Huawei's FreeLace Bluetooth earphones – which can connect to and charge off a smartphone using its built in USB-C – is now available in Malaysia for RM369.
Huawei says its earphones solve the common annoyance of attempting to discover and connect to Bluetooth devices, by using Huawei HiPair technology to pair the device. This is done by inserting the earphones' USB Type-C into any Huawei smartphone running EMUI 9.1.
Plugging it into the USB Type-C port of any smartphone, tablet or PC will also quick charge the earphones, with a five-minute charge delivering up to four hours of playback time.
On a full charge, it can last for up to 18 hours of playback, 13 hours of talk time or up to 12 days on standby mode.
The FreeLace's USB-C is hidden where the volume button connects the right earbud to the left side, and can be revealed by pulling the earbuds apart.
In addition to volume adjustments, the in-line controls also support additional inputs like a two-second long press that activates the voice assistant and a double-tap that skips the current music.
Huawei says the 9.2mm dynamic driver unit, made of an ultra-thin TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) diaphragm and titanium plating, delivers punchy bass and smooth treble.
Its microphone module incorporates a dual-cavity design which features an additional channel for air ventilation, greatly reducing the effect of wind on voice pick-up for clearer calls when outdoors.
Some other features of the FreeLace includes a Magnetic Switch which keeps the earbuds clipped together and automatically puts them to sleep when they're clipped together. The built-in Hall sensor also automatically wakes up the device once the earphones are separated.
The earphone is made of memory metal wrapped in liquid silicon which moulds to the user's preference while being soft and comfortable. The memory metal also reduces tangling.
The FreeLace is available in two colours – Graphite Black and Amber Sunrise – for RM369 in all Huawei Brand Stores and Huawei Online Official Store for RM369.