The highly anticipated Galaxy Buds 3 are all set to be announced at the Galaxy Unpacked event, slated for the latter half of next month. Galaxy Buds2 and Buds2 Pro have already proven to be the best value for money-proposition for active audiophiles who appreciate the highest quality audio and stellar features. The current generation of earbuds go head to head with the likes of Sony WF-1000MX4, Apple AirPods or Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II.
To elevate the appeal of Galaxy Buds2 and Buds2 Pro, Samsung has announced a pack of new Pokémon-themed earbuds that’ll come with striking charging cases. The South Korean electronics giant knows how well Pokémon merchandise sells, and they’ve created a few in the past with huge success.
Last year they launched the limited edition Pokeball cases for the Buds2 Pro, and the special editions sold within a few hours of launch. The same was true for the Pokémon edition Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphone. So, these themed earbuds should also be on the hotlist of geeky fans. It’s not the earbuds that actually have any traces of the Pokémon relevance, rather, the charging cases that look like Jigglypuff, Ditto and Snorlax – the popular characters from the franchise. Jigglypuff and Snorlax versions are themed only on the head as they are too big to emulate in a full-body version. Ditto is the sole full-body variant since it fits the case design perfectly. Either way, these Galaxy Buds2 and Buds2 Pro cases are quite beautiful.
According to the press release, Samsung claims that this year’s specially created design is more attractive than last year’s offering. Called the Pokémon Pack, these are cases for Samsung’s flagship earbuds, accompanied by matching themed stickers. The buyers can choose from amongst these three options for the Galaxy Buds2 Pokémon Pack at a price tag of KRW 129,000 (approximately $99) and Galaxy Buds2 Pro Pokémon Pack for KRW 199,000 (around $153). For good reason, they cost a tad higher than the standard version and we’re not complaining.
The officially licensed merchandise for now is only going to be sold in South Korea and availability in other regions is not yet confirmed. That said Samsung has cashed in on the Pokémon-themed mantra in the past and these themed versions should be no different.