Ear-Free Headphones

Alessia Andreotti
September 15th 2015

Less radical than the headphone implanted in the ears, Batband is another alternative way to listen to the music. Using bone conduction, this device by Studio Banana Things allows to hear the sound directly in the head, keeping the ear free.

Bone conduction technology is a system of audio transmission that funnels sound waves to the inner ear via bones in the skull. Hearing aid implants have relied heavily on this technique and, more recently, earphone manufacturers have begun to explore its potential for improving the auditory experience.

Classic headphones cut the users out from their surroundings. Instead, Batband allows you “to listen to your private soundscape as well as the world that surrounds you”, as the product description states. Three transducers embed in the device target the temporal and occipital bones, delivering what the manufacturer company calls “a hi-fidelity bone-conduction sound experience”.bandThe headset is linked via Bluetooth to a computer or a mobile and it features a built-in microphone for two-way communication for phone calls or gaming purposes.

As a consequence of our modern and busy lifestyle, headphones have evolved into a tool that enable us to ear twice as much. It is up to you to decide whether or not you will look cool wearing the Batband.

Source: IFLScience

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