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Deal | FIIL CC2 Bluetooth 5.2 earbuds now on sale for $49 USD with built-in microphone and fast 1-second pairing time

FIIL CC2 Bluetooth 5.2 earbuds now on sale for $49 USD with built-in microphone and fast 1-second pairing time
FIIL CC2 Bluetooth 5.2 earbuds now on sale for $49 USD with built-in microphone and fast 1-second pairing time
The CC2 earbuds are ready-to-use and ready-to-go faster than most others. Its touch-sensitive controls, however, could use a bit of a redesign since they are not always responsive.
Allen Ngo,

Amazon is currently offering the FIIL CC2 wireless earbuds for $20 USD off the initial price of $69. The earbuds are notable for their Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity whereas most other earbuds are still using 5.0 or older. Bluetooth 5.2 carries improved power management over older versions.

FIIL sent us a pair for our impressions. After using them for several days, we can comfortably say that the CC2 earbuds are simple to use but with a few caveats. Firstly, while the earbuds themselves are easy to take out of their charging case, trying to put them back in can be finicky. We oftentimes found ourselves putting the left or right earbud onto the incorrect side or rotating them incorrectly. It's not as obvious when reinserting them when compared to other earbuds like the Anker Soundcore.

Our second major criticism involves the touch controls on the earbuds. Tapping twice will pause/play the current selection while holding it will initiate voice assistance (microphone mode) or reject an incoming call. Like with most touch controls on earbuds, the ones here on the FIIL don't always work when you want them to. The accompanying FIIL smartphone app makes controlling the earbuds much easier, but it's also a hassle to whip out your smartphone just to pause, play, or control the volume of the earbuds.

Our last complaint deals with the comfort of the earbuds themselves as they are hard plastic without any rubber fitting domes. They can therefore be a bit tight in the ears if wearing them for extended periods.

Build quality is otherwise excellent with the smooth matte finish that should detract scratches and fingerprints much better than the typical glossy charging cases.

Packaging includes instructions, manual, short USB-C charger, charging base, and earbuds
Packaging includes instructions, manual, short USB-C charger, charging base, and earbuds
Unlike most other earbuds, the charging case is open and with no cover. The earbuds never accidentally fell off when kept in a bag or pocket
Unlike most other earbuds, the charging case is open and with no cover. The earbuds never accidentally fell off when kept in a bag or pocket
Earbuds are longer and thinner than most others. The right earbud has an integrated microphone
Earbuds are longer and thinner than most others. The right earbud has an integrated microphone
The earbuds are plastic with no rubber domes and so they can be uncomfortable for some users
The earbuds are plastic with no rubber domes and so they can be uncomfortable for some users
The charging case and earbuds weigh just 44 g in total
The charging case and earbuds weigh just 44 g in total
The top of each earbud will flash white when fully charged and blue when attempting to pair
The top of each earbud will flash white when fully charged and blue when attempting to pair
USB-C charging port on the bottom of the charging base
USB-C charging port on the bottom of the charging base
Earbuds removed. Dust and other particles may collect inside of the charging case over time
Earbuds removed. Dust and other particles may collect inside of the charging case over time
To remove the earbuds, you simply slide your thumb up
To remove the earbuds, you simply slide your thumb up
Quick user guide
Quick user guide
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.
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Allen Ngo, 2022-01-12 (Update: 2022-01-12)