Beats Announces Solo 2 Wireless Headphones

Beats is releasing its latest wireless headset, the Solo 2 Wireless on-ear headphones, just in time for the holiday season.

The headphones, a wireless version of the cans released in May, is the first product Beats launched since its acquisition by Apple was completed in July.

But don’t get it twisted. The Beats Solo 2 Wireless headphones were very much in development before Apple came calling. The headphones also complete the process Beats started earlier this year with the revamp of its entire lineup, moving to new drivers, new designs and most importantly, making wireless options available for all of its products.

The Solo 2 Wireless headphones have the same sound drivers as the Solo 2, but with wireless capabilities. You get 12 hours of battery life from the headphones, and music and call playback can be controlled on the sides of the headphones — just like on the Beats Studio Wireless.

Even better, the Beats Solo 2 Wireless will work with an included headphone. And unlike the Beats Studio Wireless, which requires battery power even if you’re plugged into a headphone source, the Solo 2 Wireless headphones are fully functional when plugged in.

For us, that’s the most enticing part of these new headphones because you’re basically getting two pairs in one: a wireless pair for jogging and general listening, and a wired set for times when you don’t have enough juice or want to use it in a more tethered environment (like on a laptop).

The Beats Solo 2 Wireless headphones will be available for $299.99 later this month at and select retailers. The Red Solo 2 Wireless will be exclusive to Verizon through 2014.

Author: Christina Warren

Source: Mashable