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Fitbit Flyer Bluetooth Earphones

Years of polishing its skills on crafting fitness trackers, Fitbit is finally making a move to join the wireless audio market. Although this comes as a big surprise for a lot of its consumers, feedback is mostly positive. It’s important for companies to branch out elsewhere eventually, and the direction it’s taking appears to be on the right track. It’s high time for it to shake up the wearable tech segment with something totally different. The Fitbit Flyer is the brand’s first venture into the world of Bluetooth headphones.

Among fitness trackers, Fitbit quickly comes to mind for a lot of people. On the other hand, this is the first time the brand is investing in something other than activity trackers. Nonetheless, longtime users of its products will be glad to finally own a pair of wireless earphones to match their wearable. Let’s begin by pointing out that this is more of a traditional design. You have two earbuds with a wire connecting both ends. This could be a deal-breaker for those who are after a true-wireless experience but does not affect performance.

In order to match your active lifestyle, the Fitbit Flyer is resistant to all types of moisture that come with the territory. Moreover, the package includes several ear tips and accessories that you can combine together for a secure fit. Therefore, you can be sure that it will survive even the most grueling workouts in your menu. Sound quality is likewise top-notch with the right blend of bass, dynamic range, and distinct clarity. A full battery lasts up 6 hours, while the quick charge feature gives you an hour of juice after a 15-minute charge.

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Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 True-Wireless Earphones

Wireless audio products are here to stay to the chagrin of audiophiles who preach that wired is the only way to go. We have to understand that the digital audio formats of yesterday and wireless platforms had room for improvement. The majority will argue that sound is analog by nature so analog is the best way to go. However, modern Bluetooth technology and audio codecs have turned the tables against the traditional format.

Now, we are seeing the influx of true-wireless earphones with the Apple AirPods leading the way. Other brands are following suit just like the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1, which seeks to take the game to another level. High-end audio companies can spot a winning horse if they see one and true-wireless is the way to go.

We recently featured a follow-up model from Bose called the Earbuds 500 as well as another one with noise-canceling technology coming in 2020. It’s no surprise that this British audiophile-centric brand is jumping in to grab a piece of the pie.

The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 features a pair of true-wireless earbuds that pack a 5.8 mm graphene driver. Experts claim that these produce exceptional bass and treble. Its battery performance offers up to 9 hours on a full charge. Due to the compact nature of true-wireless earphones, most models tout shorter usage times than their conventional cousins. That’s why most brands are throwing in charging cases for that extra juice when you need it. The Melomania 1’s accessory adds another 36 hours on top, which is good for another 4 charges.

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Beats Powerbeats Pro Goes Fully-Wireless

After Apple acquired Beats, it took a while before the Cupertino-based tech firm released a product bearing its name. The Powerbeats 3 is a pair of Bluetooth earphones that look like any other model of its kind. You have the noticeable earhooks that secure them in place during workouts and other activities. Shortly after its release, we now have the Beats Powerbeats Pro, which apparently draws inspiration from one of Apple’s popular audio products.

Just like the AirPods, the Powerbeats Pro is a pair of true-wireless Bluetooth earbuds. You can think of it as a sportier take on the AirPods 2. Unlike the latter, it is ready to accompany users to the gym or outdoors. If you already own the Powerbeats 3, we don’t think that you’ll miss out on anything other than the true-wireless feature. In fact, both models look almost the same except for the wire connecting the older model.

Similar to its wired cousin, the Beats Powerbeats Pro relies on the same earhooks for a secure fit. Working in tandem with the correct fit of the silicone tips, users don’t have to worry about the pair falling off. Being fully-wireless, there no cable that can potentially snag on equipment, hence users enjoy the freedom of movement. Instead of the W1 chip of the original AirPods, Apple is equipping it with the newer H1. This means that pairing is faster and power management gets a significant boost as well. You’re getting 9 hours of battery life on a single charge, which goes up to 24 hours with help of its stylish charging case.

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Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro

Over the years, we have heard and read news regarding big tech companies trying to outdo each other’s products. For example, the bitter feud between Apple and Samsung over “who copied who.” Additionally, it also involves which brand has more features over the other. We understand that there are features that are exclusively available on certain platforms. Yet, sometimes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Let’s move on to the latest annoying trend that almost every Android handset manufacturer has copied—the “notch.” Meanwhile, another product copies something else with the Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro.

The Chinese brand already tried its hand with the camera cutout on most of its mid-range and flagship smartphones. Now, it’s ready to take on the Apple AirPods with an imitation of its own. Despite making fun of the manufacturer, we are seriously impressed with the innovative feature integrated into the package. Not only can the earbuds wirelessly connected via Bluetooth, but they can also be charged minus the cables. This becomes the solid definition for a true-wireless pair of earphones.

You’ll discover that it looks almost exactly like Apple’s product. Even the charging case appears identical. Nevertheless, what sets it apart is a small strip of color on its body. Now here’s the kicker, the Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro is compatible with any wireless charging pad that uses the Qi standard. Furthermore, it also works perfectly in tandem with the upcoming Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro’s wireless charging coil. So basically, you can set the charging case on top of the aforementioned smartphones’ back cover to top them up.


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Dashbon Sonabuds 2 Pro True-Wireless Earphones

As Bluetooth technology evolves, so do the devices that rely on its improvements. The latest iteration boasts longer range, faster transfer speeds, and bigger packet sizes. Overall we can also expect a more developed power management system included in the upgrade. On the other hand, we have entered a new era wherein true wireless stereo earphones are now the norm. The Dashbon Sonabuds 2 Pro is one such device that delivers freedom from any cords in a compact package.

Long gone are the days of those bothersome wires that dangle over our necks. As manufacturers strive to shrink all of the components and stuff them inside portable enclosures, we have to understand that battery life often takes a huge hit when it comes to longevity. Most of the time, we are looking at an average of at least 5-8 hours, which is why it often includes a charging case to keep your buds charged.

This is where the upcoming Sonabuds 2 Pro stands out. According to its manufacturer, the pair of Bluetooth stereo earphones can supposedly last up to 15 hours on a single charge. Now that’s more than double what the majority of the competition can offer. Furthermore, the included charging case allegedly boosts your total battery life up to 74 hours. Now, that’s something to look forward to in our opinion.

Meanwhile, other the company boasts that the Sonabuds 2 Pro is actually 20 percent smaller than its predecessor. The IPX6-certified construction also means that moisture is the least of your problems. According to Dashbon, it integrated Qualcomm’s Bluetooth 5.0 chipset tech to maximize battery life.

Wireless freedom starts here

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