Beats By Dr. Dre Bangs Out Solo 2 Wireless Headphones, First Audio Product Since Apple Acquisition

While Apple takes its time deciding how best to leverage its $3 billion acquisition of the Beats brand, Dr. Dre and company continue to grow the company's family of wireless products, including the launch of the Solo2 Wireless, the first set of headphones from Beats in the Apple-owned era and just in time for the holiday shopping season.

"We’re taking the most popular headphone in the world and adding wireless Bluetooth functionality to it," said Beats President Luke Wood. "The Solo2 is already a world-class headphone much lauded for its acoustics, and now it joins our growing family of successful wireless products."

Solo2 Wireless

Beats claims the Solo2 Wireless can move freely up to 30 feet from your Bluetooth audio device. The rechargeable battery is said to be good for up to 12 hours of wireless playback. Should you exhaust the battery, you can plug in the included RemoteTalk cable and continue to listen to your music, albeit on a tethered basis.

You take phone calls while wearing the Solo2 Wireless, as well as skip songs and change the volume using the "b" button and volume buttons or earcup, Beats says.

The Solo2 Wireless will be available sometime this month from Apple's website and select retailers for $299.95 MSRP. Color options include black, white, and blue, along with a red version exclusive to Verizon.