Roughly a week after the last Beats Studio Buds collaboration launch involving Twitch streamer NICKMERCS, Apple’s Beats brand is launching a new special-edition version of the earphones in partnership with design firm Futura Laboratories.


The new collaboration comes almost a decade after the original collaboration between Beats and Futura Laboratories founder FUTURA, with the first having been for Solo HD headphones back in 2013.

The new Futura X Beats Studio Buds feature the artist’s signature “atom” motif and will be available starting Saturday, July 30, at 7:00 am Pacific Time from Futura Laboratories Online, END Clothing, and Beats’ WeChat store. Pricing will be at the usual Beats Studio Buds price point of $149.99, £129, or ¥1099 RMB.

As with the NICKMERCS collaboration, FUTURA has also developed a custom Apple Music playlist featuring songs that are “reflective of his New York City background” and which resonate with him.

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