Jabra has today announced that it has launched the world’s first shared headphones called Jabra Earbud(dy)TM. The company says that Jabra Earbud(dy)TM headphones have been made for shared music moments and come equipped with an ultra-light headband that can be extended “seamlessly to accommodate the perfect fit for every pair of buddies.”
The company has further added that the headphones will come with a Buddy mode that promises a shared music experience that can be personalised according to users’ preferences. The Buddy mode can be accessed via Jabra’s app and it will take care of both your and your friend’s music preferences. So if you like louder bass better, while your friend doesn’t the mode will make sure that Jabra Earbud(dy)TM headphones cater to you both. For doing this, the mode comes with an easy-to-use music equaliser.
Furthermore, the headphones can be connected to dual voice assistance apps. According to the company, this feature allows users to connect seamlessly to two smartphones at once, so you can still hear from your favourite voice command on your device while also sharing magical music moments with your buddy.
Jabra has also added that Earbud(dy)TM has a battery life that lasts up to 15 hours even with music sharing on. The company has promised 5 hours of listening time with just 20 minutes of quick charge.
We feel that Jabra Earbud(dy)TM is the perfect way to completely defeat the purpose of having a pair of headphones as you would never be able to enjoy music alone. Furthermore, you would only be able to listen to music with one ear, as the other earcup will be used by your music-buddy.
If the product sounds like a ridiculous one to you, we should remind you that its April Fools’ Day, and we think that this is Jabra’s way of pulling a prank on its fans. Nice try Jabra! But we don’t think that you are actually launching the Earbud(dy)TM headphones.
We should add that Jabra did everything to make the launch authentic. Claus Fonnesbech, Senior Director at Jabra said about the headphones, “Whether it’s lovers, family or friends, music has always brought people together and that was the feeling we wanted to capture with the Jabra Earbud(dy). Shared music experiences are magical and something that everyone relates to. The Jabra Earbud(dy) ensures a personalized experience every time so your music is tailored to your needs – even if it’s shared with someone. With summer just around the corner, there is no better time to buddy up and create wonderful music experiences with those that mean the most to you!”