Skullcandy’s Mood Boost aims to stave off negative thoughts amid COVID-19

The audio brand is tackling mental health with a new program designed to brighten our day.

If there’s one thing the world needs right now, it’s positive thinking.

Skullcandy’s on the case. Today it launches Mood Boost — a program designed in response to the growing mental health crisis among Millennials and Generation Z amid the coronavirus outbreak.

“The statistics are startling, The World Health Organization reports more than 300 million people suffer from depression worldwide.” said Skullcandy Chief Marketing Officer Jessica Klodnicki.

“As we looked to create our new take on moods and music, we wanted to listen carefully to the voices of our core customers. It became very clear that mental health is a critical topic for them. Mood Boost is our way of shining a spotlight on this issue and ways to seek help.”

Every month, the initiative will spotlight a positive mood and look to lift our collective spirits through exclusive music artist content, insightful athlete content and limited-edition product/art bundle drops.

She added: “Our younger customers believe that, if they buy from us, we should have a greater responsibility to the issues facing their generation. Mood Boost is an important answer to their request that businesses do good in the world.”

A portion of every bundle sale will benefit organization To Write Love on Her Arms to help directly fund treatment and recovery for youth suffering from depression and addiction.

“Music can play a big part in coping with depression and anxiety. Music reminds us that it’s okay to feel and it’s okay to be honest, and those truths relate directly to mental health,” said Jamie Tworkowski, Founder, To Write Love on Her Arms.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership with Skullcandy. Our dedication to helping people find hope fits perfectly with their Mood Boost program”

The campaign kicks off on April 7 by celebrating the mood “blissful.” For the next 12 months, Skullcandy will explore and spotlight additional moods such as “original,” “strong,” “hopeful” and “determined.”

Devil Slayers Mesmerized By Crusher Wireless at Devils Circuit-Delhi NCR

Devils Circuit is a five kilometers run of undisguised sadism, the meanest and craziest obstacle run. Mud, freezing water, fire, ropes, concrete wall will block your path and cause you agony. There are no breaks, time-outs and breathers in this run. The Devils Circuit is madness in its more raw form.

Complementing this environment in Devil Circuits Delhi-NCR edition, where energy and sweat was going hand-in-hand, came Skullcandy with its Sports and Wireless range.

During the event, spotlight was on the newly launched Crusher Wireless. A special experience zone was set-up at the event to experience the enhanced bass and haptic feedback of the device.

Devils Circuit participants or rather ‘The Devil Slayers’ were mesmerized by the audio output of the Crusher Wireless while watching the movie trailer of ‘Kong – Skull Island’, which was being played at the Skullcandy experience zone especially for this event.

Exclusive pre-launch discount coupons for Crusher wireless were also distributed among the participants at Devils Circuit – Delhi NCR 2017.

Method Wireless: Your Workout Companion – Deccan Chronicle

Skullcandy® is one of the few brands in India that are into sports performance earphones category. The range offers unmatched durability with supreme sound quality. Method® Wireless, a Bluetooth® version of Method®, its bestselling wired sport earbud, is quickly becoming the new rave among sports enthusiasts. The recent review in Deccan Chronicle just cements this notion further.

Vishal Kawadkar, the reviewer from this prestigious newspaper writes, “The new earbuds are ideal to wear while running or workout sessions.” He further writes, “Skullcandy has smartly stuffed features in the volume buttons. Users can switch tracks by pressing the volume key for 3 seconds. Pressing the play/pause button for 3 seconds will allow users to pair their smartphones with the Method Sport Wireless.”

Admiring the light weight design of the sports earbuds, he writes, ”The Method Sports Wireless is a super light-weight earphone, weighing only 24 grams, also the collar is adjustable, making it even more comfortable for user’s collar bone.

The reviewer likes the audio output of the device and finds it the best audio companion a person can have while working out.

Tips for Winter Running


What’s a runner to do when the days get shorter, the temperature dips below freezing, and being outside for any length of time becomes downright unpleasant? Read on for our tips on keeping up your mileage throughout the winter.

Some people don’t want to brave winter running and prefer to move their workouts indoors for the coldest months. Switching up your fitness routine in the winter can actually be a great option—it can help you avoid injury, become a more well-rounded athlete, and prevent running burnout.

But, the truth is that your running fitness will likely suffer a bit during this break. And maybe you just love outdoor running too much to give it up for a while. So if you’re determined to keep up your running regimen throughout the winter, or are training for a spring race, we’ve got all the tips you need to make it through.

Dress Appropriately

This is a no-brainer, but it can be difficult to figure out the exact right amount of clothing when it’s warm out. Your instinct might be to bundle up with several layers, a jacket, and 2 pairs of leggings.

