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MPow Petrel bluetooth 4.0 in ear headphones


As always a huge thank you to MPow for supplying this device for the review.
I have just one gripe with these but I shall get to that later, first here’s the unboxing video.

So for you’re money (fairly reasonable pricing) you get more than enough parts to customise the fit into your ear canal and keep them there. The fit is comfortable to say the least, and if you are a big user of in ear cans then you should have no problem wearing these for fairly prolonged times.

I found the smallest buds the best for me. The stabilising silicone parts have two types, you get one type described as indoor sports (only one size) which I found a little strange, and another type (three sizes) which look very stealthy with their perforated design are classed as outdoor sports and fitness training, again with these I found the smallest the best, however if the going got rough then the next size up weren’t too uncomfortable. There’s a cable tidy to keep it short and a useful little clip for when not in use too.

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From a sound point of view, not the loudest at this price point, they’re not bass heavy but give very clear sound right throughout the range and gave a rather nice listening experience, crystal clear pretty much top to bottom.

Connectivity as always from MPows range is spot on and gives no trouble whatsoever and in my opinion of all the Bluetooth devices I have tried from them these (once first connection is made) are the fastest to connect to your device, finding and connecting within a second in most cases.

My review video.

And this brings to my one true bug bear (other than the lack of a bag) which is charging them. A full charge is two hours, giving approximately five hours of play back and calls (and use of siri), and although aesthetically pleasing and good for keeping dust and splashes out, getting that cover off to charge them is fiddly to say the least, there is a little nick in the black outer casing allowing for a finger nail to get in there, but nothing to actually hook onto so you can lift that little lid off to gain access to the micro USB charge port. Not a huge deal breaker but it can get pretty frustrating at times. Other than this one small but annoying caveat I would happily recommend these to any sportster out there for outdoor sports or for gym based training.

Amazon UK Would appear to not be selling them at the time of writing this post, however the AmazonUS link is below.51D5sPE8DJL._SL1000_

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The MPow Streambot mini Bluetooth 4.0 Music receiver.


I’ve been enjoying some music connectivity in my car lately. The thing is though I do not have a car with any connectivity in it.
So lets explain.

 

I have recently been given the opportunity to try out a great little device by MPow.

Little is the key word here as you can find out from watching the above video. The compact size was my first shock, the second shock was it’s great ability to stream music from my iPhone 5 to the sound system in my car seamlessly and without any problems whatsoever.

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It also has the ability to stream your calls however it has no microphone so an external mic would be somehow need to be connected to the setup, rendering it a not such a viable option for making and receiving calls although the sound quality when I tried it was impeccable, I just could not be heard by the caller or recipient of any call.

This brings me to the point of such a gadget. I have a good quality Surround sound hi-fi system which when purchased, some years ago before connectivity was used to transfer large amounts of data, was a rather expensive set up by Technics which is now relatively old but without cables is no use for modern forms of playing music digitally. This small but powerful device from MPow sorts this problem out and allows me to play high quality music tracks from all my connected devices.

So what are you waiting for? The financial benefit of this over buying a Bluetooth connected speaker is a no brainer.

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I’d like to extend a huge thank you to MPow for sending me this review unit and the links below direct you to the Amazon product pages for the respective countries.

US http://amzn.to/1qpt6ZC

UK http://amzn.to/1jKxwHy

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