B&O Play has just launched the Beoplay H5 earphones, a pricey wireless set targeted at runners, which will hang securely around your neck with the power of magnetism.
The earphones, which are connected by a cable covered in sweat-loving braided textile each have an inbuilt magnet. Whenever you need to pop them out of your earholes, simply click them together to form an attractive -- Get it? Get it? -- necklace of sorts, and rest easy in the knowledge that you’ll only lose them if some douchebag actually rips them off.
The magnets also connect the earphones to the £29 cubic charger that comes included with them. Battery life is a claimed (up to) five hours, which is enough time to complete a marathon twice if you try hard enough and stop being a pathetic, limited human being.
The H5 features a 6.4mm dynamic speaker, an electromagnetic transducer and Bluetooth 4.2 with Digital Sound Processing. Through the Beoplay app, you can choose from a variety of set profiles or tinker with the sound yourself, so there’s no more excuse for not getting hyped for those 6am weekday runs.
The earphones are housed in a sweat-resistant combination of textured rubber and polymer, and the set also comes with seven pairs of ear tips. The Beoplay H5s are available to buy right now, and will set you back a wallet-pounding £199.