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XTouch Launches XBone Bone Conduction Headphone



XTOUCH has today announced the launch of XBone Bluetooth bone conduction headphones. Performing the role of the ear drums, XBone decodes soundwaves in high fidelity and stereo quality sound through cheekbones. The added benefit of being placed outside of the ears keeps you safe from bacterial infections and protects the ear drums from long term exposure to loud noise. Featherweight yet durable, the memory wire design provides a snug fit and with IP65, it is sweat and water resistant.

Priced at only AED 299, it is specially designed for sports enthusiasts, gamers and music lovers. At just 30 gms, the lightweight XBone is made of titanium nickel alloy and can be bent 15,000 times without any damage. It’s double suspension vibration system with suspension damping technology allows for quality stereo music. Equipped with CVC 6.0 noise reduction technology along with Bluetooth and NFC, XBone delivers a high quality call experience and enables effortless connectivity.

Speaking about the launch of the XBone headphone, Sandeep Agrawal, Executive Director of XTouch, said, “Technology is taking over so many aspects of our lives and it is important that many more people are capable of enjoying the new advancements. It is our ongoing quest to ensure that we have a steady stream of new and innovative products that can reach the masses at affordable costs. The XBone, is a part of our new range of lifestyle products including the XSlate and XBook. Moving into 2019 will see further innovations that will generate a lot of excitement for our customers.”

XTouch has also launched the XSlate  8.5inch LCD writing pad which is an alternative to drawing with traditional tools and suits children as well as home and office users perfectly.  It comes with a double-sided stylus, which makes it capable to write or draw with different effects. An erase button helps clear the board while the anti-erase button helps in avoiding accidental erasing. Additionally, with over 50,000 refresh cycles, XSlate helps in reducing waste and protecting the environment. Available in red, the XSlate is priced at AED 79.

XTouch has also unveiled a traditional yet smart XBook. The convenient and secure notebook has a fingerprint sensor which unlocks quickly. The technology helps keep notes, memos and finance numbers secure. Available in red, blue and dark blue it is priced at AED 250. All XTouch products are available online on and at Carrefour stores across the UAE.

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Belkin Expands its Audio Portfolio with SOUNDFORM in the Middle East



Belkin is expanding its SOUNDFORM Audio portfolio in the Middle East to include unique products with different purposes. The expanded lineup caters to customers’ different needs and lifestyles, from video conferencing to health and fitness requirements. The SOUNDFORM Audio range harnesses Belkin’s expertise in sound developed through years of robust in-house research and development efforts. Guided by the “Sound Connects Us” vision, Belkin designs affordable but powerful audio solutions with people in mind. The earbuds and speakers incorporate the proprietary Belkin Signature Sound with custom drivers that deliver powerful bass and minimal distortion.

Industry-leading battery life is also an essential feature of the earbud range, along with new technology integrations such as Apple’s Find My app. The SOUNDFORM Freedom True Wireless Earbuds deliver superior sound and all-day battery life. They come with dual microphones and advanced environmental noise cancellation (ENC). You can even keep track of your charging case privately and securely using the Apple Find My app. They are available in the UAE for AED 399 and in KSA for SAR 399.

The SOUNDFORM Rise True Wireless Earbuds deliver all-day battery life and high-quality sound in a compact and stylish form factor. They also come with dual microphones and advanced environmental noise cancellation (ENC) and are available in black, white, and blue. They are available in the UAE for AED 299 and in KSA for SAR 299.

The SOUNDFORM Move (and Move Plus) True Wireless Earbuds have seamless Bluetooth pairing and controls, all-day comfort with a sealed in-ear fit, and up to five hours of playtime per charge, plus another 19 hours of charge in the case. Targeted at fitness enthusiasts, they come with an IPX5 rating, meaning they’re workout and weather-resistant, and one microphone in each bud allows for flexible single-ear use. They are available in the UAE for AED 199 and in KSA for SAR 199.

The SOUNDFORM™ True Wireless Earbuds mark Belkin’s first iteration of truly wireless earbuds. These earphones deliver immersive sound with deep bass and compact charging case for ultimate convenience. Advanced touch controls give a device-free experience while they are IPX5-rated for splash and sweat resistance. They are available in the UAE for AED 199 and in KSA for SAR 199.

All products are available to purchase online and at key local retailers.

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Review: Switch Trubudz Quiet Wireless Earbuds



Switch’s new Trubudz Quiet Wireless Earbuds is a pair of noise-cancelling earbuds. The earbuds also boast features such as wireless charging, clear hands-free calls, extended battery life, intuitive touch controls to switch between the three listening modes, as well as in-ear sensors for pause and playback. If you haven’t watched out unboxing video, check it out below:

For a very affordable price of AED 299, you get a pair of wireless earbuds that come packed with Advanced Hybrid ANC technology which uses both feed-forward mic and feedback mic reverse sound wave ANC mechanism to achieve up to -35dB active noise cancellation levels. The charging case is also wireless thus allowing you to use wireless chargers for effortless charging. The company also promises up to 29 hours of playback time.

Also, if you are outdoors and would like to listen to the traffic or environment noise around you, you can use the earbuds’ “sound-through” mode. This mode can be activated by simply double-tapping on the left earbud. The earbuds are also IPX5 splash and sweatproof – so you can go about your workout routines without any worries.

You also get master-slave switching if you would like to use the earbuds in stereo or mono modes. One of the interesting things about the Switch Trubudz Quiet Wireless Earbuds is that it accompanies a 2-year warranty.

