Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rowkin Bit Stereo - Wireless Earphones

Rowkin has mastered the art of truly wireless earphones. They make the smallest wireless earphones in the market today. Their Rowkin Bit series - with Bit Charge and Bit Stereo - is the most popular, while they have the Rowkin Mini Plus+ and the Rowkin Pulse in the lineup.

I have got a Rowkin Bit Stereo very recently. And, I have to say they exceeded my expectations.

The Rowkin Bit Stereo
The Rowkin Bit Stereo

The earbuds are tiny! They were much smaller than what I expected from the product images. That's a good thing: the smaller the better. Any smaller and I would guess they'd go in to the ear cavity.

The earbuds are tiny
The earbuds are tiny

Unboxing

When you buy it, it comes in a nice little box, which you can keep using as a storage box when you are not using them.

The box they come in...
The box they come in...

Inside, you have the 2 Rowkin Bit Stereo earbuds, and the charging case.

The 2 Rowkin Bit Stereo earbuds, and the charging case, in the box
The 2 Rowkin Bit Stereo earbuds, and the charging case, in the box

The charging case is cylindrical, with a slightly larger diameter than the earbuds themselves, and about 8 CM limg (~3 inches). The charging contacts are at the inner edge of the circle and the pin in the middle.

The charging contacts of the case
The charging contacts of the case
You basically pop in the earbuds, at the two ends of the charging case, which gets attached magnetically. The earbuds will have a red light when charging, which will turn off when the charging is complete.

The earbud popped-in and charging
The earbud popped-in and charging

The charging case itself can be charged by splitting its two pieces - which are again held magnetically - and plugging in the included micro-USB cable.

The charging case opened, showing the charge port
The charging case opened, showing the charge port

The box also comes with the mentioned micro-USB cable (it's quite short however), and a set replacement of ear-tips in different sizes (small, medium, large).

The micro-USB cable, and the replacement ear-tips
The micro-USB cable, and the replacement ear-tips


Pairing

Each of the two earbuds can work independently - they are identical - or, they can be paired together to make them stereo. 

To connect just one earbud with your device, press and hold the button on the earbud for 6 seconds, until the LED on the earbud starts flashing red and white alternatively. Then, search for "Rowkin Bit S" from your device and connect. Once pairing is complete, the earbud will be flashing white.

To pair the two earbuds together to make them stereo, make sure they are first powered off, and then press and hold the button on both of them for 6 seconds, until both of them are flashing red and white alternatively. Keep the two earbuds close together. They will pair with each other automatically, which should take 10 - 30 seconds. Once paired with each other, one earbud will be flashing white, and the other will be flashing white and red alternatively (indicating it's the primary, and ready to pair with a device). Now, search for "Rowkin Bit S" from your device and connect. You should only see one device named "Rowkin Bit S" if the earbuds paired with each other correctly. Once pairing with your device is complete, one earbud will have a single blink of white every few seconds, while the other will have a double blink. The one with the single blink is the primary, and should be used as the left earbud. The button of the primary is the one you use to answer calls, and control music.

To turn off, press and hold the button on either of the earbuds for 4 seconds, and they will both turn off (only when paired with each other).


Where to get

Mine was from Amazon. You can order from here - Rowkin Bit Stereo Bluetooth Headphones.