This year was certainly the year of wireless audio. While Apple’s AirPods were released in 2017, the device’s popularity skyrocketed this year, accounting for 26% of wireless headphone e-commerce revenue, according to Slice Intelligence. Experts are predicting that more than 100 million units of AirPods will ship in 2021.
As wearables grow smaller and less cumbersome, it’s only a matter of time before smart features are built into all of our clothing and accessories. It’s a future we at Electric Runway are anticipating. This may explain why our inner futurists squealed with glee when we happened upon this hands-free Bluetooth beanie on Amazon. Of course, we had to try it!
Then we decided—why not make a whole series out of trying products we’re curious about? That’s why today we’re officially launching a new series called Amanda on Amazon. In this series (or playlist, for those who come from YouTube), our founder Amanda will try out the latest lifestyle tech products from—you guessed it—Amazon.
The Bluetooth Beanie promises to connect to your smartphone and provide a private surround-sound experience, enabling you to stream your favourite music, listen to podcasts, and take calls handsfree. We rate the device based on five criteria: aesthetic, set-up, ease-of-use, value for money, and overall experience.
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