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Truebuds Wireless Earbuds: Music with Complete Freedom

We’ve had the pleasure of enjoying and getting to know a variety of wireless headphones, all of them over-the-ear but we’re ready for something a bit more revolutionary – wireless earbuds, completely wireless! Are you ready for Truebuds Wireless Earbuds? The smallest, and very fashionable, wireless earbuds that are designed to hug your ears with a secure comfortable fit all day.

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Say goodbye to being plagued with constantly untangling wires, earbuds that constantly fall out of your ears, and bulky headphones, and hello to this stylish alternative. Not only are Truebuds Wireless Earbuds the best in-market, these small sized in-earphones boast a 6-hour battery life, industry standard Bluetooth technology, extraordinary sound quality, a comfortable and secure fit, and is water and dust resistant to IP 53.

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Truebuds‘ developers brought in the best designers and engineers to produce a high quality listening device with unprecedented features that are sure to usher in the future of portable audio. The goal of Truebuds Wireless Earbuds is to seamlessly combine the way we experience music with the feeling of complete freedom.

You can pre-order a pair of Truebuds Wireless Earbuds on Kickstarter, along with accessories such as a portable storage and charging case, and Budlocks, the ultimate grip for Truebuds, at 25% off on Indiegogo for $155.00.

Black Friday Deals: Get More for Your Money from BassBuds

Almost two years ago (actually a year and seven months ago), we highlighted a powerful pocket-sized Bluetooth Speaker from UK brand, Bassbuds – Music on the Go | BassBoomz Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Thanks to it’s small size, We’ve able to enjoy this high performance Bluetooth speaker wherever we go, no matter the handbag size. Today, we still enjoy this little powerhouse with the same superior sound quality, depth and clarity as when we first go it whether we’re checking out video we took with our phone or checking out the latest viral video, movie trailer, or music video on YouTube. We share this with you because they have some great Black Friday deals (from Friday, November 28th thru Monday, December 1st) on the Bassboomz Speakers, the BassBuds Football Collection, which honors the five premier soccer league teams (Liverpool, West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle and Aston Villa), and their BassBuds In-ear Headphones.

Both the BassBuds and BassBoomz are available in a variety of cool colors, and are individually packaged in a luxury gift box that makes gifting the music lovers in your life very easy. Sign up for their VIP Program today and get a 40% OFF discount code sent to your inbox instantly.

Loved by some of today most popular musicians, including Sam Smith, Calvin Harris, and Rita Ora, BassBuds In-Ear Headphones boasts high style, HD sound, and vast color availability. From its fine-cut Swarovski Elements embedded into each earpiece to its Advanced Crystaltronic Sound Technology, these high performance luxury in-ear headphones will charm you to it’s crystal look and sound. Bassbuds are compatible with all smartphones and allows you to answer your calls on the go, come in 3 different sizes of both memory foam and silicone ear buds, and are Anti-tangle wire. Why not snag some BassBuds, for yourself or as a gift, currently available for ­$85.00.

We’ve already introduced you to Bassboomz Portable Speaker, but here’s a refresher: these stylish portable speaker is big on sound but not on size. It connects wirelessly to any Bluetooth audio device, allowing you to listen to music, audio books and watch TV from anywhere. Enjoy deep, rich bass tones and crisp trebles when you release the Bass Expansion Chamber. This powerful little speaker is available in eight colors, is compatible with all SmartPhones, MP3 Players, Laptops thanks to its AUX cable, and a rechargeable LiThium Battery that lasts up to 6 hours. The compact BassBoomz currently retails for ­$130.00.

We love our BassBoomz and know you or the music lover in your life will love it too, why not take advantage of this great Black Friday deal and you too will be enjoying their products years from now.

Lenovo & Microsoft’s #TeamUp With Timbaland Sweepstakes

Calling all music lovers! Do you love creating your own beats? Does music move your soul? Have you ever wanted to work with one of the hottest music producers and have him produce your track? If you answered YES to those questions, then you definitely need to get familiar with the amazing sweepstakes presented by Lenovo and Microsoft. The tech and software companies have teamed up with renowned music producer, Timbaland, to create the Team Up With Timbaland Sweepstakes, a contest that will give indie music artists and their fans the opportunity of a lifetime, and a chance at cool tech prizes. Want to know how to enter this great giveaway? Then read on…..

Lenovo, Microsoft, and Timbaland wants to give you and your favorite music artist an exciting music experience. Any music lover can enter Lenovo & Microsoft’s Team Up With Timbaland Sweepstakes daily, until October 22nd, for the chance to win amazing products from Lenovo, cool tech/music gear, and a grand prize which includes: A trip for two to L.A., and two Weekend One 3-Day VIP Passes to one of the largest, and most popular, California music festivals taking place from April 10th – 12th.

So far, over 5,000 Independent singers, song-writers, and music artists have entered the Lenovo and Microsoft Team Up With Timbaland Song Contest since it began on August 27th. The contest has even received celebrity shout-outs from great artists such as Missy Elliot, Lil Kim, and Snoop Dogg. Don’t miss your chance to share and vote for your favorite original tracks and artists in this groundbreaking sweepstakes, and give that artist the chance at the ultimate prize – the winning artist of the final challenge receives a day in the recording studio with Timbaland in Miami.

