UNBOXING the realme Buds Q: ‘Designer TWS’ lighter than a sheet of A4 paper

If designer bags and clothing are your thing, this upcoming True Wireless device designed by artistic genius José Lévy, the cooperated designer of Hermès and the art director of the realme Design Studio, may just be something that can fit your liking. Meet the realme Buds Q – the newest AIoT earbuds in realme Philippines’ product line, which only weighs 3.6 grams. With a sleek, minimalist look, users may not even feel like they’re wearing anything! It may just be fit to be called a “designer TWS”, don’t you think?

I was able to get my hands on this compact device before its official launch on September 30 and of course, I’m here to spill all the details I know so far.


Similar to other devices from realme, the realme Buds Q comes in a simple bright yellow box with an image of the product in front and the main features at the back, which includes 20-hour long battery life, 10mm bass boost driver, 119ms super low latency, and instant connection.

Inside the box, you’ll find the charging case with earbuds inside, a user guide and FAQs sheet, a short microUSB charging cable, and two more eartips in different sizes (comes in small, medium, and large).


True to its “Cobble Design” description, the charging case really looks like a smooth cobblestone. The design was said to be inspired by cobblestones found along the shores of Normandy beach where designer José Lévy spent his youth. Because of its matte finish and Quite Black colorway, the device isn’t prone to fingerprints and it doesn’t slip from our hands. Both the earbuds and the charging case are light and small enough to fit in our pocket, making it really handy to bring with us anywhere we go.

I’m a fan of short charging cables so it’s also a plus since it’s easy to plug in a powerbank. The red indicator light in front isn’t super bright as well, so it’s not distracting even if you charge it at night.

The earbuds are easy and comfortable to wear, and it doesn’t easily fall off no matter how many times I fix my hair – which is a plus. This is probably one of the main advantages it has in terms of design when compared to earbuds that hang out of your ear. Controls and battery life are similar with previous earbuds released by realme but this one has 119ms Super Low Latency and a very light weight at 3.6 grams!

Pairing it to a mobile phone is super easy as well, probably due to its “instant connection” feature, which works well with the realme Link app. However, if you don’t have that yet, the device can still work through its Bluetooth 5.0.

Despite its weight and size, what I can say about the realme Buds Q is that is ha a powerful bass – enough to make me hear sounds that I’ve never noticed before as I listened to my favorite Pop albums. This isn’t surprising, though, since realme boasts of its 01mm Bass Boost Driver on the packaging as well.

More details about the realme Buds Q will be available after its official launch on September 30 at 12nn via ealme Philippines’ official Facebook page and YouTube channel so I highly suggest that you follow realme Philippines for updates! We’ll be posting our full review soon, but here’s a rundown of the specs that we have at the moment:

  • Dimensions: 59.8mm x 45 mm x 29.9 (charging case)
  • Weight: 3.6g (each earbud) / 28.2g (charging case)
  • Battery life: Around 4.5 hours for the earbuds, up to 20 hours with charging case
  • Charging: MicroUSB port
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Colorway: Quite Black
  • Designer: José Lévy
  • Controls: double tap for play/pause, triple tap left earbud to play previous track, triple tap right earbud for the next track, press and hold to reject calls.

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