Outdoor Tech OT1000 Tags - Wireless Bluetooth Earbud Headphones (Black)
- Wireless Bluetooth earbud-style headphones
- Make and receive calls with the built-in mic
- Minimal design with simple interface
- 5-6 hours of Hi-Fi sound or talk time
- 33-Feet range to any Bluetooth-Enabled device
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Fashioned to hang like dog tags, the Outdoor Technology wireless Tags make a bold statement and impress audiophiles alike. We redefined the perception of Bluetooth audio from the traditional mono piece to a modern lifestyle accessory. Hi-Fi sound is delivered wirelessly. Make and receive calls with the built-in mic. Connect to any Bluetooth-Enabled device. You'll love the minimal design and simple interface. When it's not in use, there's a 32-Inch cord for wearing it around your neck. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery will give you 5-6 hours of Hi-Fi sound or talk time and up to 120 hours of standby time. It has a range of up to 33 feet to any Bluetooth-Enabled device. Includes USB to Mini-USB charging cable, multiple size ear tips, sport clips and carrying case.
From the Manufacturer
Outdoor Tech Tags Wireless Bluetooth Earbud Headphones
The Tags are wireless, Bluetooth earbuds ready for the trail. Or college. Or your old bunk bed when you're home for Thanksgiving. Hey, we support you. Fashioned to hang like dog tags when not in use, they feature the same rubberized finish as many of the other products in the OT line. Listen to music, skip tracks and control volume, all without touching your Bluetooth device.
Fully Wireless, Fully Portable
The Tags wirelessly connect with your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device. They stream crystal clear audio for a range of up to 30 feet for 6 hours on a single charge. So sure, you could go boating on your favorite pond with your laptop on the shore, provided your favorite pond is less than 30 feet wide. If this is the case, a larger pond may improve your life experience. But then you would be taking your laptop boating. Look pal, just find a bigger pond, I don't even know what we're talking about.
Built-in Call Functionality
When connected with your smartphone, the Tags' built-in microphone allows you to make and receive hands-free calls from anywhere, any time. So now you can dominate the seesaw and trade a few stocks at the same time. We support your pastimes.
The Tags come with a set of removable over-ear sport clips. Now those suckers will stay in place whether you are ruling the bouncy castle or ditching your slow buddy during the Zombie apocalypse. Yeah, we know you were thinking about it. Help him or her out though, you might get lonely later.
The Sky is the Limit
The Tags are practically limitless. Not only do they feature Hi-fi sound that delivers your favorite sing-alongs with the same satisfaction as a perfectly bronzed grilled cheese sandwich, they look cool just hanging around your neck. Cool like, I-support-sweatpants-in-the-workplace cool. Maybe that's not cool. They just look cool; you need to stop reading into things so much, it's honestly starting to cause a problem.
- Lightweight wireless audio ear buds deliver rich, clean sound with 8mm drivers
- Wirelessly connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device with easy one-touch pairing
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Built-in microphone, because those conference calls don't get done without you
- External controls allow you to adjust volume, change tracks, play/pause and answer calls
- Reconnects automatically to previously paired device
- Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP for high quality stereo sound streaming & AVCRP to control track and volume remotely
- Play Time: 6 hours
- Standby: 120 hours
- Wireless Range: up to 32 feet
- Size: 0.7 inches x 1.5 inches x 0.2 inches
- Weight: 0.5 oz
- Includes: Sport ear clips, USB charging cable, stash pouch, and user manual
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The sound quality is absolutely fine for spoken word. Though far from audiophile quality--Bluetooth may never deliver that, and who cares when you're on a bike and only listening through one ear anyway?--the stereo sound for music, with both earphones in, is perfectly okay.
I keep the (non-standard) charging cable permanently plugged into a USB wall adapter, and routinely stick my QT1000 on it every night before bed. The charge seems to last through three or four hours of audio playback.
