Urbanista may be known as a Swedish lifestyle audio brand, but it’s also a technological trailblazer and very serious about audio quality. The company has just announced the launch of the new Urbanista Phoenix, the world’s first true wireless earbuds that offer noise canceling and solar-powered charging.
Last year, the company joined forces with Exeger to launch the Urbanista Los Angeles headphones. These were the world’s first to use Exeger’s Powerfoyle technology, a thin plastic film that can turn light to generate unlimited playtime by ensuring the batteries are always charged and ready to go.
The Urbanista Phoenix are the first true wireless earbuds to use Powerfoyle solar cell material on their charging case. The Phoenix has batteries that are continuously being charged in their charging case and exposed to almost any outdoor or indoor light sources.
The new earbuds feature active hybrid noise-canceling technology. In addition, they include noise-canceling microphones that can filter out unwanted background sounds, offering clearer calls without fewer distractions, especially in crowded and noisy spaces.
Tuomas Lonka is Urbanista’s Brand and Marketing Director. “It’s a privilege to continue on this path of innovation with Exeger and use the latest in solar cell technology. Urbanista’s Los Angeles self-charging headphones were well received and we knew we wanted to apply this technology to a true wireless design.”
Giovanni Fili is the founder and CEO of Exeger: “We are incredibly excited to launch the world’s first Powerfoyle-powered true wireless earphones together with Urbanista. The Los Angeles headphones set a new standard.”
The Urbanista Phoenix’s true wireless earbuds connect via Bluetooth and include support for multipoint connectivity, which means the Phoenix can be connected wirelessly to two devices simultaneously. The lightweight earbuds also feature intuitive touch controls and intelligent voice assistance so the user can skip tracks, increase volume and issue other commands without using hands.
The sound of the Urbanista Phoenix can be customized using EQ controls in the companion Urbanista smartphone app. The iOS and Android apps also provide information on how to get the most out of the earbuds’ playtime, including visual indications of the solar charge levels and usage. There’s even an option to customize the touch controls and voice assistant.
Axel Grell is Urbanista’s audio engineer and a former chief designer with Sennheiser. “Phoenix advances technology to create a cutting-edge, innovative audio experience and we have worked hard to develop a soundstage to match. As a result, these earbuds deliver a crystal clear and transparent sound with a punchy bass that doesn’t overpower the mids and highs. The Phoenix also delivers sound that will have you listening comfortably for hours on end.”
Like all Urbanista products, the Phoenix take their name from a city. The earbuds have been inspired by the desert scenery of one of the sunniest cities on the planet. The earbuds come in Midnight Black (black) or Desert Rose (pink). Custom-fit silicone tips create an excellent passive acoustic seal while ensuring the earbuds fit securely and comfortably in the ear. And although water may be short in most deserts, the Phoenix have a water-resistant rating of IPX4, enabling them to be used in humid and rainy conditions.
Pricing & Availability: The Urbanista Phoenix true-wireless ANC earbuds are available now and cost $149 / £129 / €149.
More info: www.urbanista.com
● Solar and ambient light charging with Powerfoyle.
● Hybrid active noise canceling.
● Transparency mode.
● Multipoint connection.
● Playtime 8 hours.
● Total battery reserve 32 hours.
● Microphone noise reduction.
● In-ear detection.
● Automatic power off.
● Touch controls.
● Voice assistant support.
● IPX4 water resistant.
● USB type-C charging.
● Bluetooth 5.2 version.
● Urbanista mobile app compatible.
● Available in Midnight Black (Black) and Desert Rose (Pink).