Wednesday, August 19, 2015


OVER the ear-OUT of earshot...blocking out a packed rush hour with sounds and with noise canceling style

this is soooooo true...but doesn't mean don't need some audio enablers to drown out the street noise...



Gobs of media and money is being thrown out the wrist real estate-i.e personal trainers, smartwatches etc...but as little as 11% of the population of the USA...wears one...

We bet a heftier chunk of Americans wear some sort of headphones...and are unplugging with one of the latest offerings from PLANTRONICS, BEATS by Dr. Dre, GIBSON and URBANEARS...
at a preview (available now) Backbeat™ Sense by Plantronics are richly audio serious, self adjusting headphones offering up to 18 hours of wireless use per charge, smart sensors that (nifty) automatically play/pause when you revoke headphones so you don't lose precious power... when engaging in a chit chat, are super light and luxuriously plush with memory foam comfort, and come handsomely packaged in a travel sleeve...and box-ready for gift giving too. 
Bonus points-a Plantronics Find My Headset solution for misplacers, a fold flat design, range of up to 100m/330ft using Class 1 Bluetooth® v4.0 +EDR devices. In white or black/espresso...with a rechargeable lithium- ion battery, passive noise canceling, switch between 2 Bluetooth devices (cool), send calls to/from headphones also helps conserve battery power. $179.99

upscale packaging...dual zip travel sleeve---

What else...

More wireless freedom by Plantronics...

a CES INNOVATION AWARD 2015---fabulousness...BACKBEAT™ FIT by Plantronics Bluetooth wirelessly connecting headphones with sweat proof/water-proof smartphone armband...see from picture above-a flexible design for stable, comfy fit...up to 8 hours of listen time powers a week of (some) workouts, easy on the ears controls, armband reverses to store the headphones. $129.99

fun color options-stabile comfortable fit...has a Hibernation Mode=DeepSleep up to 6 months lasting charge...operating range up to 33 ft, fyi

on the ear controls...BackBeat Fit headphones built-in microphone allows wearers to take+make phone calls w/o having to touch their mobiles.... and easy to access on ear controls control music with a touch of a finger. Cool.

Limeburst color-Neoprene 2 in one armband and carrying case...
armband---smartphone...-reverses to carry the keys---headphones...etc...

multiple bright colors-reflective pops-safety for wearers...customizable fit-for any shaped human...great sound quality including rich basses the boom needed to get moving...over the air firmware updates via a smartphone app.

Cutting the cord for sound-TRAINER by GIBSON
Trainer by GIBSON (yup-the guitar company!!!!) ---FreeMov 10 hours of battery life, WeatherSeal-headphones are sweat resistant---with hydroscopic mesh and internals sealed with silicon gaskets-plus cushions are removable for cleaning (yay).
CoolTouch climate regulating cushions using Outlast tech (performance wear a lot)...absorbs, stores and releases heat for optimal comfort---in black too. $249.99

Wireless Sport Headphones...image arrived in our inbox better shows the Aeroflot Design...with brand ambassador Usain Bolt...headphones switch between active+lifestyle mode, cool feature-an LED light for night runs (NighteNav)

Bluetooth wireless headphones...pretty too-TRAINER by Gibson

FROM URBANEARS...PLATTAN ADV Wireless Headphones come in multiple, limited edition colors ($99)...with a sophisticated touch interface built-into the ear caps...via tapping (double-hang up/reject call...single=play/pause/ answer), swiping upward/downward or press+hold upper/lower part (volume control), swipe backward (repeat song)m swipe forward (next song)...33ft range, pairs with Bluetooth 4.0 technology- microphone and remote control compatible, up to 14 hours of play time.

ergonomic shape for custom fit....3D hinge, patent pending...collapsible for ez storage-and that headband is machine washable...with snap in place magnets.

BEATS by Dr. Dre---DRENCHED SOLO HD on ear plush comfy+foldable headphones...are plush recognizable gift giving pleasers-we saw this bunch at a QVC preview...but available now $169.96...comes with case, connect, built in remote+in-line mic with volume, play/pause, track forward/back, fast forward/backward, call answer/call end, and voice dial controls, and an advanced, proprietary titanium-coated driver design for ultra-precise highs and mids, deep and distortion-free bass...seals out the outside noise-excellent fit.