#TeamJLab Olympians Return From Rio

The Olympics never fail to bring the world together, whether you're rooting for your country or simply the underdog working to make their dreams come true, you know everyone's watching.

This year, JLab Audio felt like a proud parent watching their kids shine. We had the honor of cheering on FOUR Olympic athletes that are part of our #TeamJLab!

Mikel Thomas, a hurdler for Trinidad and Tobago, competed in the 110 meter hurdles. In round one he ran 13.68s, ranking him at 26th place.

Jeremy Dodson, a sprinter for team Samoa, ran the 200 meter sprint in 20.51s ranking him at 34th place.

Anna Nordqvist, a golfer for Team Sweden, had a final round ranking of 12 out of 60, finishing with 278 strokes. crasher mini

Last but not least, Brittney Reese, Team USA long jumper took home a silver medal with her final jump landing her at 7.15 meters.

We're so proud of all of our athletes hard work and huge accomplishments at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio! Congrats to everyone!

Shop their favorite JLab products:

Mikel Thomas


Epic2 Bluetooth Wireless Sport Earbuds

Jeremy Dodson


Omni Folding Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphone

Anna Nordqvist


Crasher Mini Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker

Brittney Reese


Flex Over-Ear Studio Headphones

August 23, 2016

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Brittney Reese Silver Medal USA Sweepstakes

Brittney Reese is not only a 6x World Champion, 3x Olympian, and 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, she is now your 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist!!!

Learn more about Brittney's big win and how you can enter to win her favorite USA Limited Edition prize pack on the blog...

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Women's Running Feaures JLab Audio and Nadia Ruiz

Adding to this week's mentions, the September issue of Women's Running (which hit stands today) features our marathon runner ambassador Nadia Ruiz and how she trains with her pups! Nadia also mentions she runs with her Epic2's for those long distances, listening to upbeat dance music and audio books. 

Check out her JLab shoutout online and read her full article in print.

You go girl!

Maxim Magazine Features JLab's Epic2

What an awesome way to kick off the week...JLab Audio's Epic2 Bluetooth Wireless Sport Earbuds were featured in the September issue of Maxim magazine. Special guest writer, and top Victoria Secret Model, Alessandra Ambrosio mentions our Epic2's as her favorite beach earbuds in her article "Fun In the Sun". 

Be sure to check it out in stores now and online!

JLab Audio Makes 2016 Inc. 5000 List

As if the year couldn't get any better, for the 3rd time JLab Audio made it on the Inc.5000 list for fastest growing private companies in America. Placing 1,491 we are so pumped to be honored among some of the best due to our consistent and successful growth as a company. 

This adds to our growing awards list within the past year:

1. "Best Places to Work in San Diego"San Diego Business Journal
2. CEO Win Cramer named "40 under 40"- Dealerscope Magazine
3. "Brand of the Year"- SDX
4."Top 30 Headphone Brands"- Picky Ear

 

We hope everyone continues to rock it out with us!

Check out the full Inc.5000 list here.

Be sure to also follow JLab on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for news and announcements.

 

What's The Difference Between Splashproof and Waterproof?

What does it mean when a product is referred to as splashproof or waterproof? Will it survive a pool party? Can you submerge it in water? Will your sweat destroy it? A lot are wondering, so we’re answering!

First let’s clarify, 100% waterproof products will always have some limit to them, such as how deep in the water they can go and for how long. That’s why the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) created International Protection Ratings or IP ratings to refer to how much water, moisture or dirt a product can stand (assuming people will push the product to the limit). These ratings you want to be aware of.

What do the ratings mean?

When you see a rating of IPX5 for instance, this can stand splashing, and direct contact from a faucet (such as rinsing your speaker off when someone spills on it). However, in order for it to be submersible it needs to have a rating of IPX7 or IPX8 – the highest rating (this doesn’t mean leave it in water for hours and hours) and one will be your lowest rating.

What does the X mean?

The X is going to be your dust rating, or whether or not the product protects against foreign objects. The X is a place holder for if the product hasn’t been tested for this yet, meaning it only has a water resistance rating. If there was a rating however, it would read something along the lines of IP35, giving you its dust rating and its water rating.

Here's an example...

Let’s use our Epic2 Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds. They have a rating of IPX5, so they hold up against all of your sweaty workouts (we know you get moving), if by some chance you’re caught in a sprinkler while running, and even a quick rinse off after a lot of use. However, we don’t recommend going swimming with them, thus the splashproof term. 

 

For a more in depth understanding check out CNET’s article here, where we got our own lesson on IP ratings!

The Verge Names The Epic2 "Best Wireless Headphones For Running"

The Verge, a well-known site for tech, science, art, and culture, has given us the rad recognition of naming our Epic2 Bluetooth Earbuds the winner of their search for the best wireless headphones for running. Lauren Goode tested dozens of sport headphones and earbuds while she worked out. She wanted to base her decision off not only the sound quality, but how well the product kept up with an active lifestyle.

The awesome review talks about the great fit the Epic2's provided her and the easy control she had while working out. Check out the video below for her review or read the article here! Thanks The Verge!

