Hey gang, Valkor here. Whilst I slap the finishing touches on a fun new product to enter the Val-Cave, I’m going to drop a new audio nugget from company Padmate. Now, I’ve reviewed my share of true wireless products before, and most, if not all have passed the smell test. And I can now add the PaMu Slide Mini as one of my favorites to grace these ears. Check it out
The PaMu Slide Mini buds come contained in a clamshell casing that also keeps the buds charged when not in use so they’re ready when you are. Once removed, the back of the buds light up to show they’re activated and you’re given an audio prompt when they’re paired. The controls involve tapping and can work from either ear. However each earbud has its own specific function; While either bud can start/pause your beats or answer/drop a call, the right ear forwards your music and raises the volume, while the left decreases the volume along with activating voice assist.
To test out the PaMu Slide Mini, I went with my Samsung Galaxy Note 9, tossing at it a bunch of new music, some gaming, and watching a film or three. And I have to say that there is a lot to love about these earbuds. However, I’m not sure why they’re called “Slide” Mini. The case doesn’t slide and much of what you do with the earbuds is tapping. Maybe because they’re small enough that they easily “slide” in your pocket? Yea, that sounds about right!
For their first visit into the Val-Cave, Padmate scores an insta-win with their PaMu Slide Mini earbuds. The sound quality is amazing, striking just the right balance between bass, treble, and crystal clear vocals that’ll keep you grooving throughout the day(Or however long you’ll have them in). The result is an audio blessing that your ears will appreciate. I love a rich bass and the buds hit with the right song. Lady Gaga/Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me”, or Post Malone’s “Circles” are good examples of how well these buds shine. On the gaming side, the PaMu Slide Mini brings that same audio energy with outstanding sound quality and clear vocals. Plus, with games like The Elder Scrolls Blades, you get directional audio so you know where the enemies are coming from. The PaMu Slide Mini buds are small, but with the default rubber plugs, they rest in my ears just fine with zero discomfort after long hours of play. Thankfully, they come with additional plugs in case the defaults don’t sit right. Finally, as I said in the previous section, the case is small enough that it “slides” nicely into any pocket (jeans, bag, shirt), so they’re the perfect earbuds to take along for an adventure or commute. In the end, if you’re looking for some quality buds for your day-to-day audio use, then you can’t go wrong with the PaMu Slide Mini.
First up, while I like the tap controls of the earbuds, it’s sometimes hit or miss; For instance, there are times I want to double-tap to change a song, only to end up pausing it. And sometimes when I want to lower the volume, I’ll bring up the voice assist menu. This gets mad frustrating. So, I end up using my phone’s controls for all the extras. Finally, while the PaMu Slide Mini uses Bluetooth 5.0, I experienced a few hiccups along my travels. Nothing serious, but very noticeable. And this was from casual walking.
No matter what, the Padmate PaMu Slide Mini wireless earbuds are worth the investment as they offer great sound quality and comfort at a price one could afford. Interested? Then give that logo to the right a click to learn about this product and more. I highly recommend checking it out. So, out of TOV 5 stars, I’m giving the PaMu Slide Mini a solid 4.