Zipbuds 26 sport earbuds announced, built based on customer feedback

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Zipbuds recognized five key pain points that consumers have with sport earbuds and aimed to get rid of them all.

You can find sport earbuds in all shapes and sizes, but maybe everything that’s out there just isn’t quite for you. Zipbuds 26 wireless sport earbuds want to be the perfect pair of headphones for your workout. They’ve done their research too in order to find and eliminate pain points that consumers have when it comes to their sport earbuds.

Zipbuds recognized five key pain points that consumers have: comfort and fit, durability, sound quality, battery life, and style. Below are just a few of the ways that the Zipbuds 26 look to handle those issues.

Zipbuds 26 feature a low profile earbud.

  • Sound & Style: Features precision-tuned, Hybrid Driver System isolates high and mid-range frequencies, with a built-in subwoofer to balance the lows. Boasts a stylish, low profile aesthetic makes it ideal for the gym, train commute, or any other activity that relies on music and uninterrupted connectivity.
  • Fit: Zipbuds enlisted highly-acclaimed audiologists and ear anatomy experts, resulting in customized, low-profile ergonomic earbud housings that do not require ear hooks or bulky neckbands. With 144 diverse ways to find a perfect fit, 26 comes with two assorted styles of in-ear stabilizers that work in combination with silicone and memory foam ear tips to maximize noise isolation and mold to the natural curve of any ear.
  • Battery life: Boasts up to 15 hours of active battery life, 400 hours of standby time and QuickCharge technology, which provides one hour of playtime for every 5 minutes charged.
  • Performance: 26 is coated with a proprietary hydrophobic solution and contains ultrasonic welding that withstands water intrusion during the most extreme workouts, from unexpected rain while out on a run, doing hot yoga or even jumping into the shower straight from the gym. Military-grade Kevlar provides an added level of durability and protection for everyday use.
  • Connectivity & Functionality: Equipped with Bluetooth 4.1 and a custom-designed Bluetooth antenna, 26 provides uninterrupted, skip-free music experience. Users can connect to multiple devices at once, while a noise-isolating microphone and intuitive 3-button remote enable taking phone calls while controlling media playback.

Waterproof and sweatproof, Zipbuds also made the 26 wireless earbuds to fit any ear. With a combination of eartips and stabilizers you should be able to find the perfect fit for you. That perfect fit will also help with noise isolation, keeping you fully engulfed in your music during your workout.

Battery life at 15 hours is also quite impressive. 26 also features a clip-on magnetic battery to help you keep going for that last bit of your run, or lifting session, or whatever you’re doing. The last thing you want to have to do is finish without music.

Clip-on battery can give you that last little bit of extra juice when you need it.

Zipbuds 26 are available today for $199.95 in either black/space grey or white/rose gold. You can head over to Zipbuds.com to order some for yourself. You can also check out the announcement video below, and the full press release after that.

What do you think about Zipbuds 26? Would these get rid of some pain points with your sport earbuds? Tell us what you think in the comment section below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

 

FULL PRESS RELEASE

Rooted in Research and Consumer Feedback, Zipbuds’ 26 Solves the Current Limitations of Sport Wireless Earbuds

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – May 17, 2017 – Zipbuds, world-class wireless audio innovators for high-performance athletes and fitness enthusiasts, announces 26:Bluetooth, sweat and waterproof sport earbuds, specifically created to solve the common frustrations in sport headphones. Designed to enhance the user experience, 26 perfects the balance of sound quality, performance, style and durability, using a built-in subwoofer, 144 unique fit combinations and industry-leading battery life.

To develop 26, Zipbuds conducted a rigorous assessment to identify pain points in earbud options currently on the market. Without exception, the common complaints included comfort and fit, durability, sound quality, battery life and style. The Zipbuds research team gathered leading experts in sound engineering, ergonomics and fashion to combine and condense their expertise into a lightweight, stylish, sports performance earbud that solves each of these problems.

Sound and Style

26 allows users to push harder and go farther, allowing athletes to focus on the long run or extensive sweat session ahead of them, instead of worrying if their earbuds can keep up. Committed to performance and design, 26 was created to provide an innovative solution for fitness enthusiasts that looks great, and performs even better. A precision-tuned, Hybrid Driver System isolates high and mid-range frequencies, with a built-in subwoofer to balance the lows. This results in concert-style, audiophile-grade sound, in a small, stylish package. Styled by top fashion influencers, 26’s discreet, low profile aesthetic makes it ideal for the gym, train commute, or any other activity that relies on music and uninterrupted connectivity.

Fit

To balance design with comfort and stability, Zipbuds enlisted highly-acclaimed audiologists and ear anatomy experts, resulting in customized, low-profile ergonomic earbud housings that do not require ear hooks or bulky neckbands. With 144 diverse ways to find a perfect fit, 26 comes with two assorted styles of in-ear stabilizers that work in combination with silicone and memory foam ear tips to maximize noise isolation and mold to the natural curve of any ear.

Battery Life

Boasting an unmatched 15-hour active battery life with 400 hours on standby, fitness enthusiasts never have to worry about losing their music during critical training. With 30% more battery life than industry leaders, 26 comes equipped with QuickCharge technology to provide one hour of playtime for every five minutes charged. A magnetic clip-on battery delivers extra juice for any situation.

Performance

Sweat-proof, waterproof and durable, 26 is coated with a proprietary hydrophobic solution and contains ultrasonic welding that withstands water intrusion when briefly submerged in up to 3 feet of water. This keeps the music going during the most extreme workouts, from unexpected rain out on a run or tipping over while paddle boarding to competing in sweat-drenching obstacle course races, or even jumping into the shower straight from the gym. Military-grade Kevlar provides an added level of durability and protection for everyday use.

Connectivity and Functionality

Equipped with Bluetooth 4.1 and a custom-designed Bluetooth antenna, 26 provides uninterrupted, skip-free music experience. Using multi-function capabilities, users can connect to multiple devices at once while a noise-isolating microphone and intuitive 3-button remote enable taking phone calls while controlling media playback.

“Put simply, we’re passionate about what we do. We grew tired of hearing of athletes and everyday music lovers complaining about the functionality of sport earbuds and settling for less than the best. We wanted to do something special and shake up the industry,” explained Robin DeFay, CEO of Zipbuds. “We started by talking to earbud users and took what we learned to experts from around the world to develop a truly unique product. In bringing 26 to life we were relentless in optimizing the user experience while refusing to sacrifice fashion for function. These sport earbuds are a game-changer and we’re beyond proud to introduce them to the world,” he continued.

Zipbuds’ 26 Bluetooth sport wireless earbuds are now available for $199 at www.zipbuds.com.

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