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 Dash, Samsung 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+.
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.
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.