A new project on Kickstarter takes a unique approach to measuring biometric data for users engaged in a variety of sporting activities. Most of the efforts we have seen in recent years involve activity trackers worn on the wrist and many companies are incorporating those features into their smartwatch solutions. A few other companies, like FitBit, also produce hardware that can be clipped on the body somewhere to measure things like steps taken. Kuai is currently raising funds to take all of this and put it in the form of headphones. Read more
Another day, another leak. This time it isn’t about a forthcoming smartphone or tablet but rather a set of premium headphones called the HTC Pro. The leak comes courtesy of @upleaks, who also released a picture of the white version of the HTC Pro headset as seen after the break.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, creator of popular devices like the Mi Note and Mi Redmi, will be making its first steps in the United States market. Unfortunately, though, it’s not to bring us any devices from the Mi line.
Instead, US customers will be able to purchase items from Xiaomi’s accessory products, like headphones and its Mi Band wearable fitness tracker. Read more
Samsung announced today a new tech toy for a hands-free communication. Known as the Gear Circle, the tech is said to be both light-weight and sweat resistant. The kicker is this wireless stereo headphone sits around your neck, vibrating when you have an incoming call. There’s more it can do.
Just after announcing an update that inludes support for high-resolution audio, OnePlus have announced a partnership with audio pioneers JBL and are launching the E1+ Earphones tailor-made for the young company’s flagship device. The headphones feature 9mm JBL drivers with PureBass technology and a flat, tangle-resistant cable. Also included is an in-line three-button remote which does everything you’d expect it to, but can also take photos. Read more
Samsung announced today a portfolio of new products for the premium mobile audio market. The new Samsung Level devices include three headphones and a Bluetooth speaker that will work with smartphones and tablets, though Samsung includes easy syncing with their Milk Music service. The devices include the Level Over, the Level On, the Level In, and the Level Box. Read more
It has become more common for smartphone manufacturers to offer or make their own headphones. Both Motorola and Nokia already do so. And now it looks like Samsung is ready to get involved. A new leak, courtesy of SamMobile, shows that Samsung is aiming to launch three premium headphones. Each of them have a different focus. All three are capable of using Samsung’s S Voice feature when paired with a Samsung handset. Read more
Planning on waiting until Black Friday to binge-spend on all those new electronics coming out?
You may want to drop some bills a bit early this year, as Motorola just started a 30%-off accessory sale including docks, speakers, cases and more. Most of these accessories are compatible with the Moto X or any of the new DROID phones.
SOL Republic headphones only have slight discounts on them, but the 30%-off items include car chargers, Bluetooth speakers, headsets, cases, docks, etc.
Here are just a few to check out:
- Moto X Griffin PowerDock ($27.97)
- Moto X card dock by Griffin ($27.97)
- DROID ULTRA and MAXX PowerDock by Griffin ($27.99)
- ULTRA and MAXX car dock by Griffin ($27.97)
- Moto S11-HD Headphones ($69.99)
- Moto S11-Flex HD Headphones ($90.99)
You only have a week or so to get on this deal, as the offer expires on November 27. (Expect another sale from Motorola on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, though…)
On the heels of the LG G2 launch we are expecting later this week, we’re learning that the device will come with new and improved headphones in the box. Called the Quadbeat 2, they are going to be a step up from the original Quadbeat that come with the Optimus G and G Pro. Bass will be deeper, beats will be more natural, and peak sounds will be better managed, with less distortion. We’ll get to see them for real in just a few days.
Via: Phone Arena
Polk Audio is now making available a trio of headphones they are marketing specifically for Android users. The headphones are part of their UltraFit series and can be distinguished from the other sets in the series by the lower case “a” in their model number.
The top of the line model is the UltraFit 3000a. This set is a deep ear-canal model that Polk describes as an “extreme high performance sports headphone system.” Like the other models, the 3000a features Polk’s SecureFit system that hooks over the ear to help hold the headphones in place. Polk also provides controls and a microphone inline that can be used to control music or switch to phone functions. Retail pricing has been set at $99.95. Read more