FUSE Modular Headphones are Finally Exciting Wireless Earbuds
We've seen a lot of advancements recently in the truly wireless earbud space. But just as fast as we are seeing products appear on the market, we are already seeing slight stagnation. Hopefully, that doesn't come off as a knock against companies like Bragi, Phazon, Apple, Samsung or Jabra who have all poised to make long lasting impressions in the market with their respective products. A few have already become daily drivers for the editors at Dealerscope.
But in a blind taste test, what are these really offering over each other? Some have better connectivity, others are more stylish, and a few are just a basically a computer in disguise.
Enter FUSE stage right. Ambitiously, the pill-shaped headphones will have the brains, beauty, and functionality of every headphone on the market. The ceramic earbuds blur the line between what you really are investing in. Is it a fully-functioning pair of earbuds or one of the subtly classiest wristbands you've ever own?
Honestly, they want to be both and that is the most exciting thing to happen to this market since its inception.
Consumers are looking to invest in wireless earbuds to downsize on how much they have to carry but are greeted with carrying cases that actually give diminishing returns on taking weight off your everyday carry if they invest any of the current products on the market. The idea behind the FUSE is that you can place the already slim earbuds into a pendant or a wrist watch and have form meet function. The cool ceramic body offers lower temperatures and the battery gets about an hour on just a 15-minute charge. Even if that's below Apple's 3 hours off 15-minutes it's still a serious contender. And with a few touch commands built in (sans volume control) these are wireless earbuds that should set a new example.
Right now, the FUSE seems to be marketed more to the very stylish but I wouldn't be surprised to see it breaking that niche and entering more creative avenues. Either way, these are the sort of innovations that CES boasts and Ashley Chloe has really brought out the best for CES.