Ditch Your Beats For Ear-Free Headphones

by | Sep 16, 2015 | Gear-Tech

Listening to music on the go is something that most people do, if it’s not in the car then it’s probably at work or on the train such as, Beats by Dr. Dre or Skullcandy headphones, whilst they do block out most of the sound.

Which is great but it can also be incredibly dangerous; especially when you’re walking through town or driving.

Turning up your earbuds to maximum volume could have a damaging effect on your ears, mainly with long-term usage.

So, how can you listen to music in a safe way?

Introducing the headphones that do not have to go into your ears; forget all about the Bat mobile.

These new ear-free headphones called BATBAND wraps snuggly but lightly around the back of your head and makes use of bone conduction(bone conduction is the conduction of sound to the inner ear through the bones of the skull) to emit music to your inner ear.

Making sure that you can hear any oncoming traffic as it leaves your outer ear free.

How it works?

Pairing with a Bluetooth-compatible device like your smartphone, with touch sensors that permit you to control volume and receive or make calls.

This innovative prototype was founded by the guys at Studio BananaThings, who say that their motivation for this product was for those who are consistently on the go with their day to day challenges.

BATBAND is currently in the middle of its Kickstarter campaign, with more than R25 million donated to the headphones. After the Kickstarter campaign ends, production of the BATBAND will commence.

Wondering if it will cost an arm and a leg? Currently the price is set at around R1800 but it is set to increase later on; with first shipments being expected to go out sometime in April 2016.

Would you ditch your Beats, Skullcandy or your Sync’s for a BATBAND?

Sources: Medical Daily

Alice Paulse

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