Monster Is Back, Speakers, Buds & A Bigger Pedigree
Monster, the Company that bought us Beats and DrDre before Apple acquired the Company, is back, after local distributor Tempo snared the rights. Now a new range of Monster gear revealed at CES is available for local retailers.
Highly popular in the US, the brand that is also well known for their premium HDMI cables has revealed two new true wireless earbuds, the Monster DNA Fit and the Monster DNA Pro, plus two new Bluetooth speakers.
Lifeworks Technology Group is now the US distributor and manufacturer for Monster products.
The new DNA products were created with the full involvement of the product team at Monster, and they meet the company’s standards for Monster products the Company said.
The DNA Fit are aimed at folks who want a fully secure set of earbuds for working out.
In the USA they are selling for A$247, undercutting significantly the Powerbeats Pro.
Onboard is active noise cancellation (ANC) and they offer IPX5 water resistance, which will easily withstand rain, sweat, and even a rinse under running water — two characteristics the Powerbeats Pro lack.
There’s also nine hours battery and 24 when using the fabric-wrapped, Qi-compatible wireless charging case.
The DNA Fit ship with support for Qualcomm’s new aptX Lossless Bluetooth codec — a feature that requires a phone or other source device that also works with the lossless codec.
Also launched is the DNA Pro, which is the company’s response to Apple’s AirPods Pro.
They’re an ANC set of wireless earbuds with six hours of battery life (30 in total with the charging case), and they have an IPX5 rating for water resistance.
The Monster DNA One is another new product that could make it to Australia.
This is a go-anywhere Bluetooth speaker with a 13-hour battery life and IP67 dust and water resistance, for both poolside and the beach.
The speaker can charge wirelessly, as well as via a USB-C port, and has 12 watts of total power.
Monster says it also has a feature called Monster Share, which lets you wirelessly pair the DNA One with up to 99 other speakers and up to two source devices, with no mobile app needed.
Also in the speaker range is the Monster DNA Max Bluetooth speaker which is a ruggedised portable speaker.
The 26-watt DNA One, combines a rugged IP67 rating with up to 20 hours of playing time.
It can also be recharged wirelessly and Monster includes a Qi-compatible charging mat, an 18-watt USB-C wall charger, and a braided six-foot USB-C cable for when you want to power up quickly.
The USB-C port can be used to power up your other devices when the speaker isn’t using that port for its own charging needs. The Max also collaborates with Monster Share so you can sync up a bunch of speakers at once.