BodyGuardz Acquires Earjax
DRAPER, UTAH —
BodyGuardz announced it has acquired Earjax, a manufacturer of listening devices.
Earjax products include the Lyrics earphones with 13mm drivers, the voice-integrated Moxy model, and three other lines. Pricing ranges from $14.95 to $99.99.
A portion of every BodyGuardz Earjax noise-isolating earphones purchase will help fund the global distribution of hearing aids to those unable to afford them, a result of the companies’ relationship with the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
According to a spokesman for Body- Guardz, the Earjax operations that used to be located in St. George, Utah, are currently being transferred to Bluffdale, Utah. Dan Hill, Earjax product manager, is working from both locations through this transition, but will be based from Bluffdale long-term, the spokesman told TWICE.
Incase Enters Headphones Market
SAN FRANCISCO —
Incase announced it is entering the headphones category in the fall.
Few tech specs were available for the company’s first models, but Incase said the products will employ a development approach it termed “Incase Soundesign,” said to reflect “a synthesis of precision sound engineering and minimal design.”
“With Soundesign as our guiding ethos, we are focused on delivering headphones that bring together design simplicity and intuitive functionality with precision sound and maximum performance,” said Markus Diebel, Incase design VP, in a statement.
Four models will ship in the fall: Sonic over-ear, Reflex on-ear, Pivot on-ear and Capsule in-ear. The designs will match the natural shape of the ear and head, the company noted, and a range of adjustment and fully articulating ear cups will be available.
Other design features will include hidden joints, matte and gloss finishes, and integrated mics and remotes for use with Apple devices.
Scosche To Ship Realms At End Of Summer
OXNARD, CALIF. —
Scosche said it will begin shipping its Realm line of inear monitors and over-ear headphones at the end of the summer.
The Realm models range in price from $229 to $249. The over-ear headphones have 40mm drivers with leather and memory foam cushions, while the in-ear monitors are designed with hybrid dual drivers.
All models in the line come with the company’s TapLine III control surface and mic, allowing users to answer and end calls, skip tracks and control volume without taking out their phone.
‘High-Profile’ Athlete To Team With Monster
NEW YORK —
Monster announced its new iSport headphones would soon have a high-profile athlete as the face of the product, although an actual name was not provided.
The iSport headphones ($179) are geared toward athletes and can be worn while swimming or tossed in a washing machine after use. They come in black or blue and are part of Monster’s Emersion line