High-End Audio Innovator Velodyne Goes High-Fashion at CE Week With Designer ‘Skins,’ Leather-Wrapped Subwoofers

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vLeve® and vFree® Headphones With Designer ‘Skins’ Affirm New Trend in Wearable Technology; MiniVee Subwoofers ‘Get Down’ With New Leather Covers

New Velodyne headphone skins by graffiti artist Fishe Kog

High-end audio technology innovator Velodyne Acoustics (http://www.velodyne.com) is poised to show off some stylish new moves during the FashionWare Exhibit, set for June 25-26, 2014, during CE Week in New York City.

Velodyne is widely recognized as the leading manufacturer of high-performance, low distortion powered subwoofers and an expanding line of technically innovative in-ear and over-ear audio products with interchangeable custom-designed skins that enable audiophiles to personalize the look of their headphones. Velodyne’s one-of-a-kind personalized/customizable wearable technology will be highlighted during a runway show/cocktail reception at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 6 p.m. on June 25. A more extensive line-up of Velodyne products will be on display at Booth #162 during the FashionWare Exhibit, June 25-26.

Among the featured Velodyne products:

vLeve® and vFree®- Velodyne’s on-ear vLeve and vFree headphones are available with designer accessory skins created by Velodyne President Marta Hall, an internationally known artist. The silicon-based and flexible skins, which enable music lovers to match the style of the headphones they wear to the fashions and sounds they prefer, start at $39.

Bringing the creative spirit to Velodyne, Hall suggests that the skins are what wearable technology is all about. “The Velodyne vLeve and vFree are ideal for those who value both high-quality sound and high style,” Hall said. “Our designer skins add a dramatic new dimension to the product – they’re a means for consumers to personalize their headphones while engaging with artists.” Brilliant new skins, created by graffiti artist Fishe Kog, will debut at ESMoA and the Getty Research Institute’s The Getty Graffiti Black Book in Los Angeles this summer.

Velodyne also will display the MiniVee 8-inch subwoofer – now, as an option, leather-wrapped, in red and brown. Velodyne’s diminutive subwoofer fits in small spaces but retains its bigger siblings’ acoustical power and clarity. “It’s almost a perfect cube of heart-pounding bass output,” says Hall. “The MiniVee gives up inches but doesn’t lose an ounce of low-frequency thrills. And it’s gorgeous in leather!”

Select Velodyne headphones and skins are available at Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Velodyne.com, and at 20 Airport Wireless and 15 Techshowcase stores located in 18 airports nationwide.

Other Velodyne gear on display at CE Week’s FashionWare Exhibit will include:

  •     vPulse headphones

At $99, vPulse in-ear headphones combine a secure fit with outstanding sound quality, making them the ideal choice for music and mobile calls on the go. vPulse headphones feature precise, low-distortion audio quality, the result of a 10mm driver and aluminum housing. Intuitive in-line controls provide options for volume, music playback and mobile phone calls.

  •     vLeve headphones

Velodyne’s $219 on-ear vLeve headphones, available with designer accessory skins enable music lovers to match the style to the sound. The vLeve can be folded up for compact storage; flexible Designer Skins provide a distinctive stamp and can be modified literally in a snap.

  •     vFree headphones

Velodyne’s $299 vFree® on-ear headphones remove the constraints of wired headphones and offer the perfect canvas for Velodyne’s personalized skins, enabling consumers to instantly and easily change the look of the headphones to match the mood.

  •     vQuiet headphones

At $199, Velodyne’s vQuiet noise-cancelling on-ear headphones reduce unwanted sound by 90 percent, enabling consumers to focus on nothing but the music they love. The vQuiet can be folded up for compact storage.

  •     vBold headphones

Velodyne’s $199 vBold wireless headphones offer Bluetooth® connectivity compatible with the iPhone®, iPod Touch®, iPad® or any Bluetooth®-capable device. Wireless sound reproduction is accurate and true, thanks to aptX® coding. A direct connect audio cable is included for optional wired connection. In addition to the convenience of being wireless, the vBold can be folded up for compact storage.    

  •     vTrue headphones

With an MSRP of $399, vTrue® raises the bar for studio headphones, combining Velodyne’s award-winning audio technology and unrivaled design to bring a true sound experience to the most discerning of music lovers. A forged aluminum design complements supple leather headband and over-ear cups. Accurate sound is produced through a 50mm driver tuned to the exacting standards of Velodyne’s trademarked low-distortion bass reproduction.

  •     Wi-Q wireless subwoofers

Put the “boom” anywhere in the room with Velodyne’s Wireless Wi-Q® 10-inch and 12-inch subwoofers. Dubbed “The Smart Sub,” the Wi-Q is the culmination of three decades of leadership in subwoofer technology and is affordable, powerful and feature-rich. With no clumsy wires, it can be quickly integrated into any entertainment system – in any location within 50 feet (15 m) – or concealed in custom cabinetry.

“Velodyne’s wireless Wi-Q subwoofers put the boom anywhere you want in a room by eliminating awkward cables that limit optimal placement of a subwoofer and maximize bass performance,” said Hall. “You’ll get incredible output, stunning impact and deep-bass performance no matter where you place it.”

About Velodyne
Founded in 1983 and based in California’s Silicon Valley, Velodyne, Inc. is a diversified technology company known worldwide for its high-performance audio equipment and real-time LiDAR sensors. The company is widely recognized as the leading manufacturer of high-performance, low-distortion, powered subwoofers and an expanding line of technically innovative in-ear and over-ear audio products, which include interchangeable, custom-designed skins that enable audiophiles to personalize the look of their headphones. Velodyne products are available online at http://www.velodyne.com and from a select group of authorized dealers, custom installers and distributors worldwide. Since 2007, Velodyne’s LiDAR division has emerged as a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of real-time LiDAR sensor technology used in a variety of commercial applications including autonomous vehicles, vehicle safety systems, 3D mobile mapping, 3D aerial mapping and security. For more information, visit http://www.velodynelidar.com.

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