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!

See https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/04/pine64-open-source-pinebuds-wireless-ear-buds

#technology #audio #earbuds #pine64 #pinebuds #opensource

  • @whititobebe
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    Nice!

    If I can change the batteries, that would be a major winner for me!

    Can’t agree more, I’m very cautious with mine because of this, I use it only on special occasions to save battery life.

    • @jokeyrhyme
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      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 :)

      • @toadmode@beehaw.org
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        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)

        • @ree
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          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.

      • @whititobebe
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        Sad 😕 They are already 2-3 years old I think I’ll start using them more then, thank you for your comment very useful!

    • Tmpod
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      52 years ago

      Exactly. If batteries are somehow replaceable, then these could be really really neat!