Microsoft launches Hoop by Coloud headset for Lumia smartphones

Microsoft launches Hoop by Coloud headset for Lumia smartphones
Microsoft teamed up with Coloud (a Swedish maker of audio accessories) to create and launch a new headset for Lumia smartphones. Called Hoop by Coloud, the headset is an in-ear one that's targeted at users with an active life style, being built to "handle your favorite workouts."

Designed by Microsoft, the new headphones are protected against dust, splashes, and sweat, and come with a tangle-free cable that's coated with a reflective material (helping you stay visible in the dark). An adjustable support loop helps keeping the earpieces in your ear, so you won't be distracted when running. Technical specs include a 32 ohm speaker impedance, and a frequency response of 20 - 20,000 Hz. The headset weighs 20.5 grams, and can operate at temperatures between -5 and +40 degrees Celsius (23 - 104 degrees Fahrenheit).

For now, the Hoop by Coloud headset seems to be available only in Europe, where it costs €29. It's offered in three color variants: green, orange, and black.

Microsoft recommends us to use the Hoop by Coloud headset with the new Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL (but all other Lumia smartphones are compatible anyway). If you own a Lumia, would you consider buying the Hoop by Coloud as your next headphones?


source: Microsoft via Lumia Conversation

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12 Comments

1. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

They look very familiar, wonder where I've seen them before.

4. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Blackberry earbuds? Apple earpods?

7. drunkenjay

Posts: 1626; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

those type of earphones came out when i was 12.

11. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

made for same kind of ears :D as before

2. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I don't need them, I have Sony extra base ear buds and Sony high res headphones, so I am good for audio equipment. I do like that rubber where you wrap it around. That is handy. Mine are also tangled up.

6. Phonecall01 unregistered

Good stuff. I got those Extra bass ear buds from Sony myself. Ridiculous bang for the buck. Same quality as those $200 beats if not better.

3. romeo1

Posts: 802; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Hmmm i don't understand it. The headphones are splash proof but the phones aren't. And it only works until -5 degrees celcius? I don't understand why it wouldn't work above or below the given temperatures

5. waddup121 unregistered

Apple Earpods/Philips ActionFit Sports Branded by JBL. That's how I'm seein it..

8. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

I've become addicted to wireless Bluetooth earpieces, and for jogging my old classic Nokia WH-208 earphones work just fine. If I really should consider a new pair, I'd look at Bragis Dash... If only they weren't so bl**dy expensive! :-D

9. Izoe

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 02, 2010

its funny how Apple "borrows" a design from another company (bose) and when someone else uses that style people say it is Apple that is being copied.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17050; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not only is it funny when that happens, it's hilarious how often it happens.

12. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

They're interesting, but I like my Couloud Pop headphones more, though the reflective coating on these is pretty cool.

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