Urbanista Stockholm wireless earbuds are another cheap AirPods alternative

When true wireless earphones show up in our inbox looking vaguely familiar, in rose gold, and with a budget-friendly price tag - we get interested.

Swedish brand Urbanista has just launched the Urbanista Stockholm earbuds, yours for only a little more than Apple is asking for the AirPods' wireless charger alone, which certainly sounds tempting.

With four colours (aside from black and white there’s a more-attractive-than-it-sounds olive green) plus a wireless charger chucked in for good measure, they’re also Android and iOS compatible. 

The charging case itself is as svelte as its giant competitor – although it opens more like a suitcase, not like a backpack – and offers three extra charging bumps of three hours apiece. 

Granted, the new Urbanista Stockholm buds won’t know when you’ve removed them from your ears, and in turn pause the music for you, but you can still have a bark at Siri (or indeed Google Now) thanks to dual microphones in the right earbud. These mics also take care of noise-cancellation. 

Did we mention there’s 60 hours of standby battery charge? That's certainly competitive on paper... 

The Urbanista Stockholm wireless earbuds are on sale now for £89/$99.


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Becky has been a full-time staff writer at What Hi-Fi? since March 2019. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, she freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 20-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance is of course tethered to a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo, This is Cabaret and The Stage. When not writing, she dances, spins in the air, drinks coffee, watches football or surfs in Cornwall with her other half – a football writer whose talent knows no bounds.