PaMu Slide Mini – Small But Powerful
After buying, using and evaluating Pamu Slide, I have seen many advantages and disadvantages of this product. The Padmate continues to “refine” this product by releasing a “stripped down” version of Pamu Slide, the Pamu Slide Mini. So is a shortened product, Pamu Slide MINI is inferior to the original? The answer is YES and NO. Specifically how we learn together offline.
Actually the full version I was suspicious of how to close the familiar box, opening the box of the Mini version I just remembered that it is very similar to the style of Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus (S9 I do not use, to S10, the way product packaging was different). That’s rambling, let’s go to the main image:
Mini box is the same as the full version: white outer cover, the front printed with the product image, the back printed with product specifications, the cool black box with product name Pamu Slide (Mini) in the middle. Light comparison with Pamu Slide’s box:
Just like that, continue going into the Pamu Slide Mini box:
And here is our product: the two headsets above and the charging dock are smaller than the full version below:
The accessories that NSX comes with the headphone box are still very diverse with a headphone bag and 6 sets of tips (size S / M / L in clear as usual and size S + / M + / L + in black, which is big a little more than the standard size.).
Of course the user manual and the charging cable are a must have. Still trendy Type-C cable.
This is basically the same as the original pamu slide earbuds, which is still an in-ear headset with a protruding design like the Airpods. Still the same design, still the same unique features. At first glance, it is possible to mix the headset of the two versions together. The only difference is in the symbols Left – Right (L – R): The original is the word WHITE in the white circle, the Mini is the word BLACK in the white circle.
This is the abridged, abridged version of the Mini version compared to the original Pamu Slide. The Mini dock is a lot smaller than the regular Pamu Slide. First, let’s take a closer look at this dock:
The front still has 4 LEDs indicating the battery level:
The back only has USB Type-C charging port, fortunately this is not changed:
The bottom of the box is a parameter basket, at the bottom so no one has ever seen it:
The way to open is very traditional like many wireless headphones sale on the market, there is no opening style like the original Pamu Slide. Personally, this style is fine, familiar and easy, although there is no difference but it is “safe”.
The two headphones fit snugly into the charging case, but it’s still a bit hard to remove:
Compare with the original Pamu Slide dock to see the difference:
The two styles of opening the charging box are very different, but the way the headset is set does not change:
Compared to the width, the original dock must be twice as wide as the Mini version:
Height must be more than about 20 – 30%:
Open the lid to see the difference in height more clearly:
Battery LED lights of the original stand out with honeycomb grid panels on the top, the Mini version is not too special:
With such a huge size, Pamu Slide’s charging dock has 5 times the battery capacity of the Mini version (2,000mAh vs 400mAh).
I will go into this section first because this is the only difference between the original and the Mini version. The Mini version has a dock smaller than the original Pamu Slide.
If I say this makes the cane smaller than the original cane or not, then I would answer is:
Why? Because obviously the smaller charging box will have to trade for a weaker battery capacity.
Mini charging dock capacity is only 400mAh, which is only 1/5 of the original (up to 2,000mAh). The corollary is that the number of fully charged 2 sides of the headset of this charging box is also quite less than the original. According to NSX, the Mini dock will provide 3 full 2 ears charging, equivalent to an additional 30 hours of use. The original was too beefy to charge up to 6 times full of 2 ears, which is up to 60 hours of use, a terrible number in the world of true wireless headphones.
However, the reality is always more harsh than the published NSX. The dock of the Mini version can only charge for 2 ears is about 2.5 times (the last time it will not be full, about 60% is the same). Of course, it still makes the total use time in a charger to plug up to 35 hours (including 10 hours of headphones and 25 hours of the dock), a number which is not inferior at all, just not as good as work father only.
In addition, this dock has a lid that opens and closes too commonly, without a slide-up style that opens nicely like the original, losing the character of the name “SLIDE” – SLIDING.
I’m not too free to buy a shortened product of a pair of true wireless headphones I own. The reason I was so excited and had to buy Pamu Slide Mini right away was because of the following reasons:
The charging dock is smaller, the battery life is reduced, but the Mini battery is still redundant, just not as the original.
On the other hand, the smaller dock solved the critically-fatal disadvantage I hated the original Pamu Slide: Too entangled to carry!
The original Pamu Slide dock is bigger than most of the similar products on the market (airpods are favored in part because it is compact, easy to carry, extremely convenient). Because of the oversized size of the Pamu Slide dock, I often throw it at home and bring my Sabbat X12 Ultra to the street and to work. The unique dock, buffalo battery, but not practical. The Mini version, although cutting down the capacity and removing the unique sliding properties, brings a more practical experience: Extremely easy to pocket!
SUMMARY: Pamu Slide Mini is superior to the original in terms of portability, compactness, and ease of carrying while still providing good battery life.
In addition, there is one feature I find is more useful editing: It’s WIRELESS CHARGER!
Both products have wireless charging but are completely opposite:
- Original Pamu Slide: Wireless charging – That is, use its dock to charge other products with wireless charging. This may seem fashionable but it is very useless. One: Its battery has 2,000mAh, which is much lower than normal backup batteries, it doesn’t charge as much as other devices. The other is: It charges the device super slow. Third: Not all devices support wireless charging (I use two phones that are also considered flagship but neither supports this, so boring). Fourth: The dock itself does not charge it wirelessly. With FOUR inadequacies on. This feature is extreme.
