ArcX was founded by Paul Blair, a decorated British Army parachutist with over 20 years of service before entering the business world. Blair says he got the idea for the ring while on a skiing vacation with a friend, who was injured on the slopes. He said that, for the remainder of the trip, he fiddled with his phone to play music and answer calls, rather than shredding powder. It also doesn’t help that the touchscreen headphones can often take fairly deliberate squeezes before obeying our commands.
In terms of durability, the company says it will stay on standby for up to 20 days and last up to five days on a single one-hour charge. It’s waterproof to IP67 standards, so you should be able to run and swim with it without the fuss or worry. ArcX is slated to launch in the US in May, priced at $ 99, as well as in the EU for € 89.