Short Review: In the world of truly wireless earbuds, you have a lot of options. You can spend $300+ on a pair or get some as cheap as $30. All have very mixed reviews, even the expensive versions. I opted to try these from Dockin and must say I am very IMPRESSED. Do they have issues? Yes but not many and the issues I have seen are present in all of these that I have tried (Even my Bose and JayBirds)
So what are those issues?
1.) Video Sync – When using both earbuds SOMETIMES the video and audio is out of sync. I will admit, these actually have less sync issues than my JayBirds!
2.) Earbuds losing connection with each other – This normally happens outside in congested areas. I have this issue with all my wireless earbuds.
1.) Performance – These perform VERY WELL. I experience VERY FEW connection issues or drops! Battery performance is great and so is sound performance!
2.) Audio Quality – Audio Quality is GREAT for the price. Some of the best I have heard on truly wireless earbuds. They have plenty of bass, plenty of volume, and most everything sounds very good on them. I watch movies, listen to music, and have voice calls. Everything is GREAT
3.) Battery – Depending on Volume, content, and other factors I get 2 – 3 hours from the earbuds themselves PLUS I get 4 – 5 charges from the battery case. So you are looking at 8 – 12 hours or so total on average!
4.) Touch Controls – I have used several different brands with very sensitive touch controls making them hard to use. These have GREAT touch controls.
5.) Can use individually (The right earpiece is the “main”)
6.) Excellent quality charge case
7.) Easy pairing – They go into pairing mode when you turn them on. Nothing else needed
8.) Holds very strong connections
9.) Quickly charges
3.) Microsoft Surface
5.) Kindle Fire
Overall: These are GREAT and something I highly recommend! They are super simple to use, have great sound quality, and the price can’t be beat!
Short Review: There are a lot of lower cost generics out there that work like this but cost a lot less.. don’t fall for the low price of those! While they “float” and while they play music, they don’t do it nearly as well as this! The ICE Orb feels like a premium product, it sounds like a premium product, and it looks like a premium product!
1.) Sound Quality – This speaker is still small so don’t expect room filling sound! But this is plenty for office filling sound or small room filling sound! The speaker is loud and clear.. it has just the right amount of bass.. lows and highs sound great on it! It has plenty of volume..
2.) Easy to pair
3.) Premium Materials – I owned one of the cheap generics once.. it felt cheap! It looked cheap! It even sounded cheap! Not this speaker, it looks premium, feels premium and sounds premium! Materials are great and this feels like a premium product
4.) Floats and floats well! Making this a great conversation starter!
5.) Includes USB port on base to charge the speaker! One of the generics I owned you had to charge the base from USB and then the speaker.. you couldn’t charge he speaker from the base like you can here.. Excellent feature!
6.) Callers can hear me very loud and very clear!
Tested with and works with
3.) Windows Computer
4.) Apple computer
6.) Kindle fire HDX
Overall: I highly recommend this speaker! It’s wonderful quality and works very well..
Short Review (Summary): Excellent Keyboard, One that fixes one of Microsofts Flaws.. Now don’t get me wrong, I actually like the Microsoft Keyboards (The type covers) but the flaw I speak of is the fact that Microsoft hasn’t came out with a keyboard like this for the pro 4 surfaces! We all know they can, the Surface book has one but Microsoft refuses to make a smaller version of the Surface Book keyboard for their Pro 4 tablets! I would gladly spend $200+ on an official one from Microsoft if they made it! With that being said, this keyboard from Brydge Technologies is EXCELLENT! It has a premium feel, it works GREAT, and the touchpad is fine! Thank you Brydge for doing this! Maybe Microsoft can learn from you all!
My Use: I use on a Surface Pro 4 and have been using this almost exclusively for 1 month now.. No issues and battery still charged! After 1 month, its still at a green level charge even!.. No damage has been done to my surface either
Tips (First I would like to address some of the complaints I have read as an IT guy)
1.) You can set the touchpad to be disabled if you use another mouse.. This option is found in your system settings under mouse on Windows 10..
