Wireless headphones have been around for some time, but to be quite honest with you, I’ve never tried riding with them before. This new set, the Lypertek Tevi, have a fair bit of cycling in their marketing, so Lypertek thought we’d like to give them a go and see if they stand up to the demands of BMX riding.
First up, let’s have a look at the gear. The Tevi headphones arrive in a simple little package containing the carry case, the headphones, the USB-C cable and some spare ear plugs in different sizes and textures.
The case, a tidy cloth-covered pill-shaped unit, houses a battery that charges the headphones, as seen on other systems like Apple’s AirPods. (Side note: the case smells really nice. There’s some kind of fruity perfume on it.)
The battery life here is impressive – we’re looking at 70 hours of audio thanks to the case recharging between sessions. 10 hours on a single charge from the case, which you can do 7 times. That’s a week of 10 hours music per day before you have to charge the case again.
The earpieces snap happily into their slots magnetically, as does closing the lid of the case, although this feels a little less robust than I’d like. There’s a set of status LEDs to tell you how much battery is left in the case, and the headphones themselves will tell you how they’re doing via lights and audio signals.
“The main thing I wanted to test was whether or not the Lypertek Tevis fell out when riding.”