This week: PaMu confirms its place as a pioneer in earphone technology...
The arrival of the latest aural-tech from Padmate follows two years that have seen the PaMu X13 and PaMu Scroll earbuds set a new aesthetic standard for Bluetooth audio: enter the third generation, PaMu Slide. Taking clarity of sound, design and (thank goodness someone can pull it off) battery life to a new plateau - the claimed 10 hours is proven, enhanced by the 'slide' hub, potentially producing an unprecedented 60 hours of battery life.
The PaMu Slide is a rather attractive package indeed, should you (wisely, in my view) opt for these stemmed earphones.
Looking below at the video presentation and the detailed photographs, you will find a compact, 6cm x 6cm unit, containing two magnetic charging beds. On removal of each one, these can act independently for both music from a paired device or hands-free phone answering. Once the (advanced 5.0) Bluetooth element is activated on phone, tablet or laptop/desktop - and following the slide-opening of the case - the dynamic (sound) duo soon pair with the relevant device and simple instructions via the 'touch' area of the stems allow you to perform either of the above, play/pause, decline phone calls, increase/decrease volume (spilt jobs between the 'phones) and forward to the next listening item.
What else does the hub/powerbank do, apart from all previously described? Well, there is an option to flip it over and use it to wirelessly charge your phone.
In summary, this is relatively flawless: from well-balanced high, mid and low-end sound quality to connection (this listener went two floors away from a paired phone without interruption), appearance, comfortable fit and finally, that all-imporatant battery life. With financial support for this latest breakthrough via tech and design crowdfunding leaders, Indiegogo, the signs bode well for industry-standard bearer, Padmate Technology, for some time to come.
Currently distributing from the US, there is no real obstacle to purchasing the PaMu Slide for a fair price, wherever you maybe.