Mizco Int'l Expands Ecko Headphones Line

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Marc Ecko and partner Mizco International announced they are expanding their headphones offering with the introduction of six ear buds in the Ecko Unltd. line.

Ecko and Mizco first teamed up together late last year, and have introduced a variety of CE products, including iPhone and iPad cases and charging products. The new ear buds will ship next month under an exclusive licensing agreement with Mizco’s Digipower division, the company said.

Six models were announced:

The Zone ($12.99) ear buds have Ecko’s trademark Rhino logo on the earpieces and come in red, green, pink, yellow, blue and white. Three ear pieces are included.

The Chaos II ($14.99) also have the Rhino design and come in pink, purple, blue, red and black. These feature an in-line mic and controls for the Apple devices.

Also sporting the Rhino are the Stomp ear buds ($19.99), which comes with an in-line mic and controls for use with Apple devices and Android smartphones, as well as a travel bag. Six colors are offered.

The Lace ear buds ($24.99) feature a nylon, shoelacestyle cord with an in-line mic and controls for use with Apple devices. They come in six colors with a travel bag: white, red, blue, black, pink and purple.

Finally, the Chain ($39.99) and Zip ($29.99) models are designed to “merge Ecko’s reputation for street-conscious fashion with utilitarian function,” Mizco said. The Chain ear buds have a beaded, dog-tag chain cord design and come in four colors, while the Zip have a zipper cord and come in six colors. Both have in-line mics and volume controls that are compatible with Apple and Android devices.

All of the ear buds have 10mm drivers and silicone ear tips. All but the Chaos II have frequency ranges of 20Hz to 20,000Hz. The Chaos II’s frequency range is 10Hz to 22,000Hz. The Chain, Zip. Lace and Stomp have impedances of 32 ohms; the Zone is 16 ohms and the Chaos II is 18 ohms.

Mizco and Ecko hinted in a release that a major product lineup will be announced at the 2012 International CES.


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