Saturday, August 1, 2020

Wireless Sport Style Ear Buds by ATHENS


ATHENS SPORT IP67 ~
Wireless Sport Style Ear Buds….

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In today’s gadget world of communication and entertainment devices, we are going to look at a better way to enjoy using them. In this column we’ll discuss earpieces that provide both stereo sound to our ears and a microphone for smartphone calling.

The ATHENS “True Wireless” SPORT is just such a device. It comes with a compact storage case that not only stores the enhanced noise canceling ear buds, but also serves as a charger and reserve battery supply. Mounted on the side are four illuminated charge/charging indicators. The ATHENS SPORT earpieces retain 8 hours of playtime before quickly recharging from the case’s built-in power reserve. This reserve provides three additional charging cycles without being plugged into a, not supplied, standard USB power source. This feature enables the unit to be on-the-go for up to 32 hours before a full system charge is required. Charging time about one hour. Other features include Bluetooth 5.0, a built-in mic for use with your smartphone with a waterproof IP67 specification. The IP67 code means that the ear buds can be dropped into a body of water up to a meter deep for half an hour.  They are also dust resistant.  Works well in the shower and heavy rain!

The ATHENS SPORT is compatible with IOS, Android, SIRI and Google Now. Pairing works the same as any other Bluetooth device, and once paired is always at the ready unless you turn off your devices Bluetooth function in settings. The SPORTS’ controls for on, off, play, pause, volume adjust, track advancement, call answering, and disconnect as well as SIRI are all activated on the side of each airbus’s logo insignia. Voice control calling assistance is also possible and a feature generally not found in similar products. Comes with three pairs of GoFits to adapt to any ear size. Midnight black is the only color offered.

I found the ATHENS SPORT ear buds system to work well. It’s size and well thought out features offer much for our active lifestyles. The fidelity is remarkable considering how compact it is. As with any new device you acquire you’ll need a little bit of time to become acclimated to its operation, but you’ll soon appreciate the Swedish thought and design created by well respected European audio engineer Axel Grell.


GADGETEER’s RATING: ★★★★★

MSRP: $129

For more information go to: https://bit.ly/2YoermX

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Bob Skidmore is a freelance writer, who may be contacted at bob.thegadgeteer.skidmore@gmail.com, or followed at twitter.com/bskidmore for the latest gadget industry news. He does not represent, or endorse any of the products he reviews and his opinions are solely his points of view and not those of the manufacturer. Your doctor, prior to using any product or procedure, should always first approve medical devices and procedures for your specific use. The manufacturer generally supplies products and press releases at no cost for the articles and no other compensation is received. THE GADGETEER is highly selective as to products he feels worthy of review so as not to waste the reader’s time, thus the reason for many superior ratings.
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

CLICKR Universal Phone Grip


CLCKR ~ Universal Phone Grip & Stand….

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SmartPhones are typically designed to fit in the palm of your hand. That works well when you’re simply answering, or making a phone call. However, today’s SmartPhone devices have evolved into so much more than a “phone” device. We use them for streaming, viewing videos, video chats, speakerphone conversations, selfies and so much more. So, the ability to hold your SmartPhone steady, and for longer periods of time, can become challenging.

The CLCKRS”, for small, 34290 Universal Phone Grip & Stand may be the inexpensive SmartPhone problem solver you’ve been looking for. This handy little gem prevents phone dropping and fatigued hands. Thin and stylish it easily attaches to most phones since it uses a 3M adhesive that leaves no residue should you desire to remove it. When affixed, wireless magnetic charging is still possible. You can handhold your SmartPhone by simply slipping your fingers into the grip’s strap, or use the straps pullout feature to place it in a portrait or landscape position on almost any surface.

(TIP: The CLCKR S 34290 fits most current models of SmartPhones. It does not fit most cases or battery pack style cases.)

The grip is available in several different colors and two sizes as well as a case model that also incorporates the grip feature. The larger model is designed for iPads and similar devices. Like most heavy use items the durability will be determined by the use you give it. Being an inexpensive accessory it’s easily replaced if tattered or worn.

MSRP: $7.99 - $14.99 ~ based on size model

GADGETEER’s RATING: ★★★★★

For more information go to: https://www.clckr.com


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Bob Skidmore is a freelance writer, who may be contacted at bob.thegadgeteer.skidmore@gmail.com, or followed at twitter.com/bskidmore for the latest gadget industry news. He does not represent, or endorse any of the products he reviews and his opinions are solely his points of view and not those of the manufacturer, or any legal resource. The manufacturer generally supplies products and press releases at no cost for the articles and no other compensation is received. THE GADGETEER is highly selective as to products he feels worthy of review so as not to waste the reader’s time, thus the reason for many superior ratings.
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