The perennial kickoff for holiday madness known as Black Friday is a little more than a week out, and things are beginning to heat up. JLab has been fanning those flames of late, as yesterday, it unveiled its new Crasher Bluetooth speaker, and two new pairs of headphones. The phones, dubbed Bombora and Diego, are on-ear and in-ear respectively and inject some funk into the traditional red & green holiday palette.
- Diego – Inspired by SoCal sound and style, the Diego earbuds are powered by a with a 10mm neodymium micro driver, and are outfitted with an in-line mic/remote, pretty standard given their $20 price point. We just hope that these phones, while clearly built around the culture of music, also reflect the power of music. In other words, let’s hope substance isn’t forgone for style. The Diego’s (pictured right) also feature a Double Molded Y Connector w/ 3.5mm Jack and a variety of tips.
Pricing: $20. Availability: Purple/Mint available for pre-order at JLabAudio and Amazon
- Bombora – These cushy surf-inspired on-ear headphones sport 40 mm full-range drivers, a push button mic, a detachable flat nylon cable, and fully-isolating ear-cups. Again, they seem a bit more style-centric than audio-obsessed. Named after the Aboriginal word for large, powerful ocean waves, Bomboras (pictured above) come in a variety of colors and designs, including the limited edition skin seen above, created by the San Diego-based TEKST artist. It seems comfort was also a concern here, as the Bomboras utilize memory foam ear cushions upholstered with micro-suede; sounds like a treat for the ears.
Pricing: $70. Availability: Midnight Black/Gunmetal and TEKST edition available for pre-order at JLabAudio and Amazon
We’ve yet to review either of these offerings, but we’re anxious to see if their designs – which ooze cool – overshadow their audio.