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SOL Republic looks to break away from the pack with The Relay

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With more and more specialized headphones for everything from gaming to running joining the cluttered headphones race, San Francisco based consumer electronics company, Sol Republic, looks to break away from the pack with the Relay. Announced at CES, the Relay is the first “cross-over” headphone that gives wearers the ability to have one pair of headphones that keeps up with them wherever the day takes them.

SOL Republic Relays

The Relay introduces Sol Republic’s FreeFlex technology, which utilizes an adjustable ring around the ear tip that gives a universal fit that stays in place regardless of the intensity of your activity. They are sweat and water resistant, come with a clip-on cable to prevent the cable getting caught, as well as a mic and a control that allows you to answer calls, control volume and skip tracks. They are currently available at Verizon for $79.99 in Black & White, Horizon Blue and Lemon Lime releasing nationwide in February.

– Stay Fly

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Google Picks Fight With Spotify and Pandora, Launches Music Streaming Service

At their I/O conference in San Francisco today, Google announced their fashionably late entrance into the on demand music subscription service market with the launch of “Google Play Music All Access”. Starting today, users can sign up for 7.99/month until June 30th and afterwards for $9.99/month with a 30 day free trial. Targeting Direct competitors Spotify and Pandora, Google Play All Access will be available for web and mobile devices, giving users access to millions of songs, and the flexibility to create stations easily, switch songs, curate playlists, and organize their libraries with ease. It will also feature recommended music based on your library as well as Google Editors. With a streaming service being an obvious hole in Android’s portfolio and Spotify currently dominating the landscape, Google’s entry was necessary in the highly competitive phone market. We are curious as to what they will suggest for our workout mix.

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Written by: Ian Freeman