As of today, Timbaland and a team of specially selected judges in the music industry are reviewing the best songs and will select their top five (5) finalists from among the thousands received, based on their creativity, originality and recording appeal. The five (5) finalists will be announced after the voting period has ended, and each will be given a two-week surprise musical challenge to determine the winner, selected by Timbaland. Will your favorite be one of the top 5? Whether your favorite artists makes it or not, you can still enter Lenovo and Microsoft’s #TeamUp With Timbaland Sweepstakes to win prizes daily. Check out the contest details and guidelines below:

You can enter daily but please note it’s limited to one entry per day. You must be over 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and a legal resident of the US (Continental United States and the District of Columbia).

FREE MUSIC DOWNLOAD: Faulkner Teams up w/ RZA from Wu-Tang Clan for Exclusive Billboard Song

There’s an old quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that goes “Music is the universal language of mankind”, and truly nothing brings us closer together. We especially love with when two music genres come together to create a great song much like what happened when Venice, CA-based rock band Faulkner and RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan come together to collaborate on their new single, “NY Anthem”, a song you can download for free (see download link below).

On the strength of their online demo “I’m Stoned” last year, the unsigned band attracted the attention of Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons) and JP Bowersock (The Strokes) and began work on their debut album. Near the end of the sessions, the Wu-Tang Clan mastermind and celebrated producer heard a live demo of “NY Anthem” and offered to produce the track for the record. Penning a new verse, including memorable lines like “Redbones from Queens talk that Wu-Tang Slang,” RZA met the band at Rick Rubin’s Shangri La Studio at the end of January. Speaking to Billboard, RZA offered, “I like these guys a lot, If they ever want to bring me back in the studio to do some more work, it would be my pleasure. They put together a good mix of unique guys… They come from different walks, yet they all bring something to the table”. Lucas Asher of Faulkner stated RZA is not only a great producer, but a true poet. “I was honored that he insisted on mentioning Wu-Tang Clan in his verse on “NY Anthem”, I’ve always considered RZA the king of New York”.

Want to hear the result of this cool collaboration? Download it here – https://soundcloud.com/faulknermusic.

Faulkner is comprised of principal songwriter Lucas Asher and producer and multi-instrumentalist Eric Scullin, supported by the powerful rhythm section of Dimitri Farougias and Christian Hogan. The quad plan to release their debut album later this year and are set to make their NYC return at The Mercury Lounge on March 18th, with more dates to be announced soon.

Samsung Gets You JAY-Z’s New Album FREE; 3 Days Before It Drops

Want to be the first to get JAY Z’s new album? If you have a Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note II, you can….for FREE…and before anyone else. That’s right, Samsung Gets You JAY-Z’s New Album FREE! The mobile giant has been slowly releasing an inside look at the making of the new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail” – including lyrics, inspirations and more for Google Play app users – which will conclude with you receiving the entire album.

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On July 4th, app users will receive the Jay-Z’s new album for free, three days before it’s released to the rest of the world! In the meantime, all who download the app will continue to receive exclusive content including lyrics from Jay-Z’s song featuring Beyonce, “Part II (On the Run)” and more info behind his new album. The most recent Samsung insider release is of Jay-Z giving a personal look into how his own experiences growing up has served as the impetus for the song about his daughter – “JAY-Z Blue”

Later this week, expect to see more videos released on the app with additional Jay-Z songs including “Oceans” featuring Frank Ocean and “Holy Grail”  featuring Justin Timberlake. To get first access to other content, including the lyrics of “Jay-Z Blue”, download the “Magna Carta” app through Google Play. Are you looking forward to getting JAY-Z’s New Album FREE?

Music on the Go | BassBoomz Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Take your music and the party wherever you go as your cellphone, tablet or laptop will turn anywhere into a hot nightclub thanks to a pocket-sized high performance Bluetooth speaker. With Bassbuds’s BassBoomz Portable Bluetooth Speakers, you revel in superior sound quality with depth and clarity thanks to its powerful built-in speaker and an amazingly enjoyable 5-6 hours of music at 70% volume because of its high performance Li-ion rechargeable battery.

This little solid aluminium sphere is designed with an innovative Bass Expansion System for an spectacular volume-to-size digital amplifier giving you deep, rich bass tones. To amp up your bass, just twist to unlock an astounding enhanced entertainment experience. It is constructed with a high grip base that provides stability, reduces interference and vibration dampening when used on hard surfaces. Check out some video of this little powerhouse in action.

Want to get your hands on one of these for half the cost? Simply click on http://www.bassbuds.net/usa/bassboomz and use voucher code BBZUS026500 and save $46.00  off the portable Bluetooth speaker for the entire month of March. Though it is a Bluetooth device, the Bassboomz speaker also supports all devices with a connection through a 3.5mm audio jack.

