Headphones to hit the gym thanks to The RockBy Staff Writer 29 June 2018 | Categories: news
The Rock is all but on a roll. His new range of signature sneakers, Under Armour UA Project Rock 1, sold out in less than 30 minutes earlier this month. Now Dwayne Johnson is heading into the world of audio, with news of the UA Sport Wireless — Project Rock Edition headphones.
Released through the Under Armour sports brand, it seems like JBL is actually the ones responsible for the sound. If you were looking for dainty pair of cans, well The Rock doesn't do dainty. These are big and obtrusive, much like the man himself.
Build for the gym environment, these comes with a IPX4 waterproof rating, with quick drying SuperVent fabric lining the ear cushions. As one can expect, it's Bluetooth enabled, meaning no cables to get in the way of your bench-presses.
Under Armour states a very decent 16 hour battery life, complete with a five minute quick recharge which will provide an hour of listening time. An interesting addition is what they call Talk-Thru technology. Ever so often it does happen that you need to talk to someone at the gym. Instead of having to take off your headphones, these will tune down the music and activate speech-optimised, noise-canceling mics. Hopefully this means not shouting at the other person because you can't hear the loudness of your voice.
At this stage it is unknown if the Project Rock Edition headphones will see a South African release. But if you have friends travelling Stateside, they should be able to pick you up a pair for $250.
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