Somehow, and I could be completely wrong on this one, but it feels like the MagSafe design team and the AirPods design team were stationed at two different corners of Apple’s massive headquarters. (Yes, Apple’s headquarters are circular, but you get my point)
I say this because there’s a palpable lack of synergy given that the two ideas feel like a match made in heaven. What if the AirPods team and the MagSafe team got together and realized there was potential to snap something more useful than a cardholder or a wireless charger to the back of your iPhone? Something like, I don’t know, a pair of TWS Earbuds?
While the guys at Apple seem to have dropped the ball on this potential goldmine of an idea, Scendo (a startup based out of Walnut, California) decided the idea was worth investing in. The Snapods by Scendo are a pair of TWS Earbuds that come with a flat case that snaps right to the back of your phone. Building wonderfully on the capabilities of the MagSafe feature introduced in the latest iPhones, the Snapods make carrying earphones convenient. Just snap them to the back of your phone and you’ve got yourself a pair of earphones that are easy to store, quick to access, and hard to lose.
The case’s design is inspired directly by where it’s located. Made to sit against the back of your phone, the Snapods case comes with a flat, wedge-shaped profile, making it easy to slip your phone into your pocket. The slim case doesn’t just dock the earphones, it charges them too, giving you an impressive 45 hours of playtime. The earphones match (and sometimes outperform) the AirPods in almost every category. Pop them out of the case and they instantly power on and connect to your phone using Bluetooth 5.2 technology. Thanks to the latest Qualcomm 3040 flagship chipset, the Snapods offer a seamless and incredibly responsive audio experience, with zero lag, stuttering, or pauses. The Qualcomm cVc 8.0 noise reduction algorithm is capable of cutting up to 30 decibels of ambient noise, and a combination of AAC and aptX compression algorithms give you high-fidelity audio playback at all times. As is customary with TWS earbuds, the Snapods feature touch-sensitive controls on the buds, allowing you to tap, double-tap, hold, and slide to control playback and volume, accept or reject calls, or summon your phone’s Voice AI. Oh, and they’re IPx5 water and dust resistant, a stage higher than the AirPods Pro rating of IPx4.
The Snapods are a pretty formidable pair of earbuds on the spec-sheet, but their clever magnetic attachment system really puts them in a different league altogether. They’re designed to snap directly onto any of the iPhone 12 phones, although a simple stick-on metallic ring lets you turn any smartphone (Android or iOS) into a Snapods-ready smartphone. This also means you could attach the Snapods to phone cases, tablets, or even your laptop! And of course, the Snapods charge wirelessly (even though they come with a USB-C port), which means you can snap them off your phone and onto your wireless charger to juice them. Theoretically, if your phone supports reverse charging, you could simply charge them by placing them on the back of your phone too!
All in all, you’re looking at a powerful idea that’s supported by great execution. Not only are the Snapods an impressive pair of TWS Earphones on their own, but the fact that they snap right onto the back of your smartphone also makes them even more of a compelling product. Think about it. Instead of carrying your earphones separately in a bulky case in your pocket or backpack (that could potentially get lost or left behind), why not snap them onto the one device they’re meant to be paired with? And when that device already comes with its own magnetic snap-on technology, doesn’t it just seem like a match made in heaven?
Designer: Scendo Design
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Snapods – TWS Earbuds w/Magsafe for iPhone 12 & More
The Snapods are a pair of TWS earbuds that have a snap-on design that keeps it attached to iPhone 12, or any phone’s back when used with the included ultra-slim metallic frame.
Super easy to carry, store and access, either on your phone or used alone.
“They are very comparable to Apple’s AirPods”
“Is one of the best AirPods alternatives I have tested”
Upgraded TWS Technology
With the latest Qualcomm 3040 flagship chipset embedded, you can finally bath in that fastest, sutter-free wireless audio you have always wanted. The next-generation Bluetooth technology successfully eliminates the audio pauses abound in almost all other TWS earbuds which could result in frustrating or even unbearable choppy music.
Quick To Access, Hard To Lose
The Snapods earbuds slot into shafts at the back of the phone. So whenever you need to use your phone to listen to music, podcast, watch videos, play games, make calls, or after you are done using it, you will always have your earbuds ready to be deployed or stowed away at fingertips.
Stand Up To Rigors Of The Impacts
The magnetic force holds Snapods earbuds and case firmly on your phone and won’t come loose or off during the fiercest movement, but will move smoothly when you slide them in or out.
