updated 04:30 am EDT, Wed October 20, 2010
Patented die-casting technique gives unique look
V-MODA today unveiled its Vibrato in-ear earphones, die-cast using a patented technology in zinc-alloy. The technique helps to give the earphones a unique appearance while also making them more robust. Tuned in conjunction with pro musicians, the earphones incorporate an 8mm dynamic neodymium driver to deliver high-quality sound that minimizes background noise through the application of hybrid silicone to form the ear tips.
The Vibrato also includes an inline 3.5mm microphone and remote control for use with smartphones. The remote can be used to manage music, calls, volume control and voice memo recording. The cord is reinforced with Kevlar for added durability, while the 45-degree angled jack is plated in 24k gold plating. The earphones also ship with four ear tip sizes and with V-MODA's sport earhooks.
V-MODA also offers users a two-year warranty on the Vibrato and it is eligible for the company's Replay Replacement Program, which gives users a 50 percent discount to replace any damaged earphones.
The V-MODA Vibrator is available through Apple's retail stores and Apple.com for $130.