There aren’t many head-turning features you can put on wireless headphones beyond active noise cancelling. Now, JBL has come to shake things up with its Reflect Eternal headphones. It comes with a feature that you’ll probably never expect to find on headphones. The feature in question is solar charging.
The JBL Reflect Eternal comes with a 700mAh battery that provides up to 24 hours of music playback with Bluetooth on. But if you use it while on the go, and under intense sunlight for about 2.5 hours every day, it’s possible to get unlimited playback time. Even if lighting conditions are poor, chances are it will be enough for it to last more than a day. If all else fails, you can plug in with a USB cable for two hours to fully charge the battery.
Beyond the solar charging battery, the JBL Reflect Eternal looks like most other headphones under the brand. It’s got a pair of 40mm drivers, supports Bluetooth 5.0 A2DP, and even comes with an IPX4 rating. Beyond those, it can also allow ambient sound through for better situational awareness.
The JBL Reflect Eternal is being crowdfunded on Indiegogo, and has already met its target. Its early bird perk has also been sold out. The next available tier still features a 40% discount, putting its price at RM410. Otherwise, you’ll probably only see it on shelves starting October 2020, after those who have pledged their support have gotten theirs.