among the recent tech developments, wireless headphones rank pretty high up there in our books, but there is just one minor issue: control. not that control isn’t there; they are there, but while they serves their purpose, buttons located on one of the earcups are not exactly the easiest thing to control. skipping tracks, adjusting volume and such are pretty much guess works. well, not in the case of the Sonixx X-Touch Bluetooth Headphones. like the Outdoor Tech item we have seen recently, the X-Touch uses gesture, available through a large surface on one of the earcups, for music controls. a simple upward and downward swipes changes the volume, while swiping forward and backward lets you skip to the next and previous track, respectively. given a generous gesture control area, fumbling for control would be a thing of the past.
also incorporated into the headset is a multifunction button for powering up or down, pairing, or pausing your music playback. this multifunction button also doubles as a status indicator, letting you know the power, as well as pairing status. other features include 40mm neodymium drivers, a lightweight design with pivoting earcups, adjustable padded headband, built-in microphone for handsfree calls, and a built-in battery good for 9 hours of wireless playback per 2-3 hours charge. in the event that the battery runs flat, you can always whip out the included detachable, tangle-free cable and continue rocking with this trusty pair of audio cans. for just £79.99 (around US$128), you will scored yourself a pair of X-Touch Bluetooth Headphones, plus a high-quality hard travel case, along with a microfiber cleaning cloth for storage and up keeping of the cans.
sounds like a bargain to us as far as Bluetooth headphones are concerned, and that’s not to mention the pretty futuristic swipe controls which you don’t even find on higher end audio cans. though we have to admit that the shape of the X-Touch and the lack of collapsible feature, are not for everyone. don’t agree? check out the product images below and be your own judge.