With more than $4 Million raised in crowdfunding and more than 80,000 backers, the new Slide Earphone is already 4,000% oversubscribed.
When a company describes itself as ‘the legend is back’, alarm bells instantly ring at this hubris, but when it comes to the Pamu earphones, those bells fade into the distance.
First time around, the PaMu TWS raised more than $4 million with backing from 80,000 backers including some famous US athletes.
Based on excellent sound quality, long battery life, signal stability and comfort level, this Bluetooth earphone was hugely successful. Now the so-called legend has launched the PaMu TWS Slide and demand has been rife on Indiegogo.
At time of writing, the product was already 4,000% oversubscribed and closing fast on the first million dollars. Now, this is all very well and clearly somebody has been doing some very good marketing, but is the Slide any good?
As somebody who is not exactly a fan of earphones, I wasn’t the perfect person to review this product, so I passed it on to somebody I knew could give me authentic feedback; my teenage son and fashionista.
The response was highly positive, not just because of the signal, sound quality and comfort, but because the earphones could never be dislodged from his ears whatever he seemed to do (which mainly consisted of playing basketball).
According to ‘the legend’ and, weirdly enough via a Facebook ad ten minutes ago that seems to be reading this review before I’ve even written it, those who get in early can buy the Slide for $49, a saving of 70% on the retail price of $199.
That sounds like reasonable value and if you don’t believe me or my teenage son, there are all of those US athletes to listen to… perhaps via Bluetooth and Slide earphones.
You literally heard it here first.