Written by: Rick Limpert
Looking for some new high tech earbuds that will really make your life easier without sacrificing much in the sound quality department?
You might want to go with the BackBeat Go.
Put out by Plantronics, an audio communications equipment company based in California, the BackBeat Go is pair of earbuds, that while not entirely wireless, they sure serve a purpose.
Bluetooth enabled, these buds sit deep in your ears to isolate outside noise, have inline controls for volume, skipping tracks, etc, and will also conveniently show up in your iPhone or iPad’s status bar letting you know how much battery life you have remaining.
That is pretty key, as battery life may be the only drawback of this innovative product. I am getting a little less than four hours of listening life when giving the BackBeat Go a full charge.
Charging is done via micro USB, either from a wall charger or your PC.
The buds produce pretty good sound quality. It may be a little “tinny” when compared to more high dollar offering with wires, but I’ll give a little for the mostly hassle-free use of these.
Great for use outside, working out at the gym and even taking a nap on the couch.
You don’t have to be “on the go” to appreciate the BackBeat Go, just let the music and noise come to you.
Retail price $99. Plantronics
Rick Limpert is the host of “The Tech of Sports”
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