The UMI W8 from Amazon are an affordable pair of true wireless earbuds that offer all the needs for those on a budget with plenty of specs to write home about and they do offer similar features you expect to find in more expensive earbuds. Having used these for some time now they fall into the entry level category but offer some things often left out at more expensive earbuds.

The build is plastic and the earbuds are lightweight and the case can be a tad difficult to open at times with micro USB charging and no wireless charging but these would be the only things missing on the case hardware and one other thing missing is no auto pause feature which is fine but they do offer individual charging which for some is a key factor and often left out on more high end earbuds so this is what you have to think about.

The fit is great,they are light and feel cheap at first compared to their sister product and the same applies for the case, The earbuds fit well giving a good seal to begin with which is a great start no matter what. They will not fall out which is also important and you will forget they are there after a few mins use. Overall a comfortable and secure fit offering a deal of external noise isolation too.

Controls are great yet can be sensitive.. You might experience some accidental commands but for the most it is volume which is not bad rather than skip tracks,this is only noted when lying in bed for example which is where I tend to use mine and if your tossing and turning around getting comfortable.. You have volume control, play and pause,skip and reverse tracks,call management and access to your voice assistant which all worked fine during my testing period. Touch based controls can be finicky but these overall fine and on cue.

How they sound is the one thing which people will want to know about here and overall this is good….Overall pretty good,decent volume levels with a nice touch of bass and balanced overall with highs lows and mids, You will not be let down for the money and also there was no lag latency seen on my usual test run, These also shine with Netflix and You Tube giving you a good all around experience both on Android and iOS and if you are into volume they pack a great punch.



By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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