ANC REVIEW: Tranya Nova Lite Wireless Buds


ANC is an acronym usually associated with South Africa and the name of the African National Congress, in turn associated with Nelson Mandela and the overthrow of apartheid. In this case, however, it applies to Active Noise Cancellation and the overthrow of annoying outside noise, a technology that has become increasingly attractive in a world of external chaos.

It’s no surprise that the people of today are happy to retreat into their headphones to experience a world of their making, not one out of control.

So step forward the Tranya Nova Lite ANC Wireless Buds, a cheaper alternative to Apple’s excessively overpriced Airpods and excellent value for those looking for a listening experience that is not based on brand, but on sound quality. Readers also get a 15% discount if they to to the official Tranya website and use code: Novalite15.

Tranya has been selling this type of product for a few years and have been previously reviewed on this website, usually with very good reviews. So, what of this particular iteration of its ANC wireless buds?

They’re good, very good and even if they are bit more fiddly to get going than Airpods, it’s worth the trouble. My ANC Wireless Buds came in an Apple shade of white, but there are other colors, most notably black.

There’s little to choose between AirPods, they look the same and easy to connect to a device through Bluetooth 5.3 and can be attached and switched to/with two devices at once through the three listening modes of ANC, normal and transparency mode.

The ANC is excellent with an emphasis on letting the noise in and increasing the efficiency of the sound/music. The transparency option not only blocked out annoying outside noise, it also cut out the sound of the wind when talking.

The Tranya Nova Lite ANC Wireless Buds come in the mandatory chargeable case via a USB-C connection or a wireless charging made. The company says that the battery life can last up to 36 hours, but a more realistic, although still excellent, nine hours is the norm.

I’m not an Apple fan and have rarely used Airpods, but I can’t imagine they’re much better than these wireless buds… and customers won’t have to pay the earth to receive great sounds, with fantastic ANC.

Recommended Christmas purchase.

FIVE GOLD GIFTS: 3Doodler Create+ Pen

3Doodler Create+ is an amazing product that turns doodles into real things.

3doodler3Doodler Create+is an excellent 3D printing pen that will appeal to artists, hobbyists and DIY fanatics of all ages.

For those of us with more years under our belt than we care to admit, the idea of a pen and plasticine being able to produce tangible products is as futuristic as it gets and I suggest it won’t be just young people who will be using this magical little device.

I have no real idea of who its competitors may be and how it stands up against them, but this all about instant gratification and 3D printing that turns doodles with a pen into a multi-colored substance of pure fun.

Plug it in, heat it up, load the plastic and with a push of button, users can draw on paper and in 3D with plastic that will harden in seconds. It’s like a Christmas miracle that lasts all year round.

For those who care about such things, it comes in three colors, Marine Blue, Camouflage Green and Artic White, but it doesn’t make much difference. It feels like a fat pencil and is initially unwieldy, but the user quickly gets used to it. What was initially wobbly becomes firm, rather like the plastic that come with it.

There are fast and slow functions and the plastic comes out according to those settings. Beginners should start with the slow function and then move on to the faster button. By double-clicking the buttons makes the plastic come out and after some time, the modus operandi is a doddle for even the youngest doodler.

On a personal level, I don’t think I will ever an expert or feel as if I am one of the founding members of Arts & Crafts movement, but this is a very fun product and one I’m sure to use again.

FIVE GOLD GIFTS: Tranya Rimor Wireless Headphones

Tranya Rimor wireless headphones provide an awesome auditory experience.

tranyaTranya Rimor sounds like a minor city in Transylvania, but is the brand name of an high-quality pair of wireless headphones.

Like many of its competitors in a crowded market, the Rimor has all the usual specifications to make listening to music and making phone calls an excellent experience.

Rimor uses a 10mm nano-ti coated dynamic driver to reproduce highly accurate and rich sounds. It apparently creates three times more detail than a typical 6mm driver, which prevent distortion.

With built-in industry-leading Realtek audio codec technology, it ensures high-speed transmission with significantly reduced latency and Rimor’s refined design with passive noise reduction blocks most background noises.

Both earbuds are easy to ‘install’ in the ear and left/right earbuds can be set to mono mode and stereo mode. This design also ensures better connectivity with both left/right earbud communicating with devices at the same time.

The Rimor supports up to eight-hour non-stop audio streaming on a single charge and the portable charging case provides four full recharges.