If you overdress, you’ll be desperate to take off a few of those layers after a mile or two, as your body temperature rises. A good rule of thumb is to dress as if it’s 20 degrees warmer, and wear breathable and sweat-wicking layers. Get a good pair of gloves and ear warmer or hat to wear, but don’t overdo it on the running tops, pullovers, and jackets.

I also like to stick a few tissues in my gloves during a run, as my nose almost always starts to run. I also bring lip balm, and if it’s really cold or windy, I’ll put petroleum jelly on the exposed parts of my face to protect it.

Run on Well-Lit, Paved Paths

It’s likely that most of the time, you’ll have to run before or after work, so at least part of your run will be in the dark.

If you are running in the dark, make sure to wear bright, reflective gear, run on well-lit paths, and if it’s really dark, wear a headlamp or other light. For added safety, try to run where there are other people around, so you’re not all alone on a path in the dark.

If it’s been raining or snowing, watch out for ice or unpaved paths. Try to run on paths that are well-maintained and free of snow and ice. If necessary, there are various devices for your shoes, ranging from attachable spikes and grips to built-in stability aids, all aimed at giving you traction so you can stay safe on slick surfaces.

Shift Your Goals

Unless you are training for a spring race or have another specific, time-bound goal, winter is not the best time to push your fitness to the next level. Instead, it’s best to focus on maintaining your fitness, rather than pushing your body to run significantly faster or longer. If you keep up a strong running base throughout the winter, you’ll be in great shape to kick it into high gear when springtime rolls around.

Stay Motivated

It can be tough to get out the door to run when all you want to do is snuggle up under a blanket with a mug of hot chocolate. If you want to maintain a consistent running schedule, you’ll need to find some serious motivation.

Try downloading some new upbeat playlists or a few new podcasts to listen to when you run. Looking forward to an interesting podcast episode that you only have time to listen to during a run can be a huge motivator.

“Food bribing” may not be the best idea for everyone, but perhaps the thought of a steaming mug of coffee and bowl of oatmeal after a run is enough to get you out the door in the first place. On the weekends, you can even treat yourself to brunch out after your run.

And when all else fails, join a running group or make a run date with a friend. When there are other people counting on you, you’ll be much less likely to flake out.

Navigate the Cold

Try to plan out your run so you’re running into the wind at the beginning of your run, and out of the wind on the way back. This way, you won’t lose too much heat on the second half of your run and as you cool down.

It’s also important to be mindful of the fact that running in the cold can be dangerous if you don’t take the necessary precautions. Make sure to keep your hands and feet warm, and minimize the amount of skin exposed. After your run, don’t hang around in your sweaty clothes, especially outside, as your body temperature can cool down very quickly, causing chills. Better yet, take a hot shower after your run, especially if your extremities have gotten particularly cold.

Know When to Stay Indoors

Sometimes the risk of cold exposure and frostbite is too high, and it’s smarter to stay indoors, especially when temperatures dip below 0 degrees. When it’s too cold or your running path is too icy, try running indoors on a treadmill or track, or even checking out a fitness class at your gym.

Of course, if none of the above appeals to you, you can always buy a plane ticket to somewhere warm, and skip out on winter entirely!

Researchers: Activity Trackers Can Prolong Life


Doctors know that moving more has measurable health benefits. But what about buying something designed to nudge you in that direction? Does it work? In the recent NY Times article Fitness Trackers Might Help Us Live Longer (if Only We Used Them), Gretchen Reynolds cites two recent studies in which fitness trackers were used to measure longevity and health benefits.

The first study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology and self-reported physical activity or sedentary behavior and analyzed the correlation with cardiovascular heart disease-induced mortality. In a study that lasted almost a decade, researchers compared a nationally representative sample of subjects who tried to meet the US physical activity recommendations through either self-reported or accelerometer data to those who lived a sedentary lifestyle.

After the preliminary study, researchers followed up with subjects within an average of 6.7 years. At the end of the study it was found that among those who had died in the early stages of the study, 32% had died from cardiovascular disease. However, “having higher accelerometer-assessed average counts per minute was associated with lower all-cause mortality risk.” In other words, those subjects who used their activity trackers and were thus more active were less likely to die early. The researchers concluded that their findings supported the national physical activity recommendations for reducing all-cause and cardiovascular mortality.

A second study, published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology investigated whether the use of activity trackers and incentives would lead to an increase in physical activity or improvements in health outcomes. Researchers selected employees in Singapore who were separated into four groups—the control group, the activity tracker group, the tracker group with a charity donation incentive, and the tracker group with cash incentive.

