Vinci 2.0 – World’s First Standalone AI Sports Headphones Officially Launched

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Some of you guys may recall Vinci, the company that successfully kickstarted their Vinci 1.5 Smart Headphones back in November 2016. Well, apparently the AI-focused audio technology company has a new goal in mind – reinvent headphones again, with their Vinci 2.0!

Vinci 2.0

This revolutionary second generation smart in-ear headphones are aimed at the active fitness community as it comes in a lightweight package (they weigh less than 90g), that is both secure and sweatproof yet incorporates unique headphone features such as 3G cellular connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth, up to 32GB of local music storage, fitness sensors and trackers, a voice and gesture control interface and more.

Vinci 2.0

With this advanced pair of headphones users will be able to go for a run without carrying their smartphones while still being able to access their music (both online and offline). Besides, they can also make phone calls, track their fitness performance and even sync it with Amazon Alexa for additional features and services. All of that directly from their standalone Vinci 2.0 headphones for a completely phone-free and hands-free workout experience. Furthermore, all of Vinci 2.0’s features can be voice controlled through two voice AI assistants that are built-in directly into the headphones — Vinci and Alexa!

Vinci 2.0

The Vinci 2.0 will indeed be the world’s first smart headphones to feature a built-in AI assistant that utilizes biosensing hardware and neural network learning algorithms. Whenever users listen to music and make voice commands, Vinci collects and analyzes user data such as heart rate and current location in order to familiarize itself with your music and lifestyle preferences.

Basically, the more you use Vinci, the smarter it gets at providing music content and voice assistance that is tailored to the moment, whether you are taking a walk, out for a jog, or on your commute. While Vinci may look and feel like regular in-ear headphone, it actually acts like a computer.

Vinci 2.0

Vinci’s 2.0 will be powered by a Mediatek quad-core Cortex A7 processor (the kind of processor found in smartphones and tablets) paired with 1GB of RAM. This hardware allows them to run Vinci’s highly customized (Android-based) OS and UI which enables users to voice control their music, make phone calls, get calendar alerts, ask for health and workout statistics, and sync with Amazon Alexa for access to more than 12,000 skills and services (weather, directions, and more).

Vinci 2.0

These headphones will also be the first ones to come with built-in 3G cellular and WiFi connectivity so that all of Vinci’s features are available to users no matter where their on-the-go lifestyles take them. Music content, songs, and playlists can be accessed by simply logging into your Spotify, SoundCloud, or Amazon Music account directly on your headphones. If you instead prefer having your music offline with you, the Vinci 2.0 will also come with up to 32GB of built-in storage, so you can save your music locally and listen to your favorite songs anywhere you go.

Vinci 2.0

All of these features have been expertly designed to fit into one sleek and stylish device that’s lightweight (<90g), comfortable (premium materials and customizable ear plugs/fins), and easy to use thanks to Vinci’s intuitive voice and gesture control interface. You can simply wear Vinci’s in-ear heaphones and use voice commands or quick hand gestures (waves, swipes, etc.) to control your music experience. Vinci 2.0 is also the first headphone to feature a 1-inch OLED display for extra style and interactivity. All of these features should make the Vinci 2.0 the perfect all-day companion for your on-the-go music, fitness, and lifestyle needs.

We designed these headphones to completely integrate and improve people’s music listening experienceDavid Zhu, CEO/Co-founder of Vinci

Vinci 2.0

We envision Vinci transforming not only the way people listen to music, but also the way people interact with the world while listening to music. With just a tap or voice command, people will be able to check the weather, get directions, or order a car all through their headphones, making this the easiest on-the-go listening experience — no smartphone needed.David Zhu, CEO/Co-founder of Vinci

Vinci 2.0

Vinci 2.0 Lite features:

  • Make phone calls directly from Vinci. Vinci 2.0 features 3G cellular connectivity. You can leave your phone behind and make calls and enjoy music.
  • Voice commands. Vinci 2.0 allows for a completely hands-free experience by responding to your voice. You can ask it to choose songs, start a playlist, and more.
  • Fitness Trackers. Like its first generation cousin, Vinci 2.0 also tracks your body vitals and activities (heart rate, steps, cadence, and speed) during your workouts.
  • Smart music recommendations. Vinci senses and recommends music based on your heart rate, activity, and listening habits. The more you use it, the more Vinci provides a personalized experience.
  • Active noise cancelling. Smart noise cancelling modes that adapt to your surroundings, including home, office, train, and airplane.
  • Supports Amazon Alexa. You can also login to Amazon Alexa on Vinci 2.0. With 12,000+ skills on the Alexa platform, you can play music, ask about the weather, order Pizza and even call a Uber directly from Vinci 2.0.
  • Intuitive gesture control. You can control your music (change tracks and adjust volume) using simple swipes near the earpieces.
  • Bone conduction mic. Vinci 2.0 are the world’s first fitness headphones to feature a bone conduction mic so you can give voice commands and make calls without having to raise your voice, even in noisy environments such as gyms and busy streets.
  • Superior sound quality: Professional 12mm drivers with Liquid Crystal Polymer coated diaphragms combined with a dedicated DAC chip (AKM4376) to deliver an immersive HiFi audio experience.
  • Comfortable ergonomic design: Vinci 2.0 is a unique pentagon shape worn around the neck and is constructed with lightweight materials to be comfortable and secure for all users even during vigorous workouts.
  • 8GB of built-in storage. Stores up to 2,000 songs.
  • Color choices. Vinci 2.0 will initially be offered in Black, White, Red and Blue models, with additional colors to come.

Vinci 2.0 Pro features (In addition to Vinci 2.0 Lite):

  • All Vinci 2.0 Lite features.
  • 16GB of built-in storage. Stores up to 4000 songs.
  • Active Smart Noise Cancelling. Vinci 2.0 offers active noise cancelling up to 28dB. Select up to 8 scenarios for best noise suppressions. Support binaural sound recording and 3D real-time immersive sound.
  • Color choice: Black, White, Red and Blue.

Vinci 2.0 Supreme features (In addition to Vinci 2.0 Pro):

  • All Vinci 2.0 Pro features.
  • 32GB of built-in storage. Additional offline storage.
  • Bone conduction mic. The acoustic path of bone conduction allows ideal separation of speech and ambient noise, thus provide crystal clear speech recognition and voice services, even in extremely noisy environments. Vinci is proud to be the first in the world to bring this technology to consumer electronic products.
  • Color choice: Black, White, Red and Blue.

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You can learn more about the Vinci 2.0 smart in-ear headphones over on their official website. If you want to support the project then visit their Kickstarter page.

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About Vinci

Vinci is the audio technology company that’s reinventing how users interact with their music. Featuring 3G cellular and WiFi connectivity, Vinci makes the world’s first standalone intelligent, biosensing, wireless headphones designed to provide an AI-assisted approach to music streaming and listening. Through powerful machine learning, Vinci familiarizes itself with and learns various user commands, preferences, and scenarios to curate a personalized, unrivalled audio experience. All-in-one with local storage, Vinci can be used without a phone, enhancing the on-the-go listening experience without a secondary device or apps. Vinci was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Beijing, China with operations in Shenzhen and New York.

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