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Beats by Dre partners with MCM for limited edition gear
Beats by Dre has just announced a new collaboration with the high fashion brand MCM that will put the signature leather on some of the most popular Beats products. If you’ve ever wanted your headphones to scream luxury, now is your chance. The MCM leather and logos will adorn the ear cushions of the Beats Studio Wireless and the middle stripe of the Beats Pill, while the Beats Tour earbuds “b” logo will take on the golden brown color of MCM.
The Beats Studio wireless have Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and a battery life of about 12 hours when being used over Bluetooth. Should you need to get a little more life out of them, they also have the option to turn off Bluetooth and use them with a 3.5mm audio cable. Doing this will give the battery life a boost to about 20 hours. The carrying case that it comes with also gets the MCM treatment and is completely covered in leather, but at a price. The flashy Beats Studio wireless MCM edition will run you $599.
The other pair of Beats headphones that are getting a makeover are the Beats tour, though these are aesthetically more on the modest side when compared to the previous headphones. The only noticeable departure from the normal Tour headphones design is the use of gold instead of red for the accents as well as an all black cable. Should you decide to buy these for $249 you’ll be happy to know that they come with a custom MCM carrying case as well.
Last to the party is the Beats Pill bundle, which comes with a Pill character wearing a custom mini MCM backpack which you could use as well. Though keep in mind the character is roughly a foot tall so I don’t see too many use scenarios for the backpack, but at least you have one. The speaker itself, though not too impressive sound wise, has some useful features like NFC and pairing two together for stereo sound. If you’re interested you can get the whole bundle for $399.
If you have to get your hands on one you can sign up to be notified when they are released early next month.