2.) The touchpad is very sensitive but this can also be changed under your system settings..
3.) Microsoft wont allow ANY third party company to use their port that the normal keyboards use.. Don’t blame Brydge, blame Microsoft for this.. I’m sure Brydge would use it if they could!!
4.) A lot of YouTube videos say they keyboard has to be turned on/off.. I never turn mine off and have used it for over a month now on the first charge.. It will SLEEP when you close you Surface..
5.) This comes setup for the surface pro 4 or the new surface pro tablets.. BUT you have rubber inserts for Surface 3 tablets
1.) Very strong Bluetooth connection.. This works just as well as expensive Bluetooth keyboards, like apple keyboards and whatnot
2.) Has all the buttons that official Microsoft Surface Type Covers have.. It includes volume buttons, email buttons, play buttons and more.. Mostly in the same place as the type cover buttons so no need to learn new buttons
3.) Keyboard feels GREAT in hand and keys are very comfortable to use..
4.) Backlight is great and can be turned off
5.) I have been using mine very heavily for a month now and still on the original charge
6.) Easy to read battery indicator. Just press the battery button!
7.) Easy to pair
8.) Quick Start guide will have you up and running in 2 minutes or less
9.) VERY premium build and materials! This doesn’t feel like some cheap crappy keyboard! It is very nice and has an expensive Surface or Apple feel to it
10.) I have NEVER dropped any keystrokes! It always registers them all everytime and the first time!
11.) Price – This only cost slightly more than a regular Surface Type cover!
12.) Turns the Surface Pro 4 into a SURFACE BOOK type tablet
13.) Matches the Surface perfectly! Looks like Microsoft built this!
14.) Feels GREAT using on your lap or in the car or on a plane!
15.) Holds the surface VERY WELL!! I have no worries my surface will fall out of this keyboard!
Cons (Advice to Brydge)
1.) No Battery Bank – I know it would be fairly hard to charge the surface from a battery in the Keyboard but even a built in battery bank would work wonders!
2.) No USB hub – I would gladly plug this keyboard into my one USB slot (If you provide a slim cable) and it would be great if the Keyboard had a USB Hub built in!
Overall: I hope Microsoft learns from this and learns that their is a market for hard keyboards like their Surface Book Keyboard.. There is no reason, other than them not wanting to, to not provide us with the option to buy keyboards like this.. I hope Brydge is very successful with this Keyboard and hope that Microsoft learns and makes one themselves!
Short Review: A great pair of bluetooth speakers that are powerful enough and loud enough to replace a soundbar!! Setup is easy, they are connected to each other wirelessly, AND you can use them as individual speakrs! Keep in mind, the PAIR of these are 60Ws but each speaker is only 30W/each.. Nothing major but something to keep in mind if you plan on using them individually.. WIth USB output, it makes it very easy to charge devices right from the speaker
1.) Wonderful Sound Quality – Vava does a GREAT job building their speakers and making sure they sound great.. I have always been impressed with their sound quality, and these speakers are the same! Impressive sound quality
2.) Lound & Powerful – These are strong enough and loud enough to replace a soundbar or other basic home theater speaker system
3.) 100% wireless – These can be 100% wireless BUT you will need to charge them.. I have mine plugged into USB power though, so they never need to be charged
4.) Can be used as individual speakers
5.) Beautiful Design – They look AMAZING in my home and will in yours! They don’t look like a crappy speaker system.. They look and feel very premium
6.) Includes a USB output to charge other devices!! I have used the USB output to charge Nintendo Switch controllers, Steam controllers and to even power my Fire TV stick (FIre TV stick was sluggish though but charged and worked).. Much easier than digging behind the TV to find a place to plug up a USB cable!!
7.) Wonderful Bass! – The EQ button adds extra bass!
8.) Excellent battery life
9.) VAVA and their other brands is a great company and have AMAZING customer service! They stand behind their products and are there to help every step of the way
10.) Control your devices from the speaker!
Overall: This is an amazing little system that can do A LOT!! Its priced fairly and the quality is excellent!