Remember LeEco? We sure do. A quick search in our news archive reveals that last we heard, despite some financial troubles, the company had managed to procure a lucrative investment from property developer Sunac China Holdings and was seemingly doing well. Letv is one of the public brands used by what was originally the Le.com company, or rather its LeMobile subsidiary and is another name we are familiar with from its involvement in the smartphone market some years ago.
Well, despite being more or less absent from the smartphone scene, the LeEco conglomerate is still alive and kicking on its home China market, where it continues to sell a variety of products. The latest of which is a pair of truly wireless buds, with a name roughly-translating to Letv Super Earphone Ears Pro.
On the surface, these look like yet another entry into the already overcrowded TWS market. One clearly going for an in-ear design, akin to the Apple AirPods Pro or the Huawei FreeBuds Pro. However, digging a bit deeper, we find a rather impressive set of features on these CNY 218 ($33) buds.
For one, the Letv Super Earphone Ears Pro offer ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) and are based on a potent L1+ chip, complete with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and support for HSP, HFP, A2DP, AAC, and SBC audio codecs. The 62 x 22.8 x 46.3 mm charging case for the buds has both USB Type-C and Qi wireless charging support. The box is advertised as offering 24 hours of battery life, with the two 33.2 x 19.6 x 23.6mm, 4g buds able to last an advertised 4 hours on their on-board 45 mAh cells. So, in total - 28 hours of battery life on the go, with a 4-hour top-off time. Not too shabby. The buds also have touch gesture controls. Users can tap once to play/pause, double-tap tap for next and triple-tap for previous track.
Currently the Letv Super Earphone Ears Pro buds are available on pre-order for CNY 218 ($33) on the company's Chinese website and can be had in either Black or White. Unfortunately, there is no word yet on international availability or pricing. We would definitely love to see these make it out of China, especially if they manage to stick to the surprisingly-low price tag and maintain their impressive feature set.