We're used to seeing plenty of over-ear headphones aimed at younger listeners here at TechRadar, but true wireless headphones for kids, like Belkin's recently announced SoundForm Nano Wireless Kids Headphones, are truly a rare breed.

Designed for children ages seven and up, the new Bluetooth headphones feature output limiting to keep volume below 85 decibels (the current US Occupational Safety and Health Administration limit for occupational exposure), ensuring that they cannot damage your hearing by accident.

The Belkin SoundForm Nano in blue. (Image credit: Belkin)

While sound quality often tends to be an afterthought for headphones designed for youth, that doesn't seem to be the case here, as the Nanos feature 6mm dynamic drivers in each earcup.

They also promise a decent battery life of 24 hours in total, with up to 5 hours of uninterrupted playback on the buds, plus an additional 19 hours of juice offered by their charging case, while their IPX5 water resistance should ensure they can withstand a water gun fight

Belkin SoundForm Nano Pink

They also exist in pink, in a nice two-tone case. (Image credit: Belkin)

Young children have smaller ear canals that often make in-ear headphones an irritating and uncomfortable experience, but Belkin addresses this with a selection of included ear tips that shrink down to a special extra-extra-small size.

The asking price is similarly reduced, with the Nano retailing at €49.99 / €29.99 and it will go on sale at the end of June 2022, in a choice of three colours.

Analysis: Could Belkin be with the kids with these headphones?

There's an obvious reason why true wireless earbuds haven't been widely offered to young listeners until now: These little earbuds are lost forever on adults, let alone easily distracted kids.

But it's also worth keeping in mind how kids see the world: Seeing their parents and older siblings using AirPods makes those quirky colored cans they got for their birthday look uncool, which means the SoundForm Nano could be a great success.

They're cheap enough to replace if one gets lost, they have volume limits to prevent accidental hearing damage, and they should save parents' sanity on those long summer car trips they can't stand anymore. . theme melody.

We can understand parents being nervous about giving kids true wireless earbuds, but we think Belkin offers a good formula here.

Belkin SoundForm Playback

It seems that Belkin SoundForm Play wants to do business. (Image credit: Belkin)

Belkin is probably best known for its wide range of Apple accessories and chargers, but in recent years the California-based company has taken a big step into the headphone and smart speaker markets with its SoundForm brand.

Along with the Nano and its high-end noise-cancelling Immerse headphones that launched earlier this year at CES, the company has also expanded its audio portfolio with the unveiling of another set of True Wireless headphones for adults today.

The new SoundForm Play earbuds feature 3 touch-controllable equalizer presets for personalized sound and Dual Beamforming technology with 2 microphones in each earbud for better audio clarity on calls, and will go on sale for €59. €99/ €49.99 later this summer.

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