JLab Jbuds Frames Reimagine Audio Eyewear

JBuds Frames Provide Wireless Audio For Your Glasses With Unlimited Style Options At An Affordable Price

 

San Diego, CA– JLab is solving all of the major issues consumers have in the wearables category with existing audio-integrated eyewear with the launch of its new JBuds Frames. Current premium-level audio-equipped eyewear products are priced at $200 or above, available in just a handful of styles and colors, and have the audio technology permanently integrated in a way that is far from discreet. JLab's JBuds frames overcome these issues through their BYOF ("bring your own frame) design, which allows them to be affixed to almost any type of eyeglasses or sunglasses. JBuds Frames will be previewed during the 2021 CES event and are expected to be available early in spring 2021 and retail for $50, which is $150-$200 below comparable releases from other brands. A preview of the new JLab JBuds Frames can be seen online at jlab.com/JBudsFrames.

JLab's JBuds Frames are comprised of two independently operating Bluetooth true wireless audio devices, which can be affixed to the temples of sunglasses, eyeglasses, and similarly styled blue light blocking eyewear. Their open-ear design features appropriately sized 16mm drivers that produce sound perfect for personal use, without being heard by those close by. The open-ear design of the JBuds Frames also allows the wearer to be acutely aware of their surroundings while listening to audio content in any activity – whether working from home to exercising outdoors, and offer an 8+ hour playtime.

Current JLab fans already know that their favorite JLab true wireless earbuds come with multiple ear tips to ensure a secure fit. Similarly, the JBuds Frames come with multiple silicone sleeves to help accommodate various sized eyewear temples. They also have an IPX4 rating, ensuring they're safe from splashes while listening to a podcast as they brush their teeth in the morning or during light rain while the wearer is on a trail run. Dual Connect technology enables either JBuds Frames component to be used independently or together, and their 30' Bluetooth range to the device allows freedom of movement. Conveniently located button controls let the user accept or decline phone calls, adjust volume, and switch between JLab's Signature and Bass Boost EQ settings.

An almost too obvious benefit of the JBuds Frames BYOF design is that they are not permanent and can be switched between eyewear sets based on preference or necessity. One of the most frequent inquiries warranty departments at major eyewear manufacturers receives is about scratched lenses due to careless use, accidents, or abuse. Since JBuds Frames can accommodate a broad range of eyewear, they can be affixed to different eyewear as tastes change or for the task at hand.

"We loved the idea of what was happening in the audio-equipped frames category, but their price and design don't match the needs of the typical consumer. Besides price, one of the biggest flaws we saw was in the eyewear design and how the audio components were integrated. Their optics and frames didn't match up to a typical $200-$250 non-audio product, and limited styles will lead to the inevitable 'You're wearing that too? Awkward!' conversations," said JLab CEO Win Cramer. "You can put the JLab JBuds Frames on any glasses you own, without fear of commitment or wearing the same eyewear as the person you're next to."

 Full technical features include:

  • 8+ Hours of Playtime
  • Two hooks secure the JBuds Frames to almost any type of eyeglasses, two sets of silicone sleeves ensure a tight fit on styles with smaller temples
  • 16mm drivers in each device
  • Output: 120 +/- 3dB
  • Codecs: AAC / SBC
  • 20 – 20 kHz frequency response
  • Impedance: 22 ohms
  • Dual connect allows either JBuds Frame device to be used independently
  • Two different EQ settings
  • Magnetic USB charging cable
  • Microphone: 1x MEMS each unit
  • Input Power: 5V 90mA
  • 120mAh lithium polymer battery
  • Charge Time: 2 Hours
  • Standby Time: 100 Hours
  • Range: 30+ ft.
  • Weight: 11.7 grams per frame component
  • IPX4 water resistance rating
  • 2-year warranty

About JLab 

JLab is an award-winning designer of personal audio, including earbuds, headphones and microphones. JLab was founded in 2005 with the mission to enhance an active lifestyle through incredible sound, inspired design and innovative technology without the rock star price. No matter your passion, JLab keeps you GOing with high-quality gear; inspired designs and world-class, hassle-free customer support. For more information visit www.jlab.com.


42 Responses

Nehal Mishra
Nehal Mishra

February 16, 2021

They look amazing and would like to try them.

Chance cross
Chance cross

February 16, 2021

Let me know when I can buy I would love to test them out cause I literally have all your earbuds except these so I would love to Complete my collection so just please let me know when I can buy them

Hal Brown
Hal Brown

February 09, 2021

Please let me know when I can buy a pair! Would love to review or test as well.

JLab Audio
JLab Audio

January 21, 2021

Hey Norah, these actually have a small speaker in them-they do not have bone conductors. -JLab Audio

Allan Greenwood
Allan Greenwood

January 19, 2021

I would love to be notified when they come out for purchasing.

Diane McKay
Diane McKay

January 19, 2021

Very cool concept. Especially for a person who has to wear glasses all the time!! I’m just wondering on the sound as to if these are like the “Bone Conductivity” ones or not. I am not a big fan of those, too much like an echo chamber on phone calls, music was ok….

tetsuro
tetsuro

January 19, 2021

I’m really looking forward to it

norah ward
norah ward

January 21, 2021

Perfect. I assume they will work in the same way as bone conducting earphones. For them to clip to my specs is a perfect solution for jogging.

