Outdoor Technologies for the Holidays, Part 1: Rhinos Rugged Wireless Headphones and Tags 2.0 Wireless Earbuds

It’s pretty great that there is a company that makes a lot of terrific electronics for the outdoors with an appropriate name like Outdoor Electronics. I’m going to be reviewing six of their products in the next few days, and I am going to start with two audio products with the Rhinos Wireless Headphones and the Tags 2.0 Wireless Earbuds.

Outdoor Technology Rhinos Rugged Waterproof Wireless Headphones

I suppose that the company named these Rugged Waterproof Wireless Headphones the Rhino because that particular animal is just so tough. I suppose that if a Rhino was a pair of headphones, it would have 40 mm drivers, right? I definitely associate this animal with being IPX6 Waterproof and shockproof, which means they can be dunked in water, and they will even float. Now I didn’t want to give them that particular test, but I am told that you just have to shake off the excess the water.

Since this is wireless I should probably get the stat of the playtime out of the way. It has 8 hours worth of playtime, and there is an ODT Audio application for iOS and Android that works with it.

I’m sure that I don’t have to say this, but there is a built-in microphone with controls for adjusting the volume, changing tracks, play/pause, and answering calls. Something that I did see that was different is that there is a walkie-talkie function, a button that allows to communicate in a private group of up to 99 people.

In short, I’m going to recommend the Rhinos for the holiday season, and you can find them on the Outdoor Technology site for about $129.95.

Outdoor Technologies Tags 2.0 Wireless Earbuds

Okay, let’s talk about some audio that is a little smaller with the Tags 2.0. Unlike the Rhino, I am not certain why it is called the Tags. I’m guessing that is the second version, hence the 2.0 label.

Anyway, these guys are good for 5 hours on a single charge, and it has some good sound too with a built-in microphone. It also has some inline controls similar to the Rhino like the volume and play/pause, on the wire and not the earcup.

What is interesting is that the cord is made thick so it will not tangle up. Also, the Tags 2.0 have a feature where you can snap them together when not in use. Then you just wear them like a necklace, and I should probably let you know that they are sweat and splash resistant.

You should be able to purchase the Tags 2.0 on the Outdoor Technology website for about $39.95.

Orcas Wireless Headphones from Outdoor Tech

orcasI’m sure you know that I have to go to the companies themselves to receive product reviews, and I contacted Outdoor Tech to receive the Kodiak and the Orcas. I reviewed the Kodiak, and it took a while before they sent the Orcas wireless headphones to me.

The first thing that I want people to know that I had forgotten that the Orcas earbuds were wireless. So when I got them, I thought they were a pair of wired headphones. After I opened them, I saw how light they were, and you can barely feel them on your ears. Incidentally, there are some serious earbud options within the Orcas package itself that allow them to stay in the ears well.

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, the Orcas are designed for those who are into fitness. Like similar products from Jaybird or Jabra, this is sweatproof and splashproof.

All in all, it has some pretty good sound, and has a play time of 6 hours with standby time of 150 hours. It’s easy to pair, and hard to unpair from your ears.

You should be able to purchase them the Orcas wireless earbuds on the Outdoor Tech site for $99.

The Kodiak 6000mA USB Power Bank from Outdoor Tech

Kodiak Outdoor TechYes, I have reported on Outdoor Tech before, such as the Privates Wireless Headphones, and I have also reviewed plenty of mobile batteries like those ones for Ventev or iWalk. I want to welcome you to the Kodiak.

So, what makes the Kodiak different than other mobile batteries? Well, for one thing, it is IP54 Water Resistant which means it might not be able to be immersed, but it could survive the shower. It is also Shockproof, which means it can be dropped a few feet and still charge your device with 6000 mAh.

The Kodiak has what you expect from a mobile battery. The micro USB for input and a USB port for output. It has the four lights to show charging and power in the battery. What I like about it is the flip open cover.

Yes, I highly recommend the Kodiak from Outdoor Tech. For with the Kodiak, you will: “never worry about running out of power, liquid, or poorly swung baseball bats again”. I quoted that from the Outdoor Tech website, and I don’t really know what that means. You should be able to get it on the same website for about $49.95.

Privates Wireless Headphones by Outdoor Tech are Definitely Dynamite!

Privates Outdoor TechnologyIn case that headline didn’t give you a clue, I am going to give Privates from Outdoor Tech a positive review. I don’t know if the term “Definitely Dynamite” is trademarked, but if it is, then I apologize.

I might as well just get this out of the way: the only thing I don’t like is the slogan. Here is what it is: “Touch your Privates in Public”. Okay, maybe you think it is clever, but it is actually referring to the touch controls. If you swipe horizontally on the left side, it will advance to the next track. If you swipe it vertically up or down, it will turn the volume up or down.

By the way, it works, and works really well. The sound is also good, but I’m sure that you expected me to say that. The headphones are wireless and they also include a 3.5mm AUX jack cord for wired connection as well. Just to let you know, the wireless range is 32 feet for about 10 hours on a single charge.

Another cool feature is its ability to fold up. So hey, what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Outdoor Tech site and get a pair of Privates for yourself. Uh, that just sounds terrible, doesn’t it?