The Batband Headphones Vibrates Music Directly Into your Skull
The Batband headphones will give a unique experience while vibrating the tunes directly into your skull.
Now you don’t need to worry about that when you listen to music you’ll be isolated from the rest of the world, because the new Batband bone conduction headphones allow the users to still hear what’s going on around them.
How it works? It is quite amazing to be honest.
The headphones use three transducers to relay sound waves to the user’s inner ear via the bones of the skull.
Basically, audio is transmitted through the bones of the skull, while the ears remain uncovered.
The device can be turned on and off using the sensors on the sides of the Batband. But this amazing gadget has a built-in microphone, meaning it can be used for making or receiving phones calls.
The headphones can be paired with any mobile device via Bluetooth.
It was designed by the Studio Banana Things, which was also responsible for the Ostrich Pillow and the various riffs off that original concept, such as the Ostrich Pillow Mini.
The Ostrich Pillow is used to provide seclusion from the outside world, while the Batband is aimed at stripping any such separation away.
The company explains that sounds waves are transmitted by the Batband at a frequency that allows them to be conducted through the bones of your skull.
By using this technique they are using the inner ear without the need for ear-buds or over-ear cups. This makes the gadget ideal for people who need or want to still hear their surroundings while listening to their favorite tunes.
The device has three transducers that touch the wearer’s head in three different places, which is claimed to guarantee “a hi-fidelity bone-conduction sound experience.”
Two of the transducers rest against the side of the user’s head to conduct sound waves through the temporal bones and the third sits against the back of the head to conduct sound waves through the occipital bone.
The headphones are paired to a computer or mobile device via Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming.
The Batband is powered by a built-in lithium-ion battery, which is said to provide six hours of playback or eight hours of talk-time. A micro USB connector provides a means of charging the device.
A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign is underway for the Batband. At the time of writing, pledge levels for a single device start at US$149.
This genius band that funnels music directly into your head has raised nearly $250,000. Check out more about the product here: studiobananathings.com
Assuming all goes to plan with the campaign and roll-out, shipping is expected from April 2016.
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Would you want to have such a futuristic gadget?