TWS Urbanista Seoul Relies on Gaming Mode Features for Android And iOS Devices

Urbanista, a Swedish audio manufacturer that has been stealing attention recently through a solar-powered headphone, has just released a pretty interesting TWS called Seoul. One of its excellent features is a special mode with low latency for gaming purposes.

Jul 11, 2021 - 20:17
TWS Urbanista Seoul Relies on Gaming Mode Features for Android And iOS Devices
Urbanista Seoul

The "Gaming Mode" feature on TWS is definitely not a new item. This feature works by pressing the Bluetooth connection latency number to as low as 40 milliseconds, so that in the end the audio and visuals presented can run in sync. What's different about Seoul is how this feature can be realized without relying on aptX codecs.

The majority of TWS that offer gaming mode feature use aptX codec as one of the conditions for its features to be realized. This is definitely not a difficult requirement for Android device users considering that most Android smartphones and tablets already support aptX codec. The problem arises when you use an iPhone or iPad, because from the past until now there is not a single iOS device that is compatible with the codec by Qualcomm.

Since it does not require aptX, the gaming mode feature offered by Urbanista Seoul can also be enjoyed by iPhone and iPad users. When activated, Seoul will reduce its latency by about 70 milliseconds. It's not as low as other TWS offers, but according to Urbanista it's enough to minimize the delay between audio and visuals.

In terms of design, Seoul comes in a very familiar form of stemming. The stalk is equipped with a touch panel for easy operation, and the physicality is overall waterproof with IPX4 certification. Behind each unit is a dynamic driver 10 mm in diameter, and Urbanista did not forget to embed a microphone with noise cancelling technology. Too bad there are no ANC features here.

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On a single charge, Seoul can operate up to 8 hours nonstop. The charging case is claimed to be able to recharge up to three times, giving a total battery life of up to 32 hours. It is quite impressive to see the form of charging case that looks thin and compact. In addition to using a USB-C cable, the charging case can also be recharged using Qi wireless charger.

Urbanista Seoul is currently on the market for ksh 9,699. There are four color options available: black, white, purple, and blue.

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