While other manufacturers dabble in wireless in-ear headphone technology that measures run time in hours, the new DeWalt 20V Max ToughPods offer 3 months of continuous run time thanks to powerful 20V Max battery technology.
"We weren't happy with the half-day run time of most industry in-ears. The battery was too small. We wanted something that would last longer," said a DeWalt representative. "The DeWalt ToughPods use standard 20V MAX batteries, so you can run them for weeks or even months before charging them!"
DeWalt ToughPods Weight and Durability
When asked about the nearly two pounds hanging from the ears, DeWalt replied, "There's not much sacrifice in terms of runtime." DeWalt also recommends that users pair 20V ToughPods with their PowerStack batteries, which can compare The typical DeWalt battery pack is 25% smaller. For those too frail to use the ToughPods alone, each set of 20V in-ears also includes a Velcro headband that secures them to your skull while reducing pressure on your ear canal.
The ToughPods without a battery cost $399, and you can also find them with a 1.7Ah PowerStack battery for around $499. They will go on sale April 1, 2022. DeWalt is also working on a more powerful set of FlexVolt 60V ToughPods, which should be ready later this year with integrated ear warmers for winter.
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Clint De Boer
When he's not playing with the latest power tool, Clint DeBoer enjoys life as a husband, father, and avid reader—especially the Bible. He loves Jesus, has a degree in recording engineering, and has been involved in multimedia and/or online publishing in one form or another since 1992.
Clint's career spans nearly the entire spectrum of audio and video production. After graduating top of his class with an Associate Degree in Recording Engineering, he began working in 1994 at the renowned Soundelux Studios, one of the largest post-production houses specializing in feature film and television audio. Clint has worked on countless feature films, honing his skills as a dialogue editor, foley editor and sound designer. Years later, he moved into the ever-expanding field of video editing as a senior AVID video editor for three years.
Clint DeBoer has worked extensively with clients including Universal Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Paramount Home Entertainment, NASA, Universal Studios, Planet Hollywood, SEGA, NASCAR, as well as film and video editing, color correction and digital video and MPEG compression. He also holds several THX certifications (Technician I and II, THX Video) and is ISF Level II certified.
After founding the publishing company CD Media, Inc. in 1996, he went on to help launch or grow several successful online publications, including Audioholics (where he was editor-in-chief for 12 years), Audiogurus, and AV Gadgets. In 2008, Clint founded Pro Tool Reviews, followed by OPE Reviews in 2017 with a focus on landscape and outdoor power equipment. He also leads the Pro Tool Innovation Awards, an annual awards program that recognizes innovative tools and accessories across industries.
The success of what is now the industry's largest power tool review is a credit to God and his wonderful staff, and Clint DeBoer hopes to see the company continue to grow as it rapidly expands its reach. Pro Tool Reviews rigorously reviews hundreds of hand tools, power tools, and accessories each year to help users stay abreast of the best and newest products in the industry. Targeting everyone from construction industry professionals and tradespeople to serious DIYers, Pro Tool Reviews helps tool consumers shop better, work smarter, and learn which tools and products can help them stay ahead of their game .