The buds fit in my ear like a glove, the sound quality was good, and when no sound was playing, it was easy to hear my surroundings. Per callers, my voice came in crisp and without any issue. I can also say the same about my impression of callers. It pleases me to say...
The buds fit in my ear like a glove, the sound quality was good, and when no sound was playing, it was easy to hear my surroundings. Per callers, my voice came in crisp and without any issue. I can also say the same about my impression of callers. It pleases me to say that the one things earphones/earpods are supposed to do, TicPods does this well.
Controls took me a bit of time to get used to. Shaking or nodding my head to accept and decline calls was a bit strange to me. I didn''t think it was a good idea when I considered how often I nod my head to a music beat. But in practice, it turned out to be pretty well. It seems that the music pauses, then there''s a 1-2 second "delay" before the phone is heard ringing. This is more than enough time to stop nodding and acknowledge the incoming phone call. Very well done...
The TicPods controls were good, but I did have a problem. Swipe up or down to control the volume, double tap to skip and rewind tracks. Tap and hold to pause and/or access the assistant. Well the tap and hold is where I had problems. Tapping and holding would ALWAYS activate the assistant, even if I simply wanted to pause the music. The nice thing is that it did momentarily pause the music, but only while the assistant was awaiting commands or relaying a response. Aside from that it refused to pause via the controls.
Though I will say that removing both earpods from the ear would result in the track immediately pausing until at least one was re-inserted into the ear. Speaking of this, the left earpod is the master. Controls exist on both earpods, but you''ll notice a more responsive and cohesive feel when you have the left earpod in your ear. Not necessarily a bad thing, but definitely something users should be aware of.
The battery life of the earpods alone was a little over 4 hours. BUT it''s important to note that the case will recharge the device roughly 2.75 times. In my unscientifistic testing, I was able to go the entire day on a single charge of the case and still have juice left. This means that I''d charge the case (and earpods) in the morning the actively wear the earpods until about lunch. At this time I''d toss them in the case and quickly top up their juice. Towards the end of lunch, I''d put them back in my ear only to remove them just once more later on for one more charge. And so it''s noted, the case uses USB-C to charge. No wireless charging here. And no you cannot charge the actual earpods separately.
While charging, there are notification lights to let you know that the case is charging as well as when it''s done charging.
The TicPods also have a real time translating feature. I gave this feature a quick test. It worked well with a real time conversation. There is a bit of a learning curve, but if you''re in a bind, it''s a great feature
Last but not least, the TicPods remain in my ear exceptionally well. I''ve worked out, gone for a run (not jug but run), headbanged for 3 solid minutes, and even did flips on a trampoline and never once did they fall out. The earpods are also water RESISTANT. So a bit of sweat and rain isn''t a problem, but this isn''t something that you''ll want to go swimming with. These are not water proof, only water resistant.
There''s also an app for the device. It''s not a must, but it is nice to have to change and alter some features of the TicPods. But in the stock form, the TicPods work great.
In short, great product! I am finding myself becoming more and more a fan of Mobvoi and Tic products. They''re products are top notch, well thought out, have unique features, and have modest pricing. This is an absolutely great product for someone looking for an alternative to the Big Name company camps. TidPods 2 for the win!