A few weeks back, we reviewed Lumoid, a try-before-you-buy service for wearables, drones and photography equipment. We came out of it impressed with the excellent experience and the opportunity that Lumoid provided. Today, Lumoid is launching a new branch of service, Lumoid Listen. Lumoid Listen is a new way to test out audio products before you pull the trigger and purchase.
Lumoid Listen divvies up the products into three categories of home audio, portable audio and personal audio. We’ll take a look at all three and what they entail.
Home audio consists of in-home speaker systems. The types of things you’ll find in this section are Sonos systems, Marshall speakers and more. These products each have a per-product trial fee that varies from $20-$50 depending on the product. That amount gets you the product for two weeks to test it out and see how you like it. If you decide that you want to keep it, you can let Lumoid know that you want to purchase the product and they’ll send you a brand new unit and have you send back your trial unit. As an added bonus, 100% of your trial fee goes towards your purchase, so you get a bit of a discount from the usual price.
Portable audio is made up of portable Bluetooth and wireless speakers. This selection includes products like the UE Roll, Bose SoundLink Mini II and Harmon Kardon Esquire Mini. For portable audio units, customers can pick out any three devices and test them out for two weeks at a low cost of just $30. If you decide to purchase one, they’ll send you that unit, you’ll send back the trial units and $25 of your trial fee will go towards the cost of the device you purchased.
Personal audio is made up of in-ear, on-ear, and over-ear headphones. The rental structure of this is a bit different, as the headphones are divided into categories. Check out the bulleted list below for the categories and their respective trial pricing:
Audiophile: Three for $55. $35 goes towards purchase.
Fitness Junkie: Three for $30. 100% goes towards purchase.
Under $300 Wunderkinds: Three for $30. 100% goes towards purchase.
Fashion forward: Three for $45. $35 goes towards purchase.
Noise canceling: Three for $50. $40 goes towards purchase.
- In Ear: Three for $30. 100% goes towards purchase.
Lumoid Listen is a fantastic way to get a feel for which product you like, before you drop a lot of money on it. It’s convenient, easy to use and offers a seamless way to try and then purchase the product. Best of all is the very affordable pricing, which is much lower than the cost of the devices you’re trying, particularly when you can try headphones that cost nearly $2000.
Follow the source link below to take a look at Lumoid Listen and definitely think about trying out some products. You might find yourself pleasantly surprised.