Former Sony Ericsson and Nokia engineers are attempting to create completely wireless earphones called Earins, according to Engadget.
As Dre’s Powerbeats² have been highly touted over the last couple of weeks because of claims that they’re wireless, they are actually not completely cordless. They still have a wire running between the left and right earbuds. However, the designers of Earin are attempting to cut out all cords completely, making Earins significantly lighter and easier to carry.
Earins have been called the world’s smallest wireless earphones, and weigh only 5 grams.
They will each have independent, rechargeable batteries that can last for up to three hours. Earins can be charged in a tube small enough to fit in a pants pocket, so the earphones can be charged easily while walking or running.
According to Ubergizmo, Earins are also compatible with smartphones via Bluetooth.
Earin hopes to be on the market by January 2015, but the company is only halfway to their $300,000 goal. Donations of $170 or more can be made at the Earin Kickstarter page.