JLab Audio has announced a new take on audio-integrated eyewear with its new JBuds Frames, on-glasses audio that can be used with nearly any pair of sunglasses or eyeglasses.
The big reason to pick up a pair of audio glasses — they don’t block your ears, so you can safely and responsibly listen to your favorite tunes and podcasts. However, they’re often pricy and come in a limited number of styles, some of which may not work for every person’s face. JLab Audio seeks to change that with their new JBuds Frames.
Unlike other audio glasses, JBuds Frames allows you to clip two discrete Bluetooth devices to either arm of nearly any pair of glasses. You can use them with your favorite pair of sunglasses, prescription eyeglasses, or favorite blue-light blocking glasses.
This is especially useful for those who haven’t found their perfect fit or those who would like to swap their glasses for sunglasses when possible.
Additionally, unlike many pairs of audio glasses, the JBuds Frames get up to eight hours of audio playback, allowing you to take them to the office, the dog park, or on your next hike. They feature a 30-foot range and connect to a wide range of devices via Bluetooth.
Jbuds Frames feature 16mm drivers that produce personal audio without closing off the ear, making them ideal for wearing in situations where traditional headphones and earbuds would not work, such as biking or urban jogs. They also have an IPX4 rating, which protects them from splashes, sweat, and light rain.
JBuds Frames will be previewed at CES 2021 and are expected to release in early spring 2021 for $50, which is $150 cheaper than most competitors’ brands. Prospective customers can take a look at JBuds Frames on JLab Audio’s site.