Review: Native Audio Monocle

by | Jan 5, 2014

From the same people who brought us the nostalgic Pop Phone comes Native Audio’s Monocle. It’s a strange choice for a portable speaker, if you ask me. Reminds you of how they used to listen to music or answer calls back in the days… like a longggg time ago. 😀

Native Union Monocle

The Monocle is like having just half of your headset. You hold it close to your ear to listen to music. It might feel weird doing this, especially in this digital age when most audio devices are wireless, but you might like its other features.

This isn’t just a headphone, but it also serves as a speaker. That round metal at the back is used for volume control. Just turn the wheel to increase the volume and use this as a compact boom box.

Native Union Monocle - the dial can be used to answer calls

You can even answer calls using the Monocle. You can daisy-chain up to 10 Monocles (in case you have 9 friends who own the same device 😉 ) so you can all listen in to the same call or music. The Plug & Play 3.5mm audio jack is compatible with many devices too.

The Monocle’s retro cord is made of ultra-resistant nylon reinforced cable. It also comes with a 3.5mm quick release loop so you can hang it outside your bag or even on your belt or jeans’ pocket so you won’t have to dig into your bag for it.

Native Union Monocle hang it onto your bag or belt

It has a full duplex enabled microphone, which provides voice clarity even when you’re taking a call as a group. The speaker itself is covered with a metal speaker grill which helps deliver high quality audio.

Native Union Monocle cables - you can daisy chain this with multiple Monocles

If you want to stand out with a unique audio-listening device, then Native Audio’s Monocle might be exactly what you’re looking for.

Price: Php 2,750

Where to Buy: Distributed by Digits Trading (Facebook, Twitter). Available at the following stores:

  • Banana Telecom
  • Beyond the Box
  • Digital Hub
  • Digital Walker
  • E-Central
  • Electro Computer Data System
  • Globotel
  • iGig
  • iStudio
  • Microstation
  • Powerhub
  • Viewers Telecom
  • 8Telcom



  • Full duplex enabled microphone
  • High quality audio from up to a meter away
  • 5 hour playback time (speaker mode)
  • 5 hour talking time (speakerphone mode)
  • 40mm driver, ensuring optimal sound to listen to your music on the go
  • Cable management system to find your perfect cord length
  • Navigate your device while talking
  • Perfect for VoIP applications
  • Soft-touch rubberised finish
  • Colors available: Black Diamond (featured here), Copper, Marine Blue, Coral, Mint and Slate


Monocle Unboxing Photos

Native Union Monocle unboxing photos

Accessories and everything included with the Native Union Monocle


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