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    Wed, 22 Aug 2012 10:32:23

    Lifestyle Alert: Boomphones Are Coming - They're a boombox + headphones

    Boombox + headphones = boomphones! It's a boombox...for your neck!

    Boomphones officially launch Aug. 28, 2012 with their Phantom model - the world's first headphones that can transform into a boombox with the push of a button. Boomphones are now available for pre-order exclusively online.

    Boomphones have the portable power and multifunctional appeal to revolutionize the way people listen to, and share music. Designed with four speakers – two on the inside and two on the outside – Boomphones are the ultimate two-in-one audio experience, perfect for traveling, parties, exercising and anything in-between. LED lights show which mode is in action: glowing white when Boomphones are internally amplified, red when the bomb icon is pressed to blast the external speakers in boombox mode.

    Two audio cables are included, one with an integrated microphone, volume control and push-to-talk capability. Users can easily make and answer phone calls, listening privately or switching to speakerphone. For those who use their phones to listen to music, there's no need to switch cables, to talk directly into the phone or to remove the headphones. Turn your Phantoms into a portable amp by plugging into your computer, electric guitar (with adapter), keyboard, beat machine, etc.

    Available in Matte Black and Polished White, Boomphones use a built-in lithium battery that's easily rechargeable through a mini-USB, providing 10 hours internal and five hours external use. Boomphones retail for $149.99, and will be available online and other retail outlets shortly.

    With a mutual love for music, videogames and gadgets, visionary entrepreneur Ira Strasberg teamed with music industry professional Ohad Einbinder to co-found Boomphones. Strasberg and Einbinder then brought Mike Camello, partner and head of business development for Boomphones, on board from Anderson Merchandisers. Says Strasberg, "With Boomphones, our goal is to change the way people listen to, and share their music. They are a boombox... around your neck!"

    Are you going to grab a pair of Boomphones?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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