One of the significant drawbacks of wireless headphones is the need to regularly recharge them, which can be pretty annoying at times.
JBL has attempted to address this issue with solar-powered headphones. Harman, of which JBL is affiliated, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to make the new concept a reality.
The Reflect Eternal in-ear headphones are solar powered. According to the developers, it is planned to use the Powerfoyle material of the Swedish company Exeger to collect both direct and indirect light. The same material is used in some of Logitech's wireless keyboards, such as the K760, which works very well with indoor lighting.
According to representatives of JBL, in one and a half hours in sunlight, the batteries are charged for 69 hours of operation. If there are problems with lighting, there is a USB connection at the service of users: in 15 minutes they will receive a charge, which is enough for 2 hours.
With Bluetooth 5.0, Reflect Eternals headphones can be connected to almost any compatible device. Added to this are hands-free calling, multi-device pairing and JBL Pro Sound.
The crowdfunding campaign has already achieved its goal, but is still open to sponsors until January 14, 2020. Reflect Eternals headphones can be ordered for $ 99. The start of deliveries is expected in October next year. The retail price of the novelty will already be $ 165.