But product reviews have cooled my enthusiasm.
The Best Tech Gadgets at CES 2016. (Huffington Post, 2/3/2016)
These earbuds, like the Bragi Dash earbuds, are truly wireless headphones. They are placed in your ears like ear plugs and are comfortable with a surprisingly high quality sound. In terms of battery power, I was able to get a full 10 hours of use from a single charge
The video sez "up 3 hours at a time" of battery life.
I realize that 5 reviews in Amazon isn't much to go to, but 4 of the 5 reviewers give the Earin 5 stars. And there's what they have to say:
- They are AMAZING,
- Earin gets an A+ from this picky buyer.
- Great concept. (Notes concern about their falling out of the ears.)
- Hmm, the 4th review is nowhere to be found.
The lone naysayer complains that The pair I received worked (poorly) once and never turned on again. (Well, Kyle, I couldn't get my Fitbit to sync properly while setting it up and, after calling customer service, whose patient troubleshooting assistance didn't fix the problem, was sent a new one at no cost. Now everything's fine'n'dandy.)
Bottom line: I need a higher confidence level before making this $250 purchase.
So I checked another review source.
Where we have decidedly mixed results.
After skimming through these reviews, I'll sum up my concern as follows: Too many issues for 1st-generation wireless earbuds.
Bottomer line: Guess I'll wait for Generation II.
Other CES 2016 posts:
Are you Ditto-worthy? (2/4/2016)
Triby (tri-bee) takes you back to the days of the family phone. (2/4/2016)
ODG R-7 smartglasses. (1/24/2016)
Withings Thermo smart thermometer. (1/24/2016)
SensorWake alarm clock (you'll need to lobby for bacon). (1/23/2016)
Dear Panasonic, This transparent LCD display promo does not fill me with anticipation and excitement. (1/18/2016)
All, if not much more, than most of us will ever need to know about the Vert wearable jump tracker. (1/17/2016) Be George Jetson: Ehang 184 AAV drone at CES2016. (1/14/2016)
Virtual reality porn ('full immersion for the adult experience'). (1/14/2016)
'Crazy, trippy' OLED rollable TV. (1/14/2016)
ModiFace mirror. (1/14/2016)
A personal bartender available in multiple colors. (1/10/2016)
Wearable translator. (1/10/2016)
Samsung KS9500 SUHD 4K TV with stunning natural curves. (1/8/2016)
Be your own home brewer the easy way with Pico Brew Micro Brewer. (1/8/2016)
Daqri smart helmet. (1/8/2016)
This shower head tells you when your time is up. (1/7/2016)
According to this HairMax instructional video, 82 medical-grade lasers will put a smile on your face. (1/6/2016)
You may or may not get a charge out of the Digitsole Smartshoe. (1/6/2016)
Enrich your family life with this Samsung Smart Family Hub Fridge. (1/6/2016)