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O Rokr

Ok lets be honest here, if you would like a pair of sunglasses with wireless headphones and built in microphone for cell phone usage raise your hands, see almost everyone of you did. Oakley has teamed up with Motorola once again to bring us the next generation of eyewear or as I like to call them my "Terminator Glasses".

The glasses are true Bluetooth devices, you can listen to your favorite tunes, make or receive a phone call while your cell phone rests comfortably in your pocket. The Rokr is similar in design to Oakley's Thump 2, the major difference being the loss of the frame for the bottom half of the lens and the addition of Bluetooth technology.

The Rokr works with Bluetooth 1.1 and 1.2 compatible devices and A2DP and AVRCP profiles. Meaning you can listen to music on your Ipod via the Naviplay adaptor or next gen celphone. I tested the unit using a Razr V3x cell phone and an Ipod with the Naviplay adaptor.

The controls and earpieces are located on the arms of the glasses. On the left arm of the glasses are the volume controls and the call button. The call button sits between the volume controls and has several functions associated with it. You use your call button to set up the connection to Bluetooth devices, answer calls when you hear a ring and hang up as well. To mute the mic you hold the volume down button down for a few seconds. You can also pause, fast forward, rewind and stop your music. Much like its cousin, the Razrwire, the Rokr's controls are very easy to access and use.

I found the music quality to be different between the devices, when using the Ipod I found the music to be lacking in the high end and the overall audio quality was average at best. It was different story when using my Razr; the music was crisp, sharp and full. There was no distortion or interference at the high or low end of the audio spectrum. This leads me to believe that the fault in poor performance for the Ipod test was not a Rokr issue but native to the Navplay adaptor.

Just like the Razrwire the celphone doesn't perform well in windy circumstances, music yes, but cell no, so don't try to make a call while riding your bike or hang gliding.

The earphones are extremely easy to position and adjust on your head thanks to their multi pivot arms that are attached to the glasses frame. I call them the GI Joe with Kung-fu grip arms as you can twist and bend these arms in every possible direction and they make the headphones very comfortable and easy to wear, especially if you have a huge melon head like I do.

Street price for the O Rokr is $249 so its on the higher end of the scale when it comes to bluetooth stereo headphones. Bluetooth stereo headsets start at 80$ + but lack many of the features that are standard with the Rokr.

All in all the Rokr does Rock. Besides the glitch I had with Naviplay the unit performed exceptionally well and if you're considering purchasing a pair of Bluetooth enabled stereo headphones in the near future then I would highly recommend that you take a look at these bad boys.

O Rokr
 

O Rokr

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O Rokr Ok lets be honest here, if you would like a pair of sunglasses with wireless headphones and built in microphone for cell phone usage raise your hands, see almost everyone of you did. Oakley has teamed up with Motorola once again to bring us the next generation of eyewear or as I like to call them my "Terminator Glasses". The glasses are true Bluetooth devices, you can listen to your favorite tunes, make or receive a phone call while your cell phone rests comfortably in your pocket. The Rokr is similar in design to Oakley's Thump 2, the major difference being the loss of the frame for the bottom half of the lens and the addition of Bluetooth technology. The Rokr works with Bluetooth 1.1 and 1.2 compatible devices and A2DP and AVRCP profiles. Meaning you can listen to music on your Ipod via the Naviplay adaptor or next gen celphone. I tested the unit using a Razr V3x cell phone and an Ipod with the Naviplay adaptor. The controls and earpieces are located on the arms of the glasses. On the left arm of the glasses are the volume controls and the call button. The call button sits between the volume controls and has several functions associated with it. You use your call button to set up the connection to Bluetooth devices, answer calls when you hear a ring and hang up as well. To mute the mic you hold the volume down button down for a few seconds. You can also pause, fast forward, rewind and stop your music. Much like its cousin, the Razrwire, the Rokr's controls are very easy to access and use. I found the music quality to be different between the devices, when using the Ipod I found the music to be lacking in the high end and the overall audio quality was average at best. It was different story when using my Razr; the music was crisp, sharp and full. There was no distortion or interference at the high or low end of the audio spectrum. This leads me to believe that the fault in poor performance for the Ipod test was not a Rokr issue but native to the Navplay adaptor. Just like the Razrwire the celphone doesn't perform well in windy circumstances, music yes, but cell no, so don't try to make a call while riding your bike or hang gliding. The earphones are extremely easy to position and adjust on your head thanks to their multi pivot arms that are attached to the glasses frame. I call them the GI Joe with Kung-fu grip arms as you can twist and bend these arms in every possible direction and they make the headphones very comfortable and easy to wear, especially if you have a huge melon head like I do. Street price for the O Rokr is $249 so its on the higher end of the scale when it comes to bluetooth stereo headphones. Bluetooth stereo headsets start at 80$ + but lack many of the features that are standard with the Rokr. All in all the Rokr does Rock. Besides the glitch I had with Naviplay the unit performed exceptionally well and if you're considering purchasing a pair of Bluetooth enabled stereo headphones in the near future then I would highly recommend that you take a look at these bad boys.



 
 

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