Beats by Dr. Dre ushers in Chinese New Year 2016 — the Year of the Monkey — with a product designed by the internationally renowned Taiwanese-American visual artist, James Jean who is well known for his work in both fine art and popular culture. The Beats x James Jean special edition Solo Wireless headphone features distinctive artwork that plays on the famous proverb of the three wise monkeys who “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil”.
Jean flips the legend on its head, reinterpreting how the monkeys see, hear and communicate in a modern context. His monkeys are no longer closed to the world; instead, they can hear it all, see it all and say it all. They are open to the environment around them, all of its sights, sounds and ideas. This inspiration and energy ignites a white-hot fire, which Jean incorporates throughout his striking and elegant design. The final artwork is a unique blend of styles: East and West, old and new, sophisticated and street level.
Beats Solo Wireless offers the same dynamic sound and streamlined design as Solo, but with the added benefit of wireless capabilities. With its Bluetooth technology, Solo Wireless can move freely for up to 30 feet (9.1 meters) from your audio device. Take phone calls, skip songs, and change the volume using the “b” button and volume buttons on the ear cup. Its rechargeable battery allows you to enjoy up to 12 hours of wireless playback.