Where and how often do you use audio peripherals? Is it during commute, when attending online calls for work, while binge-watching videos, whlie working out, or just for mobile gaming? For me, it’s all of the above but I often get scared of losing an earbud while in transit so I never go beyond the Php 2,000 mark for an everyday audio peripheral. If you’re a commuter like me who braves the busy streets of the Metro with your favorite music on, then the newly released realme Buds T100 might be something worth considering. Here’s why:
INSIDE THE BOX
Similar to other TechLife devices, the realme Buds T100 comes in a white box with an image of the product printed in front. Main features are printed on the sides, while customer care information and other bar codess can be found at the back.
Inside, you’ll be greeted with the Buds T100 wrapped in a thin plastic case, while the rest of the items are kept underneath that layer. You’ll get documentations — a warranty card and user guide, a short yellow USB Type-C cable, and two extra ear tips in different sizes.
FEATURES AND AUDIO QUALITY
One of the things I immediately liked about the Buds T100 is its appearance. This is the first realme earbuds I owned that undoubtedly screams “I’m from realme” just through the colors. The yellow and black combination is called Punk Black, while the gray and white combination is called Pop White. In front of the case is a small realme logo and the notification light. It has a matte finish and a very lightweight body (both case and earbuds) which makes it easy to grip.
The earbuds are comfortable to wear, given its 4-gram weight and plastic build. Although I’m not a huge fan of stemmed design, I’m partly glad that the Buds T100 has stems because I tend to forget that I’m wearing earbuds, given how light it is! This is no surprise for a realme user like me as the brand is known for taking into consideration different ear shapes and sizes in order to create ergonomic designs. The rubber ear tips also help block noise from outside from meddling with what you’re listening to.
Audio-wise, it’s decent for its price. You’ll get to enjoy a 10mm Dynamic Bass, 6 hours of music playback per charge (total of 28 hours with the case, enough for at least two days without charging based on my experience), and AI noise cancellation. When testing on songs like Adele’s Easy on Me and The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights, you’ll notice how the highs sometimes lack clarity and bass being quite prominent. However, this can be fixed via the realme Link app. There are three available options — Bass Boost, Balanced, and Bright.
For gamers who want an immersive gameplay, there’s a Game Mode that can be toggled on for clearer audio quality and 88ms Super Low Latency while in game. Okay for shooting games wherein you need to identify which direction a sound is coming from.
For fitness enthusiasts who usually worries about their TWS getting wet, the Buds T100 has an IPX5 certification which means that it can withstand sweat from your workouts, light to moderate rain, and even low-pressured jet sprays.
Charging the case is also really easy, thanks to its USB Type-C port. You can plug it in for 10 minutes and be able to use it for around 1-2 hours. For a full charge, you’ll need more or less an hour.
Both left and right earbuds can be used to control audio so it won’t be an issue whether you’re left or right-handed. Controls can be customized based on your liking via the realme Link app, but the default settings are easy to remember as well:
- Double-tap: Play/Pause
- Triple-tap: Next track
- Touch and hold: Volume down (left) / Volume up (right)
AT A GLANCE
- 88ms Super Low Latency
- IPX5 Water Resistant
- AI ENC Noise Cancellation for Calls
- 28 Hours Playback
- 10mm Dynamic Bass Driver
- Bluetooth 5.3
- 10m Range
- Smart Touch Controls
- Google Fast Pair
- AAC SBC Audio Codec
- 48.29 x 61.19 x 28.16 mm
- Weight: 34.5g (case) / 4g (earbuds)
- Battery: 400mAh (case) / 40mAh (earbuds)
- Colors: Punk Black, Pop White
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The realme Buds T100 retails for Php 1,299 and will be available in realme stores — both physical and online, in the Philippines.
Considering the specs, we see the realme Buds T100 to be a decent day-to-day partner of commuters of the Metro who need a bit of distraction from the hustle and bustle of city life. With its price range, it’s also something that you can use almost 24/7 without feeling guilty of wearing it down.