Surge Charge Review: Sporty Earbuds for Listening on the Go

Traditional earbuds can pop out of your ears during a workout. That's why there's the Surge Charge ($119.99) from Rowkin. These wireless earbuds have over-the-ear grips to stay put. They also deliver noise reduction abnd have buttons for Siri, volume and playback.

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The Surge Charge earbuds last for five hours but you can get 25 hours of use total by leveraging the charging case. You can get a quick charge in ten minutes, which delivers one hour of music and talk time. I would like to see more than the one color choice, black with green accent.


  • Eargrips to stay put
  • Noise reduction
  • Siri, volume and playback controls
  • 5 hours plus charging case offers 25 hours of play/talk time
  • 10 minutes delivers 1 hour of music/talk time


  • One color choice (black with green accent)

Final Verdict

If you workout and want earbuds that stay put, the Surge Charge from Rowkin should meet your needs. 

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