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Why You Should Ditch Those Pre-Supplied Headphones & Get Shinola’s Canfield In-Ear Earphones Instead

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Let’s be frank: Those headphones you get supplied by default every time you get a new phone are pretty terrible. When you see people out on the street with those things dangling perilously in their, screeching out tinny sound of whatever music their trying to enjoy, you just feel bad for them.

That’s cos in-ear headphones are the way to go. And Shinola’s new Canfield in-ear monitors are some of the best in the field. The Detroit design company developed and tuned the hardware in partnership with engineers at Campfire Audio to give a rather tasty 8.5MM Beryllium dynamic driver to give a rich, authentic sound. With the in-ear memory foam cushioning that just gets you, bass notes are deep and robust while higher ones come out clear and crisp.

There’s also an in-line microphone for vocal clarity and reduced environmental noise for when your phone starts acting like a phone. Here’s some stats: total harmonic distortion is less than 1%; impedence stands at 1.5Ω @ 1KHZ; efficiency is 115 DB SPL/V @1KHZ; sound pressure level is 104 DB.

And here’s where you can cop ’em at Canfield’s online store.

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PUMA Unveils Game-Changing Fit Intelligence Technology

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PUMA today announced its latest footwear technology. Dubbed Fit Intelligence (Fi), it is the successor to AutoDisc, which launched just two years prior.

According to the German sportswear giant Fi “is designed to automate, fine tune, and adjust performance fit for PUMA footwear.”

With Nike building on its auto-lacing technology with the Adapt BB and adidas forging ahead with its accelerated footwear production at its SPEEDFACTORY locations, PUMA looks to bring its own, game-changing technology to market.

The first Fi footwear to launch is a running shoe that employs a micromotor that powers a cable lacing system. Simply gesturing up or down on the forefoot Fi module tightens or loosens the lacing system. Additionally, it comes with a smart sensing capability that adapts to the shape of the foot of each wearer.

Using an app, sneakerheads can monitor, adjust, and fine tune their Fi-equipped footwear.

“We have created a product that speaks to the future of sport which is life in motion. It’s fast and changing all the time,” said Charles Johnson, PUMA’s Global Director of Innovation.

Fi is the latest step in PUMA’s continued attempt to push the boundaries of performance and lifestyle product. In 1968 PUMA debuted the first laceless sports shoe with Velcro™ straps and followed that up in 1991 with the first cable closure, seen on the PUMA Disc.