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12 May

Cycling Music: A Playlist to Get You Through Your Ride

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Your cycling music can be the make-or-break between a mediocre ride and an excellent ride.  Cycling music has the potential to pump you up and motivate you about your ride.  Curating the perfect cycling playlist can be a challenge, so we put the leg work in to put one together for you!  After researching the favorite songs of avid bikers and adding some of our own favorites to the mix, we have for you a playlist of cycling music that will appeal to a range of musical tastes.

Have some favorite tunes that aren’t on this playlist? We’d love to hear about what you listen to!  Add your favorite cycling music to our comments section so we can add them to our playlist for our next ride!

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Cycling Music: A Playlist to Get You Through Your Ride 

Track One: I Gotta Feeling (The Black Eyed Peas) 

This song is ideal for warming up and getting your adrenaline going.  It’s sure to put you in the mood for an enjoyable and challenging ride! 

Track Two: Take Me Anywhere (Tegan and Sara) 

Tegan and Sara will keep you in warm up-mode for just a little bit longer and will encourage you to get into your groove. 

Track Three: Work (Rihanna, Drake)

If Rihanna and Drake can’t get you excited about your ride, we don’t know who can!  This dynamic duo will push you past the warm-up stage and get you pedaling fast! 

Track Four: Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) 

Ready for some MJ?  You know Michael Jackson is talented when his music is great for the dance floor and for pedal pushing! 

Track Five: Bad Girls (MIA)  

MIA will get you pedaling even faster and get into a smooth rhythm. 

Track Six: Come Together (The Beatles)

Are you ready for some uphill climbing?  The Beatles sure are!  This song will start to slow you down and get you ready to push yourself for the climb. 

Track Seven: Halo (Beyoncé)

Throw it back to some 2009 classic Beyoncé.  This track is slower-paced and will encourage you to keep climbing and really push through the stretch and soreness that you might start to feel. 

Track Eight: 1901 (Phoenix) 

Ready to speed it back up, just a little?  This track will speed you up as you emerge from a climb. 

Track Nine: Holiday (Weezer) 

Now you’re in your groove, and maybe feeling ready for a holiday?  Weezer is right there with you, and will guide you through some smooth peddling. 

Track Ten: Unstoppable (Santogold) 

Tired yet?  Keep at it! Santogold will remind you that you’re unstoppable and that you have it in you to keep going!

Track Eleven: Yesterday (Atmosphere) 

Just when you were reminded that you’re unstoppable, it’s time to slow it down again!  You’re almost there!

Track Twelve: Do You Realize??? (The Flaming Lips)  

And finally, let’s end it with a slow and sweet one that will have you contemplating our universe.  Now you’re ready to take on anything! 

Remember, your cycling music really sets the tone of your ride, so it’s important to craft it carefully! The Lucid Audio Hearband will give you the freedom and flexibility to listen to your favorite cycling music while also hearing sounds of the road or of your instructor’s voice.

Did we miss any of your favorite cycling music? Remember to mention them in the comments!

 

21 Apr

Staying Present in the Moment: Headphones for Long Distance Relationships

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Technology in Long Distance Relationships

Long distance relationships can be tough.  However, technology offers us more and more ways to stay connected to our loved ones long distance relationships when we are apart.  Our phones help us stay connected.  There’s the “good morning” text, the workout selfie, and even app games to play with one another.  The most meaningful way to connect with your long distance partner, though, is by hearing their voice.

According to a study explained in a CNN article, people spend an average of 58 minutes a day on their phones. “Even with all the bells, whistles, and apps,” the study found, “the biggest chunk of that time is spent talking on the phone.”

In long distance relationships, time spent talking on the phone spikes. Since the opportunity to connect in person is diminished, talking on the phone often replaces the time a couple would have spent together.

Hearing it All AND Having it All

It can be easy, in long distance relationships, to become attached to your phone and begin losing touch with the people and places right in front of you. In an effort to stay connected to your loved one, you can begin to become disconnected from the sounds and voices that are beyond your phone.

