Oakley announced the expansion of their line of digital music eyewear with the launch of the Oakley THUMP 2. Rendered with the aggressive styling of the company’s GASCAN eyewear, it is available with up to 1.0 GB of flash memory to store approximately 240 songs in a design that fully integrates a music system with an eyewear frame.
It uses the subminiature circuitry of premier THUMP and halved its size while maintaining its world-class audio fidelity, redesigned the speaker booms offer six directions of movement for a fully adaptable fit.
The main benefit of Oakley’s lightweight, fully integrated music eyewear is complete user freedom to enjoy music during activities where tethered players with cords and separate base units can be cumbersome, or even dangerous. Both the original THUMP and the new THUMP 2 feature a 75 megahertz digital signal processor (DSP) and an 18-bit sigma delta digital-to-analog converter (DAC).
Permanently attached to the frame with miniature, dual-joint elbow booms, the fully adjustable speakers can swing away whenever the wearer needs to hear the environment. Frequency response covers the full range of human hearing, from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz. A hi-speed USB 2.0 cable is included for transferring songs from Macor Windows PC, and customers can take advantage of additional accessories such as the OAKLEY Car Charger.
In addition to MP3, WMA and WAV file formats; THUMP 2 is also compatible with iTunes files in AAC format (.m4a). The new THUMP 2 will be available October 28 across nationwide retail outlets from $299 for a 256MB model to $449 for the 1GB.