Hey look, glow-in-the-dark PowerBeats

Ruben Fields
November 19, 2020

The Beats Flex is a pretty nice and affordable pair of neckband earphones.

There's also a complimentary pouch which also features the same co-branding and a glow-in-the-dark logo.

The AMBUSH Glow Powerbeats feature AMBUSH written along both earbuds, with an accented red "b".

Beats by Dr Dre. has today unveiled a brand new set of glow-in-the-dark Powerbeats headphones in partnership with Tokyo-based label AMBUSH.

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The Powerbeats Ambush Special Edition will go on sale at Selfridges, End Clothing, Apple and Ambush Design in the United Kingdom from 18 November with - perhaps - the only downside being this special designer collaboration means they cost more.

In addition, the colored headphones offer a battery that promises 15 hours on a full charge, fast charging through Fast Fuel technology (five minutes for one hour of playback), IPX4 resistant to sweat and splashes, as well as a round cable on the back of the headphones. ear hooks for ergonomic contour around the neck.

According to Yoon Ahn, co-founder and creative director of Ambush, the design was inspired by Tokyo's energetic and glowing nightlife, and envisions the new Powerbeats as "capturing that same city energy" for users who are out listening to music late at night. They also have an Apple H1 chip which lets it seamlessly connect to Apple devices and access to "Hey Siri" for hands-free control. However, they now stand out with a green glow in the dark, and still manage a faintly mint-like glow during daytime hours. Unlike the new Beats Flex, these still charge over Lightning as well, and include a short USB-A to Lightning cable for charging.

The new Ambush Special Edition Powerbeats will be available starting tomorrow at Apple and several other retailers.

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