Technology

Oct 1, 2015

Future Tech - Listen to everything

Using headphones is a great way to listen to your music or audiobook in solitude. The user is the only one who listens to the audio, but can set him or her apart of everything else. But what if you could listen to your sound and still have your ears on everything else?

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BATBAND™ is an elegant piece of sound technology allowing you to listen to your private soundscape as well as the world that surrounds you. Human-centered design meets technology delivering a high fidelity acoustic experience via an innovative bone conduction system.

So, how does it work?

BATBAND™ works via bone conduction, consisting of transducers that emit sound waves perceived by your "private" inner ear, thus freeing your "social" outer ear. Sound waves are transmitted at a frequency that can be conducted through the bones of the skull. Your ears remain free, therefore you get to hear twice as much, without compromising
on comfort, quality or style.

Three transducers emitting sound waves are incorporated in the product: two touching the sides of your head (temporal bone) and one at the back of your head (occipital bone). Furthermore, its discreet use means that any vocal content you receive is nearly inaudible to outsiders.

To use it, simply place BATBAND™ around the back of your head, pair it to a mobile device through Bluetooth, control its features using the touch sensors and you are set to listen to your favourite tunes, or discreetly make and take calls.

BATBAND™ is incredibly comfortable as it has been conceived for daily use and fits your busy lifestyle: at work, in transit, with friends, whilst gaming, working out and all of these while keeping your ears free.  

Its outer frame is made of spring steel ensuring a good grip around the back of your head and the inner padded lining guarantees maximum comfort and minimum sound leakage. BATBAND™ is easily rechargeable via USB port and requires no software or update, so all you need to worry about is having your favourite playlists at hand.

The device can be used with a large array of products, from personal music systems to smartphones, with seamless bluetooth integration.

BATBAND™ is available for order on Kickstarter and shipment will start in March 2016.

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