Retailing at around $80 (£63), they are not cheap compared to other earbuds, but the strength of quality makes this purchase an intelligent option. They are, quite literally, music to the ears and although they do fall out sometimes, especially when exercising, there has yet to be a similar product that can provide that. This website gives them a very solid 8.5/10.

Key features:

1. 10mm nano-ti coated dynamic driver (3x more detailed than a typical 6mm driver creates)
2. Realtek Bluetooth 5.0 audio codec technology (Chipset)
3. Passive noise cancellation
4. Dual-master design (it’s upgraded compared to master-slave design)
5. Up to 8-hour playtime per charge, and 40 hours in total with charging case
6. IPX5 water and sweat resistant
7. Light weight: each bud weighs only five grams
8. Type C charging
9. Fast charging: charge 10 minutes and can be used for 90 minutes

FIVE GOLD GIFTS – Tracy’s Dog Suction Vibrator

The Tracy Dog Suction Vibrator will put a smile on a lot of people’s faces this Christmas.

Father Christmas only comes once a year and when he does, he fills your stocking is a risqué phrase that many a market trader has yelled from his stall. With this gift, thowever, there is no need for Father Christmas once he’s disappeared back up your chimney.

Tracy’s Dog Unique Clit Suction Vibrator may have hidden meanings this writer will never know, but it is likely to make many wives and girlfriends less lonely this Christmas.

Tracy’s Dog focuses on clitoris-sucking vibration, not penetration. According to the company (and many woman this writer knows), 80% of the women don’t orgasm from penetrative sex, so some good market research there.

The vibrator comes in a discreet package and is made out of ‘body-safe’ silicone and features an elegant, waterproof design. Moreover, it doesn’t require batteries but instead is charged via USB; probably not a priority for users, but useful to know.

It is also a very different gift to the one previously reviewed for this section.

It works for 60 minutes(!) at a full charge and the company says it is ideal for beginners. It has ten vibration patterns and its sucking function has ten intensity levels. The company also says that it creates ‘I died and met Jesus’ orgasms; not something you usually associate with the Nativity.

Now, I can’t vouch for this product personally, but I do know women who literally swear by this product (usually at the height of their climaxes). In a time of great uncertainty, when global warming threatens us all and 2020 may bring all types of changes, it’s clear that some things will never change.

At top of that list is sex and pleasure. People always love sex and pleasure. For many people sex and pleasure is all they have, so vibrate away. Nobody wants a Father Christmas who only comes once a year. The Tracy Dog promises so much more.

FIVE GOLD GIFTS… Lumie Bodyclock luxe 750DAB

This alarm clock is not cheap, but looks good, tells the time and has a great radio

lumieThe alarm clock has changed over the past 20 years and instead of being woken by a monstrosity of bells and an unwieldy device, it’s generally our mobile phones that awaken us.

These ringtones from our phone have also changed. No longer are we woken abruptly as if we have to go down the pit, the very nature of our jobs, especially knowledge workers, is to be awoken by something more benign and chilled; something that makes us love the morning, not despise its very meaning.

So welcome to the Lumie Bodyclock luxe 750DAB, a sexy little piece of kit that looks like it comes from the future, but with a functionality that belongs to the past (in a good way).

Like all tech devices nowadays, it takes time to set it up, the four frontal buttons are a little difficult to control, but once the basics have been done, the Bodyclock really does seem as onomatopoeic as it sounds.

It’s so much nicer listening to the radio when trying to nod off to sleep, knowing that you will be in the clouds with the sheep before the radio turns itself off, it makes insomnia a stranger and that’s a very good thing.

The alarms are also wondrous. There are swatches to choose from and if you prefer falling rain and natural birdsong to bells and whistles, then your (recently awoken) dreams have all come true with a duration from 15 to 90 minutes. One tap to send to snooze.

The Lumie also uses fully dimmable bedroom lighting using mixed LEDs to mimic the colours of a real sunrise/sunset. It also has hiigh quality Bluetooth speakers, DAB radio and more than sleep and wake sounds with a seven-day alarm setting. It also claims to treat SAD and those winter blues.

It’s not cheap at £199.99, but it will last a lifetime and that will be a lifetime of dreams that are not shattered, but filled with a longing for the morning, brought alive by sounds that almost replicate Circadian rhythms. Sleep well!