The controls will be familiar with a combo power on / volume up / pairing button and a volume down next to it. On the left transducer you will find a multifunction button, which you will primarily use for starting, stopping or skipping tracks. It can also answer calls (which I never do, spam!) And even redial the last call. (19659002) aftershokz "data-caption =" bone conduction headphones "data-credit =" This is an accidentally occurring date and time and I'm always scrambling to remember how to cancel it. Engadget "data-data-local-id =" local-3-3374820-1
A two-second press of this button also calls your phone's assistant, be it Google or Siri. playlist function is … challenging. When I managed to nail the timing on my tests, I failed to get a voice response to my inquiries. The phone has registered the request, but I did not hear anything over the headphones. (19659003) While the Aeropex has one of the smallest form factors from AfterShokz yet (it's actually similar to the upcoming Xtrainerz) the battery life has increased. The Air had up to 6 hours and up to 20 days of standby. Aeropex has up to 8 hours, but only up to 10 days standby. I've usually taken several 20-30 minutes rides without worrying to charge them and while a long standby time is great if you do not use your device, 10 days is more than enough for even occasional users.
On the topic of charging, there is a new proprietary cable for this headset. Like many devices nowadays, it has a magnetic connection making it easy to plug in without hunting for the right angle or side of a microUSB. And amazingly so, I'm told that every device will come with two cables! This one sidestepped one of my first thoughts when using proprietary cables, having to bring it with you all the time. Now if you commute, you can just keep one at work. Also, they will sell them for $ 14.95 each if you're in the habit of losing them.
The external charging surface does not have a cover this time around, so it's possible you'll have water or sweat there if you set them down to recharge right after a workout. In order to avoid any problems with the battery, the system has an alert when the charger is connected and it detects moisture, so you can wipe it off first
All in all if you've been a fan of AfterShokz or bone conduction headphones in general, these are undoubtedly the best ones I've tried to date. The old Titanium version still kicks out some volume but in a brute force type of way with lots of vibrations on the cheek and a bulkier fit overall. It's still a great budget pick, especially since the price has dropped to $ 79.95 and will fit on bigger noggins. The Air is still on the market at a discount ($ 119.95) and works well. I would say save a bit to get the new Aeropex ($ 159.95) though, if you can swing it. They are incredibly light and the audio output is decently loud, while also a bit more refined than the other two.
There is no definitive word on the swimming-focused and completely waterproof Xtrainerz that we tested at CES, but these are a 4GB on-board storage without Bluetooth.