An all new way to listen to music while on the go with the BlueAnt Ribbon Bluetooth Streamer. The Ribbon is a device that gives you the freedom to control volume, play, pause, skip forward and play back music wireless. Plus a built in microphone that lets you make and take calls in HD quality. With a ribbon like design made of rubber and plastic. The Ribbon easily slides on clothes and fits tightly and securely. You can even start Siri or Google Voice Actions to take control of your phone. Plus use the included 3.5MM AUX cable that plugs into the AUX port in your car, which then makes your device playback music from your phone via Bluetooth!
One of the main reason we love our Ribbon so much is because whenever we use our treadmill while trying to listen to music from our cellphones the wire from our earbuds is just to short to fit from pocket to ear. With the Ribbon we no longer have this issue. Now we can listen wireless with no cord issues. The Ribbon also comes with a nice set of earbuds or you can use your own. And it’s simple to connect the Ribbon to your phone. All I had to do was go to my Bluetooth settings on my phone and enable Bluetooth and pair the two. Simple as that and I was listening to the music wireless from my phone with the Ribbon.
No changing standards, plugs or connectors with the Ribbon. The Hi-fi, speaker dock and surround sound only needs an AUX input to work. This allows you to keep using the speakers you have with new phones. Just plug the included 3.5mm AUX cable into your Hi-fi or Speaker Dock AUX input and use your Ribbon to transform your home into a Bluetooth streaming powerhouse. Also when using the Ribbon with your iPhone there is an on screen battery meter which is a plus.
After a full charge which takes 2 hours you will get 6 hours of playback time and up to 250 hours of standby time. The Ribbon also comes with a 1 year warranty.
The sound quality of the earbuds is superb with no static interruptions, pausing or lagging. We found that between 25 and 30 feet the sound does start to break up a bit. But that’s not an issue unless your planning to use this in farther distances.
With the earbuds being such great quality I think the cord on the earbuds should be made more sturdier. The packaging could use a little help as far as the earbuds should be set up differently, because the earbuds had a small slice on each cord due to the slot they run through in to the plastic packaging. But over all the BlueAnt Ribbon is a great product that really delivers, and could just use a couple tweaks to the package just to prevent product damage.
Included in the box:
- Ribbon (player)
- Extra ear gels
- USB cable
- 3.5mm Adapter
- AC charger
- User Guide
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