JLab’s new true wireless earbuds give you Kardashian style at a bargain price

You could spend over 200 notes on the Kim K special edition –or less than 20 on these

JLab GO Air Tones true wireless earbuds
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If you like the look of the Kim K Special Edition Beats Fit Pro, which come in skin tones rather than the usual white or black most of the best true wireless earbuds come in, you might still have balked at the price: Apple's premium Beats earbuds aren't exactly cheap. So it's good to see a much more affordable alternative: JLabs' GO Air TONES.

The GO Air TONES come in seven different Pantone shades from very dark brown to pale pink, enabling you to get a much better match with your skin tone, and they're relatively small so it won't look like there's something unpleasant growing in your ear canals. Best of all, they're very cheap: just £19.99.

JLab GO Air Tones

(Image credit: JLab)

A pretty great spec for a very low price

To be honest, at this price I'm impressed if a pair of earbuds are more than two tin cans linked together with string. But the spec here is very good for the price: Bluetooth 5.1, IPX4 water/sweat resistance, a 20Hz-20KHz frequency response and a whopping eight hours of playback from each earbud. There's Dual Connect technology so you can use the earbuds independently of one another, Bluetooth 5.1 and support for the dual SBC and AAC codecs; sadly you're not going to get aptX in this price range.

As for the colours, they look pretty good to me although they don't have a shade that would match my pale blue Scottish skin. They were developed in partnership with LA nail brand ORLY and selected from a palette of over 60 different shades to find the best options for the vast majority of people.

The GO Air Tones are available in the UK from JD Williams and John Lewis and from Harvey Norman in Ireland.

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written thirteen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote another seven books and a Radio 2 documentary series. When she’s not scribbling, she’s the singer in Glaswegian rock band HAVR (havrmusic.com (opens in new tab)).