Review: Workout from Dawn to Dusk with Reflective Hoop Earbuds

Review: Workout from Dawn to Dusk with Reflective Hoop Earbuds

Apple's "free" earbuds are lacking in several features, as the Hoop earbuds ($29.95) from Coloud demonstrate. The Hoop adds features that many other earbuds at the same price don't offer, specifically they have a flat, tangle-free ribbon cable made of reflective material and an in-line microphone. The Hoop earbuds are also offered in white or black, but I tried the bright yellow model.

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The audio quality is fine, but clearly the Hoop earbuds are designed to be used for workouts, thanks to their sweat-resistant materials. They only include two pairs of earbud adapters; but at an entry-level price, that's pretty reasonable.

Pros

  • Flat, tangle-free ribbon cable
  • Reflective color option
  • In-line microphone
  • Sweat resistant

Cons

  • Only two pairs of ear adapters

Final Verdict

The Hoop earbuds from Coloud are colorful, reflective, and affordable and ideal for workouts, especially dusk or dawn.

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An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.