Believe it or not, what you’re looking at above is a set of headphones — let us explain. It’s no secret that Skullcandy has been working steadfast to improve its repertoire with headphone junkies for the past two years. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to hear generally favorable opinions about its Jay-Z-endorsed Roc Nation Aviators ($ 150), and the company has apparently taken notice. Aiming to build on that success it’s had blending sunglasses with headphones, it’s now ready to let loose a “smaller sibling” into the lineup — and we’ve been able to get the first look and listen.
Without further ado, say hello to the Navigator. Priced at $ 99, it features a similar aviator-esque styling to Jay-Z’s model, albeit in a slightly smaller on-ear package — we’d say the design direction this time is even better looking, too. The cans feature collapsible earcups with flat earpads and metal construction (just like you’d find on sunglasses) with a faux leather-wrapped headband and a flat tangle-resistant cable (detachable) which houses an iDevice-compatible three-button remote and microphone. Skullcandy is being light on technical details at the moment, but we do know that headphones will come in your choice of black or black with blue
lenses earcups. Interests piqued? Both colors of the Navigator will officially land at Apple stores tomorrow, where they’ll be an exclusive offering until the end of the month — in the meantime, join us past the break for our initial impressions.