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Rock with Coda Forte Bluetooth Headphones by iFrogz Audio

 

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IFrogz, which is owned by Zagg, recently released a new Bluetooth headphone called the Coda Forte ($99.99). I have been enjoying the review pair sent to me by Zagg. Full disclosure: I am not a true audiophile. If it sounds good to me I like it. So this is a review about Bluetooth headphones from an average guy, who likes to listen to music and podcasts at home, walking the dog, and while mowing the lawn.

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The Coda Forte works on multiple systems. I tested it on our iPod Touch and Android devices. The cross compatibility increases the headphones' value for the user. The package contained the headset, carrying case, charging cable (USB to micro USB) and a wired headset accessory. The wired accessory can be used if you run out of juice or don’t have Bluetooth built in.

These headphones are an “on-the-ear” unit, but my ears actually fit comfortably inside the padding. The top of the headphones has a large iFrogz Audio logo (which some people may or may not like). The headphones also have an adjustable slide to them in case you need to make them bigger for your noggin, like me.

There are only a few buttons and ports: Ports for the wired headset, the charger, and a status indicator; and power/play and up/down rocker buttons. I was disturbed initially because I did not see a volume button, something that I consider a necessity. After reading the manual, I realized that all of the different functions are built into these two buttons. 

Pairing the headset is nothing out of the ordinary. I tested it on multiple devices and was successful each time with no dropped connections, and it re-paired without a problem every time.

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As for sound, I could hear my audio beautifully and comfortably. I experienced no choppiness or distortions from lack of Bluetooth connectivity. Even though this is not a noise-filtering unit, I was not distracted by any external sounds while I listened.

You can also use the Coda Forte to answer your phone. When your device rings, hit the power/play button once and you have an instant headset. The built in microphone comes in handy for this purpose.

Overall, the headset performs well and the solid design stands up to regular use. Zagg has done it again with another great product.

Pros:

  • Light
  • Solid Quality
  • Mulitpurpose

Cons:

  • None yet (I will update post should I find any)

  Specs and Features:

  • Wireless or wired
  • Lasts up to 12 hours per charge
  • Comes in a variety of bright colors
  • Adjust your volume with a quick button tap.
  • Change songs quickly and conveniently.
  • Pause your music and take calls with a single button.
  • Talk hands-free with the built-in mic

 

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Louis Senecal has been a mobile enthusiast since 2001 with the release of the HP Jornada Series Pocket PC. He reviews products for BostonPocketPC.com. He uses mobile tech to make his life more organized and entertaining. In addition to being a dad and a husband, Louis has a career in the Loss Prevention industry. He has been a volunteer firefighter for more than a decade and supports his community in various volunteer capacities.