Zagg Z.buds review (external)
GizMike from Gizmo-Central has managed to snag his hands on a pair of Zagg Z.buds audio earbuds and took it for a spin recently. Just to jog your memory in case you have heard of this familiar gizmo, we covered it last November, although the comments left in our post did not seem too favorable as users have complained about the plastic buds splitting in half, hopefully it is a one-off thing and a manufacturing issue that Zagg has managed to solve by now. GizMike uses his Z.buds mainly with the iPhone 3G for music, while phone calls come by as a “bonus”. Some claim the earbuds to be made out of cheap plastic, but GizMike says they feature pretty solid metal bodies, so perhaps Zagg has made positive changes to the initial run.
To summarize his review, the pros list is thankfully longer than the cons (as any product worth its salt should be), boasting ear comfort, great build quality, configurability, a decent price point, noise blocking capability and an iPhone compatible control pod. As for the brickbats, it does feel rather heavy when not configured properly, and holding conversations on the phone with noise blocking earphones does feel/sound a bit weird at first.
Last but not least, here’s GizMike’s take on the Zagg Z.buds in his very own words.
The Zagg Z.buds are normally $80 or so, but they currently have them on special for $65 which is a great deal in my opinion. You’re getting the sound quality of high-end earbuds for a reasonable mid-level price. Even if you don’t have an iPhone, you’ll still be able to enjoy great sound, comfort and phone use. Check-out the Zagg Z.buds site for more information or to order.
Would you go out and make a purchase, or would you prefer to sit one the sidelines?