To reflect the growing dominance of Android in the world of smartphone and tablets, manufacturers are beginning to bring out accessories designed specifically for these devices. Last weeks we had Philips Android docks and now Klipsch has made its Android-specific earphones available in the UK.
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. Now the S4As will bring all this in-line goodness to Android fans.
When the earphones were launched in August, we were told the earphones would work with any device running Android 2.1 or higher, but Klipsch is now telling us that you’ll need Android 2.2 or higher to get the most from these earphones.
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.
The Klipsch S4As earphones are available now for £89.99.