I bought them in April, the starry night version. Didn’t start using them for a month or so. Worked great initially, then the warranty expired. One became permanently louder than the other, then the battery on one started to suck, then laughably suck, like 5 minutes of play time on a charge. Finally the bad battery died completely. Also, fancy finish wasn’t durable, left with a shiny aluminum tube.
Ugh…these look to be identical to the Rowkin buds with the “tube” charger that were a total waste of money. when you ask yourself “how bad can they be for $20” I was endlessly frustrated by how often they dropped connection.
@spavlis that’s good to hear! This particular style, with the tube case, were beyond frustrating for me. they did this funny thing when losing connection the volume would cut out, then “ramp” back up so volume would go up, cut out, go up. I contacted rowkin and they told me to be sure the buds were oriented correctly because they had to be 12-oclock to 12-oclock, not even a little off, which seemed crazy. I also discovered that they were absolutely 100% worse outdoors in sunlight, for which I have exactly zero explanation. Full disclosure, I received another pair of Rowkins with ear hooks that I use when working out, cycling outdoors etc, they stay in place and they never drop out…but these weren’t meh purchase.
I also discovered that they were absolutely 100% worse outdoors in sunlight, for which I have exactly zero explanation.
Oh good, I’m glad that isn’t just me! I’ve used them on the bus ride home from work, and they’ll work great the whole ride without any cutting out, then as soon as I get off the bus and start to walk home in the sun, boom, disconnected, seemingly no matter where I hold my phone. So weird.
@huntd Pretty sure the Van Gogh edition ones are a different version, because these don’t seem to have the automatic pairing/connection that the Van Gogh ones do. I got one of those and have been pretty happy with them so far.
It sounds like this is an outlier but I got two of the “artsy” ones last time they were on here and my significant other really likes them. She’s been using them since around April of last year without any issues.
Looks like Meh is their last stop before the dumpster. Terrible reviews. They have been through HSN, Groupon and who knows where before landing here. Let’s start with the manufacturer’s admission of terrible battery life. No one except here had anything good to say about them. Makes you wonder about here