Now that just about every smartphone manufacturer (except Samsung) has dropped headphone jacks on their flagship devices, it's as good a time as ever to pick up some Bluetooth headphones. Optoma has produced several generations of wireless earbuds, and one of its latest models offers spectacular sound at a great price — the $99 NuForce BE Free5.
The NuForce BE Free5 is a pair of truly wireless earbuds, with dynamic graphene drivers and AAC support that provide fantastic audio quality and deep bass. Both earbuds are IPX5-rated for water resistance, so you can exercise or walk in the rain without damaging them. Read More
When you use headphones during serious exercise, the details can really matter. Your feet pounding the pavement can jar the buds loose in a way that just doesn't happen when you're relaxing in a coffee shop. If you want some wireless headphones that are extensively customizable to fit when the going gets tough, can last 10 hours on a single charge, and deliver audiophile-quality sound at the same time, then Optoma's NuForce BE Sport4 is for you. Read More
Back at CES, I had the chance to chat with Optoma about what we could expect from the NuForce brand this year. I was promised that something good was in the works and that it would be worth the wait. So when the BE Sport4 arrived on my doorstep, some six months after I got home from Vegas, I was pretty excited to see if the wait had, indeed, been worth it. Read More
I am very cynical about Bluetooth audio these days. Even if the sound is good, the battery life sucks, the buds themselves aren't comfortable, and so on. However, I think I finally found a product that actually meets a lot of the criteria that make a good pair of Bluetooth earphones. Optoma's NuForce BE2 is made for athletes; it packs an IPX5 rating, decent sound, and a nice 10-hour battery life span all for $50. Read More