Oakley Gets Its Thump 2 On

Eyewear maker Oakley yesterday announced the launch of the Thump 2, which is the next generation of their wearable MP3 sunglasses. The Thump 2, ranging in price from $299 to $449, will be available to retail on October 28.   The Thump 2 sunglasses come available in up to 1GB of flash memory, which is enough memory to store up to 240 songs of the MP3, WMA and AAC music file formats. Like its predecessor the Thump, the Thump 2 features a 75 megahertz digital signal processor and an 18-bit sigma delta digital to analog-converter. The adjustable speakers are designed to swing away from the frame whenever the user needs to hear surrounding noises. A USB 2.0 cable is included for transferring music from a PC or Mac.   “Creating the world’s first digital audio eyewear required a new way of thinking,” said Oakley President Colin Baden. “The idea was to combine a music player with something you’re already wearing, and do it in a way that eliminated cords and wires that dangle and tangle.  We’re now taking the freedom and convenience of our original invention to a new level by offering THUMP 2 with a full gigabyte of skip-free memory.”

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