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April 21, 2015

And the winners of the Hoop by Coloud headphones are …

When we introduced our new exercise-friendly Hoop by Coloud headphones, we announced a competition to give away 50 pairs. It’s time to reveal the lucky winners!


A headset meant for an active lifestyle, these ultra-lightweight in-ear headphones are splash, sweat and dust-resistant. They have a tangle-free cable with a special reflective coating and a handy in-line remote to easily switch tracks, control volume or take calls.

The Hoop by Coloud headphones also feature a clever adjustable support loop that prevents the buds from slipping out of your ears when you’re exercising.


Choosing the winners was not an easy task—we received hundreds of entries. To win one of the 50 Hoop by Coloud headphones, your task was simple: Show and tell us your most motivating place to exercise.

After lots of careful deliberation, Jani Jalonen, Director, Audio and Power at Microsoft, selected his top five.

“All the entries we received were absolutely great,” he said. “It is nice to see that people are inspired to exercise by the places around them and with a pair of our new headphones this should motivate them to achieve even more.

“It´s also amazing to see that all of us are just the same, irrespective of where we live. I could really feel the motivation behind these winning photos.”



“My family and our dog motivate me to get out and about. This photo was taken at Oxley Creek Common in Rocklea, Brisbane is a favourite place for us all to get active together! With good old-fashioned splash is the creek at the end.”

Mohammad Sh

Md Sh

“Seaside is the best place for sport activities. I love the early morning runs with the music on my ear. Photo captured by Nokia Lumia 1520, Persian Gulf, Bandar Abbas, Iran.”



“running track, Hungary, Budapest, Margaret Island, be the first and keep you healthy. Taken with a Lumia 1520.”

Richard Durishin


‘This is a road very near to me in CT, USA. I ride up it in rain, shine, the grey of evening and, once or twice, when the trees have been frosted with snow. I think it looks most beautiful in the fall, though, when the leaves are splendid in their color and deer crossing the road ahead as you climb are common. #Lumia1020”

javad jafari

javad jaf

“Iran is an extremely a beautiful country. I do Gymnastics. I am also a coach. I enjoy being [with] children and teach them how to do Gymnastics. It is my interesting job.”

Here are the remaining lucky winners who have won a pair of Hoop by Coloud headphones.

Manish Tiwari, JonJeff Daly, Han Ogada, George Papadanellis, Topcat, Maryam, Pedram Pourasgarilaroyal06, Masoud Heshmati, bob atabay, RaVen Edy, Tim Tilden, Amin Omidi, Sara Gh, King Alawaka, Ewan , Alvin Sahagun, Hillary Rugut, HeshanVasilis, Aron Tuazon, Kim, James, Carlos Vivas, amir zeinali, Jason Krause, AndrewStop, Roberto,  James Dantas Costa, Miodrag, jafar nik, Lukas Sabaliauskas, Jullietta Stoencheva, méz geri, Khelly Taguinod, Luan Nguyen, jillbazeley, Tony, Marco Huismans, Nick, Dean Leigh, Ritesh Meena, Juancarlos Chacon, alaskanjackson.

Congratulations to the winners (we’ll email you shortly) and thank you to everyone who participated.

Don’t lose heart if you didn’t win. The Hoop by Coloud headphones are available now in Europe for €29 and come in orange, green, and black.

Which was your favorite entry?