Many of you are probably familiar with bone conduction sound technology, which has been around for a few years, but has previously been associated with Bluetooth headsets for making hands-free calls on your smartphone. Now, AfterShokz has finally succeeded in bringing the technology to music headphones.
The new headphones are designed mainly for sports. They boast a healthier environment because they go over, instead of in, the ears and reast on your cheekbones. This means you aren’t closed off from the world while you’re running, biking, or whatever. That’s important because you certainly need to hear that horn beeping behind you. The membranes are waterproof, meaning they can easily be cleaned, which is again important for athletes because of sweat.
There are three different models of the AfterShokz, one of which has an inline microphone making it suitable for phone calls as well. The models begin at $59.95 for the Sport, and go up slightly for the Mobile and Gaming models. There is also a Bluetooth model in the works. You can learn more in the video below and by visiting AfterShokz.
Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine.