Jabra, the leading headset and sound specialist, today announced the launch of the Jabra Speaker SneakerTM, the world’s first stereo speakers included in footwear with voice assist. The detachable speakers ensure great sound and best of class battery life, allowing you to enjoy music all day long, wherever your feet take you.
Read their press release…
With the introduction of the ‘push & pop’ Speaker Sneakers, Jabra gives true meaning to the phrase ‘wearable tech.’ The speakers are engineered with the design of the successful and powerful Jabra conference speakers in mind and located on both outer sides of the sneaker. By pushing firmly in the center of the speakers, they become detached from the shoe and can be situated within a 10 meter radius from each other to ensure stereo sound – with wireless Bluetooth pairing.
The speakers combine a lightweight design for comfort with up to 15 hours of battery life. By placing the sneakers with the speakers attached on the Speaker Sneaker Foot Mat wireless surface charger, an additional 10 hours of music time can be added. This wireless surface charger can also be used as a comfortable blanket to sit on at the same time, for when you are enjoying a picnic in the park, at the beach or simply sunbathing in the garden.
Jabra Speaker Sneakers enable Wi-Fi or Bluetooth audio streaming, allowing you to play music from a smartphone or tablet – or from your home web connection. For those who are using voice commands, the new product provides voice support for all major voice assistants – making it super easy to not only find out how much longer you can enjoy the sunshine in the park, but directions on how to get there as well!
The music experience can be personalised using a music equaliser accessed from the Jabra app. Furthermore, the new dance assist feature with integrated accelerometer in the shoes can be activated, sending out tiny vibrations to the left or right foot, based on the beats of the music played. When the sneakers are worn, volume can be regulated by tapping the left foot. The Jabra Speaker Sneakers come with a IP56 water and dust certification and are also shock proof, meaning you can use them whenever and wherever you want.
Claus Fonnesbech, Head of Earned Media at Jabra commented: “Our Speaker Sneaker introduces a new sound experience for music lovers and ensures the best wearable experience on the market. Designed to go anywhere, it is – literally – the speaker that’s made to move, bringing wearable tech to the next level and showing our commitment to innovation. Turn your sneakers into a powerful jukebox and enjoy a musical summer whilst making a true fashion statement at the same time…. just don’t make a fool of yourself.”
Features & specifications:
- Speaker made for music, voice and media
- Hi-Fi grade audio quality
- Up to 15 hours of battery life
- Wireless charging with unique Foot Mat
- Push & pop speakers for stereo sound on-the-go
- Smart interaction with voice assistance
- Dance assist and music personalisation via the Jabra app
- IP56 water and dust certification, shock proof
Pricing and availability: Jabra Sneaker Speaker & Foot Mat – available at selected retailers only on April 1st 2018, MSRP £159.99 For more information, please visit https://www.jabra.com/jabra-sneakers.