In short: San Francisco-based Palm Ventures Group is back with another entry in its mobile portfolio. Palm Buds Pro are true wireless headphones with 10mm dynamic drivers capable of delivering what the company calls studio-grade sound. The headphones have a total of six microphones – an inward-facing microphone, a forward-facing microphone, and a call microphone on each earphone – for clear voice calls and to assist with other smart features such as active noise cancellation, ambient noise cancellation and ambient mode …
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The latest Palm models are also IPX4 rated, which means they are splash-proof from any direction. They are also compatible with both Android and iOS, allowing you to use Google Assistant or Siri hands-free. Battery life is rated for six hours per charge, and the included charging case can provide three full charges for up to 24 hours of full listening.
V Palm Buds Pro are available for pre-order in black for $ 99, although the manufacturer’s MSRP will rise to $ 129 once they become generally available.
It should be noted that Facets found several very similar offerings already on the market, suggesting that it might just be a regular reference design that has been slightly modified (for example, adding an additional microphone). These Hengyuan brand buds can be purchased for as little as $ 20 on Amazon, while the set Enacfire buds will cost you $ 66.66. Is one extra mic (and somehow worse battery life and lower IP rating) worth the extra $ 80?