Only a week after the discharge of its cutting-edge Galaxy Buds Pro ANC earbuds, Samsung is trying again to the previous with a pair of Buds Pro cases that resemble the corporate’s groundbreaking Anycall T100 and Anycall E700 flip telephones (referred to as the Samsung SCH-X430 and SGH E-700 within the US). The instances are a South Korean unique and solely avalible as a $230 bundle with the Galaxy Buds Professional.
Whereas charging case equipment are a must-have item for AirPods users, they’re a rarity for Samsung-branded earbuds, which change dramatically every year. By releasing its personal novelty case, Samsung is skipping the intermediary and giving retro dorks (like me) a purpose to splurge on their new top-of-the-line Galaxy Buds.
In fact, the Anycall instances are non-functional, they usually aren’t a alternative on your charging case. As an alternative, they wrap across the Galaxy Buds Professional charging case, including vital bulk to your headphones and your pocket. And whereas images of the Anycall case present an outer show with a clock and battery life indicator, Samsung’s web site (and Korean tech web sites—thanks, Google Translate) make no point out of this outer show, so we aren’t positive whether or not it’s practical or not.
Samsung modeled its new Galaxy Buds Professional instances off of the Anycall T100 and Anycall E700 cellphones (launched within the US because the Samsung SCH-X430 and SGH E-700). Whereas these telephones are little greater than a distant reminiscence right this moment, their glossy designs and high-quality show expertise helped outline Samsung as a cellphone model within the early 2000s. (To not say that these shows stand as much as the take a look at of time—the Anycall T100, Samsung’s first TFT LCD telephone, has a decision of 128 x 160!)
Right here’s a enjoyable truth; Samsung refers to those instances by the nickname “Lee Kun-hee telephone,” honoring the late Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee who pushed the model to fabricate a few of the world’s greatest cell units. Samsung is probably the most highly effective model in Korea, and naming an adjunct after the late chairman isn’t too completely different from naming an Apple or Microsoft accent after Steve Jobs or Invoice Gates.
Sadly, the Anycall-styled Galaxy Buds Professional instances are a South Korean unique. You’ll be able to strive ordering the Buds Professional with an Anycall case for round $230 on Samsung’s South Korean website, or fly over to Korea and get the charging case as a free present after shopping for the Buds Professional in-store.