So, how do the earbuds perform? Well, quite honestly, they performed really well. The experience of listening to music on the Trubudz Quiet was excellent. “Dope Track” by Yuvan Shankar Raja felt so good! The bass performance and the mids and highs were equally brilliant. Alan Walker’s “Sweet Dreams” was equally dreamy. I love how the bass performance on the Trubudz Quiet is strong when it needs to be.

During our review period, we were able to clock around 20 hours of battery life on a single charge, which is amazing. The overall design and build quality is also very good. For a price of AED 299, you get a capable pair of wireless ANC earbuds that do their job, while also offering IPX5 rating, “sound-through” mode, and a 2-year warranty.

If you are on the market for affordable true wireless earbuds with all of the above-mentioned capabilities, the Switch Trubudz Quiet Wireless Earbuds should be something you should definitely check out.

Price: AED 299

Switch Trubudz Quiet Wireless Earbuds AED 299
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For a very affordable price of AED 299, you get a pair of wireless earbuds that come packed with Advanced Hybrid ANC technology which uses both feed-forward mic and feedback mic reverse sound wave ANC mechanism to achieve up to -35dB active noise cancellation levels.

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HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 Launches in the UAE



Huawei has launched its latest addition to its line of True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Bluetooth earbuds, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4. The earbuds boast the open-fit active noise cancellation (ANC) 2.0 technology and deliver studio-quality sound as well as all-day comfort. The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 is also compatible with different operating systems including Android and iOS.

Users can download the HUAWEI AI Life app to adjust settings or perform various controls such as wear detection, quick control, status query, noise cancelation and device management. Upgraded with a new Open-fit ANC 2.0 technology, the earbuds feature improvements at the hardware and software level that take open-fit, comfortable noise cancellation to new levels.

The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 are available in the UAE in two colourways including Ceramic White, Silver Frost for a price of AED 569 for pre-orders. The Pre-orders come with gifts worth 200AED+, such as a HUAWEI Mini speaker and a 3-month HUAWEI Music VIP subscription. The pre-order consumers will also enjoy a special one-year subscription to HUAWEI Loss Care FreeBuds Service.

The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 uses a Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) composite diaphragm that supports a frequency range of up to 40 kHz to deliver high-resolution sound resulting in no major quality loss and trebles that sounds richer and fuller. What’s more, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 is equipped with a 14.3mm dynamic driver that helps produce greater and more impressive bass sounds. In terms of bass performance, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 adopt a newly upgraded bass enhancement engine, bass tube and motherboard to form an independently sealed sound cavity.

HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 features Adaptive Ear Matching (AEM) technology in open-fit earbuds for the first time. By automatically detecting the user’s ear shape and wearing condition, HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 can intelligently optimise the audio effect that results in consistent and high-resolution audio quality regardless of the wearing situation. Utilising a high-sensitivity microphone, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 can record high-fidelity sound supporting a sample rate of up to 48 kHz that can help retain rich audio details.

Using the HUAWEI AI Life app, users can record surrounding sound with ease as well as Voice Mode to enhance voice pick and reduce environmental noise. The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 has adopted the dual-microphone hybrid denoising technology that helps improve noise cancelation. These microphones can help accurately pick up ambient noise and also features a new internal structure that can help avoid wind noise interference as well as improving sound pickup sensitivity for the internal microphone. This innovation alone can allow the earbuds to cancel out up to 25 dB of noise when noise cancellation is turned on.

Huawei has also designed multiple parameters to help the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 achieve optimal noise-cancelation that is suitable on any condition. When users turn on the noise cancellation feature, AEM allows the earbuds to automatically detect the ear canal shape and wearing conditions and then assigns the best noise cancellation parameters from several data sets. Wearing comfort is the key to ensuring an optimal user experience when using earbuds. It also brings three enhancements to its overall curvature for a better fit. This string of optimisations not only enables a more pleasant wearing experience and increased rigidity, but it also allows for strengthened ANC performance on the earbuds.

Users who love to play first-person shooting games (FPS) will also enjoy the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 thanks to Low Latency Mode. This mode uses a new game audio coding that can achieve a delay of 150ms in-game and can go as low as 90ms when the shooting action and sound are in sync. The earbuds also feature intuitive controls for playback and calls. Tap twice on the stem of the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 to answer/reject a call, play/pause music, play previous/next song and enable voice assistant. Users can also swipe up and down the stem of the earbuds to control the volume and lastly a long press with enable/disable noise cancelation.

The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 also supports dual device connections on any Huawei smartphone, tablet, PC, smartwatch or smart display, or any other smart devices running Android, iOS or Windows. Any two devices can be connected to the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 simultaneously, which allows users to enjoy their favourite music or video without missing any calls. When a call comes in, the content will be automatically paused and seamlessly switched to the call.

The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 are available in the UAE in two colourways including super cool Silver Frost and clean Ceramic White and will be available for pre-orders starting from 5th to 11th August at a price of 569AED. The Pre-orders come with gifts worth 200AED+, such as a HUAWEI Mini speaker and a 3-month HUAWEI Music VIP subscription. The pre-order consumers will also enjoy a special one-year subscription to HUAWEI Loss Care FreeBuds Service. With HUAWEI Loss Care Service no matter accidental loss or damage, the users are to enjoy a one-time 50% discount on a new single earbud purchase.

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