Mon, 29 Apr 2019 13:40:26 +0000

Beats Powerbeats Pro will be available to preorder this week

Beats' hotly anticipated new true wireless earbuds, the Powerbeats Pro will be available to preorder from 7am PT, May 3 in the US and Canada, according to a report by 9to5 Mac

This is a full week ahead of the official May 10 release date for the Powerbeats Pro, which are set to cost $249 / £219 / AU$350.

It's not yet clear whether this preorder date will apply to regions outside of North America, but we have reached out to Beats directly, and will update this article as soon as we have more information. 

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A rival for the Apple AirPods

Despite Beats being acquired by Apple for the princely sum of $3 billion in 2014, there's speculation that Beats' new Powerbeats Pro could prove a worthy rival for Apple's own AirPods (2019)

The two true wireless earbud models actually share a lot of the same technology, utilizing Apple's proprietary H1 headphone chip, that the San Cupertino company says provides "faster connect times, more talk time, and the convenience of hands-free Siri".

Despite shared connective technology, the Apple AirPods (2019) are designed for casual listening, while the Powerbeats Pro are squarely aimed at the workout crowd, with a water-resistant design and ear hooks to keep them safely in your ear while you're running.

Via 9to5 Mac