Lucid Audio gets it. And with our technology, you have the power of AND. You can stay connected to your loved one AND stay connected to your surroundings.

Sound amplification technology allows you to talk on the phone during your evening stroll, on the bus, or during a meal, all while letting in all of the sounds around you. You can control the volume of the voice on the phone line along with the ambient sounds around you.

This is not only a convenience, it’s also a good safety measure. With so much time spent talking on the phone, it would be easy to miss a long distance relationshipscar’s horn, a baby’s cries at the park, or the kitchen timer at home without Lucid Audio’s unique technology. Allowing ambient noise in gives you (and your loved one) peace of mind when you talk on the phone. The headphones also allow you to stay present in the moment, absorbing the sounds that surround you, along with the voice of the person you miss.

At last, you can hear it all AND you can have it all.

05 Apr

Tune In: Innovation at Lucid Audio

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The Landscape of Hearing Technology

The Guardian recently published a feature in the technology section of their paper titled, “10 Most Influential Headphones” detailing the progression of influential headphones over time.

You probably won’t recognize the first headphone on the Guardian’s list, an in-ear device built in 1891. However, you might remember the Walkman Headphones from 1979, or the Apple Earbuds back in 2001.

All of the headphones on the list were innovative and influential when they were produced.  Most were seen as status symbols promising access to an enhanced listening experience. So, tune in and learn more about the newest innovations in headphone technology.

Building on the Legacy 

Lucid Audio’s products expand on this legacy of innovation in hearing technology.  These products, ranging from the Hearband to the Bluetooth Wireless Hearing Headphones to the Enrich Personal Sound Amplification Products, all add to the history of hearing-related products.

Here’s what makes Lucid Audio’s innovations historic: Lucid Audio helps integrate one’s inner world with the outer world.  The Hearband and the Hearing Headphones allow you to create your own world by streaming your choice of historic headphonesaudio directly into your ears.  With these products, you can lose yourself in the soothing melodies of jazz music, or in your favorite podcast. However, what makes Lucid Audio’s products truly innovative is the ability to tune into the sounds beyond your headphones with added clarity.  This is a feature that these other headphones just don’t have.

While listening to your choice of audio within your headphones, you can turn up the sound on the outside world and tune in to the sounds around you.  You can merge the beat of hip hop with the city sounds around you.  You can merge your favorite classical tunes with the sounds of birds chirping in your garden.  The possibilities for unification are endless, and you’ll have access to all of the sounds in the world, without missing a beat.

The Enrich Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs) are also quite historic.  These products aim to make hearing enhancement more accessible to people of all income levels and backgrounds.  PSAPs amplify outside noises, granting enhanced hearing to people who are experiencing difficulty hearing at an affordable price.  The Enrich PSAPs start at only $99! This type of hearing accessibility is truly historic.

A Historic Opportunity 

So, be a part of history today and check out our products here. Lucid Auido’s headphones (and other products) are changing the landscape of hearing products. You don’t want to miss out.

13 Feb

The Hidden Truth Behind Gift Giving

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Every year, 180 million gifts are exchanged by friends, family members, and sweethearts. The most common gifts are cards, candies, and flowers. These gifts are fun to receive, but what happens when the candy is eaten, the flowers die, and the cards are long forgotten?

This year, you will have many opportunities to show someone how much you love them with a very special gift.  Don’t give another stuffed bear or floral arrangement. Give a gift that will improve the daily lives of your loved ones, and be a constant reminder of your love.

The Sound of Love

headphones giftLove can take on many forms. Love is a mother carefully buttoning her daughter’s sweater as she walks out the door. It is a husband taking his wife’s car to the mechanic for a tune-up. It’s a grandson calling to remind his grandmother to take her medication.

What if you could give a gift that shows your love, in a meaningful way, every day? Now you can, with Lucid Audio’s revolutionary line of headphones and neckbands. Let the power of AND protect, encourage, and motivate your loved ones wherever they go.

