Some time ago I reviewed the non-pro variant of the iFrogz AIRTIME earbuds, and now I want to review the Zagg iFrogz Airtime Pro Truly Wireless Stem Earbuds + Charging Case. Let’s see how cool these earbuds are.
The AIRTIME PROs is as light as the non-pro variant of the iFrogz AIRTIME earbuds. I think the difference is the design of the earbuds.
The design looks different where you can see a short stick hanging on the earbuds. To me, the earbuds have a weird shape. However, I guess it’s for making them easier to pull out of your ears.
The AIRTIME PROs come with three sizes of earbud tips, but I don’t understand why even the largest tip feels a bit small, and the difference in size between the tips is so little. The earbuds were small and plastic too, but then I was surprised when I tried them. The small size made them fit comfortably in my ears.
There’s a row of LEDs on the front of the case, indicating the case’s battery level. The battery case is made from light plastic and a bit larger and thicker than a pack of Tic Tacs but has a much lower, more pocketable profile.
I’m a bit surprised about the capacitive controls. There’s a metal insignia on both earbuds act as controls and respond to the slightest touch from your finger. This is a great improvement over pressing a button, which usually needs an uncomfortable amount of force, directing the earbud tips further into your ear canals.
Tapping either the left or right earbud one time pauses and starts the music. Holding down on the left or right bud for a couple of seconds lowers or increases the volume. A double-tap skips or rewinds the track, and a triple tap invokes Google or Siri.
The downside that I found is that the microphone isn’t always listening for Siri like Apple’s AirPods. You need to talk to Siri with your smartphone close to your mouth.
I think the connection is better now than the original AIRTIME’s which has a bit of poor connectivity. I haven’t experienced any of drop-out with the PROs. In terms of sound, I think it’s pretty flat. I pressed the earbuds into my ears, then that seemed to help the bass slightly. The sound is not disappointing, and not so impressive either.
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The Zagg iFrogz Airtime Pro Truly Wireless Stem Earbuds + Charging Case comes in a nice sleek case, connects the Bluetooth quickly, and I’m happy with the connection too. The only thing that bothers me is you need to talk to Siri with your smartphone close to your mouth, and the sound is a bit flat for me. If you’re interested in these earbuds, the price is A$129.95, and you can let me know what you think about these earbuds below.