The study found that the tracker group with no incentives and the control group had no significant differences. However, during the six months in which the study used incentives, the cash incentive group had the highest results, with charity incentives coming in at a close second—but after the six month incentive period ended and researchers checked back in at 12 months, the cash incentive group (which had been in the lead) had the greatest decrease in physical activity.

Although this study found that there was “no evidence of improvements in health outcomes,” it admits that such a study would likely require longer incentives to avoid subjects discontinuing participation after the incentive portion is complete. Or, to put it in the blunt terms of the New York Times Article, “The data for everyone was limited, however, because most of the participants had quit wearing the monitors most of the time.”

While activity trackers have the potential to help people increase their activity and improve their health, they can only do so if people continue to use them for an extended period of time. That’s why, we can’t help but mention, we specifically designed activity trackers that people don’t want to abandon — with a stylish user-friendly design and a long-lasting battery in mind.

So if you don’t already, consider wearing an activity tracker, and reap health benefits for years to come.


Skullcandy®, the performance and lifestyle audio brand founded at the intersection of music, sports, technology, and creative culture, is expanding its sports performance category with Method® Wireless, a Bluetooth® version of Method®, its bestselling sport earbud.

“Our research shows that while the benefits of wireless are most obvious in the application of sport, many consumers still use their day-today earbuds. They report insufficient fit and durability, and as a result, are missing the potential for a better workout experience,” said Amlan Bhattacharjya, founder and CEO of Brandeyes Distributors Pvt. Ltd. “Because music can fuel better performance and satisfaction, there’s a consumer need for stable, durable and comfortable wireless sport earbuds. Method Wireless delivers on these expectations.”

The new Method Wireless comes packed with features, including a flexible and lightweight FlexSport™ collar. Because the collar enables reduced part count in the earbuds, the buds themselves are lightweight, stable and comfortable in ear. DualLock™ technology provides added stability and supports a comfortable noise-isolating fit for longer workouts. Pureclean® technology is blended into the eargel to keep them clean. Method Wireless, which also comes in a women’s model, includes up to 8 hours of battery life, and sweat-resistance as well as built-in microphone and call, track and volume controls within easy reach.

Skullcandy sport performance is designed to meet the demands of high intensity interval training—a common training methodology shared across Skullcandy’s diverse roster of athletes, including Thiago Silva, the ambassador featured in our Method Wireless campaign. The result is products that enhance even the most intense workouts through category-leading durability, stability and audio quality. The construction of the earbuds, which includes sonically welded parts to keep out moisture like sweat and rain, enable best-in-class durability, while proprietary fit technologies work together to keep your wireless earbuds securely in place. Method Wireless, the latest addition to Skullcandy Sport Performance, is available now online and at select retailers nationwide for INR 5,299.

Exceptionally Comfortable, Great Bass: Skullcandy Ink’d Wireless – NDTV Gadgets 360

The latest review of Skullcandy Ink’d Wireless came in few weeks ago from NDTV Gadgets 360. Ali Pardiwala, the reviewer from the popular tech website gave it 3.5/5 rating for its exceptionally comfortable design and powerful bass.

In his review, Ali wrote “The headset is excellent for use as a hands-free device, thanks to the comfortable fit, ease of use and well-positioned microphone.”

About the wireless performance of the earbuds, he wrote “We found the headphones to be very bass-oriented, in typical Skullcandy fashion. There is a noticeable sensitivity spike in the low end, with the sub-bass levels feeling intense and aggressive. The droning and powerful nature of the bass might appeal to a lot of listeners because of the undeniable excitement it brings to the sound.” He further wrote, “The bass drop in the track was powerful and the headphones are well suited to bass-heavy genres such as dubstep and techno.”

In his closing words for the wireless earbuds, Ali wrote “The Skullcandy Ink’s d Wireless has a lot of potential, because this is a headset that checks the right boxes when it comes to the mass market. It offers the benefits of wireless connectivity, a bass-oriented sonic signature, comfort, and good looks – all at a price that is fairly reasonable for a Bluetooth headset.”

Withings Home: Perfect for protecting your family and belongings


Designed to blend in any living room decor, the Withings Home really stands out from the traditional “CCTV / IP camera” crowd. Unlike other cameras that resemble glorified webcams or eerie electronic eyes, the Withings Home has a rounded design and a real wooden casing.

The Withings Home will help you protect your family and belongings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Home keeps a close eye on the happenings in your house and sends smart alerts to your phone so you can stay connected to those you love from anywhere.

Always in the loop


Whether your home is empty or full of life, the Withings Home is always on guard and ready to send you instant notifications on the status of your home. Through the Home app, you can configure the threshold settings to receive the alerts that are most important to you.

