Once Apple announced the completely wireless AirPods, it was only a matter of time before the competition released their own versions of wire-free earbuds, and JLab Audio is the latest to jump in the fray. The company has announced the JLab Audio Epic Air, an evolution from The Verge favorite Epic2 earbuds. The Epic Air features an earhook that doubles as a Bluetooth antenna, which the company says will increase the strength of the earbuds’ connection to your device.
JLab Audio says the Epic Air will last for six hours on a single charge, but the included charging case can add up to 30 hours of battery life when fully charged up. (The case can also charge your smartphone or other devices, which is a nice touch.) The Epic Air headphones are rated IPX5 splashproof, so sweat or rising them off in the sink won’t damage them.
Touch controls are also present; tap on the right earbud to skip forward or backward, and tap the left to play or pause your music. The JLab Audio Epic Air headphones won’t be available in stores until February of next year, but you can preorder them from JLab Audio’s website for $149 today.