Logitech is a heavy hitter when it comes to computer peripherals, so its latest drop—the Zone True Wireless Earbuds—comes as no big surprise. You can even use the earbuds with one of the company’s many webcams, which is great since they’re certified by Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams.
The Zone buds are designed with business professionals in mind, and specifically those who tend to spend all day video conferencing with coworkers and clients around the globe. They’ll work with nearly every smartphone and computer, thanks to Bluetooth support and Logitech’s wireless USB receiver. You’ll even be able to tinker with mic gain and other settings through the Logi Tune app (Android/iOS).
The IP68 earbuds also feature active noise cancellation (ANC) and a noise-canceling microphone. Ideally, this will allow you to consistently sound clear on your calls and be able to hear what the other person is saying, even if you’re working in a super-crowded area. There are three microphones in each earbud designed to distinguish your voice from others via dynamic processing, cascaded noise reduction, and advanced beamforming. They then capture your voice through bone conduction and even tamper downwind and other loud background noises.
Battery life, for talking, lasts six hours with active noise cancellation turned on or six and a half with it turned off. For listening, you’ll get 9 hours with ANC and 12 hours with it off, which is outstanding and should last you most of the day (if not all of it). The IP54 case can also charge your earbuds two and a half times, which takes just under 3 hours, though there’s also a quick charge mode that’ll give you 2 hours of listening time or an hour and 20 minutes if talking in just 5 minutes.
“Current wireless solutions force consumers to compromise between either traditional headsets that are not aesthetically suited for video calling, or sub-optimal audio performance,” stated Scott Wharton, Logitech VP.
Logitech’s Zone True Wireless earbuds come in either graphite or rose colors, and are currently priced at $299. They’ll be available sometime in Autumn 2021. You can sign up for release notifications on Logitech’s site.