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Sonos Wi-fi Earbuds Noticed with ‘Charging Adapters’


Sonos is but to make a foray into the sector of headphones, however two pairs of wi-fi earbuds had been noticed in patents, and they’ve a novel charging way.

Despite the fact that over-ear Sonos headphones had been rumoured since 2019, apparently the multi-room audio company is operating on some all-the-rage earbuds, too. And they would have a function no longer noticed ahead of.

The patent, noticed through Zats Now not Humorous, used to be revealed through the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Workplace) in February appearing diagrams of 2 other earbud designs together with main points of the way they may paintings.

One design (above) displays an ordinary charging case the place the wi-fi earbuds connect at both finish and don’t seem to be enclosed as maximum true wi-fi earbuds are. Then again, it is charging and playback time that Sonos seems to be seeking to win at.

Every other symbol displays earbuds that experience further batteries that may be hooked up to the outdoor to increase battery existence. The patent submitting describes it as a “machine for wi-fi earbuds involving charging adapters which can be attachable to the wi-fi earbuds.”

Sonos wireless earbuds charging adapters

It sort of feels that those button form batteries will stay within the case till the earbuds get low on battery, then connect with magnets to provide you with further playtime whilst nonetheless dressed in them.

“the charging adapter is attachable to an exterior floor of an earbud the usage of a magnetic or mechanical interface that align with electrodes of the charging adapter with electrodes at the wi-fi headset, permitting an inside battery of the earbud to attract present and fee from the charging adapter whilst the earbud is in-ear,” says the patent.

It additionally explains that the machine would supply 3 other modes. ‘Commonplace’ the place the earbuds are in-ear however the adapters are within the case being charged, ‘Energetic’ the place the adapters are hooked up to the earbuds and ‘Passive’ the place the entirety is within the charging case.

Sonos has confirmed it could make Bluetooth merchandise with the Transfer and newer Roam audio system, however headphones stay a lacking string from the company’s bow. We’d think that the headphones gets an identical options to the Roam similar to Sound Change which lets you transfer song between units.

Notice {that a} patent record isn’t any ensure of a product being introduced commercially. Sonos has dedicated to 2 new merchandise for 2021 so whilst it kind of feels like headphones may well be the second one (following the Roam), it might smartly be the long-awaited over-ear style that arrives this yr.

Diagrams appearing a couple of over-ear headphones additionally seem on this patent record.