Time to get out there and take the music with you. Audio-Technica’s new SonicSport headphones, which are designed for active use will bring the music to any workout. Three new SonicSport models are out now, and include the back cord-style ATH-CP700, which offers a microphone and controls for smartphones and other devices; the C-top-design ATH-CKP500 and the ear hook version ATH-CKP200.
All three models feature an IPX5-certified waterproof rating and are sweat-proof and washable. There’s a great big world out there but when that doesn’t mean you have to hear it when working out.
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The iPod Shuffle can let you take your favorite tunes a lot of places, and now Underwater Audio is letting that include the pool. The company has provided a waterproofing process to the sleek portable music player, which allows it get wet without stopping the music.
The unit can be pair with the company’s Swimbuds, which are 100 percent waterproof headphones, so these durable headphones can handle water and more. These extra-short cord ensures you won’t get tangled while swimming. With this winning combo you’ll never have to miss a beat.
Underwater Audio Official Website
We heard about the boomBottle back in January, but now the wireless Bluetooth streaming speaker from Scosche that slips into the water bottle cage of bicycle is ready to roll. This waterproof speaker features a non-slip TPU exterior that is durable enough to withstand drops or vibration from rough riding, and it features dual 44mm drivers and subwoofer that provide 360 degree sound to you have music that rolls with you.
Scosche boomBottle Official Website
Timbuk2 founder Rob Honeycutt has created many companies over the years, and he’s currently working on a Kickstarter effort called the Elroy Project. The idea here is to cut the cord on headphones… literally. Honeycutt has seen that in many cases long earbud cords are ungainly for running and cycling, and his solution is to get rid of about 2/3 of the length and replace it with a Bluetooth unit that can be clipped to a collar or on a cycling helmet.
We’ve seen many attempts to “cut the cord” but here is one that really does it! Moreover Elroy also includes a magnetic docking point that allows earbuds to be stored and available when needed. Music or other audio can be transmitted via Bluetooth and this unit promises about five hours of talk time and 100 hours of standby time. Video after the jump
Jaybird has long understood that the needs of athletes when it comes to audio. Just any headset isn’t going to do, but the Bluebuds X are headphones that will go the distance as there are the official training headphones of USA Triathlon!
These wireless Bluetooth headphones are designed to handle music and voice calls, offer a secure fit that won’t fall out while running or working out and will stand up to sweat while blocking the outside world. Users can enjoy music and calls and work out for an hour a day for an entire week on a single charge. Video after the jump
We’ve seen a number of celebrity-inspired products – such as those John Denver Skis – but now Burton Snowboards and Lifebeat are looking to “Push It.” The snowboard maker has partnered with the national non-profit that uses music to raise awareness and funds in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and announced a partnership to release an exclusive line of women’s snowboards for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
Music and cycling go nicely together, but not hearing the world around you isn’t a good idea. So instead of jamming earbuds in that block the outside world a speaker that broadcasts the music to you might be the better way to go. There are plenty of handlebar mounted speakers, but then we saw the Scoche boomBottle, which fits nicely in the waterbottle cage and shoots the music up to you.
The shockproof device delivers the beats via two 40mm drivers and a passive sub. This plays music via Bluetooth or an auxiliary input, so you will need to broadcast that music from another device. Obviously this won’t work with every bike but this is clearly designed for those long solo rides not race day on a streamlined TT bike.
Scosche Official Website
Fitness and music go together. That’s a given. What is a problem is that many digital music players can barely endure a light job, and for those who get serious, not to mention wet, that iPod simply won’t do. But Sony has stepped in, and last week at CES introduced its Sports W Series Waterproof MP3 player.
This wireless headphone/MP3 device can go deep to a full two meters in the water and can be quick-charged for up to an hour’s worth of playback in just three minutes. It supports drag and drop playback of MP3, WMA, AAC and L-PCM files directly from the computer, and with Sony’s Clear Audio Technology users won’t miss a beat. Video after the jump
Hoodies aren’t just for working out, but these do make good cool day apparel for running, hiking and other outdoor activities. The HoodieBuddie solves a small problem of how to wear earphones as the cables can easily get tangle. Instead of having the cord hang loose, or try to tuck it through the jacket the HoodieBuddie routes the cables within the jacket via the cords by the hood.
This way you can take out the earbuds when necessary and now worry about it dragging or having to coil it up. The company has the basic black hoddie but there are plenty of other designs to show your own sense of style.
HoodBuddie Official Website
House of Marley isn’t a name we’ve thought a lot about when it comes to lifestyle products, but the company plans to change that in 2013. It has announced a new collection of earth-friendly, premium quality personal audio and lifestyle products made with a purpose and will debut this line at this week’s 2013 International CES. The company is debuting its use of upcycled RE.WIND fabric, which is comprised of reclaimed hemp and organic cotton, combined with fibers from recycled water bottles (rPET).
While obviously we don’t expect all of Marley’s products to have that fitness use, although many are good for those with active lives, it is interesting to see that the tech world is embracing what we’ve already been seeing in the fitness space.
House of Marley Official Website
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There are plenty of speaker systems for bicycles but the BoomBot Rex is one that looks like it could survive a ride through Jurassic Park, if there were really such a place. This ruggedized, hexagonal speaker features two 36mm drivers in the front of the oblong subwoofer. This makes for a compact speaker that is also waterproof and offers wireless operation just about anywhere.
It can be mounted on a bike, or just taken for a hike in the woods.
This speaker, which is in development via a Kickstarter campaign, has the promise to connect to a smartphone, tablet or computer or any other Bluetooth-compatible device. In addition to being a speaker for music it can take calls from a phone, Facetime or Skype. Just in case you need to have a conference call while out on the trails. Video after the jump
We’ve seen a number of snowboard helmets that speakers built in, and POC continues to dominate the slopes with its line of helmets. Now for this winter the POC Receptor BUG Communication helmet will deliver the tunes via integrated Beats by Dr. Dre headphones that are built in the neck roll. This could give new meaning to the concept of head banging, as it provides a bass-heavy speaker into a snug fitting brain bucket.
There is also a remote and mic in the cord that makes switching songs while doing the downhill thing a snap, and taking calls is as easy as pressing a button. The communication neck roll is even solid separately and is compatible with other POC models.
POC Receptor BUG Communication Official Website