After more than two years of research, development and feedback from their initial launch on Indiegogo, SOL REPUBLIC releases Relays Sport Wireless, a premium, wireless sports headphone, targeting active consumers.
Consumers often complain that wireless sports headphones have short battery life, complicated secure fit systems, ear hooks that hurt over time, and lack luster sound. Committed to changing the world one listener at a time, SOL REPUBLIC set out to solve each of these issues with Relays Sport Wireless.
The gear is designed to be comfortable to wear for hours while having a secure fit, up to eight hours of play time, full range high fidelity sound, quick charge technology, microphone, music controls, sweat and water resistance, and a special outdoor sound mode.
RELAYS SPORT WIRELESS
“Exercise and sports require much more from a headphone than listening at work does. We found every headphone out there had one or more shortfalls and customer complaints along with it,” said Kevin Lee, co-founder SOL REPUBLIC. “We believe music is emotion and that if it sounds better, it feels better. That’s incredibly important for workouts. A great sounding pair of headphones can deliver the emotional energy from your music to help you work out harder or let the time pass faster.”
Physically active consumers often cite pain or discomfort in extended use of their headphones during workouts. The most important feature of Relays Sport Wireless is its award-winning FreeFlex™ secure fit, ultralight ear bud design that adapts to any ear size without the need for complicated parts or hooks which wrap around your sensitive ear. The Relays Sport Wireless result is an ear bud that stays in, won’t fall out and remains comfortable enough to use all day even when you’re not working out.
While it may seem logical to simply add the battery and wireless electronics to the earbud itself like other makers, SOL REPUBLIC found that it made earbuds bulky, heavy, and not ideal for exercise where comfort and a secure fit is the priority. Instead, SOL REPUBLIC engineers strategically placed all the electronic components in ergonomic, water resistant pods that fit naturally on the neck.
“We moved the electronics out of your sweaty ear for better reliability, resulting in more room for a larger battery and better electronics that improved sound and bluetooth connectivity. We even included a quick charge circuit so if you forgot to charge your headphone, you can recharge it on your way to the gym for ten minutes and get up to an hour of playtime,” continued Kevin Lee.
Relays Sport Wireless are $79 and come in Black, Mint, and Yellow and are now available at Best Buy, InMotion, Amazon, and solrepublic.com
Relays Sport Wireless features SOL REPUBLIC’s signature deep bass and crisp sound that brings out all the emotion in your music.
For outdoor exercise where the bass from your music is harder to hear over outdoor noise or the pounding sound of impact sports like running, Relays Sport Wireless features an outdoor sound mode that increases the right amount of bass so everything sounds just right again.