Avanca D1 Wireless Sports Headset
We probably ought to be spending more of our free time exercising than reclining on sofas.
Trouble is, during the winter months that means the gym – and our front rooms tend to have far better audio entertainment facilities.
Consider that particular excuse wiped out by the Avanca D1 Sports Headset, however. These wireless £50 headphones can connect to any smartphone, MP3 player or Bluetooth-enabled device, while protective covers safeguard the buds from dust and rain should you decide to venture outdoors.
A compact control panel enables you to skip songs and answer incoming calls, and a sensitive microphone enables you to talk while continuing to punish your body into some semblance of shape.
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