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JBL J56BT Bluetooth On-Ear Headphone - White
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4 out of 5 eggs Good Value 12/15/2015

This review is from: JBL J56BT Bluetooth On-Ear Headphone - White

Pros: Wireless Bluetooth headphones. Sound quality is great, battery life is 10-14 hours as advertised. They are a little tight; I do have a large head as far as hat sizes. That being said the are "action fit." They are designed for runners and people who are being physically active, so that make a lot of sense. I was looking at other cheap (NO NAME) Bluetooth headphones and the start from 15-25 dollars. (CHEAPLY MADE) What i like about these is that they are a quality brand and they look really sturdy, the fold up nice. Keep in mind you get an arm band for excising. Just a heads up white one comes with L/XL armband black comes with S/M armband. They are pretty nice armbands (L/XL) they are tight enough that its stable yet doesn't leave your arm with those imprint marks. The On-ear style is a little different for me I generally go with over the ear but gave these a try anyway. They are definitely tight fitting. A couple things that make that okay, Really soft cups, they will loosing over their lifespan, designed for you to be active in them. From a pure retail competition stand point these would have been direct competitors of the Beats Solos (On-ear) or Bose (On-ear) Bluetooth headsets. MRSP 250-399. They can also be pluged in if the blutooth goes later at least you can still use them. Keep an eye on the cables they are proprietary to JBL. I bought these as a gift for my step sister who is 14 so she will have a smaller head and is at that age where she is very active.

Cons: Keep an eye on the cables they are proprietary to JBL or rare.

Other Thoughts: Suspend your disbelief, you get $180 dollar Bluetooth headsset and arm band for a fraction of its regular price, or you get a high end name brand set for a little more than generic break in a week set.

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Pros: Fast before Christmas. What I needed and want for my iphone present

Cons: N/A

FREMO Q-01 Space Grey 3000mAh External Battery Pack Power Bank (Built-in LED Flash Light with High/Low/Strobe Modes) for iPhone 6, 6 plus, 5S, Samsung, HTC and other USB-Charged devices
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Price: Caught this puppy on sale around cyber Monday.
Quality: Strong and Sturdy to the touch. Outer housing is made of metal or aluminum. I read some of the reviews stating, that the USB is semi fragile, so maybe be careful with the plunging and unplugging for depreciation sake (So far no problems on my end). Sturdy feels like a Mag lite in my hand.
Functionality: So far i have only used it entirely two full times. Held and delivered a charge quickly and effectively. I don't know if it is protocol but i was able to use my Ipad/phone while it was charging. So for those emergency dead battery situations you can turn on a completely dead battery and use it while it charges, keep in mind this will make the overall charge take longer, as it allows you use the energy coming in instead of or charging slower. I knew very little about this technology when I bought these as a stocking stuffer initially. This product uses SAMSUNG high quality Lithem Ion battery's, which is a comfort because Samsung generally make quality products, or at least a name brand where most companies in similar products use the cheapest generic available. A lot of the time I see these heavily discounted products and think okay whats the problem with this one. or its designs. Sometimes its just a company trying to win hearts and minds / ring in some new customers that might not ever know of their products. Even if this wasn't a good just in case phone charger its actually a very functional LED Flashlight, with a 3000 MaH battery it will pay for itself in the cost of AA batteries and outlast all other flashlights. Comes with a carrying case that is small but has enough extra room for a small charging cable (Micro USB is included, works with Apple Ipad cable 30pin as well)

Cons: I say the space gray for a cheap didn't even look to see if the other colors were on sale to but didn't. Turns out the Black and the Blue where within a dollar. Color doesn't matter to me, except the two members of my family I bought these for are living together, in hind sight I would have got to separate colors, so they can distinguish between them. So the real con is that I didn't buy more, cause now i want one for myself. Problem solved i keep one and buy another for my Brother.

Other Thoughts: I didn't know much about this technology, just say it as an interesting idea for my family that lives and works of there smart phone daily. I learned this. There are two types of battery chargers: 1A (which this product is) designed for smart phones and phones. They charge at slower safer rate, designed for smart phones and smaller battery USB devices. (all of the smaller battery chargers are this type) 2000-300 Mah. 2A (which is for Tablets and other more power intensive devices) It will charge at twice the rate of 1A. More voltage of the 2A could cause problems in smart and cell phones not rated for faster/larger charge. There is no problem however in using a 1A on a tablet, it will just be much, much slower than a 2A. I have looked the larger, battery backups 130000 Mah and up, they are almost exclusively 2A, or have 1A and 2A or the plugin is advanced enough to distinguish between the two kinds of devices.


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Display Name: Ben K.

Date Joined: 12/21/07

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