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Your audio bud-dy

INDIATECHONLINE | ANAND PARTHASARATHY
Published : Jul 29, 2019, 1:49 pm IST
Updated : Jul 29, 2019, 1:49 pm IST

Wings Lifestyle brings touch -enabled wireless earbuds to India.

The whole thing shouts 'class' and costs Rs 3999.
 The whole thing shouts 'class' and costs Rs 3999.

If one were to think of audio hearing devices as an evolutionary chain, the most evolved, the top-of-the-heap, is for me the ear bud, easily outranking, in-earphones, on-ear headsets and everything in between. And if like the Wings Touch, it comes with an easy, intuitive, touch control for most common operations and a choice of differently sized ear tips, I have ticked off pretty much all the boxes on my wish list.

The biggest pain point that earbuds address is that there is no dangling wire linking the two ear pieces. The ear buds come in a neat box, where they get charged in situ from a built- in 500 mAh rechargeable battery. Once removed, they sync with each other -- and through an app-- with your mobile phone. After that, it's touch all the way on the sides of the ear buds: a short touch to take a call or stop it; a longer tap to move from one music tap to the next; a double tap on left or right bud to decrease or increase the volume and three taps to activate the voice assistant, Google Assistant or Siri, depending on whether your phone is Android or iPhone.

 

And yes, the sound is cool too -- or should I say hot, as the bass is nicely boosted. The whole thing shouts 'class' and costs Rs 3999. The box proclaims: 'Proudly designed in India'. Amen to that.

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