Audio giant Pioneer just introduced their all new Rayz and Rayz Plus earphones, a new line of truly innovative accessories for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The line up blends the intelligence of an iOS app with innovative Lightning accessories to deliver completely new experiences not possible through the 3.5mm headphone jack. Rayz earphones maximize all of the benefits offered by Apples’ Lightning Connector. And, since they’re powered by Apple products, no additional batteries are required. The Rayz Plus model is also the first and only Lightning headset with a sleek in-line charging node to simultaneously charge iPhone, iPad or iPod touch while the earphones are connected and in use.
Despite its small size, each model contains six microphones which enable several key first-to-market features. To start, Smart Noise Cancellation, a standard feature for both models, is a patented technology that scans your ear and optimizes the noise-cancelling performance uniquely to your ear and environment. In addition, while other noise cancelling products focus on noise for frequent flyers, delivering exceptional noise cancellation across the entire noise spectrum of everyday life — from commuting, to work, or play and school environments. Rayz also feature a HearThruä mode which lets in just the right amount of outside noise so you can stay in touch with your surroundings without taking your earphones off.
Finally, an integral part of the Rayz experience is the companion app, available on the App Store. The Rayz by Pioneer app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch enables you to personalize the earphone’s settings like adjusting audio EQ and programming the smart button. Most importantly, the app creates the ability for Rayz earphones to continually improve with the delivery of new features via the software update interface.
The Rayz & RayzPlus is available now online here | $100-$150