Published on September 13th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning
SKULLCANDY’S NEWEST OFFERING SETS A NEW STANDARD FOR WHAT TO EXPECT IN A TRUE WIRELESS EARBUD UNDER $70
Skullcandy today announced Smokin’ Buds, delivering a full range of features, plus rapid charge. The new, environmentally-conscious earbuds are made with 50% certified recycled plastics, a consolidated part count and mindful battery capacity, minimising the stress on the environment. Smokin’ Buds True Wireless Earbuds are now available across Australia at select retailers and on Skullcandy.com.au for $69.95 RRP.
A fresh take on Skullcandy’s highly-popular “Smokin’ Buds” franchise, which originally launched in 2009, the all-new Smokin’ Buds are thoughtfully designed. By zeroing in on technology and features to support a stellar audio experience – including expertly tuned drivers and EQ modes – the earbuds deliver clear, full range sound backed by impressive bass depth.
“With 25% of earbud sales happening in the under $70 price range, we aimed to provide a better option that would mitigate the environmental impact of this popular, high-volume category,” said Jason Luthman, Director of Global Product Management, Skullcandy. “These buds pack a serious punch with a full range of sound you’d expect from higher-priced earbuds — all while putting less stress on the outdoor playgrounds we love.”
Made with 50% certified recycled plastics, 100% recyclable packaging, a consolidated part count and mindful battery capacity, Smokin’ Buds boast a reduced overall carbon footprint of just 2.67kg. The buds feature up to 20 hours of battery – 8 hours in the buds and an additional 12 hours in the case. With smaller, more efficient batteries, Skullcandy can dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of products, while still ensuring customers get everything they need out of the earbuds.
Smokin’ Buds are equipped with a comfortable and ergonomic design, which guarantees ideal fit, appearance, and noise isolation, all wrapped up in a sleek package.
Smokin’ Buds True Wireless Earbuds – $69.95 RRP
- Up to 20 Hours of Battery Life + Rapid Charge – Listen longer with 8 hours of battery life in the earbuds and 12 hours in the charging case + With Rapid Charge, 10 minutes of charge equals 2 hours of playtime
- IPX4 Sweat and Water Resistant – Go on any adventure without missing a beat
- Skullcandy Supreme Sound® – Unique audio-tuning process enables users to maximise the depth and detail of each sound. Premium audio quality features drivers that have been selected and expertly tuned
- Music, Movie & Podcast EQ Modes – Delivers best audio quality for music, movies or podcasts
- Noise Isolating Fit –Ergonomic, ovalised design provides all-day comfort and a noise-isolating fit
- Call and Media Controls via Capacitive Touch – Control volume, calls, EQ modes and activate your devices local Assistant with a tap on either earbud.
- Microphone in Each Earbud – Allows use of either bud solo without losing the ability to take calls
- Auto On/Connect – Enjoy automatic turn on and pairing with the last device used
- True Wireless via Bluetooth® 5.2 – Bluetooth® technology offering efficiency improvements and faster pairing