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One of my favorite ways to get fit is walking. One thing I have found is that I walk longer distances and at better speeds with the right motivational music. I had a Bluetooth headset but it was almost laughably large… and way too warm… for wearing comfortably when I walked. I needed something better. The idea of a lightweight option had me jumping at the opportunity to review. Social Exposure PR and Rokit Boost gave me the opportunity in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
The initial setup of the SwageU EVO Bluetooth Headset is really simple. If you’re familiar with connecting Bluetooth devices, you’ll have his ready to go in seconds. For those who are not as familiar, it’s simpler than most devices of this type. Have your phone or computer set to check for Bluetooth devices and then turn on the SwageU EVO. It’s ready in seconds. None of the holding such-and-such button for x-number of seconds to get it in pairing mode. So easy!
I initially used this on my HTC phone. I did experience a little issue with clarity of music when using my HTC… especially when I placed the phone in my pocket… but I have run into several issues with my phone and Bluetooth devices lately. (Time for an upgrade!) The SwageU EVO did handle calls very well on my HTC. The sound was clear and the person on the other end was able to hear me clearly. Even when I walked away from my phone, the call remained clear and static-free.
Because of my initial issues with music on the HTC, I wanted to give the SwageU EVO Bluetooth Headset another chance with other Bluetooth devices. I tested it on both my computer and my Kindle. I’m so glad I did… I may have missed out on just how clear the sound is on this headset! (Naughty HTC!) I’m really impressed with how static-free and clean the sound is on a set of earbuds. It’s comparable to the sound I get on a much pricier and bulkier headset. At under $60, this is a steal.
As I mentioned, these are earbuds. I was a bit hesitant to give the SwageU EVO a chance, because I have not had the greatest experience with earbuds in the past. They tend to fall out constantly and make my ears sore. The SwageU Evo comes with three sets of varying sizes of earbud covers. They were a little complicated to switch out, but this has meant that they stay together really well. I settled on the smallest size cover. I have never had a pair of earbuds feel so natural in my ear! There’s no pain and they have not fallen out even when I hit rough turf on my walks. The sound is super-impressive, but I think I was most blown away by the comfort!
The overall design is very sleek and lightweight. The base has a flexible arm that lays around your neck. The flex allows it to comfortably fit a large variety of necks. I could almost forget it was even there. It puts all the controls right at your fingertips. All of the buttons are on top of the base and it was very easy to learn their placement to use without looking. The earbuds magnetize right to the base when you’re not using them.
Overall a great Bluetooth headset at a great price. If you want to think that far ahead, I think they’d make a great gift idea for the holidays… or get them now for that student headed off to college.
Pros: Great sound. Clear calls. Lightweight and comfortable. Earbuds that stay put… and three sizes to choose from.
Cons: May have compatibility issues with HTC (or my phone just needs replaced).
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