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Monster iSport Livestrong in-ears help raise money for charity

Monster iSport

First unveiled at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, Monster is bringing its iSport Livestrong in-ear headphones to the UK.

The bright yellow 'phones will go on sale in the US next month for $180, and will land over here in March/April – UK price to be confirmed.

A portion of the sale proceeds will be donated to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, created in 1997 by the champion cyclist and cancer survivor to help those with the disease.

The sweat-proof and washable in-ear headphones include a proprietary in-ear clip system to prevent them slipping out during strenuous exercise.

There's also a custom-fit seal to provide a degree of noise isolation, and ControlTalk for inline control of smartphones so users can answer calls and control their music.

Noel Lee, head of Monster, says: "Livestrong is one of the world's brightest lights in today's fight against cancer, and Monster is proud to support such a worthy cause."

Find out more about Monster's forthcoming range of 2012 headphones in our CES report.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.