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Will the Iyo One earbuds with Generative AI be less catastrophic than other AI tech out there?

After AI flops in wearables, Iyo integrates generative AI into familiar tech: premium earbuds. Launching this winter, Iyo One prioritizes sound quality & comfort alongside AI features. Pricey at $599 (Wi-Fi) & $699 (cellular), the company bets on offering value beyond just AI.

While Humane and Rabbit’s forays into AI wearables left critics unimpressed, Iyo is taking a new approach. Instead of creating entirely new devices, Iyo is integrating its generative AI technology into familiar territory: The Iyo One premium earbuds. The Iyo One launches this winter and aims to capitalize on existing consumer comfort with virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa in headphones. This familiarity may make the leap to more sophisticated AI models smoother than those attempted by Humane and Rabbit, but how exactly would it be less catastrophic than the latter.

Iyo and its different approach with the Iyo One

Iyo One

Founded before the current AI hype cycle, Iyo has a longer history than its competitors. Unlike Humane, which drew interest based on its founders’ Apple background, Iyo was incubated within Google’s moonshot factory, Alphabet X.While spun off in 2021, Iyo isn’t directly affiliated with Google, though the search giant was its first investor. Iyo already offers a high-end audio device, the $1,650 Vad Pro, which showcases their audio virtualization technology.This experience building premium audio products positions Iyo differently than its competitors whose AI features were the sole focus.

Iyo One premium AI earbuds specs and pricing

The Iyo One packs some impressive tech under the hood. It boasts a powerful 4nm quad-core CPU for smooth operation and efficient power usage. Storage won’t be a concern with 32GB, complemented by 2GB of LPDDR4 RAM for multitasking. Connectivity is well covered with GPS, Wi-Fi in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, and even optional 4G LTE for on-the-go use. Bluetooth ensures seamless pairing with devices, while a long-lasting battery promises all-day use. Iyo One is also IP68 certified against water and sweat. It features a luxurious billet titanium chassis, and a scratch-resistant sapphire glass front. Finally, soft custom in-ear tips ensure a comfortable and secure fit.

The larger size allows for a bigger battery, offering 16 hours of playback on a charge. However, the price remains a hurdle. At $599 for Wi-Fi and $699 for cellular, it’s significantly more expensive than most earbuds on the market. Unlike the Ai Pin though, there’s no monthly subscription fee.

Iyo acknowledges the competitive landscape dominated by established players like Apple and Samsung, as well as budget-friendly options. However, they believe the Iyo One’s sound quality, comfort, and AI features will justify the cost.Unlike the struggles of previous AI wearables, Iyo aims to deliver immediate value to users from day one.

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