Keep them safe. The AND Control Center lets you turn up ambient sounds up to 9x amplification. Your loved one can stay alert and aware while on the go.

Keep them motivated. Wireless Bluetooth connectivity gives you easy access to all your audio files. Hear your favorite tunes with superior stereo quality.

Stay connected and keep them encouraged. The AND Control Center lets you switch between audio and phone calls with the touch of a button. They can even turn background noise down, so they never miss a single word.

The Gift of Good Hearing

When you give the gift of a Lucid Audio neckband or headphones, you are giving more than just a high-performance audio device.headphones gift Lucid Audio’s mission is to help people hear better. Our devices are designed to support, protect, and expand the natural abilities of our sense of hearing. Lucid Audio’s devices will take care of your loved one, just like you always do. The foldable design makes the neckbands and headphones easy to carry, so they’ll always be there when needed.

True love is forever. This year, skip the temporary trinkets. Give the gift of safety, comfort, and control with Lucid Audio. Your special someone will benefit from your loving gift every day.

29 Jan

Headphones for Mindfulness

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What does mindfulness mean to you?

For me, mindfulness means: being at peace with the present moment and noticing sensations, feelings, and thoughts as we allow them to pass. One of the best tools for practicing mindfulness is one we all have within us: our breath. Focusing on our breathing can reconnect us to our natural rhythm and help us feel connected to something bigger than ourselves.

While headphones aren’t usually associated with mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation, Lucid Audio’s AMPED headphones are unique because they give you access to the soft sounds around us and within us. Lucid Audio’s AMPED headphones work by amplifying the ambient sounds thatheadphones for mindfulness are around us. These ambient sounds, like rustling of leaves, the purring of the cat, or even our own breath, can help deepen our practice of mindfulness. Feeling in-touch with our environments can help us feel mindful, and AMPED headphones do just that. This makes Lucid’s AMPED headphones the perfect headphones for mindfulness.  

Amplify your Surroundings & Breath

The first time I tried on Lucid’s AMPED headphones, I noticed that the microphone picked up on my breath, delivering the sound of my breath back to my ears more clearly than ever before. Being able to hear the sound of my breath was soothing, and I kept the headphones on without even playing music.

I could suddenly hear sounds around the house that I hadn’t noticed before. I heard the chair creak as my dog jumped off of it. I heard someone across the house pouring a glass of water. And I heard my fingers tapping against my desk. Noticing all of these sounds helped me feel connected to my environment.

You’re in Control

One wonderful feature of the Lucid’s AMPED Headphones is that you have complete control over how much headphones for mindfulness amplification you hear. You can easily turn the amplification off if you want to fully immerse yourself in a phone call or your favorite album. You have broad control over the degree of amplification you choose. You can hear as many or as few outside sounds as you’d like.

My personal recommendation is to spend a few moments everyday using your Lucid AMPED headphones solely to listen to ambient sounds. In the morning, you might consider sitting in a quiet place with your Lucid AMPED headphones and taking deep breaths to focus on the sound of your inhales and your exhales. For me, it is a truly beautiful experience to notice sounds that otherwise would have been hidden from me.
Check out Lucid’s AMPED headphones if you’re looking for headphones for mindfulness.

06 Jan

The Future of Headphones

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The first headphones manufactured specifically for music were invented by John C. Koss in 1958. His stereo headphones changed the way we listened to music and introduced a new era in personal audio.

Since that historic moment, personal audio technology has continued to evolve. Headphones with amplification have gotten louder, smaller, and lighter. Audio quality standards have also changed dramatically. The scratchy strains of the past would never be able to compete with even the lowest quality digital relays of today.  One thing has remained the same for most of the headphones you see; they are still mainly used for music.

Personal Audio: AMPEDTMThe Future of Headphones Amplification; http://www.lucidaudio.com

Lucid Audio is taking headphone technology into the future. Our groundbreaking AMPEDTM technology is redefining the personal in personal audio by giving you the power to fully control your auditory experience.

