It seems like there are as many Bluetooth headset variations as there are people in Finland (says the guy who recently got back from a vacation there). This particular variation, the Rotibox Bluetooth Headband, brings some much-needed practicality to the category.
Instead of having molded ear pieces or over-ear hooks, these headphones make use of a comfortable, stretchable band. Befitting a sporty headband like this, once you remove the electronics, it’s fully machine washable.
Of course, this form factor has other benefits beyond working out or other rigorous activities. For instance, these will also stay on and remain comfortable when laying down, although you won’t want to do so on the side of your head where the actual electronics are.
In the package, you get the headband, microUSB charging cable, and instruction manual. You’ll get up to 6 hours of playtime on a full charge of about 2.5 hours thanks to the latest Bluetooth 4.1+EDR technology. I had no issues pairing this headset with my Apple iPhone 7 Plus.
Volume/Previous Song; Power On/Off, Play/Pause, Answer/Hang-up/Redial; and Volume/Next Song controls are on the right side of the headband.
The Rotibox headband is available in a range of colors and styles. I’m reviewing the green. It looks nice and sporty.
In terms of sound quality, since you’re not inserting anything directly into your ear cavity, these definitely don’t sound as good as ones that do. Nevertheless, sound is clear with a modest amount of bass. While these are anything but high fidelity, they definitely get the job done. Calls were similarly clear, with no issues to report on either side of the conversation.
If you prize comfort and versatility, these unique Bluetooth headphones are well worth checking out.
– Does a good of staying in place
– Machine washable
– Clear sound, even at high volume levels
– Can’t lay your head down on the side comfortably
– Sound lacks a bit of punch
If you’re looking for a sporty, versatile Bluetooth headset, the Rotiblox is a great value.
Thanks to Rotibox for the discounted review unit.