Sweden-based Jays has a new pair of sleek, high-quality headphones to debut. The latest set is thea-Jays Four, which sports a full-feature three-button remote for Apple’s iPhone 4.
Featuring SMART-feel soft touch concave/convex buttons, the remote lets users play/pause music and videos, answer/hang up calls, skip songs and more. Compare that to Apple's standard iPhone headphones, which does allow for volume control, answering/ending phone calls and fast forwarding to the next song. But anyone who uses the standard white iPhone earbuds knows that clicking the remote button on those things doesn't always work or do what we intended.
Nitty gritty details on the audio specs include the 8.6mm Dynamic Speaker driver and 20Hz – 21,000Hz frequency response. The a-Jays host 5mm wide, flat cables that are "tangle-free." (Headphone cords are never "tangle-free," but maybe these just tangle rarely.) Buyers will also get ear sleeves in five sizes for the best fit possible.
While designed for the iPhone 4 (thus the word "Four" in the product name), these remote and mic on these earbuds are actually compatible with a wide range of Apple products, including:
iPod nano (4th generation and later)
iPod classic (120 GB, 160 GB)
iPod touch (2nd generation and later)
Macbook, Macbook Pro and Mac Pro (2009)
The iPod Shuffle can make use of the remote only. The a-Jays are expected to launch in the United States in January 2011 and retail for $69.99