Archos Music Beany Review
Winter outside the window. Ears are cold, snowdrift does not add optimism. Meanwhile, the French company Archos, in the meantime, launched an unusual headset on the market, which, unlike ordinary headphones, can warm you up during the cold season. Archos Music Beany is made in the form of a knitted cap with built-in headphones and a microphone that are connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth 3.0. To test, it turns out, we will also be on the subject of frost resistance: does it warm? It is this hat gadget from 1690 rubles.
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- Interface: Bluetooth 3.0
- Battery: 120 mAh
- Charge time: 2.5 hours
- Talk time: 6 hours
- Dimensions: 220x230x30mm
- Weight: 140 grams
- Protection: IP55
- Cleaning: hand wash
A “music cap” is packed in a flat cardboard box inherent in ordinary gadgets, where they also put a micro USB cable, safety instructions and user manual. Charger not included.
A couple of words about the cap as about … the cap: it is not cold in it and – importantly for the female half of our readers! – beautiful. The composition of the material – 50% acrylic and 50% polyester. The cap sits comfortably and does not slip, the headphones are directly opposite the ears. During testing, the knitted gadget went under heavy snow and solid rain, and nothing happened to it, so you can avoid taking it off from the weather. Actually, he should take care of her master against her – and the “talking hat” copes with this responsibility perfectly.
The buttons that are on the cap itself, in principle, are not particularly needed, since it turned out to be more convenient to adjust the volume and playback directly from the smartphone. Moreover, the volume change buttons are not very handy to press – it does not always work through the fabric.
The size of the cap turned out to be right for the author: it is fairly free, but the material is elastic, and, most likely, the gadget will fit comfortably on almost any head. But nevertheless, it is worth trying it on before buying – you never know …
The headset is charged with a micro-USB cable, the full charge time is about one and a half hours. After that, the color of the indicator changes from red to blue. In the mode of continuous music playback, the headset works for 6-8 hours, and since it is rare when you have to walk in a hat for so long, you can charge the Archos Music Beany every two to three days. In standby mode, the gadget lasts up to 60 hours. When talking through this he adset, a smartphone loses 15-18% charge per hour.
What progress has reached! Now, coming home in the evening, you need to charge not only smartphones, tablets and players, but also a hat. What’s on the queue of clothes? But seriously, It is a very interesting and entertaining gadget that will be useful for walkers who live in a cold climate.
- warm in winter;
- sits well on the head;
- convenient as a headset;
- Available in several colors.
- control buttons are not very convenient to use;
- not suitable for comfortable listening to music;
- Can not find out the current battery level.
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