Three new earbud colors are available online starting today. Complete with a custom apple.com/kim URL, it will be available “in limited quantities at select Apple Stores” starting tomorrow, August 17th. For the US, this includes his Apple locations in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Chicago. The Kim Kardashian Special Edition Fit Pros are priced at $199.99. This is his MSRP, the same as the regular model, but the original color is often sold. It’s currently $179.99 at Apple and other retailers. As my colleague Victoria Song recently confirmed, they’re great for everyday listening and make great workout earbuds.
Kim Kardashian’s special edition Beats Fit Pro collection was first announced a week ago and is available now at the Apple Store. The earbuds come in his three neutral colors designed by Kardashian to match her signature palette. “Because it’s something you wear every day, I wanted it to blend in. I’ve never seen a tech product with a neutral color, especially headphones,” Kardashian says in his design video. These are his first bespoke Beats Fit Pros since the release of his widely acclaimed earbuds last November. But if you look at Beats’ past product cycle, there are more to come.
But Apple’s flagship earbuds are showing their age, and while they may get a makeover this fall with improved sound, they may not be in such fashionable colors. Powered by the latest in-house processor, the M2. It has a better screen, a thinner and lighter design, better speakers, a much improved webcam, a better keyboard and trackpad, more convenient charging, and better build quality. It also comes with a higher price tag.