Samsung Mobile Celebrates w/ Lupe Fiasco for the Launch of Food and Liquor 2

Thanks to Samsung Mobile US and the incredible Galaxy S III, superfans of Lupe Fiasco were treated to a once in a lifetime event, the opportunity to help him celebrate his new album, Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Part 1 and be honored by the man himself as he used the revolutionary Samsung Galaxy S III to tweet, take photos and share photos with award winners during the event. Lupe Fiasco’s biggest fans who have supported him throughout his career were given awards and a prize pack that included gifts from from Samsung Mobile US. Some awards included Hufanitanian of the year, Best Fan Video, etc

Check out video of Lupe Fiasco giving an award to one of his recipients below


Lupe Fiasco Awards SuperFans at the Launch of “Food and Liquor 2” – mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com from Glasgow Skinner on Vimeo.

Fans also enjoyed a live performance by DJ Dexter Love and Lupe Fiasco hitting the stage with 8-piece band, Verzatile, had their photos taken at the Burst Shot photo booth providing them with an instant photo to take home, and the chance to listen and view exclusive content from Lupe Fiasco’s latest album using all share on the Galaxy S III.

Verzatile photo by Andrew Walker and Don Bowers for Getty Images

Celebrities in attendance included recording artist Pharrell Williams, TV personality Lala Vasquez, actor Chi McBride, MTV host Melanie Inglesias, etc

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NOW HEAR THIS | The Coolest On-Ear Headphones

There are some amazing headphones out that will surely make your audio and video listening experience a mind-blowing one and I’m not just talking about the music. Electronic accessories such as headphones have also become fashion accessories. In a bid to showcase our personality and individual style, we have discarded the typical headphones (we all remember the days when you knew someone had an iPod or iPhone from at least a block away by their white in-ear phones). While we love popular products, as humans, the urge to show our individuality is strong, which is why something as simple as a pair of headphones can show the world who we are. I will highlight three of the coolest On-Ear Headphones I recently discovered (I might do a follow up on In-Ear styles later down the line)House of Marley On-Ear Headphones

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When you think of Bob Marley, you think of great music, a man of individual style and mind, and a man who loved the earth and the people who inhabit it. The House of Marley brand offers a collection of earth-friendly, innovative audio and lifestyle products that adhere to equality, unity, authenticity, sustainability and charity and uses natural, earth-friendly and renewable materials in its products and packaging. Above are just two of the awesome on-ear styles available from the brand.
The Positive Vibration On-Ear Headphone (seen above in Rasta), comes with or without an Apple-compatible three-button remote with microphone and retails from $59.99 – $79.99. Positive Vibration is designed and built with recyclable aluminum, steel, and canvas that adds to durability and comfort features ultra-soft ear cushions to provide comfort and isolation from outside sounds while the 52″ braided fabric cord helps reduce tangles. It is specially engineered to cut down on static so you get that clear sound and features a 17Hz – 20kHz frequency response that adds clear sound reproduction and 50-mm dynamic moving coil speaker drivers deliver detailed sound with great bass. The Stir It Up On-Ear Headphone (shown above in Harvest) features most of what is listed above for the Positive Vibrations with a few differences. The Stir It Up features a 15Hz-22kHz frequency response, 40mm dynamic moving coil driver, ultra soft leather cushioned earcups, durable canvas headband, FSC certified Beech Wood accents, Apple-compatible three-button remote with microphone and a 3.5mm gold-plated connector. This style retails for $199.99.

Monster Diamond Tears On-Ear Headphones

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You know what they say – Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and this incredibly stunning diamond-designed on-ear headphone from Monster is in a class by itself. Created in collaboration with Korean Pop Mogul, J.Y. Park, this cutting edge headphones are “edgy like diamonds, smooth like tears”. The Monster Diamond Tears features ControlTalk Universal Cable and Apple ControlTalk Cable, for calls through your headphones, uses no amplification or noise cancellation circuitry that adds other frequencies and colors the sound, so you hear the music, pure, potent and uncompromised, just as the artist created it in the studio. No-hassle, tangle-free cables let you move freely and a low profile, the right-angle connector that allows a snag-free, secure fit and two folding hinges on the headband allows for easy storage. Like Diamonds, these are not cheap, the Monster Diamond Tears retails for $349.95.

Denon Global Cruiser On-Ear Headphones

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What’s better than a non-tangling cord? No cord at all. That’s right, Denon introduces a wireless on-ear headphone. Denon’s new Globe Cruiser On-Ear Headphones feature Bluetooth® 3.0 wireless connectivity, noise canceling circuitry to block out ambient noise, an integrated amplifier, a 10-hour rechargeable battery (a charging cable is included). It also features Denon’s patent-pending new Control Wheel which functions much like a volume control and provides easy use and full wireless control over Smartphones (Play / Pause, Answer Call / Hang Up). The integrated microphones on the ear cup to allow for crystal clear phone conversations. An audio cable is included for when wireless connectivity is not allowed (for example, when getting on a plane). The Globe Cruiser’s pentagon-shaped memory foam ear pads are removable, which allows you to fold the headphones flat to put away safely in it’s carrying case. So whether you’re running errands or running across the airport, eliminate getting tangled in wires as you switch between listening to music and making important phone calls. The Denon Global Cruiser On-Ear Headphones, which come in the above Silver as well as black, will be available next month and will retail for $499.00