|IPEVO Tubular Wireless Speakers|
The day they arrived, my 17 year old son, Josh, brought in the box and was delighted to think he was getting some new "give aways." He would have to at least wait for me to test these items out and see if I had any use for them myself.
The Tubular Wireless Speakers - Big thumbs up!
- It took me a few minutes to figure them out. Only because I think I'm such a Smartie Pants that I don't need to read instructions. Then Josh took over. He had those babies up and running in 5 minutes. For those of you who don't have kids to help you, the instructions ARE very clear. We first synced them with my computer and the sound was really good. Not as good as my 30" Klipsch speakers in the living room, but deeper than any portable speakers I've heard. We then tried them with my iPhone. Once again, great sound. We wanted to see how far the reach was, so Josh walked to the other end of the house with the iPhone while I listened. It was only when he was 2 rooms away (with walls in between) that we started to hear some crackling.
One of the nice things about the speakers is that all the wires are contained within the speakers and they charge with a USB connection. So you can leave them plugged into your computer while you use them if you want, and they will charge at the same time or you can plug them into an outlet using any USB connection that came with your iPhone or iPod. I don't have an iPad, but I'm assuming they come with the same type of charging connections.
|IPEVO Open Stereo Earphones|
- I thought these were simply earbuds but was pleasantly surprised to see they also contained an inline microphone, making them perfect for talking on your phone. I never liked the earbuds that came with the iPhone because they always fall out of my ears. I once purchased an expensive pair of BOSE earbuds that sounded great, but when they weren't bothering me, they also fell out of my ears.
These IPEVO earphones allow you access to the external sounds around you as well, so they are safe to use for jogging or working at your desk in an office environment. They are very comfortable and small and sound great!
I was hoping I could replace my headset I use at the gym with these. Unfortunately, my gym is too noisy and these earphones don't cut out enough of the background noise for that type of setting.
|IPEVO Battery Pack|
- There's only a few times I've ever run out of battery for my iPhone, but plenty of times I've worried about it. When I'm traveling, I make sure I charge my phone whenever I can, regardless of how much life is left in the battery. And you'll never find me playing Words With Friends, or checking Twitter, unless I've got lots of juice. I guess I'm compulsive like that.
Not really having much of a need for the battery pack, I still like the idea of carrying it with me. Last Tuesday, Josh and I went to the DMV so he could take his driving test to get his license. If you've ever been to a Florida DMV, then you know that you need to bring a duffel bag full of camping supplies. (I say Florida DMV because I imagine that the DMVs in the rest of the country are more like salons where they allow you to make appointments, keep them, have concierges, Starbucks and wine and cheese.) Anyway, you can be sure that battery pack came in handy. After watching several episodes of Prison Break, my phone needed a boost and the IPEVO battery pack helped us get through the rest of the day.
I like that you can charge it and your phone at the same time. It's also very small and sleek. I keep it in my purse and feel confident that I've got some extra battery life with me.