JLab Audio Attends Outdoor Retailer

Last week part of the JLab Audio team took on Outdoor Retailer's Summer Market 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah and it was well worth the trip! Filled with great outdoor brands and amazing adventurous people, JLab was excited to interact with everyone. 

We spread our love of music and shared our favorite products for active lifestyles. A few we really wanted to display were our award-winning Epic2 Bluetooth Wireless Sport Earbuds, the perfect workout companion Fit 2.0 Sport Earbuds, and the packed with a punch speaker Crasher Series. All are great companions for any outdoor go-getter. 

Among some of the awesome brands we had the pleasure of talking to were Reef, Kaenon, Takeya, and Art in Surf. From apparel, to drinkware, to stand up paddle boarding everything was covered! Not to mention meeting a true inspiration like Eric Larson, the ultimate Polar Explorer left us feeling a little...chilly. 

Thanks for having us Outdoor Retailer! 

 

August 05, 2016

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Supergirl Pro 2016 Recap

JLab Audio was proud to support the Supergirl Pro Series for the second straight year. While the best female surfers in the world compete on the waves, there's non-stop music and activities on the sand.

Not only do we have the best weather, beaches, and crowd here in Oceanside, we're stoked to support the largest female surf competition in the world! Looking to specifically showcase girls in action sports and celebrate female strength, independence, and empowerment, we joined forces to develop the Supergirl Pro Sound Session Presented by JLab Audio. After our launch of the Flex Over-Ear Studio Headphones, supporting women in the music industry, specifically in the DJ community, is exactly how we wanted to show our support. Thus, an all female LIVE DJ competition was born!  

 

Supergirl Surfers

While our DJ's were getting ready to hit the stage, more than 150 of the top females in action sports, including Coco Ho (2016 Champion), Malia Manuel (2016 2nd place), Laura Enever (2016 3rd place), Tatiana Weston-Webb (2015 Champion), Sage Erickson (2015 2nd place), Courtney Conlogue (2015 3rd place), prepped for their big heats. 

Among those top contenders, we had the pleasure of hanging out with and cheering on #TeamJLab Ambassadors Zoe McDougall (9th Place Finish!), Kloee Openshaw, Brooke Daignealt, Kayla Coscino, Kayla Durden! If you haven't yet, give these girls a follow and show your support!

#TeamJLab Pro Surfers support Sound Session by JLab: Kayla Durden, Shannon (JLab Marketing Team), Brooke Daignealt, and Kloee Openshaw.

Supergirl Pro Sound Session Presented by JLab Audio

While those top 150 surfers were paddling out, the Supergirl Pro Sound Session DJ's were battling it out! It was going off on the Oceanside Pier Amphitheater stage with 5 DJ's competing, 8-minute sets, a crowd ready to dance, and one champion to be named. Cue the EDM music battle!

 DJ's: DJ FlossyDJ LaurenDJ DopamineDJ Pocket, DJ ReRe

Special Guest Judges: Grammy Award Winning Producer Dave AudeDJ Diamond, and JLab Audio CEO Win Cramer

They didn't make it easy for our judges panel, but they narrowed it down to two finalists, DJ DOPAMINE and DJ Lauren. These two ladies hit the stage and blew us away with their sets. Finally a champion was named, DJ DOPAMINE

With JLab Audio's CEO Win Cramer being such a generous guy, we also extended an endorsement deal to DJ Lauren, our second place winner, as well!

HUGE congrats to these two awesome DJ's! We're happy to welcome you to #TeamJLab!

Limited Edition Supergirl Pro Crasher Mini Speaker

As part of our Supergirl Pro celebration, we created a one-of-a-kind LIMITED EDITION Supergirl Pro Pink Crasher Mini Bluetooth Speaker! What better way to celebrate confident, smart, independent and beautiful women than with music to rock out with. 

 

Supergirl Pro Winner

After the Sound Session came to an end, we were able to enjoy the final days of the Supergirl Pro Surf Competition, and wow, we were blown away. The talent of these women in the water was truly amazing, making it difficult to choose a winner of the JLab Audio Break Free Award (Epic2 Bluetooth Earbuds, Omni Bluetooth Headphones, and a Crasher Slim Speaker). But all in all, the athlete who embodied the JLab Audio spirit and broke free from the rest of the competition with her hard work and perseverance, was Supergirl Pro Champion, Coco Ho!

 

Congrats to all the ladies of The Supergirl Pro! This year was a huge success for so many women out at the comp, but also for JLab Audio! We had so much fun and hope to see you out there next year!

Want to see more photos from #TeamJLab at the Supergirl Pro? Look no further, click here.

#ROCKITOUT

 

 

Reviewed.com Names JLab A Must Have For Campus

The well known Reviewed.com gave JLab Audio another shout out, this time for being one of the best headphones to have on campus. We all know college students like their workouts, so these guys recommended the Epic Bluetooth Wireless for all those sweaty moments. Sweatproof and fitness proof, you can't go wrong. 

Be sure to check out their article!

 

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