Much like wireless charging, there is usually a big caveat to wireless earbuds that there is in fact a wire connecting the two earbuds. While this is hardly a deal breaker, there are definitely some advantages to being truly wireless and today Altec Lansing has taken the wraps off the Freedom Earbuds that offer that truly wireless experience.
Each earbud offers six-hours of battery life and the included carrying case offers a three-hour additional charge. The earbuds can be used in stereo or independently if mono is all you need at the moment. The case uses a standard USB port, so it can be used to charge other devices if you wish.
The Freedom Earbuds are IPX7-rated waterproof, which means they are ready to join you for a workout, but not for a swim. Conveniently for keeping your phone stored away while using the earbuds they have track navigation and call answer/hang up buttons on board.
Altec Lansing has also included a feature that I would have considered killing for a few times with my Moto Hint and that is the ability to track the earbuds down using the Bluetooth connection and the free companion app. The app is also used to link the earbuds for stereo performance and to switch between multiple paired devices.
The Freedom Earbuds will be available in Q2 of this year for $149.99 and come in 9 different colors.