Do you remember LeEco? It is certainly so. A quick search of the news archive shows that, despite financial problems, the company has been able to raise a lucrative investment from real estate developer Sunac China Holdings and is on track. Letv is one of the public brands originally used by the Le.com company, a subsidiary of Le Mobile, and is another name we are familiar with from our involvement in the smartphone market a few years ago.
Now, despite being more or less absent from the smartphone scene, the LeEco conglomerate is still alive and entering the Chinese home market, which continues to sell a variety of products. Its latest is a pair of truly wireless buds, the name of which is roughly translated as Letv Super Earphone Ear Pro.
On the surface, these look like yet another entry into the already overcrowded TWS market. It has a clear in-ear design similar to Apple AirPods Pro and Huawei FreeBuds Pro. However, digging a little deeper, these 218 yuan ($ 33) buds have a pretty impressive set of features.
First, Letv Super Earphone Ears Pro offers ANC (Active Noise Cancellation), is based on a powerful L1 + chip, has Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, and has HSP, HFP, A2DP, AAC, and SBC audio codecs. We support this. The 62 x 22.8 x 46.3 mm charging case for buds supports both USB Type-C and Qi wireless charging. The box is advertised to provide 24 hours of battery life, and the two 33.2 x 19.6 x 23.6mm, 4g buds can last for 4 hours as advertised in the onboard 45mAh cell. That means a total of 28 hours of battery life and 4 hours of top-off time. Don’t look too dirty. The bud also has a touch gesture control. Users can tap once to play/pause, double-tap to tap the next track, and triple tap to tap the previous track.
Buds for the Letv Super Earphone Ears Pro are now available on pre-order. 218 RMB ($ 33) It is posted on the company’s Chinese website and is available in either black or white. Unfortunately, international availability and pricing have not yet been announced. We definitely hope these will succeed in China, especially if we can stick to surprisingly low prices and maintain an impressive feature set.