In a market that is becoming increasingly competitive, I was pleasantly surprised by the TrueConnect Wireless Earbuds by RHA. For those who, like me, are afraid of investing in earbuds for fear of misplacing one (or both!) of them, the TrueConnect earbuds come in a handy case that will fit in your pocket and keep your earbuds safe and protected. Sleekly designed, and with an aluminium covering, the case also acts as a charger, and boasts an outstanding 20-hour battery life.
If you’re on the lookout for a good quality pair of wireless headphones without breaking the bank, then the KS Immerse Headphones might be just the thing you’re searching for. True to their name, the Immerse strive to provide a totally absorptive experience for the listener, with Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) technology that counteracts the background din with opposing soundwaves; a notable achievement indeed, considering that most ANC headphones are considerably more expensive.
Soundfreaq’s most powerful Bluetooth speaker is the Sound Platform 2, designed with the intention of being the ultimate home stereo system, you can boost your listening experience by wirelessly pairing two speakers together to create a stereo sound experience. The Platform 2 comes with two USB power ports, which is great if you are using your phone to stream the music, you can ensure you don’t have to sacrifice your battery life to carry on the party.
The GXBT180 is the baby brother to the BT280 but as is so often with the younger sibling, it is better looking, more fun and fits easier into a rucksack, measuring up at 86 x 86 x 110mm it is super compact and only weighs 340g, you can even put it in your pocket (jacket, not jeans). It comes in three colours, Red, Black and Blue just like its older sibling as well as that same, handy attachment loop for fixing it to your bag, bike, tent, whatever you like.
The GX-BT280 is from Sharpes portable speaker range and is available in three colours, Black, Red and Blue, this wireless speaker can be connected via Bluetooth 4.2 to your phone, tablet or any other Bluetooth device. It has a bold design with large obvious buttons, this makes it super easy for someone to connect and take over as DJ if they disapprove of the music.
The product of a collaboration between Adidas and Zound, the RPT-01s are the over the ear counterpart to the in-ear FWD-01s. The headphones are designed with working out in mind, and their sleek design, complete with the distinctive triple white Adidas lines, set them apart from the crowd. As well as the dark grey colour, the RPT-01s are also available in night grey and white. Although the material of the headphones feels and looks lightweight and bendy, it is surprisingly very durable.
Bluetooth speakers are a great advancement from the wired ones as they are convenient and easy to place anywhere. However, the main problem is that there are so many to choose from so it is rare that these speakers grab my attention. These little Sydneys from Urbanista were some that actually did. They are small enough to dot around my kitchen and have a nice tactile feel about them with their fabric covering. They have a good run charge of 5 hours after a 1.5-hour charge and they are water resistant so great to take out and about.