Following Sol Republic's original Amps Air, the new, true wireless earbuds take the sophisticated design of their predecessors to the next level. Improving on sound quality and with a strong focus on a comfortable and secure fit they are designed to be seamless. Featuring an IPX5 water-resistant build, they are a great option any workout. A compact and streamlined charging case provides 4 additional charges and fits comfortably even in the smallest of pockets.
Sol Republic came to MAST a few years after their original lineup was released to design a series of new products for their big comeback in 2020. The Amps Air+ were released in the market in early 2020 and are available for purchase through the Sol Republic website and Amazon.
Client: Sol Republic
Lead Industrial Designer: Alejandra Castelao
Summer Intern: Ben Hoffman
Studio Principals: Greg McNamara & Shady Shahid
Developing Intricate Details
The removable silicone sleeves add texture through the use of dynamic patterns. These textures were created during an exhaustive exploration using algorithmic design techniques in the search for the perfect balance to exude precision and sophistication.
MAST developed a brand new CMF strategy after an extensive trend exploration and research phase. The selected color ways were rolled out on other Sol products in the new lineup.
Ergonomics and fit were a fundamental part of the design exploration. A series of models and prototypes were created and tested to assure the perfect fit. The first pre-production samples were delivered and shown at CES 2019.
All the Specs
Offering digital ANC with ambient environment awareness, an improved fit, stability and technology the new Amps Air+ is set to herald Sol Republic's comeback. The first units hit the market in early 2020.