Snapods features an upgraded TWS technology over the previous generation, the TrueWireless Mirroring Technology, which realizes true seamless and rapid swap between the two earbuds while cutting down the power consumption by 50%. In short, you will notice absolutely no interruption at all, and switching between earbuds will feel more natural and instinctive than ever.
Snapods comes with Bluetooth 5.2, the fastest, most advanced Bluetooth technology around to reach the lowest latency and highest level of robustness. You can confidently use your Snapods earbuds when facetiming, playing games, or viewing online videos with no lip-sync issues.
High-Quality Wireless Audio Quality
With a bespoke 13mm over-size dynamic driver coated in graphene, a high-performance, flexible diaphragm material for audio, the bass and treble response are both extended with high sensitivity and ultra-low distortion, so every music genre, from classical to contemporary, is enhanced on accuracy and clarity to ignite your emotions.
Snapods provides wired quality sound wirelessly through its support of the top two commonly used compression algorithms – AAC and aptX. Apple devices rely on the AAC for Bluetooth streaming, while most Android phones support aptX. They are practically synonymous with high-fidelity Bluetooth audio and present wireless audio as you would experience it in the live environment.
For iPhone 12 & Compatible with Much More
Snapods goes well with all other phone models when used with the included ultra slim, lightweight metallic frame. It is of negligible weight and thickness that it is imperceptible after being applied to the back of your phone, and invisible when covered beneath a phone case. The adhesive is specially treated to leave no sticky residue after peeling off.
Carry Your Earbuds On Almost Anything
In addition to your phone, Snapods also attaches to your fridge, locker, whiteboard, or anything metallic.
Up to 45 Hours of Playtime
There is up to 5 hours battery for each earbud, and up to 40 hours with the charging case. So a total of 45 hours of playtime keeps you swaying to limitless beats wherever you go, almost double the hours of Airpods.
Fast Wireless Charging
The case features Qi wireless charging without adding too much bulk. Snapods is the slimmest model to feature this technology. You can either place it on a wireless charging pad or plug in a Type-C cable for a quick recharge to the case. 3 LEDs on the case will flash to indicate the remaining power.
Four Microphones & Double Noise Cancellation
Each Snapods earbud features 2 microphones. The Qualcomm® cVc noise reduction algorithm used in Snapods has evolved into cVc 8.0, the most advanced version in the current market, which is capable of filtering out up to 30 decibels of ambient noise.
This cutting-edge technology kicks in after the added microphones sample the ambient noises from your voices captured by the original mics, to ensure a crystal clear call quality in boisterous conditions like a chaotic bar, busy street or loud subway.
Snapods gives you a complete and intuitive set of control over your phone never experienced before, so you can stay off your smartphone for most actions.
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Here is an organizational problem that music lovers face: not knowing where to put their bulky headphones when they aren’t wearing them. As someone who recently bought her first proper pair of headphones, I relate to the struggle. Most of us are used to tossing my earbuds carelessly on your nightstand, leaving them in your jeans pocket, or finding them on the carpet at the end of the day. The headphones, on the other hand, took up more space and were more expensive, so I’m more careful about where I store them. But, I have the same problem that inspired the Talking Heads Speaker: no clear space to set my headphones down neatly. Until the designers at LeapX thought: What better place to keep your headphones than next to your portable speaker? (Obviously, true audiophiles have both!). You might as well keep your audio gear in one place. And then, the designer found that few things sparked joy the way that the image of a speaker wearing a pair of headphones could.
This was the beginning of what would turn into the Talking Heads speaker. The portable speaker/mount changed to a spherical shape instead of a boxy one. Now, the product truly looks like a head listening to music. However, the Talking Heads speaker offers more than just a pleasing, humorous aesthetic; the device has practical uses too. First of all, the speaker’s spherical shape allows you to slip the headphones on and off without stretching out the headband. Secondly, two devices are connected and will let you switch between listening through the speaker and the headphones. You don’t have to press any buttons: just pick up or set down the headphones on the speaker/mount, and the devices will automatically switch audio outputs. It’s almost like they are reading your mind. Finally, the speaker/mount doubles as a wireless charger for the headphones. I can’t review the LeapX speaker based on audio quality, but its design gets a 10/10. I appreciate how a delightful sight gag evolved into a product that truly made its users’ lives a bit easier and more organized.
A product that resolves a problem while adding to the aesthetic appeal of your work setup, that’s the definition of a truly useful product design. While the market is flooded with abundant headphone stands, having the stand just lie in wait is a waste of precious desktop space! The dual functionality of this speaker+ headphone combo is intuitive in approach and hence is a worthy addition to every desk setup!