Another KickStarter project for you today to check out and I have to say I love the name of these, the Headbones! These are a bone conducting Bluetooth wireless headset and of course they’re supposed to make everything sound better. It occurs to me that I’ve never once reviewed any kind of bone conducting product in all my years, not sure why, so I can’t speculate as to how the tech works but there’s info below for you. It’s past the half way point on KickStarter already and it it still has 22 days to go..
British audio innovator Damson, has launched its revolutionary Headbones wireless headset on Kickstarter. The Headbones unique design creates sound by sending vibrations through the temporal bone straight to the inner ear. The headset was originally scheduled for distribution later this year, but has been made available early due to incredible public demand.
Headbones innovative technology delivers top-quality audio to the inner ear without blocking the ear canals. The potential dangers of wearing headphones while cycling, skiing, skateboarding, running or simply crossing the road are completely eliminated since the wearer can still hear their surrounding environment. Headbones are the perfect sports accessory and ideal for any situation where you may need to be alert to the sounds around you.
Kickstarter pledgers are able to pre-order Headbones for $88 ($62 below retail MSRP). As an added benefit, early backers will receive their headset in a limited edition carbon fiber finish.
“Kickstarter has proven a successful platform for launching products before they hit retail stores,” says James Talbot, Damson Founder and CEO. “It’s a great opportunity for us to get a really innovative new tech, which we believe will really disrupt the market, into the hands of early adopters and dedicated Damson fans much earlier than originally planned.”
Headbones utilize Damson’s Incisor Diffusion Technology™. IDT forgoes the use of a traditional cone speaker and instead utilizes incisors to radiate sound across the surface of the temporal bone. All Headbones include removable, noise-isolating in-ear buds for users who prefer a completely immersive listening experience.
Headbones are compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled device and offer up to ten hours of music from a single charge. Headbones are available in two versions; one with the speaker sitting in front of the ear, and another where the speaker rests just behind the ear.
For more information please visit damsonaudio.com.