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Atlanta dad creates safer alternative to ear buds

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Lee Killian wasn't crazy about the ear buds his 10-year-old daughter Emma and her friends were using to listen to music.

"I am well aware of her group's love for music," said Killian. "I started looking into options for her so she could listen to her favorite tunes while playing with friends or outside on her bike. I quickly realized there was nothing on the market for a kid's lifestyle."

So Killian created his own method - a small, wireless speaker that's worn slapband-style on the wrist. Soon, his company Jambanz was born.

By syncing with all Bluetooth-capable devices, Jambanz frees music from an iPod touch, iPad, iPhone or Bluetooth Android so that kids and adults can wear their music on their wrist or ‘slap' it on a bicycle, scooter or backpack.

Jambanz eliminates the frustration of tangled wires for active kids, he said. Safety-wise, it eliminates potential hearing damage caused by headphones or ear buds. It also allows users to better hear what's happening around them. Killian cites a recent case of a teenager who died while listening to music.

Jambanz are one size fits all and USB rechargeable. Click here for more information.

Killian was featured Tuesday on Better Mornings Atlanta.

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