Sol Republic keeps coming with the hits. If you were watching the Olympics this year(who wasnt), you may have noticed Michael Phelps was sporting a nice pair of Tracks HD before each race. Coming out to a different color/style each time showing the fashion and interchangeable styling of the Tracks HD.
SOL Republic has been with Michael Phelps and is planning on releasing a pair inspired by him called Anthems. Same Tracks HD styling but bearing the proud colors of the red, white and blue. There are set to release on October 4th and preorders are available on ebay.
In addition to that 21 pairs of the Tracks and Tracks HDs that Phelps worn before each of his Olympic races will be auctioned off on Ebay will be auctioned off on Ebay to coincide with Sol Republic’s eBay store release. The bidding started on the 4th and ends on September 14th.
Each pair won or bought proceeds will go to the Michael Phelps foundation which is a very nice thing to see done for charity. I see the bids are going crazy over there. You can read more about the Anthems, the Michael Phelps Foundation and the new eBay store by Sol Republic in the presser below.
San Jose, Calif. – September 4, 2012 – SOL REPUBLIC, a global consumer electronics company
committed to changing the world one listener at a time, today announced the launch of its official
store on eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace and a leading destination for consumer
electronics. At stores.ebay.com/solrepublic, SOL REPUBLIC will offer its full product line including the new
Michael Phelps-inspired Tracks HD Anthem headphones available for pre-order on eBay starting today.
“We started SOL REPUBLIC because we wanted to bring great sound and style in headphones to
everyone through affordability and accessibility. By opening our ‘virtual doors’ and making our entire line
available to eBay’s 105 million users, that certainly helps us accomplish our goals,” said Kevin Lee, SOL
REPUBLIC CEO and co-founder.
To kick-off the eBay store launch, 21 pairs of autographed SOL REPUBLIC Tracks headphones worn by
Michael Phelps before his races will be auctioned for the Michael Phelps Foundation. Highlights of the
charity auction include the headphones Phelps wore before for his 4×200 Freestyle relay where he
earned most-decorated honors, the headphones he wore before he won his last individual medal in the
100M Fly, and the pair he wore before his final competitive race in the 4×100 Medley relay. All units are
signed by Phelps and come with a certificate of authenticity.
Fans can bid on the charity auction units by visiting the Michael Phelps eBay celebrity page. The charity
auction will run from Noon PT, September 4 to Noon PT, September 14, with all proceeds being donated
to the Michael Phelps Foundation, which focuses on growing the sport of swimming and promoting
healthy and active lives for children. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the Phelps-
inspired Tracks HD Anthem on-ear headphone will benefit the Foundation. The Tracks HD Anthem
headphone is finished in pearl white with metallic dark blue and jewel-toned red accents, and is
available for pre-order on SOL REPUBLIC’s eBay store.
“Music has always been a big part of my life – it helps me focus and inspires me for every race,” said the
most decorated swimmer in history Michael Phelps. “I’m a big fan of SOL REPUBLIC headphones’ sound
and I like the colors and how you can change them up. I’m excited to partner with SOL REPUBLIC to
offer the headphones I wore before every race exclusively on eBay to benefit my Foundation, which
helps me to support the next generation of swimmers.”
Continues Lee, “We believe music is power. It’s emotion. And that if it sounds better it feels better. For some its celebration, for others, especially athletes, its inspiration to train harder and win harder. Few know this as well as Michael. We are excited about what he has accomplished and thrilled to know that when it came to his music, SOL REPUBLIC headphones played a part.”
“The launch of SOL REPUBLIC’s eBay storefront provides a single destination for millions of eBay shoppers and music fans to shop SOL REPUBLIC’s highly sought after headphones,” said Noah Herschman, senior director and chief merchant for eBay Electronics. “We’re honored to be a part of raising money for the Michael Phelps Foundation and to offer these limited-edition headphones.”