iHangy IHG-ONT-84709 Adjustable Lanyard Music Necklace and Earbuds for iPhone 3/3G/4/4S/iPod – Black
When I was offered the iHangy for review, I told Ontrion I wasn’t keen on having my iPhone hanging around my neck. They sent it anyway. Gutsy move. I thought, here’s a company that believes in its product. So, I’ve been using it on my daily walks.
I was a little self-conscious, at first, but now I don’t feel as ridiculous as I imagined. The phone attaches via the charging port, but it’s secure. I haven’t had any accidental releases that I imagined would happen. In fact, sometimes I forget it’s not a charging cord and just try to yank it out. It doesn’t come off unless I simultaneously squeeze the release buttons on the side.
The attached ear buds are metal, which means I can wipe them off with alcohol. They don’t slip out, but I get a better fit with other types of ear buds. These don’t block ambient noise, if I keep the volume down. I like that, since I’m walking and I want to hear the car coming before it hits me.
The ear buds connect via auxiliary port, so I don’t have to bother with Bluetooth. I get crisp and clear music in stereo with my iPhone 4S. It lacks a little in warmth but it’s not bad at all. The average listener would not find have any issues with it.
Although I’m still not a fan of wearing my phone on a lanyard, I like the iHangy more than I thought I would. It allows me quick access to the phone and a great thing to have when I don’t have pockets. I wouldn’t recommend it for the gym or jogging, since the phone swings around and is likely to be bumped or get in the way. It’s best used for walking.
If you want to wear your phone, this works quite well. The mount is secure and the sound quality good. It’s a convenient way to keep a phone handy without a wallet.
This product was provided for review by Ontrion.