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Motorola Announces Buds, Their First Bluetooth Headphones Collar Made for Dogs

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Late last night, Motorola unveiled their newest mobile-related product, though this time it wasn’t created for you and I. No, with Motorola Buds – a Bluetooth headphone collar – Motorola is taking on a market that few tech companies have ever ventured into before. It’s time for animals to share the same luxuries that we have enjoyed for years, one of  them being HD audio while on the go. 

Who would have thought that your dog needed a comfortable, ear-stress-free way to listen to the new Drake album while leash training? Or digging into the neighbors’ garden at 150 feet away from his phone? We also all know how easy ear buds are to lose or tangle, so the magnetic tips of Buds should make for less frustrations when Barkie pulls them out of the kennel each time.

Wait…these weren’t made for dogs?

Via:  Motorola
  • Steve B

    These are a direct rip off of the LG version.

  • Vermin_Cain

    Gotta be a joke, right???

  • XvierX

    I just bought a pair of tenqa fit Bluetooth headphones on cyber Monday for 40 bones. I might have gotten these if I had known that they existed.

  • Roubaix

    Give me the jaybird gear bluebuds x

  • BeejRich

    Best Buy and Verizon has been selling these for a while now. I’ve been eyeballing them, but love my LG Tone+ too much….

  • Brian

    I’ve had mine for two months now. They are a lot better than the tones because no tangle ear buds and the headset stays in one place around the neck. You can pick them up at Verizon or Best Buy.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      Having trouble figuring out how these stay around your neck better or get tangled less than the LG ones, considering they are basically identical. The LG’s come with little cable management pieces that take up the extra slack in the cords, so it’s pretty much impossible to tangle them, and I’ve never had them move from around my neck at all. The only advantage I see on the Moto one is the earbuds themselves have some adjustments that the LGs don’t.

  • Intellectua1

    Had me fooled lol

  • Ryan Stewart

    Ive already seen like 3-4 of this design. Guy I ride with uses a set.

  • Guest

    I’m confused, because it’s not April 1st.

  • Justin Kos

    Anyone else dislike the word premium ?

  • akazerotime

    Must be a slow news day if Kellen is firing up photoshop to troll the internet. I mean this is going to cost him his MotoMoney

  • mustbepbs

    Bluetooth for my doge
    Such hip
    Can wireless
    Much cool

    • WMP

      Please leave the internet.

    • YourFriend

      I don’t know what’s more insufferable, Internet memes or the idiots that think they’re hip or funny by spamming them. Like the other guy said, please leave the Internet.

      • mustbepbs

        I don’t know if congratulations are in order or if you need some mental help, but good job on making three accounts to make the same comment.

      • Droidzilla

        I know this is late. I don’t care.

    • iphoneh8r

      Internets please leave

    • Colton

      DOGE NEVER LEAVES THE INTERNET

    • Executor

      I only scrolled down to look for a doge post, and I was not disappointed.

  • jeff manning

    Kellex, you havent heard of Bluetooth collar headphones. Come on man…

  • Chrisdroid

    I absolutely love them!

  • Cory_S

    Bluebud X

  • miri

    Wonder why they’re being announced now. They’ve been available for a while and were recently on sale for $55.

  • hokieputter

    ordered a pair of these with my Moto X while they were 30% off. still waiting for everything to arrive.. :(

    • Randy

      still waiting for my moto x to ship. ordered on 12/5

      • hokieputter

        same here

      • Zach B.

        Oo can I join the “where the **** is my Moto X” party?

      • sirmeili

        I’m still waiting as well :( I got an email saying it would be delayed, then they removed the estimated shipping date from my order status :(

      • dtm4

        My DE that I ordered last Monday finally shipped yesterday.

      • Rob Miller

        Ordered 12/4 and still waiting to ship. Contacted Moto support last night, basically told me to scram without giving me any details or expectations on a shipping date.

  • PhoenixPath

    Nothing new, guys. Headphones of this sty;e have been around a while. LG’s Tone/Tone+ have been selling for a while. No need to plug anything into your phone, you can pretty much wear ‘em anywhere, and as far as the Tone is concerned, you really can’t beat the price (Motorola apparently can’t…that’s for sure).

    I admit these do look pretty slick in comparison though…but definitely not worth the up-charge.

    • hkklife

      Yup, I have the Tone+ and they are awesome as far as battery life, connectivity and sound quality. But I have a feeling I am moments from breaking them every time I put them on and remove them. I would gladly pay a bit more for a more ruggedized version. I saw these Motos 3-4 weeks ago at BB but totally forgot about them when I ordered my LGs.

  • Thomas

    Great, now I know what to get Tim for Christmas ;)

  • Chris Clark

    How do they get up to 150′ range??

  • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

    $80? No thanks… Ain’t got dough for that

  • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

    I want!!!

  • leffer

    Is it April 1st?

  • Cesar

    This design is nothing new. I’ve seen headsets that look like this for years.

  • Franklin Ramsey

    Kellex, I think you have a serious problem on your hands. Apparently, people didn’t read the entire article and think you are serious as to the intent of this product. That being said, nice job! I’m laughing!

