Earphone makers Klipsch has announced a set of in-ear
headphones designed specifically to work with Android devices, giving them
access to in-line controls previously only open to iPhone users.
The original Image S4s from Klipsch were superb value for their £60 price tag. Since their
introduction in 2009, the Image S4i headphones have been introduced bringing in-line
remote benefits with them to iPhone users.
And now Android users are being catered for too, with the introduction of the Image S4A
headphones. These new headphones will work with any mobile phone or tablet
running Android 2.1 or higher.
The in-line remote will let users control the volume, play or
pause music, track forwards and backwards as well as answer/end calls, mute the
microphone and redial the last number. Klipsch also promises to allow you use the
in-built microphone for voice search and voice command.
Some of these functions will only be available once you’ve
downloaded the free Klipsch Control App from the Android Market which will also
let you customise certain functionality.
The noise-isolating earphones come with a carry case and a
range of Klipsch’s patented oval ear tips.
Pricing and availability has yet to be announced by Klipsch
but we expect them to cost around the same as the original S4s.