separate them, they turn on.
Charged via USB-C, OnePlus claims you can get up to 5 hours of music playback from only 10 minutes of charging, which is incredibly impressive if accurate. To clarify, OnePlus says its fast charge tech is built directly into the buds, meaning there is no need to use OnePlus’ proprietary power adapter or cable to get the benefits of fast charging. Overall, the buds are said to have up to 8 hours of charge when at 100% battery.
The Bullets Wireless come with smarts, too. By long pressing the center button of the in-line controls, you can access the device’s “Google Assistant integration.” After clicking, you can speak commands for playing music, getting weather info and things like that.
For sound quality, OnePlus uses Qualcomm’s aptX, with the buds tuned to deliver high performance sound. Internally, OnePlus lists a moving coil driver unit of 9.2mm with “Energy Tubes.”
Bullets Wireless will be available by the end of June for $69.