V-MODA Wants to Bathe Your Ears in True Blood at Comic-Con

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The True Blood panel takes place at Comic-Con today. Not coincidentally cool ear-wear manufacturer V-MODA is taking advantage of that to launch the latest in its range of audio ear candy inspired by the show.

Developed in partnership with those discerning fellows at HBO, the suitably named REVAMP in-ear headphones ('re-vamp' - get it?) are tastefully crafted in aluminum. That's aircraft-grade, we're told, not the bog-standard type used for baked bean cans. The largely red and black plugs are decorated with inherently cool Japanese symbols that signify the Tru Blood beverage seen in the show. Linking the headphones to a sound source are Kevlar-reinforced cables designed to reduce tangles (like vampires, then, they defy the laws of nature).

As described by V-MODA, the aesthetic is "seductive" and an invitation to "escape to the pulsating sensations of the night life". Conveniently, though, the REVAMP also comes with 'Active Flex' detachable sport earhooks to make sure they don't fall off in the less sensual armpit-moistening environment of a public gymnasium.

The Fit is the Sound, V-MODA has declared, and the company has years of research in a state-of-the-art laboratory to prove it. The result is their Bass Level Isolating Soft Silicone (a.k.a. BLISS 2.0) noise-isolating fittings that are said to provide the best sound and most comfortable fit for as large a proportion of the human population—alive or undead—as possible. In addition, the REVAMP has a 9mm V-Masque driver and a so-called Beatport that is said to deliver a 3D live music experience, no active shutter glasses required.

On appearances alone, the REVAMP looks like a cool, quality product. V-MODA is sufficiently proud of it that the company provides an Immortal Life Replacement Program that gives a 50% off lifetime discount to replace consumer-damaged headphones. It could be argued that a lifetime discount on a immortal product sells the customer short if they rise from the grave. Also, I'd want to check the small print, to see if the program is invalidated when damage occurs through misuse of wooden stakes and garlic. Nonetheless, this sounds like a good deal. Moreover, it's in addition to a two-year warranty. Oh, and a microphone and carrying pouch.

Comic-Con attendees can review the REVAMP at HBO's Store Booth (#2643).

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