Today at IFA 2017, Jabra announced the launch of its Elite 25e in-ear stereo neckband headphones. Like some of its other recently debuted headphone products, the Elite 25e prioritizes battery life, promising up to a whopping 18 hours of talk and music use, and 22 days of standby time.
Beyond the impressive battery, the new Elite 25e has a wind-protected mic and is IP54 rated, making it also water-resistant. It connects with up to eight devices via Bluetooth and allows for two connections at the same time; so you could, say, flip between listening to music and answering a call without dropping either. There’s also a dedicated voice control button that gives one-touch access to Siri and Google. All this means the headset is built to keep your phone out of your hand as much as possible.
It’s relatively light at 48 grams, with a new flexible neckband design and EarGels that should provide longer-wear comfort as well as a better in-ear sound. At $79.99, these headphones aren’t the cheapest on the market in their category, but you do get a lot of value for the price point — including that insanely long battery life, which could last a user several days on a single charge.
It’s worth noting that when it comes to audio quality, we haven’t exactly been in love with some of Jabra’s other wireless options. Also, the Elite 25e is almost identical both in specs and design to Jabra’s existing Halo Smart neckband headphones, which can now be found for a cheaper price with the same driver (10mm), similar functionalities, and up to 17 hours of battery life.
Jabra’s Elite 25e headphones are available for pre-order now via the company’s website.