Noise-reducing headphones are good in theory; after all, when listening to music we’d rather not be distracted by outside sounds. The problem that comes with these types of headphones is that the sound has no where to go but directly into your ear canal which can not only cause damage to your ears, but also cuts you off from things you actually may want to hear–like oncoming traffic or people trying to get your attention. Enter, AIRbudz: the first removable earbud designed to let sound in, while still allowing you to enjoy your music. Available for funding on Kickstarter, AIRbudz work with 70% of headphones already on the market, and come in a multitude of colors. There are 24 days left before the funding opportunity closes, so make sure you click past the jump for all of the details…

AIRbudz help reduce risk of injury caused by the inability to hear surroundings during headphone use
Draper, UT – SafeSound Products, designer of innovative accessories for active consumers, is excited to unveilAIRbudz, the first ever alternative earbud solution that allows ambient noise in. Launched on Kickstarter, SafeSound Products is looking to runners, bikers and music enthusiasts for support to bring AIRbudz to market.

AIRbudz are alternative earbud attachments that can be utilized while listening to music in environments where it’s necessary to be aware of your surroundings in order to stay safe. Whether you’re running, biking, skiing, skateboarding, or even riding on public transportation, walking to your car after dark, or staying attentive at work, there are many situations where it is imperative to hear your environment.

AIRbudz have air channels built into the earbuds that allow you to simultaneously hear music without distortion, while also allowing ambient noise into the ear. AIRbudz fit approximately 70% of headphones with removable earbuds that are currently on the market. Simply replace the noise canceling earbuds that come with headphones with AIRbudz.

A study from the journal Injury Prevention reveals that serious injuries sustained by pedestrians while listening to headphones have more than tripled in the past six years and the average age of the victims is 21. “Our goal at SafeSound Products is to keep the focus on safety while using technology in every aspect of our lives,” said Tammy Erdel, Founder of SafeSound Products. “As a mother of two young and very active children it was important that when they were riding bikes, skateboards, scooters or just walking while listening to their headphones that they stayed safe and could hear their surroundings.”
In each AIRbudz package you will receive nine AIRbudz, three sets of each size – small, medium and large – with your choice of the following color combinations: Monochrome, Jewel Tones, Patriotic, Primary Colors, Rastafari, Glow in the Dark and Neon.

AIRbudz is offering one of the first sets of AIRbudz and a carrying case exclusive to Kickstarter pledges for contributors who give at least $10 or more.  A pledge of $20 or more give contributors one of the first packages of AIRbudz, an exclusive Kickstarter carrying case and a pair of headphones. Additional pledges include:

  • Pledge $800 and receive 100 packages of AIRbudz
  • Pledge $1,600 and receive 100 packages of AIRbudz and 100 headphones
  • Pledge $3,300 and receive 500 packages of AIRbudz
  • Pledge $7,500 and receive 500 packages of AIRbudz and 500 headphones

For videos, both serious and comical, showing environments where AIRbudz are beneficial visit www.youtube.com/airbudzvideos.

For more information about AIRbudz visit the Kickstarter page or contact PR representative Madison McClymonds at[email protected] or at 305-374-4404 x 146.

About AIRbudz and SafeSound Products 

Based outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, SafeSound Products develops innovative accessories for active consumers that encourage safety while maintaining durability and functionality. SafeSound’s flagship product, AIRbudz, is the only earbud solution that allows ambient noise in, keeping users safe and in control while listening to music.  For more information about AIRbudz visitwww.kickstarter.com/projects/1415303287/airbudz?ref=live.

 

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