During CES 2021, JLab Audio, a leading personal audio company, introduced the JBuds Frames true wireless audio attachments that fit most glasses or sunglasses frames. JBuds Frames are comprised of two independently operating Bluetooth true wireless audio devices, which can be affixed to the temples of sunglasses, eyeglasses, and similarly styled blue light blocking eyewear.
Current premium-level audio-equipped eyewear products are priced at $200 or above, available in just a handful of styles and colors, and have the audio technology permanently integrated in a way that is far from discreet. JLab’s JBuds frames overcome these issues through their BYOF (“bring your own frame) design, which allows them to be affixed to almost any type of eyeglasses or sunglasses
Their open-ear design features appropriately sized 16mm drivers that produce sound perfect for personal use, without being heard by those close by. The open-ear design of the JBuds Frames also allows the wearer to be acutely aware of their surroundings while listening to audio content in any activity – whether working from home to exercising outdoors, and offer an 8+ hour playtime.
The JBuds Frames come with multiple silicone sleeves to help accommodate various sized eyewear temples. They also have an IPX4 rating, ensuring they’re safe from splashes while listening to a podcast as they brush their teeth in the morning or during light rain while the wearer is on a trail run.
Dual Connect technology enables either JBuds Frames component to be used independently or together, and their 30′ Bluetooth range to the device allows freedom of movement. Conveniently located button controls let the user accept or decline phone calls, adjust volume, and switch between JLab’s Signature and Bass Boost EQ settings.
One of the most frequent inquiries warranty departments at major eyewear manufacturers receives is about scratched lenses due to careless use, accidents, or abuse. JBuds Frames BYOF design is that they are not permanent and can be switched between eyewear sets based on preference or necessity.
JBuds Technical Features Include:
- 8+ Hours of Playtime
- Two hooks secure the JBuds Frames to almost any type of eyeglasses, two sets of silicone sleeves ensure a tight fit on styles with smaller temples
- 16.2 mm drivers in each device
- Output: 120 +/- 3dB
- Codecs: AAC / SBC
- 20 – 20 kHz frequency response
- Impedance: 22 ohms
- Dual connect allows either JBuds Frame device to be used independently
- Two different EQ settings
- Magnetic USB charging cable
- Microphone: 1x MEMS each unit
- Input Power: 5V 90mA
- 120mAh lithium polymer battery
- Charge Time: 2 Hours
- Standby Time: 100 Hours
- Range: 30+ ft.
- Weight: 11.7 grams per frame component
- IPX4 water resistance rating
- 2-year warranty
At the recent TechFluence event, JLab informed us the JBuds are now shipping and available for $49.99. They can be found here: https://www.jlab.com/products/jbuds-frames-wireless-audio-for-your-glasses. For more information visit www.jlabaudio.com.
Source: JLab, TechFluence, CES