I remember just a couple of years ago seeing all these “strange things” around people’s necks. Sometimes they even had earbuds coming out of them! Well, now it is very common to see someone with a neckband and jammin’ to tunes or their favorite podcast. We just had a chance to review an awesome new neckband by Lucid Audio, and some of the features are incredible. Here are some of the reasons why I think it just might be the best neckband in the market.
First, what is a neckband? It is a “U” shaped wireless, Bluetooth device that rests around your neck. It connects to your phone (tablet or any audio Bluetooth audio device) and has retractable earbuds. They are very common now for people to use while they work out, walk, or even do work around the house.
Now, it seems like every company has their own model or version of a neckband. So when one does something to make it new & better, you have to check it out.
Lucid Audio has 2 new and unique features that really make their AMPED Neckband special. The AMPED Bluetooth Neckband is awesome.
Let’s Get AMPED
Lucid Audio has come up with their AMPED technology and applied it to a number of their devices. It gives you options, that’s why I love it. You are able to wear your neckband with the earbuds in, and customize your experience. AMPED allows you to decide how much “outside” sound you want to hear.
Imagine you are biking and you want to listen to your favorite podcast. Safety is a concern with headphones on, so with AMPED, you can customize how much outside noise you want to let in. These headphones give you the option to amplify outside ambient noise. You can choose to block out everything, or amplify the outside noise 9x’s so you can be fully aware of your surroundings.
The other example of how the customized AMPED experience works for me is one you may be familiar with. First, we have kids, kids can be loud. As a work at home dad, I like to put my headphones on and block out all the exterior noise from the loud kids! However, let’s say I am home alone with the kids, I can let in the ambient noise and make sure I am aware of what is going on. That’s my favorite thing about the AMPED Bluetooth Neckband, it gives you options! Options are what make the best neckband work great for you.
Make Everything Bluetooth
Lucid Audio also has another amazing feature that they include with some packages, and it is also available individually. There is a way to take any device that has an audio output jack and turn it into a wireless streaming device. The Lucid Wireless Audio Streamer Kit lets you connect your AMPED Neckband or speakers to any device! The Audio Streamer Kit is this little box in between the neckband below . . . so little, but so powerful!
This has a number of really cool options. We have talked for years that someone needs to create a device that can allow you to hear your TV thru headphones – easily. This is it. The Lucid Wireless Audio Streamer Kit can help out those who may have some difficulty hearing the TV. Simply plug it in, wear your Neckband so you can hear the TV, without any annoying delay!
Those are my 2 favorite features of the new AMPED Bluetooth Neckband. In addition to these unique characteristics, this neckband performs wonderfully as well. Here are some of my favorite attributes of this neckband.
· Retractable Ear Buds
· Low Latency Bluetooth
· NRR (Noise Reduction Rating) 24 dB
· Sound Activated Compression (SAC) – Utilizing a SAC circuit the AMPED™ Bluetooth Neckband
instantly shuts down loud harmful noises from construction work, monster truck rallies,
concerts, and sporting events while also amplifying regular conversational sounds up to 9 times
· Powered by Rechargeable battery for 10 hours of normal use.
· Multiple earbud tip styles/sizes included
· Auto-Shut Off (low power mode) after 4 to 6 hours of use. Timer resets and unit wakes after any
button is pressed.
I was able to get thru nearly an entire workday, in my experience the battery lasted closer to 7-8 of normal use. I am sure I had mine on all day though, where “normal” use would generally involve having them on and off.
In conclusion, the AMPED feature is absolutely my favorite, blocking out or letting in the background noise is a great customization option. I would easily switch back and forth, depending what I was doing.
Now, you need to join the masses and get a neckband for yourself. They are quite useful and handy. Do your research, and see why Lucid Audio makes the best neckband. Their AMPED Bluetooth Neckband, it is competitively priced, and has some incredible benefits you will enjoy!