I’m not a big fan of earphones, especially when working out, but the Meizu EP52 sports earphones may have changed that.
This is the Meizu EP52
They are the Chinese brand’s newest Bluetooth wireless earphones. (Subscribe button and Flash Funko Pop not included.)
It comes in bright red…
… which is a detail I absolutely love. This makes these earphones easier to find in the sea of cables I have lying around at home. I also like that the ear pieces are connected to each other — this means there’s no chance of losing either of them.
There are also cool accessories!
It comes with three other pairs of earbuds with ear support, each in different sizes. There’s also a silicone case and a micro-USB cord for charging.
Testing out the earphones
Like I mentioned earlier, I’m pretty skeptical about earphones in general. Most of the time, normal earphones fall off when I’m doing anything aside from sitting still. In-ear headphones, on the other hand, just make me feel like there’s something jammed up my ear canal. But, not this pair.
These Meizu EP52 earphones fit my ears perfectly — after a quick switch to smaller earbuds provided for.
They’re water-resistant, too! No need to worry about sweat ruining them as you bust your butt at the gym. The silicone neck piece that connects the two ear pieces helps keep them in place as your workout commences. This means no slipping on either side no matter what crazy running or jumping around you attempt.
It’s quick and easy to pair these with your phone: Press and hold the button on the right to pair with your device. Going out of range doesn’t automatically remove pairing, either; it gives you a few minutes leeway which is a great feature for those of you who, like me, move around a lot when working out.
For US$ 50, these are pretty great earphones. They look good, feel good, and got me to go on the treadmill more. It’s a win-win!
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PhoneSoap Go: A portable device that will sanitize your smartphone
It isn’t called PhoneSoap for nothing!
That smartphone in your purse can do so much but it also has 18 times more bacteria than the average public toilet. Before we continue, let that sink in.
Before you drop that phone you’re probably reading this article on, know that there’s a way to clean your handset and it doesn’t involve soap and water. Introducing: PhoneSoap.
PhoneSoap Go is the brand’s latest release. It’s a tiny chest that will literally clean your smartphone. It uses UV-C light to kill bacteria on your device. All you do is put your smartphone inside, tap the lightning button, wait 10 minutes for one cleaning cycle, and your phone should be germ-free.
The inside compartment can house your phone, no matter what size. It’s pretty spacious so it can even fit small everyday stuff like keys or wallets. Despite all that space, the PhoneSoap Go is designed for portability. This is PhoneSoap’s smallest device — something you can bring along on trips to make sure your handset is sanitized anywhere you go.
On the back of the chest is a USB-A and a USB-C port. This is because the PhoneSoap Go has a 7000mAh battery built into it. That’s enough for 45 cleaning cycles, or four phone charging cycles.
Yes, I said phone charging cycles. That’s because you can actually use it as a power bank. There’s even a slot for your charging cable so you can charge as you sanitize your phone. That means even if the whole cleaning cycle is just 10 minutes, you can leave your phone plugged in longer. There’s even “acoustic outlets” at the bottom so you can hear phone notifications.
Of course, unless I have a petri dish and some phone swabs, I won’t be able to say definitively that this thing can clean 99.99 percent of bacteria on your phone, as the brand claims. But, I will say that if it does end up sanitizing your phone in any capacity, that’s already a good enough deal considering how dirty these things supposedly are, and how much we’re holding on to them on a daily basis.
But really, more than phone cleaning, what you get is peace of mind. Honestly, my own (many, rotating) devices have been chilling a lot in my PhoneSoap ever since I got it.
The PhoneSoap Go retails for US$ 79.95 and you can get it from their website.
This titanium strap elevates the way your Apple Watch looks
And doesn’t deplete your savings
Although Nomad is best known for its beautifully crafted Horween Leather accessories, that doesn’t stop the company from trying other things like the Tesla Model 3 wireless charger from six months ago. This time around, the company dabbles in something familiar but still different — its first metal Apple Watch bands.
The new straps come in silver and space gray, and fits the 42mm/44mm models. There’s no word yet on rose gold and gold bands, as well as straps compatible with the smaller 38mm/40mm models.
The company promises the metal bands to be as light as possible, while maintaining that premium feel and durability thanks to the use of high-grade titanium.
The straps come with Nomad’s custom lugs and over twenty titanium links — ten of them removable — that you can customize according to your wrist size, as Nomad is including the link removal tool in the package.
InvisaWear: Great-looking smart jewelry that doubles as a panic button
Protected and in style
Who knew that something this pretty can potentially save your life?
These beautiful pendants are not just accessories. Called InvisaWear, these trinkets also double as panic buttons.
Designed specifically to be discreet, this different type of jewelry is the product of a harrowing experience. Rajia, InvisaWear’s CEO, was leaving an event when she was catcalled by a group of men in a car. As she was walking, the car stopped and one of the catcallers started to get off. Thankfully, Rajia, was able to get to her car and drive off unharmed. But, that incident left a mark on her: She felt completely helpless in the moment. Thus, the idea of an easy-to-reach panic button for everyday wear was born.
All you need to do is install the InvisaWear app, choose up to five emergency contacts, pair your jewelry to your phone via Bluetooth, and you’re all set.
With a quick double-click on the back of the charm, this accessory will send an SOS message to five contacts which will include your GPS location. You can even enable 911 functionalities that will automatically connect your emergency contacts to 911, who’ll then be able to view your location.
The best part is that you can wear this every day without ruining your #OOTDs or tarnishing. These dainty and useful charms are made with brass and are plated with either 14K gold or rhodium with cubic zirconia.
Check them out here.
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