Headphones earn high marks
AS I seem to say often with products, I have had the Sol Republic Tracks Air on-ear wireless headphones sitting around my office unopened for a few months. I missed out on a few months of a product that sounds and looks great.
They are built with a unique headband track system to ensure you get the right fit, no matter how big or small your head is. Each speaker slides onto the headbands track and can be positioned for comfort.
The right speaker (called Sound Engines by the company) has a micro-USB port to charge the internal rechargeable battery for up to 15 hours of use. A solid green light alerts you when the charging is done.
After it’s charged, make your wireless connection with Bluetooth or NFC pairing using the multi-functional button on the right speaker, which can also be used for changing tracks.
This side also has power and volume controls, and a microphone for hands-free calls.
I used them on a recent cross-country flight while writing this column. After 2½ hours, the only reason they came off my head was the flight had landed.
Both the sound and comfort from the padded ear cups scored high marks in my book.
A cool feature lets you to connect a pair of devices to the headphones simultaneously.
Details: US$199 available in black, blue, red and white; www.solrepublic.com