Cables be gone!
Already highly customisable, the Sleek Audio SA6 earphones just got another configuration option which may well be the best yet. In partnership with Kleer Sleek Audio is launching a wireless module, innovatively called the Sleek Wireless, which allows the SA6s to be hooked up to any device with a 3.5mm jack sans cables. Except those from the receiver to the earphones, of course.
Unlike many solutions, Sleek Audio’s adaptor uses 2.4GHz wireless transmission as opposed to Bluetooth, which Kleer (the providers of this technology) claim allows for completely lossless audio transfer. The reason that’s so good is that, hard as they try, Bluetooth wireless headsets, such as the JayBird JB-200, never seem to offer quite as good an experience as a wired solution. In part that’s because just about every manufacturer seems to think building the Bluetooth receiver into the part of the device hanging on the wearer’s ear is a good idea – which it isn’t.
Sleek Audio claims a battery life of 10 hours, which isn’t that great but is more than enough for a normal day’s use and says up to four receivers can listen to the same stream at a range of up to 60 feet. The only read downside seems to be that you have to use Sleek Audio’s earphones with the Sleek Wireless, which is annoying for whose of us who already own an expensive set of phones but want to be freed from the mess of wire accompanying them.
No UK-specific details just yet, sadly.