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Field Review: Oakley Thump

A hands on review

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 25 January 2005

Oakley Thump Josh

When Oakley sent me a pair of their Thump Sunglasses, I was skeptical. Sure, the concept of embedding a music player in sunglasses is great, but I had yet to see a good implementation.

Overall, I found the Thumps to be pretty decent. The controls are very simple and the glasses are comfortable (though a bit over-styled for my taste). The sound quality is as good as any basic ear bud, but I had a hard time lining them up with my ears. I give them a 7 out of 10 for effort and a 6 for design and implementation.

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