Kickstarter really is a place for out-of-the-world ideas, some hinging upon absolute madness. But sometimes these mad ideas make really good sense in the real world. One of these ideas is Headbones. Yes, you heard that right, headbones. Not only do these new kind of headphones have a cool name, but they’re actually a lot safer than current headphones…yeah we didn’t know our current headphones were ‘unsafe’ either. Let’s see if the claims have some actual merit or not.
Most of us prefer in-ear earphones for their superb sound quality and excellent bass. But these can be dangerous when worn out in the open as they completely block out external noise. Now of course you could buy normal earphones, but those are usually very uncomfortable and can’t really match the sound quality. The solution to this dilemma are the new Headbones. These actually work in a really odd manner. Instead of just transmitting sound to your ears, they transmit the sound via micro vibrations to your inner ear. The result? Your outer ear is open to hearing external noise/sound.
Of course this is a very complicated way of transmitting sound, and that’s why Headbones are currently on Kickstarter, they’re a completely new product. And the company behind them, Damson Audio, reckons that these will completely shake up the headphone market. That’s easier said than done but really the practical advantages of the Headbones are quite clear. Not only do you get clean and clear sound transmitted directly to your inner ear, but you’re much safer out in the open when you can also listen to environmental sounds. Plus, Headbones are much safer for your ears as well, with a very minute chance of hearing damage. Another great thing about the headbones is that they can cancel out any noise when you need to as well.
The Headbones have nearly reached their funding goal on Kickstarter. Still, if you’d like to fund this great product and get it at a much lower price than retail, check out their campaign page. Of course $120 is a lot to pay for a pair of earphones but because this is a new product, that’s understandable. Plus, you’re getting some practical value in them as well. Headbones will start shipping to backers by October of this year.