Stockholm based, independent audio design expert Defunc designed the TRUE GO True Wireless earbuds featuring MultiTip silicone tips with a bud heel for improved secure fit and touch control. "During the last few years, true wireless earbuds have become increasingly homogeneous. Monotonous models with flat plastic earbud heads and stem are the status quo. Defunc, which focuses on functional design, wants to go beyond the norm to present people with a much improved alternative, not yet another me too," the company states.
Following a consumer research survey of 200 people conducted by Defunc a number of different 3D-printed earbud tips were tested, and four clear requests for an improved true wireless experience were discovered. A better, more secure fit. Better sound. Improved comfort and more color options. After a thorough design and function development process, Defunc has combined this feedback resulting in the launch of the TRUE GO wireless earpods.
"The TRUE GO MultiTip ergonomic design with curved silicon tips and cone shape enables sound to travel further into the ear canal, offering more sound isolation and a more secure fit thanks to the silicon coating giving a firmer fit via soft friction," Defunc explains.
Additionally, Defunc developed the TRUE GO with a discreet earbud heel, to act as a smaller version of sport earbud wings, allowing a lock into the upper ear fold which. Together with the IPX4 water resistance rating (splashing/sweat), this makes the earbuds an improved solution for sports as well as for everyday use.
And the TRUE GO feature touch control, allowing users to activate key phone and computer functions with a simple tap on the upper section of the shells, allowing track selection, making phone calls or powering the device on and off. The microphone, placed in the extreme area of the TRUE GO design ensures improved voice pick up for a fully hands-free experience while each unit can be used separately while the other one is charging.
To allow for longer use, the charging case accompanying the TRUE GO provides a total of 14 hours active playtime and is able to charge from 0-100% in only two hours via USB-C. The TRUE GO is also equipped with the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology, ensuring a stronger, more stable connection and increased battery life. And finally, the Defunc TRUE GO EarPods are available in black, white, red, blue and green.
“We’ve listened, asked, analyzed and experimented to create something innovative based on real insights. Constantly honing tech within both products and pricing to simplify peoples’ audio choices in today’s earphone jungle is what drives us,” says Johan Wahlbäck, Defunc’s founder.
The Defunc TRUE GO true wireless earpods are available for €49/49 USD from the Defunc website.