Razer Debuts Pikachu Earbuds That Charge in a Poké Ball

Razer's new Pikachu earbuds means Pokémon fans from across the globe have a practical reason to carry their own Poké Ball.

Razer Debuts Pikachu Earbuds That Charge in a Poké Ball
Image formatted to fit. Razer Pikachu / Zing Gadget

One of the best wireless earbuds available are the Jabra Elite 75t. Equally excellent and better suited for iPhones are the Apple AirPods Pro. But mobile lovers of podcasts and music who want to charge and carry earbuds around in a replica Poké Ball will have to try Razer's new wireless headphone offerings, reports Gizmodo.


Razer earbuds in a Poké Ball

Slated for a $120 price tag when they launch in China on April 16, future owners of Razer's new Pokémon PikachuTrue Wireless earphones shouldn't expect sound quality above all other wireless earbuds, nor should they expect the greatest features, or longest battery life.

The Pokémon earbuds have no active noise canceling, not counting silicone ear tips that help to block out undesired noise, and while gigantic 13-millimeter (0.51-inch) drivers will reproduce exceptional bass, the result pulls battery life down to roughly three hours, or 15 in total with the new charging case.

Zing Gadget Poké Ball
The full Poké Ball package. Source: Zing Gadget

The will to wield a Poké Ball

Of course, it's the appeal of the unique charging case — not the function — that may have people opting out of Apple's and Jabra's earbud products, compared to Razer's new personalized product. The yellow paint job is a cute yet necessary choice for the Pokémon Pikachu True Wireless earbuds, and users won't look like just another AirPods zombie with the personalized additions in one's earholes, but having a non-cosplay reason to carry an authentic-seeming Poké Ball is, without doubt, a secret goal of Pokémon fans around the world.

There were predecessors, like Nintendo's Poké Ball Plus accessory, but in terms of function, it could only work with associated Switch titles and the mobile game "Pokémon Go." For those who didn't play either, the prestige will be replaced by a full-grown adult carrying a Poké Ball. But it's not hard to justify carrying Razer's Poké Ball accessory, since the earbuds will need a recharge every three hours (compared to Jabra 75t's promise of up to 7.5 hours).

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