Bottom line is all rechargeable batteries die at some point in the nearish furure, and most true wireless earbuds do not have replaceable batteries, and much for the same reason, they can't be recycled. So hundreds of millions of these earbuds will just end up in landfills.
Attempts like the Acouva One, which have replaceable rechargeable batteries, and bulky and that seems to a difficult sell.
In my case, after my first expensive Apple AirPods died after just two years, I decided to rather buy cheap earbuds as there is no way I'm spending that much on something that I just throw away every two years.
Will really need standardised small replaceable rechargeable batteries around which earbuds can be designed.
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