|Notes ||May 16th-June 5th 2016 marked the legendary Roland–Garros tennis tournament (aka French Open). Held in Paris each spring, the sporting event fills the city with the world’s most skillful players, crowds of devout match goers, and contemporary art lovers for 14 days of panache. |
This past year, Urbanears teamed up with Roland-Garros to produce a limited edition clay-red edition of Hellas, a pair of sweat-friendly wireless bluetooth headphones from the new Active collection. Sports headphone Hellas keep it classy on the courts with a washable headband and ear-cushions, a built-in mic, and a swipe interface that lets you cycle through your power-playlist with nothing more than finger play.
Both committed sports fans and the general public alike have come to love Roland–Garros. Some 463,328 spectators flocked to the highly prestigious French Open in 2015, and the tournament was also broadcast in 224 territories across the world, making it an event of truly global significance. Roland–Garros is run by the French Tennis Federation and held every year at the Porte d’Auteuil in Paris. It is the only Grand Slam to be played on clay — one of the oldest and most noble surfaces in the history of tennis.