  • http://joshuapritt.com/ Joshua Pritt

    I mean, I dont think it looks like too ridiculous of a product…

  • Quby19

    I love my LG Tones. I prefer this style to the single ear sore type as you don’t need to keep them in all the time. Not to mention they are great for music.

  • http://pub.tigerpenguin.com/ tigerpenguin

    nice one Kellex. For those who don’t get it, please read the last sentence of the article and watch the video. (get it? haha)

  • nicholas

    my dogs beats by dre headphones just dont stay on too well, I am so happy Motorola has found a solution!

  • stabone

    The final Moto symbol, the red and blue, it reminds me of the Nova Launcher icon.

  • Pierito

    Hehe…I see what you did there.

  • Matt

    I just got the Moto X and love it. All in all I am becoming a big fan of the new Moto. From quality products to just the overall look of their advertising I am excited about the future of this company.

  • MichaelFranz

    my dogs don’t listen to me as it is when they go for a walk, what makes you think these will help moto?

  • Jared A. Fulgham

    That atomic Moto logo at the end of the video is pretty sweet, I must say.

    • Nate

      Someone should make that into a boot animation.

  • ken147

    Wat

  • JRUIV

    Finally! If I have to hear Who Let The Dogs Out One more time I’m going to lose it…

  • Jason V

    Well this made my day Kellex haha!

  • Maxim∑

    that person speaking sounds so happy

    • http://blog.usedavesvoice.com/ Dave Eric Smith

      Companies seem to want the sound of indifference for their voice-overs these days. Like, “Buy this if you want, we don’t care.” I don’t get it. :P

  • jmsbwmn

    I’ve been researching these lately and will be ordering a set with my Moto X. I hope the sound quality and battery life is as claimed.

  • JRUIV

    Finally! If I have to listen to Who Let The Dogs Out? One more time…

  • JWellington

    This has got to be an early April Fools.

  • Mordecaidrake

    I wasn’t aware this was a problem that needed solving.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Was thinking the same thing. Apparently our ears need breaks every now and then.

      • abqnm

        They actually seem useful for people who wear glasses or have sensitive ears. I can’t wear a BT headset for a long time without my ears hurting so I prefer ear buds. This just makes it portable. I probably won’t buy one because I don’t use headphones that often but it is still a good idea.

      • jeff manning

        collar headphones are actually extremely useful in the gym and for RUNNING, which you do a lot of.

  • nobody

    Looks like a copy of the LG Tone/Tone+

    • turdbogls

      my thoughts exactly. the Tone+’s are amazing so i would assume these would be as well. lets see if moto can match their price though…..$45 is tough to beat.

      • Ericfranca

        I heard the Tone+’s range left a lot to be desired in comparison to the original Tone’s. Like trouble with a choppy connection through jeans. Is that true?

        • turdbogls

          through jeans? no problem. most of the time my phone is sitting on my desk about 2 feet away from the Tone +’s…..I do notice it goes out here and there (by no means a problem, maybe 5 times in the 3 months I have had them)) when my fat neck covers the left side (phone sits on the right side of me) of the headset….lol

          but I use them in the this weekend, phone in jeans pocket, mowing lawn, trimming bushes, and finishing christmas decorations (I live in FL…it was nice and warm :) ) and it never cut out on me in the 4 hours I was out there steaming music.
          i also get about 30 -40 feet of range on them.

          • Ericfranca

            Nice! Thanks!

    • PhoenixPath

      Exactly. Have a pair myself. Good headphones.

    • nobody

      According to the Moto website … they’re $79.99 MSRP. Considering the Tone/Tone+ are $69.99 MSRP, I’d say you had better come correct Moto or you fail.

  • dannyWHITE

    What a complete rip off from LG Tone+

  • sirmeili

    I actually bought a pair of these with my MotoX because my Motorola S10-HDs are uncomfortable to wear when I’m wearing my glasses. I’m hoping these will solve that issue.

  • Trent Russell

    uhh wut.

    Also, 150ft?!

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    I dont get it….

  • Patrick Flanigan

    Can i nominate this as the best article of the year?

    • EvanTheGamer

      No.

      • Patrick Flanigan

        awwww, please Mr Gamer?

        • EvanTheGamer

          Okay, go ahead. lol

          • veRdiKt

            NO YOU CANNOT NOMINATE THIS. YOU hear me??? Evan the terrible don’t know anything.

  • PyroHoltz

    Is it April fool’s day already?

    • EvanTheGamer

      LOL! My sentiment exactly.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Isn’t it a bit early for an April Fools Day gag?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Ask Motorola. :P

      • Zargh

        Why? The title clearly states that they’re Motoroloa buds, not Motorola buds.

        • jboogie1289

          Umm, no. The title clearly spells it “MOTOROLA”. I had to go back and look at it over and over since the spelling was so close in your comment. Unless I missed something, it’s Motorola.

          • Zargh

            It was a snarky reference to the title for the video which originally had the typo “Motoroloa buds” which they’ve since fixed. If you check the Youtube comments there are others who also noticed.

          • jboogie1289

            Well you had me going there for a minute. And as for the video, meh!!! LOL.