There are not many instances today when we are offered something for free. There’s also not many times when we hear about an electronics company from the U.S. that’s been family operated for the last 50- years. Perhaps one of the secrets to Andrea Electronics’ longevity is the innovation and incentives they offer. The company recently announced a new SuperBeam Headphone Sweepstakes where the company will give away 4 pairs of their headphones or earbuds to Facebook (News - Alert) fans each week - until the end of the year.
Facebook fans can enter via the company’s Facebook page for a chance to score a pair of SuperBeam headphones – which aren’t just your usual pair of headphones – they offer digital sound and noise reduction for an ultimate experience with music, video chat, games or other multimedia use.
Winners will receive either the SuperBeam Buds (earbuds) or SuperBeam Phones (on ear headphones) which retail for $129.95 and $149.95, respectively. Can’t wait it out? Pick up a pair today at shop.andreaelectronics.com - coming soon to Adorama, DataVision, J&R, BestBuy.com and TigerDirect.com.
Last month, the company made headlines when it announced SuperBeam Computer Headsets – a device company officials say is, “More headphone than headset.”
The USB noise cancellation headsets not only offer HD Audio Reproduction and 3D Audio Recording – but thanks to a inline dedicated USB sound card, the headset can even bypass a computers built-in sound system to ensure superior audio is always delivered.A key aspect of the headsets is the BOOM FREE audio recording capabilities thanks to a microphone that’s built separately into the headphone. The binaural microphone placement also offers the perfect setup for 3D sound recording – just what you need to create YouTube (News - Alert) videos that stand out from the rest.
Also, the dual microphone array, combined with Andrea’s patented Adaptive Beam Forming technology, makes it possible to cancel out background noise during VoIP calls, video chats, multiplayer gaming or when a user is trying to utilize speech recognition software.
“Earbuds and headphones have become an essential part of our everyday life,” said Douglas Andrea, president of Andrea Electronics Corporation in a press statement. “Listening is only half the equation. With a growing need to communicate over the various applications of our lives, we feel the ability to capture your voice without background noise distractions will soon become a computing essential.”
Check back with TMCnet for a review of the headsets and an exclusive interview with Andrea Electronics.
Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for TMCnet, covering voice and Voice over IP technologies. She also oversees production of TMCnet's e-Newsletters in the areas of Internet telephony and speech technology. To read more of Stefania's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Jennifer Russell