Sound Achieve­ment

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH - By Nidhi Sin­gal

LAST YEAR Plantron­ics launched the Back Beat Go, a wire­less head­set aimed at mu­sic lovers. It failed to im­press us. The com­pany has now come up with a suc­ces­sor it calls the Back Beat Go 2. On the de­sign front, the Back Beat Go 2 looks ex­actly the same as its pre­de­ces­sor. The dif­fer­ences are few – the shade of gray on the ear plug; the in­line re­mote with three but­tons in­stead of one, which can ad­just vol­ume and change tracks in ad­di­tion to an­swer­ing calls; a nano coat­ing that pro­tects the head­set from sweat and wa­ter. To our ears, the sound qual­ity was su­perb. But it lacked bass. While an­swer­ing calls, call­ers of­ten com­plained of back­ground noise when used out­doors. We got close to five hours of mu­sic play­back and calls on a sin­gle charge (it took around 3 hours to get a full charge). Plantron­ics has added a car­ry­ing case with a bat­tery pack at an ad­di­tional cost of ` 1,000. The ben­e­fit of the com­pact case is that the head­set is stored safely and can be charged on the move.It can charge for up to 10 hours.

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