Bone Conducting Headphones
Bone conducting headphones. When I have to go somewhere, I prefer to do it by bike or on foot. I also like my tunes; a good beat helps keep my pace steady. But headphones drown out the world around me. However hearing that car engine as it revs behind me or as I’m crossing the road could save my life.
Aftershokz addressed traditional headphone’s lack of situational awareness with the bone-conducting headphones:
In case you don’t know what a bone-conduction headphone is, it’s one that delivers sound through your cheekbones. That’s right, the headphone driver doesn’t go in your ears or cover them. Rather it sits directly in front of them, resting on your face.
This leaves the user able to hear normal sounds through their ears like the sound of cars of people talking to them.
This is incredibly useful for runners, cyclists and other athletes who need to be able to hear what’s around them to stay safe.
Check out the video below.
Compared to ear-buds, bone-conducting headphones don’t block noises from the outside world, so you can hear that pedestrian yell “look out!” or the tire-squeal on your six as a driver tries to beat you into the turn.
Bone conducting headphones are great for folks who like to exercise outside, and fit any situation where you want to have personal sound but still hear what’s going on around you. The Trekz Titaniums offer all that and more, in a tough, water-resistant package that makes them perfect for fitness.
The Trekz Air is the trimmed-down sequel to the well-received Trekz Titanium. Its 20 percent lighter than the Titanium, weighing 1.04 oz., and is even more comfortable to wear (its frame and wraparound band also incorporate titanium into their structure).