updated 12:50 pm EDT, Wed April 1, 2009
ZAGG updates Z.buds
ZAGG has updated its Z.buds in-ear headphones, now offering a version without an integrated microphone. First introduced earlier this year at CES, the new headphone set features the same nylon cord that is designed to reduce instances of tangling and knotting. For the first time, buyers can opt for a pair of Z.buds without the inline microphone and its control button, which also lowers the price of entry.
Regardless of whether the microphone is integrated or not, all Z.buds feature a 3.5mm jack and use passive noise cancellation that allows music to be heard more clearly. The cord has an inline volume adjustment control, and users have a choice of interchangeable foam and silicone tips with triple flanges.
The Z.buds are available in black, red, yellow and pink, with the microphone-less set priced at nearly $60 for a limited time before being sold at their regular price of $70, while the original microphone-equipped version carries an $80 price.