Jabees’ wireless earbuds are good for the gym, but can’t compete with AirPods

Thanks very much, Apple. Due to the success of Airpods, everyone’s releasing wireless bluetooth earbuds these days.

The latest company to throw its hat into this tiny, easily lost ring is Jabees. It has successfully raised $161,003 in funds on Indiegogo for its Firefly headphones and we got to try them out.

Now, there are two things that Jabees believes separates them from the pack of other earbud manufacturers: the price and a situational awareness feature.

Hold on – a what-now awareness feature?

So, according to “studies” that appear to exist nowhere on the internet and are cited on Firefly’s Indiegogo page, “8% of pedestrians’ accidents in urban cities are caused by the usage of electronics.”

Colloquially, this makes a certain amount of sense, and I did find this collection of studies that links accidents and use of tech, so I’ll give Jabees a pass. But, companies and crowdfunders – please link the research you cite!