A person wearing the Iyo One GenAI earbuds.

Credit: Iyo
  • Iyo One are Google-backed TWS earbuds that offer generative AI capabilities without necessarily needing a paired smartphone.
  • You can pre-order the Wi-Fi-only model for $599, while the Wi-Fi + LTE variant (which works independently) costs $699.
  • Iyo One’s features include noise cancelation, conversation boosting, workout coaching, real-time language translation, 360-degree immersive audio, and more.

AI has taken the world by storm, and companies have been looking into ways to integrate this technology into our daily lives further. While the Humane AI Pin and Rabbit R1 have flopped, a Google-backed startup hopes to win customers by taking a different approach. Instead of inventing an all-new gadget that no one needs, Iyo is baking generative AI into a product category we already use. The Iyo One are AI-powered TWS earbuds that you can now pre-order for a starting price of $599.

The Iyo One will ship next winter (via TechCrunch), packing several handy audio-centric features. For starters, the company already sells a $1,650 in-ear studio reference monitor, and it’s using its reputation and expertise in this field to push Iyo One forward. Add Google’s backing and people’s heavy reliance on TWS earbuds to the mix, and you’ve got a solid foundation to start with.