BlueAnt Wireless just released the PUMP HD Sportbuds, $130 wireless and waterproof earbuds designed for extreme athletes and performance fitness enthusiasts. These military-grade, rugged Bluetooth earphones are protected from rain, dust, debris, sweat and even a rinse under the tap at the end of workouts.
The company says PUMP delivers deep, thumping sound, creating a breakthrough audiophile-grade music experience. Thundering bass, smooth mids, crisp treble, and sharp, yet subtle highs together comprise Energize HD Audio, making PUMP better sounding and more heart-pumping than anything sports-audio to date.
While delivering a wired headphone-like quality music experience was the lodestar of the PUMP development team, BlueAnt also equipped PUMP with the world-class microphone capabilities millions of customers have come to expect from the Bluetooth communications expert, allowing users to take calls in crystal-clear stereo. The integrated audio controls provide simple and activity-friendly control of calls and music.
Encased in the same military-grade Kevlar shielding used in bullet-proof vests and coated with Teflon that repels liquids on commercial cooking equipment, the BlueAnt team went to extreme lengths to make sure listeners could feel confident exposing their music to the elements. As the only earbuds in the category that qualified for an IP67 rating, PUMP keeps water and sweat out, protecting the precision-tuned components so they won’t fry out after a few months, including: 12.5 mm diameter drivers, Mylar composite diaphragms, Neodymium magnets and overhung voice coils. While the PUMP can be immersed in up to 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes it is not designed for swimming as Bluetooth signal doesn’t travel under large volumes of water.
PUMP features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery capable of holding 8 hours of continuous playtime per charge ensuring you have the juice needed to outlast the most strenuous workouts. Included in the box are an assortment of ergonomically designed ComfortSeal tips, Comply Premium Awareness tips to let in ambient sound for added safety and stabilizers for an even more secure fit.
Price and Availability
The BPUMP HD Sportbuds are available in Black, Blue and Green Ice for $129.95.