Truly wireless earbuds. Apple’s AirPods are the best known example, but there are plenty of clever boffins in labs turning out these super portable headphones. The properly wireless design makes them feel magical, but it also brings some challenges. Today, we’ll be testing the Soundbeats Q29 to see how these £40 wireless earbuds measure up.Specifications and FeaturesBluetooth 4.1 (HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP) 45mAh polymer lithium battery 5.3 grams each Comes with charging case, USB cable, 3 pairs of eartips, user manualDesign
The Q29 have a simple design; they are in-ear headphones that terminate in a blob of plastic instead of the traditional wires. Each [...]
Today we’re looking at the £25 Jelly Comb Wireless TV headphones. These headphones connect to any 3.5mm or stereo phono source via a low-latency wireless transmission, and are intended to be used with a TV. Let’s see how they perform.Design
These Jelly Comb wireless TV headphones come as two components: a set of circumaural headphones and a small transmitter box.
The transmitter is a small ovaloid box, with glossy black plastic on the top and matte plastic on the bottom. An LED shows when it is turned on at the top, while the side has its Micro USB power input, a power switch and a 3.5mm input.
A 3.5mm to dual phono adapter is provided, as [...]
Today we’re taking a look at a budget gaming mouse from Xenta. The mouse comes in at a £15 price point, but still includes a 2000 DPI sensor, wireless connectivity and unique adjustable sides. Ebuyer have sent over a review unit for us to test, so let’s get right into it!
The Voyager Pro UC 2 is the latest in a line of fairly well respected Bluetooth headsets from the popular audio firm Plantronics. The Voyager lineup emphasises a good balance of sound quality, convenience and special features – for the UC 2 this is reflected in a premium earpiece and microphone with noise cancellation abilities and a rather clever ability to turn on when it’s placed on your ear.
Still, all of this comes at a fairly steep price – is the UC 2 a worthy continuation of the Voyager lineup? We’ll find out after the break.Packaging
Let’s start by having a look at the unboxing process. We’ll start with [...]
The idea behind the Auna PS-7801s is a sound one – plug the transmitter into your hi-fi, MP3 player or PC, then use the speakers wirelessly up to 100 metres away. Admittedly at that range you’ll be in a bit of a fix if you want to change tracks, but whatever, we’ll go with it. With down-firing subwoofers, integrated handles and some very PC gamer blue LED lighting, the Auna PS-7801s could be a big hit if they live up to their promise of power and portability. Let’s have a closer look and find out.
Features500W PMPO output Switchable blue LED light effect Easy transport with carry [...]
As one of the larger generic peripheral manufacturers, computer users (and indeed XSReviews) are no strangers to Speedlink’s products. Today, we are looking at the Speedlink Metis, a wireless headset. It’s got a boom mic, USB transmitter and a rechargable internal battery. Is it any good though? Read on to find the out the full prognosis.Features:Wireless stereo headset robust 2.4GHz wireless technology for up to 8m of wireless freedom (maximum line-of-sight range) stunning stereo sound for multimedia, games and communications integrated, sealed lithium polymer battery (300mAh) for up to 8 hours continuous use fold-away microphone for clear voice [...]