Monday, 01 April 2019 02:43

April fool: Jabra claims 'world first' shared headphones, the Jabra Earbud(dy)

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Wow - amazing! What will they think of next? Wow - amazing! What will they think of next?

Although AirPods and similar ear buds can be shared amongst two people easily, the world's first shared headphones have finally arrived from Jabra.

Jabra has announced the launch of the Jabra Earbud(dy), the "world’s first shared headphone".

Said to be "engineered for shared music moments, the headphones come with an ultra-light headband that extends seamlessly to accommodate the perfect fit for every pair of buddies, so you’ll never have to enjoy another music moment alone".

The company tells us that its "Jabra Earbud(dy) comes with a unique Buddy mode that promises a shared music experience that is tailored to suit each person’s preferences.

"Accessible via the Jabra app, the Buddy mode offers music personalisation that promises a tailored sound experience so you can listen to your music just the way you like it. Like your bass a bit louder than your buddy?

"No problem! Your music experience can be easily personalised using the easy-to-use music equaliser – without having any impact on your buddy’s music experience.

"Fans of voice command will be thrilled to know that with just one touch, the Jabra Earbud(dy) can connect to dual voice assistance apps. This smart interaction feature allows users to connect seamlessly to two smartphones at once, so you can still hear from your favourite voice command on your device while also sharing magical music moments with your buddy.

"The Jabra Earbud(dy) boasts a long-lasting battery that can keep the music-sharing going for up to 15 hours. With just 20 minutes of quick charge, the headphones can add another 5 hours of listening time to your day.

"Whether you are sitting at a café people-watching with your buddy or enjoying a relaxing lie-down at the park in the sun, the long-lasting battery ensures the music never stops!"

Claus Fonnesbech, senior director at Jabra, commented: "Whether it’s lovers, family or friends, music has always brought people together and that was the feeling we wanted to capture with the Jabra Earbud(dy).

“Shared music experiences are magical and something that everyone relates to. The Jabra Earbud(dy) ensures a personalised experience every time so your music is tailored to your needs – even if it’s shared with someone.

"With summer just around the corner, there is no better time to buddy up and create wonderful music experiences with those that mean the most to you!”, he added.

Features and specs:

  • Engineered for shared music moments
  • Smart interaction with dual voice assistance
  • Extendable ultra-light headband for the perfect fit
  • Waterproof to accommodate any weather
  • Long-lasting battery up to 15 hours
  • One-touch Buddy mode and music personalisation via the Jabra app

Pricing and availability:

Jabra Earbud(dy) – available at selected retailers only on 1 April 2019 for A$296, so if you want a pair, you'll need to be quick, as it's a special one-day deal only, fresh for you and your buddy on this very special day. 

More details in the infographic below: 

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