There are no less than eight different Nokia smartphones officially available in the US today, ranging from the entry-level Nokia 2
, 2 V
, and 3.1
to the high-end Nokia 9 PureView
, but while there's no sign of a tablet or smartwatch
coming from HMD Global anytime soon, the company behind this brand's unlikely comeback actually sells something else as well.
Namely, wireless earbuds
at pretty aggressive price points. The Nokia True Wireless and Pro Wireless models were formally unveiled way back in October
, launching shortly thereafter in Europe and finally expanding to the US recently, as noticed by Android Police
. Both variants are up for grabs from Newegg and B&H Photo Video, including a limited 1-year warranty that suggests these are not merely "international" units unofficially imported stateside.
Nokia True Wireless with cylindrical charging case
As you can easily tell by their name, the Nokia True Wireless headphones are the ones that directly go after Apple's AirPods
and Beats Powerbeats Pro
with a completely cable-free design, Bluetooth 5.0 technology, and a charging case uniquely shaped like a super-slim cylinder. This allows you to easily pocket the tiny earbuds, each of which weighs a measly 5 grams, alongside a case promising up to 16 hours of added endurance. Of course, the headphones themselves are not exactly powerhouses, keeping the music going for only 3.5 hours between charges.
At $129.99, these are certainly affordable and stylish enough (in black) to provide some decent competition for the significantly pricier new AirPods
. Obviously, the Nokia True Wireless don't come with wireless charging
support or "Hey Siri" functionality, but for what it's worth, they're IPX4 rated for sweat and splash resistance.
Nokia Pro Wireless headphones
Meanwhile, the $79.99 Nokia Pro Wireless are held together by cords and a neckband, tipping the scales at 45 grams and promising to last up to 10 hours of uninterrupted music playback on a single charge. These slightly less swanky in-ear headphones are also built to resist sweat and splashes, pausing your tunes or ending your calls if you snap them together and resuming audio playback or answering calls when you unsnap them. That's not too shabby for such a reasonable price tag.