- Pamu Slide Mini: Wireless charger – That means it can use the Qi wireless charging dock to charge the dock. This feature is simpler but more practical than reverse charging. Because wireless charging is now very cheap and many people are available (each phone has a wireless charger). It is very convenient because when you go home, you just need to put the charging dock on the wireless charging dock on the desk (or the headboard). Manipulation is very convenient, not having to go for charging cable and then look to “plug into the hole”. Wireless charging is also slower than normal bulbs so it also helps to make the dock and battery fast.
That’s it, the above convenience made me buy Pamu Slide Mini immediately to replace the original. This is really a product that suits you better than the original with a super-large charging dock (not necessarily suitable for your needs, the article is advisory, reference).
The touch controls remain the same as the original. Sensitive touch, low latency very comfortable operation and immediate control command execution. With Pamu Slide Mini, I rarely click. And most headphones will execute the control command immediately, not delaying 2s as Pamu Scroll spent. When receiving the headset command will sound “headline” so the user knows it has received the operation. This is a small but very useful addition.
The feeling of wearing is extremely important for all true wireless earphones. It determines whether you can wear the headset for a long time and whether it is comfortable to use or not.
Unlike normal wire headset, used to enjoy music in a short time (about 1 hour). True wireless headphones are often used for convenience, wearable throughout. This is the money of Airpods, wearing as not wearing, wearing very comfortable and can be worn all day without ear pain.
So Pamu Slide is like Airpods? The answer is yes and no!
“YES” at the Pamu Slide point are very light so it hardly feels like wearing something. Ergonomic housing design along with oval tips also increase wearing comfort.
However, the Pamu Slide still “NO” offers the ability to wear all day without fatigue like Airpods. In fact, there are no in-ear headphones that can do this (even more expensive models) because the characteristics of in-ear headphones are completely different from the earbuds.
But to confirm that Pamu Slide is one of the most comfortable in-ear headphones in the segment. Users can completely wear headphones for 4-5 hours continuously and then take a break for a while and then wear it again (do morning shift, spend a little lunch break, then come back to wear it for afternoon, for example). That is delicious!
Continue to copy / paste, still those parameters:
This is the most paper consuming part. Do true wireless headphones need to? Airpods sound very normal, expensive but still selling!
Yes, whatever the headset is, it must be good, not too good, it should be usable but convenient to hear like punching in the ears is also thrown away.
Thankfully, Pamu Slide Mini does not disappoint at all.
I’m not an audiophile so I would rate the sound quality as a normal user. And who is difficult, they must play a few dozen headsets, then fortunately not grimaced.
What do ordinary users care about?
One , is the volume loud? It’s very big, guys, it’s 60% turned on already, and I can’t hear anything outside.
Two , bass – is bass good? Both yes and no. Pamu Slide’s bass has improved a lot compared to padmate pamu scroll. The amount is much better than its predecessor. But physically there is a problem. That is the bass of the headset is not sure, but loud but beating no bounce and the phenomenon of pulling the tail quite clearly. Padmate still needs to improve this point in the next version.
Third , what about the other tonal bands? Middle – mid sound good. The singer’s voice is clear and detailed. This is the highlight of the product, following the typical Pamu Scroll. High sound – treb at shoulder level. The specific music expressed enough, not too impressive but also pleases the majority of consumers.
Four , how soundproof? Yes, in-ear + ergonomic design + big volume = great soundproofing. Users absolutely do not hear the outside noise with the volume level is only half old.
Finally , is that sound good or not? Delicious, with a price of over 1 million, the expression of Pamu Slide Mini is excellent. Although I still need to improve on Bass, I believe that 90% of general users are completely satisfied with the sound quality of this product.
As for the microphone conversation . I claimed to launch on 60km / h by motorbike, then no headphones can be. If the wind is so great, then whatever microphone headset you can filter out. But going 40km / h or at a cafe, many headsets can handle it. Pamu Slide Mini is one of them. With the extended body of the headset combined with 2 microphones (bottom main mic, sub-housing microphone), Pamu Slide captures better than the Pamu Scroll (the headset has been shortened and the mic is facing out, wtf!). I will have a test about the detailed microphone in the video for everyone later. But the fact that I often talk with this headset when traveling and the other side rarely hears the content of the conversation. In short, I am satisfied with the microphone quality of Pamu Slide Mini!
As for connectivity, Pamu Slide Mini continues to play max level with Bluetooth 5.0 and Qualcomm’s exquisite TWS QCC3020 chip, supports extremely stable connections and aptX high-quality wireless audio codec. In fact, the connection of Pamu Slide is very stable, during 1 week I dropped the connection exactly once. And I’m far away from the phone about 8m then still connected normally (run to meet William Cuong Y). Sound quality is much better transmitted through headphones without aptX (for example, the Scroll I am using, Pamu Scroll Plus has aptX support).
BONUS : Pamu Slide Mini uses two independent ears and automatically connects when lifted off the charging dock. This is already standard, any tws that don’t even connect this way will be removed right from the parking lot.
In summary, we can see that the Pamu Slide Mini has proved that the short version is not completely inferior to the original (the phone that the “LITE” version sees is different from the original).
Pamu continues to retain the highlights of the original as:
- Beautiful design
- Good sound quality in the price range
- Advanced and very stable connection
Also added to it are its very own advantages:
- Compact, easy to carry and take away
- Wireless charging is more practical than wireless reverse charging
- Good price
Pamu Slide Mini completely satisfied users with extremely affordable price of just $69, worth buying. Price reference link:
Thanks for taking the time to read this article. I will continue to compare the Pamu Slide Mini with a pretty good opponent in the future!