The very day we posted a press release from Tronsmart talking about the launch of its new Apollo Air and Air+ True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds, I received an email from the company PR rep asking if I would like to review the same. The company calls itself a tech brand. Established as a startup in 2013, it has since diversified to offer a variety of peripherals. Tronsmart is a portmanteau derived from "electron" and "smart." Based in Shenzhen is I suppose also smart for taking advantage of the manufacturing facilities there. We aim to see how all this comes together with the Apollo Air+ earbuds, and thanks again to Tronsmart for providing TechPowerUp a review sample!
The Tronsmart Apollo Air+ comes in black or white color options, but I am not sure these truly qualify as earbuds. The shell design clearly suggests these go in the ear canal as with IEMs, whether they are TWS or wired. Regardless, comparisons will no doubt be made to the Apple AirPods design, but that in itself is no surprise given there are many adopting this form factor for good reasons we will discuss later on. This will be my first time trying out such a design, so I remain curious about it as much as the feature set boasting hybrid ANC, Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, a mobile app for customization, onboard controls, and smart ear detection, among others. As per usual, we begin this review with a look at the product specifications in the table below.
|Tronsmart Apollo Air+ TWS Earbuds|
|Color:||Black or white|
|Connectivity Technology:||Wireless over Bluetooth 5.2|
|Codecs Supported:||SBC, AAC, Qualcomm aptX and aptX Adaptive Audio|
|Driver:||Customized graphene driver|
|Frequency Response:||20 Hz–20 kHz (earbuds)|
|Microphone:||Six microphones using Qualcomm cVc 8.0 technology|
|Dimensions (with case):||60 x 32 x 37 mm|
|Weight (with case):||43 g|
|Battery Life:||Up to 5 hours; 20 hours total including charging case|
|Charging Time:||2-2.5 hours|