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Griffin Debuts Eco-Friendly WoodTones Earbuds Made from Reclaimed Wood
Wooden housing, built with reclaimed wood, enhances voice and bass frequencies without distorting sound
Nashville, TN – June 4, 2012 – Griffin Technology, one of the world’s foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, launched WoodTones today – earbuds made with wood reclaimed from other manufacturing processes. These left-over bits of responsibly harvested wood, which would have otherwise been burned or tossed in a landfill, are polished to a smooth satin finish, displaying the singular qualities of the woodgrain; no two pieces are alike. As housings for the earbuds’ microdrivers, the wood reveals its excellent acoustic qualities.
“Griffin’s new WoodTones combine the aesthetic and acoustic benefits inherent in real wood, resulting in great-sounding and great-looking earbuds,” said Ethan Opelt, Line Manager of Griffin’s Audio category. “WoodTones accentuate vocals and bass while also improving sound volume, meaning users can listen at lower volume levels than usual while still enjoying the same caliber of sound.”
These earbuds pair the excellent acoustic qualities of the wood with 8 mm neodymium drivers. The tiny WoodTones enclosures are so lightweight, and the soft silicone ear cushions are so comfortable, they can be worn for extended periods without fatigue. Three sizes of cushions are included to ensure a good fit and a listening experience isolated from outside distractions.
WoodTones come packaged inside a drawstring carrying pouch made of natural hemp fiber. Each set of WoodTones is a one-of a kind artifact that will reveal layers of nuance in listeners’ favorite music that they’ve been missing with ordinary earbuds.
WoodTones features include:
- Lightweight enclosures made from real reclaimed wood
- Wooden housings that enhance voice and bass frequencies without coloring the sound
- 8 mm neodymium magnet drivers for powerful sound
- Soft silicone ear cushions for added comfort, with three size options
- 4 feet of smooth, black cable giving ample room for movement
- Included drawstring carrying pouch made of natural hemp fiber
Griffin’s WoodTones are available beginning today for $29.99 at www.griffintechnology.com/woodtones.
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About Griffin Technology
Founded on Paul Griffin's kitchen table in 1992, Griffin Technology Inc., is today one of the world's foremost creators of accessories for home, mobile, and personal technology. Unique products such as iTrip®, PowerMate®, iFM®, iMic® and Evolve® Wireless Speaker System have broken new ground in consumer electronics and created loyal fans the world over. Today, Griffin products are conceived, designed and developed in-house and continue to push the envelope of the industry they helped create. Learn more about Griffin's entire range of ingenious designs at www.griffintechnology.com, www.facebook.com/griffintech and on Twitter, @griffintech