Urbanears Cuts the Cord with Plattan 2 Bluetooth Headphones
Known for their knack to produce lightweight, sporty, and travel-friendly audio gear, Urbanears announced an update to one of its most popular headphone lines. The company’s Plattan 2 Bluetooth, a headphone modeled after its bestselling headphone of all time, brings with it one small but significant upgrade: the cord is gone—entirely.
For this new headphone, Urbanears opted to go completely wire-free with the Plattan 2 Bluetooth. But still, the headphone packs in 30-plus hours of wireless playtime per charge. Still there are the crisp listening experience that Ubranears has crafted over time, and the standard 10 meters (33-ish feet) of listening range. Additionally, Urbanears integrated a single control knob that lets the user navigate their smartphone-connected listening experience.
Other features highlighted by Urbanears include an ergonomic design, a music sharing plug-in, and a collapsible design for improved portability.
But the big takeaway here is the removal of any and all cables. As a way to help celebrate the “legacy of the textile-wrapped cord,” Urbanears teamed up with Swedish knitwear designer Sandra Backlund to turn 4,500 meters of cords into five architectural pieces of wearable art.
“Human-centered design and functionality have always been integral parts of the Urbanears brand, and the cord is a good example of that,” Ida Holmen, PR Manager for Urbanears, said in a statement. “When we wrapped the cord in fabric, it was transformed beyond its standard function into something that added value to the overall look, feel, and experience. To mark Plattan 2 Bluetooth’s evolution beyond the cord, we wanted to pay tribute to this piece of Plattan’s legacy in a fitting way.”
Urbanears explained that Backlund is known for her three-dimensional knitwear and her unorthodox material choices, which made the Plattan’s textile cords the perfect subject matter.
“When Urbanears came to me with the idea of working with their cords it piqued my curiosity,” Backlund said in the statement. “I love experimenting with different shapes and materials so I was definitely up to the task.”
The Plattan 2 Bluetooth headphones are available now for $100 through the Urbanears website. They come in five classic Urbanears colors: Black, Dark Grey, Indigo, White, and Tomato.