Alien earbuds: out of this world true wireless sound for tight budgets?

Truly wireless earbuds (completely wire-free) seem to be in endless supply, as the Apple AirPods (£160), our Award-winning Sony WF-1000X (£200) and other rivals go to show. But those under £150 are hard to find, and under £100, harder still.

But there's good news for those looking for an affordable option, the Alien earbuds by CKCOM are currently in production, having secured their Indiegogo funding target of $20,000.

These wireless earbuds can be purchased from just $90 (£70, plus p+p), with an ‘early bird special’ offer of two pairs for $150 (£115).

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The Aliens have a standard playback time of 4.5 hours (the AirPods’ is five hours), but can be topped up six times on the go, thanks to a battery case that holds 30 hours of charge.

The 7g earbuds have graphene drivers and a 15m Bluetooth range, as well as sweat-resistant casings, single-button control for playback and calling and three ear tip sizes.

Shipping is expected to start in December, just in time for Christmas.

Image credit: Indiegogo

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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.