Billed as the world’s first ever self-charging solar-powered headphones, the new Los Angeles range from Swedish lifestyle audio brand Urbanista promises to be something of a game changer for the industry.
Designed to “revolutionise your listening experience”, the Urbanista Los Angeles noise-cancelling wireless headphones aim to provide users with unlimited playtime due to their solar-powered charging technology, which continuously charges the headphones whenever they are exposed to light both indoors and outdoors.
An accompanying mobile app for iOS and Android is also set to launch imminently, providing user information on how to maximise the product’s playtime, as well as visual indicators for solar charge levels and usage. Furthermore, the app will enable users to customise the headphones controls. It will later become available for other products in the Urbanista product range.
Anders Andreen, Urbanista CEO, commented: “We’re really excited to announce the pre-order of Urbanista Los Angeles. The response to the launch earlier this spring has been nothing short of amazing, it’s obvious that this kind of headphone technology is a welcome shift in the industry. It has also been an important step forward for us to launch our Urbanista mobile companion app.
“The app will be available when the product ships and will really enhance the innovative features of Los Angeles, making the interaction with the self-charging element effortless and engaging,” he continued. “We also have some impressive features in development, which we will look to launch in the near future.”
The Urbanista Los Angeles range is currently available for pre-order, with a precise on sale date yet to be confirmed at time of publishing. At present, two colour options will be available – Midnight Black and the brand new Sand Gold finish.
Key features of the range include up to 80 hours of battery reserve, hybrid active noise cancelling, on-ear detection, USB Type-C charging, Bluetooth 5.0, Siri and Google assistant and compatibility with iOS, Android and Windows.
Since launching in Stockholm, Sweden in 2010, Urbanista has introduced a wide range of headphones named after cities across the globe, including lines such as Madrid, Berlin, Stockholm, London, Paris, New York, Miami and Athens. The brand also produces a range of Bluetooth speakers.