Klipsch has unveiled a new set of in-ears geared towards the audiophile with an active outdoor lifestyle. Called the S4i Rugged, the headphones share the same premium acoustic tech found in the Image S4, but with a ruggedized rubber exterior to make it weather resistant – a handy accessory paired with something like the rugged TAKTIK iPhone case if you plan to go adventuring.
Like the Klipsch S5i Rugged, the S4i Rugged also features an in-line remote with a rubber non-slip surface and large buttons designed to make audio control easy while you’re hanging from a cliff with gloves on. While the headset should work with just about any audio device with a 3.5mm connection, it’s ideally designed to work with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod, with full support for Apple’s music and call features. The kit also sports a built-in directional mic for making hands-free calls.
The Klipsch S4i will be available in four colors (blue, orange, red and yellow) and is due out later this month for $100. It comes bundled with a nylon carrying case, clothing clip and four pairs of eartips in different sizes.