Kapitan_Ghosty
Kapitan_Ghosty

January 15, 2021

these seem cool for the price.

A Catherine Kirkpatrick
A Catherine Kirkpatrick

January 14, 2021

I would love to be notified when and where I can get the $50 jbud w/ frames . I have a hard time hearing my cell when it rings. This would really help. Thank you.

Naved Farooqui
Naved Farooqui

January 14, 2021

Dimensions not mentioned in specs.
From pics appears quite bulky

Kari
Kari

January 14, 2021

I want two pair, Too!

Khalid Khalil
Khalid Khalil

January 14, 2021

Finally someone thought about us people with glasses. And We don’t have to buy those expensive glasses and pay the opticians extra and pay for the lens and pay for doc. And did I mention paying for all that. Inshort, would love to get these amazing technology in my hand. Need people for testing count me in.

John r herb
John r herb

January 14, 2021

I need them ! Please let me know when they are ready to ship .

Martin Ammann
Martin Ammann

January 14, 2021

Great idea. Will be very tempting if audio quality is comparable to other open ear designs. Very affordable, too

Brian
Brian

January 14, 2021

Great concept, I look forward to these coming to market. I love the BYOF design, and the ability to switch the buds to different frames.

Dolores Hernandez
Dolores Hernandez

January 14, 2021

I am very curious to try these JBuds! I love the idea of being able to swap out your glasses.

Chuck byrge
Chuck byrge

January 14, 2021

Love to demo

Dave
Dave

January 14, 2021

I will definitely be giving these a spin. This will be much better for 1-2 hour meetings then over or in ear headsets.

Perry Kotzker
Perry Kotzker

January 14, 2021

As a person who has worn glasses for most of my life, being around ears has been a problem.
In addition, with Covid obligating everyone to wear masks, is another reason why either in the ear or on eyeglasses is a definite plus.
My preference would be on my glasses and can’t wait foe the new model to come out.
It will be my pleasure to be one of the first to obtain this set

Alexis Colon
Alexis Colon

January 14, 2021

I would love to try these and make a review on it.

Amit
Amit

January 14, 2021

Exactly what I’m missing!

Amit
Amit

January 14, 2021

Exactly what I’m missing!

Steven Zhang
Steven Zhang

January 14, 2021

It is a truly innovative way to promote wireless audio with glass, as I don’t want to change my current glass even I do have interest in wireless audio.
However, the size of this device will be still a big concern in future based on my understanding, and we are owning a unique patented technology will support this device to decrease the volume of speaker.
Anyway, it is really amazing to see this application has came true, and surely I will buy one to try.

Hector Godoy
Hector Godoy

January 14, 2021

Let me know when they are available.

Nate
Nate

January 14, 2021

I’m active duty in the military these these could serve as helpful

Robert
Robert

January 14, 2021

Been waiting for this for awhile, I’ll take two and my family wants them as well

Regg DaGreat
Regg DaGreat

January 14, 2021

how do I get prizes

matt min
matt min

January 14, 2021

I’ve long waited for this concept. because I have bose sunglasses already. this concept is much more better!!!

Matt W
Matt W

January 14, 2021

Would love to try these and provide an honest review. Just tried another pair of glasses and the sound was distorted! I hope these live up to the hype and have great sound! Will be nice to switch between shades!

CÆ

January 15, 2021

Looking forward to trying these when they come out—I have had very painful experiences with the vast majority of earbuds and this looks right up my alley! I hope we get more color options sooner rather than later though; white and/or gold would fit in much better with my preferred frames and I’m vain enough to care ;)

Ryan Ewing
Ryan Ewing

January 14, 2021

This thing looks amazing I’ve been looking for something to throw on my blue light glasses well I’ve been gaming so that way I can have my voice chat in my ear without wearing headphones and this is literally perfect

Ryan Ewing
Ryan Ewing

January 15, 2021

This thing looks amazing I’ve been looking for something to throw on my blue light glasses well I’ve been gaming so that way I can have my voice chat in my ear without wearing headphones and this is literally perfect

Reginald Bailey
Reginald Bailey

January 14, 2021

The devices look good, and the need is there. How well do they function and how durable they are are the unanswered questions that only a test drive can answer. I could be persuaded to try them out. ;)

Trevor Hughes
Trevor Hughes

January 14, 2021

Upon further investigation it seems the listed specification of 2mm drivers is actually 16.2mm drivers

Trevor Hughes
Trevor Hughes

January 14, 2021

The specs list the drivers as only 2mm? I really like this idea and want to try them but either that’s a typo or they know something Bose doesn’t.

Bill
Bill

January 14, 2021

Can these be pre-ordered?, and/or which retailers will be partnering with you to have these at brick and mortar stores?

VW
VW

January 08, 2021

Could be a winning product

David Viola
David Viola

January 08, 2021

Love to try these out! such a great idea! Nice seeing innovation move forward:)

Ann
Ann

January 08, 2021

I volunteer to try them and give feedback.

Richard Jackson Nance
Richard Jackson Nance

January 08, 2021

I want two pair

Alex
Alex

January 08, 2021

Amazing I want to be the first to know when these are released! Signed up for the newsletter.

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