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Zolo Liberty+ Total-Wireless Earphones – Kickstarter | GadFit

June 26, 2017

I’ve tried Jaybirds, Mpows and most recently the Apple Air Pods in my quest for the ultimate set of earphones for use during workouts. Sure there’s Bragi DashSamsung Icon X and all but price is a  huge consideration when I purchase my workout gear – I stick by my mantra value for money.  To date, I’m still using my Jaybird Bluebirds which have been discontinued by the manufacturer. So you can imagine my joy when I heard there’s a new kid on the block by the name of Zolo Liberty+.

zolo liberty+ first feature

Started by Anker, the company more commonly known for it’s line of power banks, the Zolo Liberty+ offers a refreshing take on the elusive good quality wireless earphones.

The company took to Kickstarter as a means to gauge consumer interest rather than to actually source for funds. And interest was what they got. In a mere 2 days after going live, Zolo Liberty+ has reached it’s target goals by over 20 times. That’s with 28 more days to go. Now you tell me if there’s consumer interest in a good pair of well priced wireless ear phones. Check out the Zolo Liberty +’s press video below.

Zolo has promised good sound quality, comfortable fit with multiple fitting ear tips, lengthy battery life with charging box, and virtually-unbreakable Bluetooth 5.0 connection. The Zolo Liberty+ runs up to 3.5 hours before requiring charging; the charging case holds an additional 48 hours worth of play time.

Zolo liberty+ layout

What I particularly like is how the Liberty+ allows the user to hear ambient noises; by touching a button Liberty+ uses its external microphone to relay exterior sounds with flawless clarity. The single flaw about the Apple Air Pods is how it doesn’t feature noise cancellation and the Liberty+ looks set to capitalise on that.

The Liberty+ will also be nano-coated with a specialised hydrophobic layer to resist water ingress, making it suitable for sweaty workouts and the occasional run in the rain.

As a bonus, the company is also making their earphones compatible with Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant. Take that Apple!

You still have time to snag yourself a unit if you head over to Zolo’s Kickstarter page. If everything goes according to plan, I should get my pair in October when I can finally retire my Jaybirds for a job well done.

Source: Kickstarter

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