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X'mas Gift Idea 7: Wireless headphone options to keep the festive tunes going

By Marcus Wong - on 26 Dec 2018, 3:35pm

X'mas Gift Idea 7: Wireless headphone options to keep the festive tunes going

Plantronics Backbeat Fit 3100.

Backbeat Fit 3100

If you like working out to music, then a good pair of sports earbuds is a must. The BackBeat Fit 3100 is IP57 rated, features updated Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, and boasts 5 hours of battery life plus another two charges from its charging case, taking total listening time up to 15 hours, good enough for even the toughest workouts.

These earbuds also feature soft silicone earloops to keep them in place and Plantronics' Always Aware ear tips, which sit outside of your ear canal so you can still hear notable external ambient noise when you're out running, crucial for personal safety.

Of course, they're no slouches audio-wise either. The BackBeat Fit 3100 uses slightly larger 13.5mm drivers and have a wider frequency range that now goes down to 20Hz (from 50Hz with the old Backbeat Fit), so you'll get all the bass kick you need. Grab the BackBeat app on your phone, and you'll be able to customize controls like starting a stopwatch or selecting your favorite playlist.

The BackBeat Fit 3100 is available now at all major retailers for $249 in a choice of Black and Grey.

Plantronics Backbeat Go 410

Backbeat Go 410

Otherwise, look at the BackBeat Go 410. These are neckband earbuds with dual-mode noise-canceling capabilities that let you adjust the amount of noise-canceling to fit the situation. Compared to the older BackBeat Go 3, the GO 410 features larger drivers (10mm vs. 6mm), better battery life (8 hours with ANC, or 10 hours without vs. 6.5 hours), and now supports Bluetooth 5.0. The Go 410 also comes with dual-mode ANC, making a good option for travel too. Thanks to their new magnetic shells, so you can now easily clip them around your neck when you’re not listening. This automatically shuts off ANC and BT to conserve battery without having to press any buttons.

For more details on both options, check out this news piece here.


Guess the Next Day’s Gift Suggestion and Stand a Chance to Win One!

That’s right, we have got hints packed at the end of our daily Christmas gift suggestions and it’s up to you to guess what the next gift suggestion might be. This routine will take place every day leading up to the 29th December 2018 and HardwareZone Members (residing in Singapore) who get the most number of correct guesses will stand a chance to win some of the gift ideas in this series!

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Riddle Me This: What is the Next Gift Suggestion? (Contest Hint)

Our next festive gift suggestion is another set of headphones, but these feature an innovative technology that really changes the way you listen to music. It's the first headphones available in retail to feature this technology and it's from a PC audio legend that's headquartered in Singapore and designed by Singaporeans!

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