The anticipated Powerbeats Pro wireless earbuds are nearly here. Starting this Friday, May 3, you will be able to pre-order them from the Apple Store online. The will be available only in black and will be $249.99. Pre-orders will begin at 10:00 am Eastern or 7:00 am Pacific. They will be available for purchase on May 10, 2019.
The Powerbeats Pro are the first wireless earbuds from the Beats by Dre line, which is part of Apple. Internally, they are very similar to the second generation Apple AirPods but do have improve sweat and water resistance.
The earbuds has the same H1 chip found in the Apple AirPods 2 and they also have better battery life than the AirPods. They will have 9 hours of listening time compared to 5 hours on the AirPods.
Given the popularity of the AirPods, it will be interesting to watch how well these earbuds do overall for Apple. Apple continues to try to give users different options of headphones beyond their branded AirPods. These in particular are aimed for power users or those who work out with their earbuds in their ears.
If you want to check them out or to pre-order starting on Friday, you can check them out here at the Apple Store.