I’ve been using my PaMu Scroll earbuds since October of 2018. Well, the folks at PaMu contacted me again recently and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing their latest product, PaMu Slide earbuds. Seems like the guys at marketing like to name these earbuds after the case they’re stored and charged in.
As you might guess from the name, the PaMu Slide earphones are housed in a case that slides open. PaMu set records on Indiegogo with their Scroll, and the Slide is offered there now for $49, with a post-campaign price of $199. They also offer a PaMu Slid Plus that includes a wireless phone charger built into the case.
The Slide earphones have that extended end, unlike the Scroll. But for me the Slide are a little more comfortable, especially for extended wear. They’re pretty easy to set up and use. Just charge the case via the included USB Type-C cable. The lights on the case will flash while the unit is charging. A full charge will last the earbuds about 10 hours and you can recharge them in the case about 5 times before you need to recharge the case itself.
When first pairing the Slide Earbuds with your mobile device look for “PaMu Slide” in your phone’s Bluetooth settings. After that the earphones should connect automatically when you take them out of the case.
Controls are pretty simple. Touch the “touch area” (there is no distinct button) on either earphone once to play or pause, or if a call is coming in to answer it. To decline a phone call just double-tap either earbud. To activate your voice assistant double-tap the left earbud. To advance your music to the next track, double-tap the right earphone. Increase your volume by long pressing the left side and decrease it by long pressing the right side.
The PaMu Slide has dual mic noise reduction, so your voice is nice and clear when you’re on the phone. They use Bluetooth V5.0. They’re rated IPX6 water resistant. PaMu uses the Qualcomm QCC3020 chip, as of this writing the most advanced TWS (True Wireless Stereo) earphone chip on the market. Play time and call time are rated at 10 hours between charges to the earphones. PaMu offers them in black, white or green.
I’ve been using the PaMu Slide Earbuds for about a week and have been very impressed. Everything works as advertised. The stereo separation is excellent as is overall sound quality. Music, videos from YouTube or Netflix and phone calls all sound great. They’re extremely comfortable and I haven’t had any issues with them falling out of my ears. If there’s any downside it’s that the case itself is a little heavy and bulky, too big to easily tote around in a pocket, especially when compared to the svelte PaMu Scroll. But that’s a minor concern.
These are my new favorite earphones, and the Indiegogo campaign price makes them a steal. Click here to go to the Indiegogo campaign page.
PaMu provided the Slide Earbuds for the purpose of this review.