I've paired the device with my Ubuntu laptop as well as my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S3) and an obsolete Honeycomb tablet--all painless and near automatic. The audible signals for pairing, connecting, volume max, and battery warning are clear and pretty unambiguous. Whichever audio app I've got running on my phone, tapping the earphone button starts or stops it--Play Music, Audible, BeyondPod, Overdrive.
If a phone call comes in, one tap answers it.
On my first set, the connecting wire succumbed to very heavy and constant use after about nine months, though at that point I was also noticing that the use time per charge was dropping. Didn't matter: I loved the convenience so much that I replaced it with another pair. The second pair's cable seemed much more flexible and less likely to crack (and I'm also a little more gentle with it). That one tragically got lost yesterday in a snowstorm, and I simply can't go back to the hassle of wired earphones, so I'm ordering my third one.
So why not five stars? Because for that rare phone call that comes in when I could really benefit from hands-free operation, the sound quality is absolutely abysmal. The caller sounds fine to me, but they beg me to "pick up the phone," I sound so bad to them. "You sound like you're in a tile bathroom," and "you keep dropping out" and "What? I can't hear you." Terrible. Like, really, really bad.
So, sadly, I continue to dream of the perfect five-star wireless headset that works as well for phone calls as for music and books. Meanwhile, the OT1000 is worth a third purchase to me.
A note on the form factor: my first set was white--the wire was black but the earphone units were white. They're fairly large--considerably bigger than just earbuds, as the picture shows--and those white lozenges hanging down around my neck were like clashing jewelry against a lot of my clothes. Not a major deal, but something to consider if you don't want your look to be too techie.
They came with:
3 different earbud sizes,
an over the ear clip,
charging cable (apx~4")
fabric carring case,
and of course the earbuds (connected by a wire).
I love that you have the ability to adjust the volume and play/pause what your listening to using your earbud.
The small size earbud incerts fit the best in my ears (and I have never found a earbud that really fits in my ear). I only opted to buy these because they came with the over the ear clips and I thought that would help keep the earbuds in my ears. I don't even use them because they stay in my ears perfectly. The earbuds do need to be fully incerted in your ears and it seemed like they went in pretty far the first time i used them, but i got used to it quickly.
I have ran on a tredmil, sprinted/distance ran outdoors, lifted weights for arms and done a full leg workout with these on and so far so good. I will say that when I was laying back on the bench to do bench press they did start to come loose a bit, but once I pushed them back in (when i got up) they were good to go for the rest of my workout.
The sound quality is great. I am a Zumba instructor and bought these so I could go to my apartment fitness center (with mirrors) and practice new routines without having to keep my ipod in my pocket and trying not to let it bounce out. Or without having to lug a big stereo down for everyone to have to listen to what i'm listening to. I can hear the bass just right and there is no static of any kind. I think they are just as good if not better than my normal wired head phones.
For the price you can't beat what you get. I didn't want to spend all my grocery money on a pair of head phones and i'm so glad I looked on amazon and found these.
Everything i've mentioned so far is all without the use of the over the ear clips. I would have loved to use these just as an extra precaution, but they are a joke. The earbuds stick out of your ears pretty far so when you try to attach the over the ear clip (even thought slightly adjustable) doesn't reach your ear/head to go around your ear (they're more like going towards your head than around your ear. I hope that helps give you a more visual idea of what i'm trying to describe).
Althought these are great for small gyms where you can set your ipod on a counter or table and go do your thing (within seeing distance) without any cut out. When I tested them in my apartment (apx 700sq ft). I set my ipod on my table and went to the bedroom (maybe 10 ft away) when I was on the other side of the door/wall it started to cut out and loose reception. That's not very far and i'm not sure if all bluetooth head phones would do this if you put a wall in between the source and reciever, but I thought that was note worthy as a con.
The only other negative I have is that they package mine came in left a slit in the wire about an inch below the actual earbud itself, where the wire had been folded back in the box. So far there have been no issues with this slit, but I do believe this will eventually cause the earbuds to short out and most likley sooner than they would without the slit. I'll post an update when/if this happeneds.