  • Turn up outside sounds, up to 9x amplification, or block them out completely.
  • Protect your precious hearing with Sound Activated Compression.
  • Hi gain omni directional microphones with independent volume controls give you an unparalleled ability to hear whatever it is you want with crystal clarity.

Unlike other headphones with amplification, Lucid Audio’s headphones and neckbands are not just for music. You can use them to customize your world and enhance your everyday experiences.

Future of Personal Audio: AMPEDTM

Imagine using the technology in headphones with amplification for more than just entertainment. Imagine using them to enhance your sense of hearing in a way that improves your daily life.

  • In the college lecture halls of the future, everyone will be able to focus during class. One student can turn up the volume of the lecture with her Lucid Audio Neckband with amplification, while another student blocks out the entire world for more focus during test time.
  • Work-at-home parents will be able to teleconference in peace, knowing that they can hear any suspicious sounds from their children in the other room. No sound at all coming from the next room? They will have the ability to turn up the ambient sound and hear every little giggle. And if they need to excuse themselves, they can control call volume and connection with a push of a button.
  • Grandpa will never need to turn the TV down to please the rest of the family. He’ll simply use his Lucid Audio AMPED™ Bluetooth® wireless headphone or neckband with amplification to adjust the volume however he chooses.
  • The future even looks healthier! Everyone will be able to access their audio comfortably and wirelessly, so there will be no excuse not to hit the gym. People who enjoy running or walking outdoors will have the added safety of knowing they can turn up the volume on the world around them to hear every car, every horn, every time!

Get AMPEDTM in Your Daily Life

The power of AMPED™ is changing lives. What could this revolutionary technology do for you? Visit Lucidaudio.com to see for yourself!

 

21 Sep

Introducing Lucid Audio & The Genius of AMPED™

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Introducing Lucid Audio

neckband-bikerAfter many months of planning and preparation, our team here at Lucid is thrilled to join you all online! We offer audio products unique in the industry, providing amplification inside AND out, enjoyment of music, calls AND media, AND protection from harmful noises. All this because we believe in the genius of AND.

The AND Philosophy

We have created a listening experience so immersive that you don’t have to put life on hold in order to enjoy your music or hear your media. There no longer have to be trade-offs, thanks to our patent-pending AMPED™ neckbands, headphones and ear buds. Advanced technology has allowed us to revolutionize the audio listening experience.

And we’re changing the game by offering some of the most affordable bluetooth headphones on the market. In order to get a better feel for the quality you will be receiving, take a peek at the Lucid Audio website where you can order neckbands, headphones, streamers & custom fit ear buds.

Like us on Facebook right now to get the most up to date news and information about our products and hear more about the genius of AND!

Our Mission – Helping People Hear Better

affordable bluetooth headphonesOur high quality, affordable Bluetooth headphones and neckbands are an example of our commitment to helping you hear better. Both feature our brand new, patent pending AMPED™ technology.

Now you can control how much or how little background noise you hear. Enjoy full stereo sound, AND still hear the kids, your co-workers, or surrounding traffic noises. Enjoy your morning run AND be more aware of traffic and potential hazards. Does music help you focus while you work? Enjoy your music AND stay in touch with the world around you!

Superior Sound AND Affordable Prices

Affordable Bluetooth headphones and neckbands that deliver top quality sound can be difficult to find. Luckily, Lucid Audio has the answer to all of your wireless audio needs!

Our AMPED™ neckbands, headphones and ear buds are now available online! Experience the quality of superior sound AND

1) Experience the superior sound quality of HD speakers and drivers built into the earbuds.

2) Enhance the sound quality of your phone calls with two Hi Gain omnidirectional microphones.

3) Choose between a variety of beautiful colors to fit your style!

Stay in Touch – Stay Informed

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The AND is now! Enjoy life without limits AND join us on this revolutionary journey!