iFrogz Plugz & Charisma Bluetooth Headphones Review
Introducing two models just released by IFROGZ, the Charisma and Plugz Wireless earbuds. I’ve gone through so many earbuds, and some are just plain uncomfortable, fall out, fall apart too quickly, or have cables so long that everything just gets tangled. IFROGZ new lineup can be your solution. Even before sitting down to give my feedback, I have a lineup of folks ready to check these out upon my recommendation.
The Charisma and Plugz are affordable Bluetooth earbuds with good design and sound. The two models are slightly different in design and features. The drivers for the Charisma are 6mm versus 9mm for the Plugz. Charisma are specifically designed by women, and have a smaller in ear design,and are magnetized to snap together when not in use. The color choices range from a lovely rose gold and white, red and black, or grey. The Plugz are meant primarily for men, with a slightly longer stem in design, and come in blue or silver. The advantage the Plugz have over Charisma is the noise isolation feature. The controls and design are what make these quite convenient, which are located on the music “Hub”, with standard capability controlling calls and music. Either side of the bar-shaped Hub have either a recessed or raised line, one side controls volume down or previous song, and the other controlling volume up or next song. The result is that without looking, you touch and feel which is which and control as you like. Both models sweat resistant IPX-2, making them perfect for your workout. The magnetic clip is a life saver. The bottom part of the Hub has a rubber, magnetized flap that acts as your clip. You simply flip it open, and close if over your shirt, etc. It stays firmly in place, and I forgot that it was there a few times. The magnetic clip also acts as the cable-keeper. You simply wrap the cable around the Hub, and magnetic clip will keep it in place. For music, the sound quality is above your average earbuds. After connecting easily by Bluetooth, I jump right into my favorite playlists for my daily commute, and dash out the door jamming to my music. Of course you won’t reach the level of an on-ear model, but these are great for everyday. The Bluetooth range is up to 30ft, but I found they started to get scratchy at about 20 ft away. For calls, I received quite a few compliments from the other party on the sound. The other models in the new lineup have other driver levels and color options as well. These are a very smart buy for $29.99, and can be purchased from Zagg.com, currently with free shipping.
Drivers: 6mm (Charisma) and 9mm (Plugz)
Resistance: 16 Ohms
Sensitivity: 97dB +/- 3dB
Frequency: 20Hz – 20KHz
Cable Length: 35cm
Working Time: 5h
Charging Time: 60min
Bluetooth Range: 30ft
The wireless hub clips to your shirt collar so that convenient music and call controls are easily within reach.
The sweat-resistant design meets IPX-2 standards to keep the music going through any workout.
The Earbud Tips for Life™ limited lifetime warranty means if your earbud tips get worn or damaged, we will replace them.