iFrogz, a Zagg-owned headphone brand, last week unveiled their latest pair of totally affordable, truly wireless earbuds with sweat resistance, Bluetooth 5, long battery life and other cool features that we didn’t have the time to mention due to the influx of WWDC news.
Truly wireless earbuds
Dubbed AirTime, these earbuds offer many of the features normally associated with higher-priced products, such as Powerbeats Pro, and even some capabilities not yet supported by AirPods. They rock 8mm drivers to help maintain a slim design.
One thing’s certain— the buds are definitely stylish.
Don’t worry about fit—unlike AirPods, the latest iFrogz earphones ship with three included pairs of ear tips and ear wings that let you enjoy a personalized fit.
Watch iFrogz’s quick introduction video embedded right below.
Like AirPods and Powerbeats Pro, these buds arrive in a protective case with a built-in battery that provides four full charges for a total of 15 listening hours away from a power source. A quick five-minute charge brings the tiny battery in each earbud from dead to fifty percent.
As soon as you open the case, the earbuds automatically pair together without any action on your part. Pairing to a Bluetooth host device is still manual work but that’s understandable because the product doesn’t have Apple’s special headphone chip for seamless pairing.
IPX4 rating, dual microphones
They’re an IPX4-rated (just like the new Powerbeats Pro sporty earphones from the Apple-owned Beats brand), meaning you can safely use AirTime as your workout headphones without fear of sweat or moisture getting inside and wreaking havoc.
Unlike AirPods, however, iFrogz has outfitted their new earbuds with three equalizer settings — signature, podcast and bass. Built-in dual microphones use beam-forming, like AirPods, to maximize performance during calls. You can choose to use both earbuds simultaneously for an enhanced stereo phone call experience, or individually to save power.
Bluetooth 5 and voice assistants
As mentioned, the AirTime earphones feature Bluetooth 5 connectivity that increases their effective range and speeds up pairing. And thanks to Bluetooth 5 compatibility, AirTime should work with the new dual-listening feature enabled by the iOS 13 update.
And lastly, the earbuds are voice-capable with Apple Siri or Google Assistant.
Pricing and availability
Of course the AirTime buds compete on price!
At just sixty bucks a pop, they’re priced significantly lower than a pair of AirPods with the wireless charging case ($199) or the regular one ($159). For that kind of money, you cannot even treat yourself to a standalone wireless charging case for your AirPods ($79).
The AirTime Truly Wireless Earbuds, as they’re calling them, are available now at the iFrogz website and select retailers nationwide for $60 in Black, White, Blue and Peach.
How do you like these earphones? Do they offer a great value for money, in your personal opinion? And how do they compare against AirPods and Powerbeats Pro?
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