Lenovo’s $99 Smart Wireless Earbuds stand up to water and cancel out noise

Lenovo Smart Wireless Earbuds BoxSource: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

What you need to know

  • Lenovo announced its Smart Wireless Earbuds today.
  • The Lenovo Smart Wireless Earbuds are IPX4 water-resistant and get up to 28 hours of battery life with their included charging case.
  • The earbuds can reduce ambient noise by up to 38 decibels.
  • No release date is given, though they should launch soon for $99.99.

Lenovo announced a slew of new devices today, including laptops, tablets, monitors, and more. To go along with those devices, the company also unveils the Lenovo Smart Wireless Earbuds. They’re a pair of water-resistant buds (IPX4) that can get up to 28 hours of battery life when paired with their wireless charging case. They also reduce ambient noise by up to 38 decibels. The headphone space is crowded, but Lenovo hopes to compete with the best wireless earbuds.

The Lenovo Smart Wireless Earbuds can connect to two devices simultaneously with Bluetooth. The earbuds will prioritize audio output when connected to two devices.

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The earbuds can be controlled with touch gestures, such as a tap to play music. The controls are customizable with the companion app of the Lenovo Smart Wireless Earbuds. You can also control the buds with Google Assistant using your voice.

Category Lenovo Smart Wireless Earbuds
Size Pocket
Driver 11mm
Microphones Six
Noise cancellation
Control Touch
Play time Up to 5.4 hours (ANC on)
Up to 7 hours (ANC off)
Talk time 4.5 hours (ANC on)
Up to 3.6 hours (ANC off)
Case battery 28 hours
Dimensions 1.12 (W) x 1.88 (D) x 2.2 (H) inches
(28.4mm x 47.7mm x 56mm)
Weight From 4.5g (earbuds)
From 50g (total)
Waterproof IPX4 water
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.2
Compatible iOS
Android 8.0+
The spec sheet from Lenovo doesn’t mention support for Windows PCs, but the company’s press release does.

Lenovo hasn’t shared an exact release date for its Smart Wireless Earbuds, but they’ll come out at some point in Q3 2021. When they do go on sale, they’ll cost $100. The earbuds will be available in white or black.

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