Ever gotten annoyed by those dangling earphone cables that you connect to your phone?
Well, enter the OPPO O-Music.
It is supposed to address this issue by pairing wirelessly with your phone. You clip the small device to your collar or front pocket. The wired earphones then connect to this device. The earphones bundled with the O-Music comes with very short cables, making it unlikely to dangle and tangle you.
The O-Music can also be used to take answer calls, activate Google Now and even be used as camera shutter button. However, these will require “compatible” phones — namely OPPO phones like OPPO R5.
I tested it on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It works well as a “music device” (I really don’t know what to call this device — It’s not a music player). I could also make and answer calls with it. But I was not able to use it as a camera ‘remote’ though.
I’m not really very particular about my music, so I can’t comment too much on the quality. But the call and music quality sounded good to me. I find that the O-Music is also useful for those who need to move around a bit — like cleaning up the house. You can leave the phone on the table while still being able to listen to the music as you move around the house (since it’s paired via Bluetooth, standard Bluetooth range limitations apply).
The O-Music comes in a small package, which can be a concern. The earphone on my unit had some quite bad bend. I am not sure the long term effects of this bent cable. Still, nobody likes to see “defect” on a new earphone.
In case anyone is wondering… I got this as a prize from a recent event I attended. Yes, the same event where I also won the Syma X8C Venture.
More photos of the OPPO O-Music, courtesy of OPPO Australia’s website: