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Estimated VK-X first shipment date: December 26th, 2018

EOLE Beta

Announcing our High-Definition Bluetooth module

 

Hello everyone,

 

Lucas here, and I hope you are doing well 🙂

Today, I am proud to announce for the first time EOLE, our High-Definition Bluetooth module!

 

 

What is EOLE?

 

 

EOLE is a 3.5 cm diameter elegant aluminum medallion that will allow all our ODS earphones to be used wireless. Baptiste was originally inspired by pocket watches when conceiving EOLE and wanted something discrete and simple. Following our previous products names that come from various mythologies, we decided to name it of the name of the famous Wind God to symbolize its wireless technology.

EOLE was developed mechanically and electronically at the end of 2017, but we put its development on hold to concentrate all our efforts on the VK-X. Today, I am happy to announce that we just finished the assembly of the first 80 Eole Beta units at our workshop.

 

 

What are EOLE’s main features?

 

 

Fully Compatible with our ODS range of in-ear headphones

Thanks to our MMCX connectors standard, EOLE will be fully compatible with all our ODS in-ear headphones (ODS-1, ODS-D, ODS-1 Essential, ODS-D Essential), but also with all MMCX earbuds of the market. A list of compatible earphones will be published later on.

A Travel Companion

With a 10 hours autonomy (8 days in sleep mode!), EOLE will connect by Bluetooth with both iOS and Android devices to accompany you throughout your day whether you want to listen to your music or to take calls directly thanks to its built-in microphone.

High-Definition Sound

EOLE will be a High-Resolution Bluetooth module that features the following major audiophile Bluetooth codecs: Aptx HD, Aptx, AAC. You might be surprised by its sound quality: our 24 bit DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) is likely to be superior to your device’s DAC when used wired, thus offering you an impressive listening experience.

 

 

When will it be launched?

 

 

EOLE will be officially launched in 2019, but we decided with Baptiste that we would offer for the first time a discounted and limited Beta edition to our users, thus allowing us to collect feedback on the product before its public launch. We produced 80 EOLE Beta modules for that purpose, that will be available on our website for private orders on Thursday, December 6th. Those modules will be made available alone (in case you already own one of our ODS earphones), and in bundles with our ODS-1 and ODS-D earphones.

 

 

The 80 private beta orders will allow you
to benefit from 20% to 35% discounts 
on EOLE
and its bundles’ future public prices.

 

 

What is an aëdle Beta product?

 

 

By ordering a Beta EOLE module, you can benefit from a discount and be the first to own our new product, and enroll in our EOLE Beta program. We will ask you to share your feedback on EOLE through a dedicated form in the next months to help us do minor adjustments and guide our communication around it before its public launch.

 

 

 

Please let us know if you have any question or comment, by posting it on this article or by contacting us by email at baptiste@aedle.net or at lucas@aedle.net! I will publish next week a new article that will let you know more about EOLE.

 

I wish you a great day,

Lucas

Made-to-order: selected aluminum colors

Discover the selected aluminum colors

 

Hello everyone,

To follow up with the made-to-order option to choose the VK-X leather colors, I am presenting today the aluminum colors that will also be available for this service!

We selected 6 different anodizing colors according to the leather colors that were chosen.

 

1) The 6 available aluminum colors

 

Our signature Classic Gray aluminum (used for the VK-1, VK-2 and the ODS-1) will be available with 2 variations on neutral tones: Dark Gray and BlackThose colors will go well with the available leather color options.

We have also chosen to present 3 new original colors with the VK-X. A clear Champagne, a discrete Rose Gold and at last a Dark Bronze, our coup de Coeur.

 

 

2) How to choose your VK-X made-to-order colors

 

Choose the colors and materials of your VK-X could not be done online without seeing them for real. Indeed, the made-to-order headphones won’t be pictured in advance unlike the VK-X series editions since it would require crafting 36 different headphones. For this reason, we decided to send a swatch book that will enable to discover the leathers, the aluminum and their colors for real, in order to make your choice informed and easier!


VK-X made-to-order swatch book

 

3) Learn more about the aluminum

 

I also published an article that describes how we make and color our aluminum cups. Aluminum is a light gray malleable metal that requires an operation called anodizing in order to be used for our headphones. It is a bit technical, but do not hesitate to have a look; I will be happy to answer if you have any question: http://journal.aedle.net/2018/05/23/vk-x-aluminum/

 

Paul