The controls are all familiar with a power up / volume up button and an adjacent volume down button. The left-hand transducer has a multifunction button that lets you first start, stop, or skip tracks. It can also answer calls (which I never do, spam!) And even redial the last call. This sometimes happens to me by mistake, and I have to keep reminding myself how to cancel it. So it's a long way from my favorite feature.
Regarding charging, there is a new proprietary cable for this headset. Like many devices today, it has a magnetic connector that makes it easy to plug in without looking for the right angle or side of a micro USB. And amazingly, I am told that every device comes with two cables! This was one of my first thoughts when using proprietary cables that I had to take with me all the time. If you commute now, you can just leave one at work. They also sell for $ 14.95 each if you have a habit of losing them.
The external cargo bed is not provided with a cover this time, so it is possible that you have water or sweat there if you leave it to recharge immediately after training. To avoid battery problems, the system warns you when the charger is plugged in and detects moisture so you can wipe it off first. All in all, if you're a fan of AfterShokz or were bone conduction in general, these are undoubtedly the best I've tried so far. The old version of Titanium still brings a lot of volume out, but in a brute way with a lot of vibration on the cheek and an overall voluminous fit. It's still a great pick for the budget, especially since the price has fallen to $ 79.95 and fits larger profit margins. The air is still on the market with a discount ($ 119.95) and works well. I'd say save a bit to get the new Aeropex ($ 159.95) if you can swing it. They are incredibly light and the audio output is decent noisy while being a bit more sophisticated than the other two.
There is no definite word about the floating-focused and fully waterproof Xtrainerz we tested at CES, but that's a 4GB on-board memory without Bluetooth. If you're looking for an all-rounder, Aeropex is what I'd recommend right now.
AfterShokz Aeropex – Specifications
- Frequency Response – 20Hz ~ 20KHz
- Bluetooth – v5.0, Qualcomm Bluetooth® Chip
- Wireless Ringered – 33 feet  Continuous play – Up to 8 hours
- Standby time – Up to 10 days
- Loading time – 1.5 to 2 hours  Weight – 26 grams [Warranty – 2 years
- Welding resistance – IP67
- Battery capacity – 145mAh