Los Angeles-based Outdoor Tech make wireless speakers, portable power packs and a range of other products designed for weekends getting lost in the Californian desert. But these lightweight wireless buds should be good for a run around your local park, too. The Orcas offer aptX Bluetooth sound and can do wireless voice calls, while $1 (RM4) is donated to the Whaleman Foundation for every unit sold (hence the name).
Despite sticking out a little more than some, the buds are pretty comfortable – that super-lightweight design is a winner. The cable is short, which makes it neat but it can catch on your neck. Also, the in-line remote and mic are prone to dragging to one side, which can tug on the earphones.
A choice of two fins and three buds should at least allow you to start with a fairly solid connection. They’re splash-proof and water-resistant and a 6-hour wireless battery life is pretty good. Skipping tracks and adjusting the volume works on Android and iOS, too.
Sonically they’re fairly detailed and musical though a little lightweight, so don’t expect to get that heavy bass boost for your last circuit.
STUFF SAYS: ★★★★✩
Lightweight and relatively affordable, you’ll have a whale of time with these Orcas