Hey guys, these are the new pamu slide earbuds and like a lot of products nowadays, these started out as an idea on the crowdfunding website IndieGoGo where they quickly raised almost 4.1 million dollars which was about twenty thousand percent of their twenty thousand dollar goal. The company behind the earbuds padmate has now began shipping the products to backers which is great to see and the product they delivered is very enticing. If you’re in the market for your first pair of truly wireless earbuds or if maybe you just want a new pair to replace your old ones and if you’re interested in learning more about the pamu slide or want to check out the campaign or company website.
Now, first things first I think what attracted a ton of people to these earbuds initially was the price the campaign lists the pamu slide plus(the version I have) for about $70, well under a hundred bucks and about half the price of some other truly wireless headphones on sale. That’s a steal but it only makes sense if padmate delivered a good product. They’re pretty unique but everything has a purpose, before we get too far into it I do want to show you what comes inside the retail box, so you can get an idea, everything is packaged really nicely and the earbuds sit front and center right inside the box. Underneath the earbuds in charging case you’ll find a short USB c2 standard USB charging cable, so the case charges via USB C, which is great and you also get a bunch of replaceable rubber ear tips.
The pamu slide have a more traditional earbud look and feel with the ability to find the right tip for your ear based on the size of your ear canal. I think that’s definitely going to make a lot of people happy. The pamu slide get their name of course from the slide open charging case, they rest in and this is a really interesting design mechanism, is sort of that auto open and closed locking system where you can’t half-open them and you don’t have to worry about the door popping open in a backpack or anything on its own and the rails and slider are all metal underneath so I can’t imagine the door is going to break or come undone even under a bit of unintentional pressure in addition to the sliding door. The case offers magnetic charging points for the earbuds which is a must-have, so when you drop them into their designated compartments, they pop into place and stay there charging away even if things get rattled around now.
But you’re probably asking, this is all great but why is the charging case so big and that’s a fair question. There is a reason for that in addition to charging the earbuds, the charging case interestingly enough is also a wireless Qi charger if you flip the case over and plop your phone on top of it, it’ll start charging, it’s a 2000 milliamp hour battery, so enough to charge up your phone once and it is a little weird obviously, but I like this I appreciate the effort here and delivering something unique besides that the case has that USB C port around the back with a power button next to it and some indicator lights across the sort of messy feeling front to let you know how much juice you have left and for just charging the earbuds the case can juice them up 6 times for up to 60 hours of total playback without needing to be plugged in 60 hours on a single charge, is more than I have ever seen on a pair of truly wireless earbuds. So you might find yourself charging these up once a month.