What does Withings Home detect?


Home is able to send alerts to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (Android compatibility under development) when detecting movement, noise, the presence of people, and degradation of the quality of the air. You can choose which notifications remain enabled and disabled, as well as adjusting the sensitivity of each parameter to ensure that your notifications are as insightful as possible.

Never miss a special moment


We’re happy to offer the complimentary Home Diary feature without the need for a subscription. The Home Diary will display the events detected over the past 48 hours in the form of a timeline. You can scroll through these automatically archived photos and animated sequences to download anything that is particularly memorable.

Continuous recording capabilities


Need more video surveillance storage? Not a problem. You’ll have the choice between two subscription services:

  • An extension of the standard features to 7 days (Home Diary and Timelapse). Price: free during the BETA.
  • Continuous cloud video recording for up to 7 days. Price: free during the BETA.
  • Why choose the Withings Home for protecting your family and belongings 24/7?


  • Protect your family and belongings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • HD camera connected to the Internet and accessible from your smartphone or tablet.
  • Customizable alerts (motion, noise, presence of people, and indoor air pollution).
  • A journal with a history of 48 hours (at no extra cost and without subscription).
  • Continuous recording options.
  • Award-winning design (real wood shell, magnetic disc, ability to hide the lens and switch to the “private” mode).
  • Free app available on the Apple App Store (Withings Home).
  • The first IP camera that monitors air quality


    Home has a Volatile Organic Compounds sensor to monitor and control indoor pollution. Home will help you to track your indoor air quality toensure the health and well-being of your family (and pets!).

    Discover 10 technical specifications that explain why Home surpasses the competition

    Reach For Sneakers To Fight Mental Decline?


    Thanks to modern medicine, we’re living longer than ever before. But we don’t want to simply exist well into old age, we want to sail into senior status sound of body and mind. Read on to see how getting off the couch and on your feet might help you stay mentally sharp through your golden years.

    In How Exercise and Other Activities Beat Back Dementia, NPR reports that more than half of all 85-year-olds suffer from some form of dementia. According to, dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. It can occur as a result of various diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, or simply as a result of aging.

    As of now, there’s no cure for dementia, but certain cognition-enhancing drugs may diminish the symptoms. These drugs work to lower blood pressure, improve mood, or improve nerve-cell communication in the brain, which can significantly improve quality of life. However, these drugs do not treat dementia’s underlying causes or delay its progression.

    Get moving for brain health

    Here’s the good news: Regular aerobic exercise can be very effecting at preventing or even reversing dementia. Here’s how:

    1. Moderate aerobic exercise, such as walking, can increase the brain volume in older adults.

    2. Just one hour a week of high-intensity exercise can cut the risk of developing Alzheimer’s by half.

    3. Those who don’t engage in 60 minutes of high-intensity or 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week are 82% more likely to develop dementia.

    4. In patients already experiencing dementia, exercise can improve heart and vascular health, reduce the risk of stroke, improve sleep and mood, improve memory, and slow mental decline.

    Engaging in regular exercise is an excellent way of keeping mental faculties intact, and people are most likely to stick to an exercise routine if they enjoy the activity. If you’re a gym rat, jump on the treadmill or join a Zumba class. If you’re the outdoorsy type, get your blood pumping with vigorous city walks or hikes through the countryside. Even if you can’t leave home, you can still reap the benefits of cardio by blasting music and dancing in your living room.

    And when’s the best time to start? Now. Whether you’re 25 or 75, when it comes to supporting the body and brain long-term, the benefits of exercise are clear.

    Skullcandy Ink’d Wireless: Strong Bass at a Budget – The Quint

    “Skullcandy offers many kinds of entry-level to high-end headphones in India, but with the Ink’d Wireless, they have ventured into the unknown.” says The Quint in its latest review for Ink’d Wireless earphones.

    Talking about the comfort and value for money offered by the earbuds, the reviewer wrote, “The earbuds are comfortable to wear, and offer good level of noise-cancellation as well, which is hard to find with headphones under 5k.”

    The reviewer also talked about the call-receive function on the device and appreciated the voice quality.
    Lastly, talking about the sound quality, the reviewer tested soft-classic, tracks with heavy-to-mild bass on the Ink’d Wireless, and the results were bang for the price.

    Skullcandy now available at Select Citywalk Croma

    We have just launched a new store in Select Citywalk in association with TATA Croma and very are excited about it. Now South Delhi has a new destination for all their personal audio needs. Come down at Select Citywalk at Croma and check us out, experience your favourite headphones and earphones at our demo station to pick the headset that best suits your need