Microsoft has launched a new Hoop by Coloud headset for Lumia smartphones, which it has developed in collaboration with a Swedish company, Coloud.  It is an in-ear headset meant for users with an active lifestyle. The Hoop has several “exercise-focused” features that can “handle your favorite workouts”.


The Hoop earpieces fit snugly in your ear and have an adjustable support loop which prevents them from slipping out of your ears. There is a reflective coating on the cable which helps to make you visible in the dark. You can easily reach the buttons to adjust the volume and you can also clip the cable to your clothes.

Technical specs for the Hoop by Coloud include speaker impedance of 32 ohm; frequency response of 20 hz to 20,000 Hz; stereo audio and 3.5 mm stereo headset connector. The headset weighs 20.5 g and has answer/end key and volume keys. Its cable is 120 cm long and tangle-free.

The Hoop is protected against dust, sweat and splashes, and operates at temperatures between 15⁰ to 40⁰C. It is available in three colors – orange, green and black, and costs €29.


Microsoft recommends using the Hoop by Coloud headset with Lumia 640 dual SIM, Lumia 640 XL LTE dual SIM, Lumia 640 LTE dual SIM and Lumia 640 XL dual SIM.

Do you own any of the above Lumia smartphones? If so, would you like to buy the Hoop by Coloud headset?