Beats announces new wireless Solo2 Bluetooth headphones

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Beats announces new wireless Solo2 Bluetooth headphones


Beats today announced the release of new Solo2 Wireless on-ear headphones, the first major new product the company has released since joining the team at Apple last May.

"We're taking the most popular headphone in the world and adding wireless Bluetooth functionality to it," Beats President Luke Wood said in a press release. "The Solo2 is already a world-class headphone much lauded for its acoustics, and now it joins our growing family of successful wireless products."

The Solo2 is functional within a 30 feet radius of its paired audio device and can be used to take calls, change the volume on songs, and skip songs. Additionally, the new headphones feature 12 hours of wireless playback.

With fine-tuned acoustics for clarity, breath and balance, Solo2 Wireless delivers a complete listening experience. Regardless of the kind of music you're into, its dynamic and wide range of sound will bring you closer to what the artist intended you to hear.

The headphones will be available later this month for $299.95 in the following colors: black, white, red, and blue. Interestingly, the press release notes that the red model will only be available via Verizon Wireless through 2014.

Beats today also announced an update in colors to the wired version of its Solo2 headphones, including Stone Grey, Hunter Green, Imperial Violet, Blush Rose, and Sapphire Blue. Photos of the new color options, a family which Beats calls the "Royal Edition", can be seen here at Engadget.
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