A pair of high-end in-ear wireless headphones called PineBuds are on the horizon. These include features most would expect in 2022, like ambient and environment noise cancellation, and a lengthy battery life. The earbuds will also be end-user flashable, opening up a world of possible uses.
“There will be a wide variety of things developers and (eventually) end-users will be able to do with the earbuds – flash custom sound signatures, determine touch controls, adjust resonance to fit the user’s ear canal resonance,” Pine64 say.
If I can change the batteries, that would be a major winner for me!
#technology #audio #earbuds #pine64 #pinebuds #opensource
All about open source! Feel free to ask questions, and share news, and interesting stuff!
Community icon from opensource.org, but we are not affiliated with them.
Can’t agree more, I’m very cautious with mine because of this, I use it only on special occasions to save battery life.
Exactly. If batteries are somehow replaceable, then these could be really really neat!
Lithium batteries can degrade more quickly if used improperly (being allowed to reach 0%, or changing from discharging to charging rapidly and repeatedly)
However, even if you don’t use them at all, they discharge and degrade over time: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2022/cp/d2cp00417h
Lithium batteries typically no longer have a useful capacity just 3 years after they were manufactured, so the clock starts ticking even before we buy them
What I’m saying is: you might be unnecessarily careful and not enjoying your devices as much as you could be :)
Sad 😕 They are already 2-3 years old I think I’ll start using them more then, thank you for your comment very useful!
I buy used phones (so they’re already about a year old at least) and I’ve never really had a problem with the battery after a couple years (the capacity definitely decreases, but not to the point of being useless)
My phone is 9 years old.
I’ve had to change the battery once 2 years ago because it was bulging, it still had ±1day of charge.
I completely agree with you.