1More, maker of the excellent Triple and Quad Driver earphones, has announced its first pair of true wireless earbuds. The so-called Stylish TWS are a pair of $99 wireless earbuds that offer two and a half hours of playback from a single charge, and are supplied alongside a charging case that can recharge them twice over. The earbuds are available now to pre-order from 1More’s US site, where you can get them in either black or gold.
The Stylish TWS are launching at a pretty popular time for true wireless earbuds. Bragi’s Dash got the category off to a start back in 2016, followed by Apple’s wildly popular AirPods and a growing succession of competitors from the likes of Skullcandy, Jabra, B&O and Sennheiser.
1More’s debut effort doesn’t appear to do anything particularly new with the form factor, and its two and a half hours of playback doesn’t compare favorably to the four hours you get from each charge of the AirPods or Jabra Elite 65t. However, the appeal of 1More’s headphones has always been their sound quality, which has tended to punch above their price tags. We thought the company’s Triple Driver earphones were the best in-ear headphones available under $99 when we first reviewed them, and if the Stylish TWS can offer the same audio performance at a price that’s much cheaper than many of its true wireless competitors, then its battery life won’t be too bad of a compromise.