Skullcandy expands its range of in-ears that can support the in-house technology “Skull iQ”. With the “Grind Fuel” should be so, among other things, a voice control possible.
A good four months after Skullcandy launched its “Push Active”, the first in-ear offshoot with the support of Skull iQ, the second earbuds now follow, which are supposed to score with their “intelligence”. The headphone experts obviously have a lot planned with their upcoming “Grind Fuel”. The voice control still sounds particularly practical.
As we know it from Alexa, Google & Co., a simple “Hey, Skullcandy” is enough and you can give the in-ears commands. Almost all common headphone commands, such as track forward or back, playback pause, and so on, are possible. Skull iQ also serves as a middleman between the headphones and, for example, the Google Assistant.
40 hours of playback time
The battery life, with which Skullcandy shows off its Grind Fuel, sounds really remarkable. If you add up the almost 9 hours of the headphones as well as the 31 additional hours of the charging case, you get a very good 40 hours according to Adam Riese. The case can be recharged with battery capacity for two hours of music enjoyment via USB-C port in just ten minutes.
When it comes to connectivity, the Grind Fuel scores with up-to-date specs. Bluetooth 5.2 should provide stable and high-quality wireless connections to the source device. Athletes and outdoor enthusiasts will be pleased with the IP55 certification, which certifies that the in-ears are protected against the ingress of splashing water and dust.
Price and availability
Those interested in Skullcandy’s new in-ears can strike now. At an MSRP of 99.99 euros, the Skullcandy Grind Fuel could be yours. However, you should keep in mind that many competing products in this price range already have active noise cancellation (ANC) on board. Skullcandy has dispensed with that and obviously put the focus on a good sound. Thus, 12 mm drivers definitely sound like a rich sound profile.