The GOgroove AirBAND (http://www.gogrooveaudio.com/) is the layperson’s everyday headset, having wireless Bluetooth capabilities. All aspects of operation are easy to master. The claim states a run time of 8 hours on a full-charge of 3-hours. My tests confirmed the run-time will exceed this, making it a great commuter or travel option for listening thru a mobile phone. Also, in place of the traditional around your ear-piece cover, it has a square shape that merely rests on the ear. Though this conceptual look and feel is new to me, you can create a snug fit to permit bopping and bouncing. But remember, a square does not offer the same grasp version as a round one. However, in combination, of wearing them the 8+ hours, I did bike riding, moved the head up and down and to the sides, danced and walked around the house, sat at my computer and slouched in the chair, and I was very pleased on all accounts. In addition, I used them to playback recordings, of a recent conference attended, which were made with my phone’s voice recorder; the headset offered quality listening, as with music and talk shows streaming from my phone.
The pairing of AirBAND to your mobile phone is easy and less than 30 seconds. Adjusting the volume, answering/ending a call or pausing/changing a music track, etc., is real convenient and so simple. And to note, one advantage of the square ear is when you rest the headset on your neck. On the technicalities, its Bluetooth version: 2.1; Bluetooth frequency range: 2.4GHz – 2.48GHz; operating distance – 30ft; charging time – 2 to 3 hours; and a weight of 0.24 pounds. A further nicety is the free 3 year warranty. Perhaps a recommendation to offer: some type of provided wrapping for the ear parts when storing the unit, and cleaning suggestions.
What is interesting of technology is not about which sports you like, nor is it about geographic preferences or religious ideologies, and the same mindset can be applied to many other things. The innovations we report on, as media, are reflective of trends changing the landscape of how we communicate, get entertained, commute, and so forth. On the topic of earphones and headsets, in recent travels on a commercial bus line, I was reminded just how much a fixture with mobile devices. People have all types, and I’m not sure I saw two of the same kind, when getting more than a passing glance. And while this conclusion is not based on an empirical study, you clearly sense that earphones and headsets will probably be purchased like sneakers, shoes, and clothing; i.e. a pair for workouts, commuting, business matters, chilling out, and so on.