If you’re not the sort of person who enjoys putting things in their ear for fear of damaging your hearing, such as earphones, the Sound Band could be the answer to your problems. The idea of the Sound Band is to eliminate the need for earphones, but at the same time allow you to enjoy your music at the same time. For safety reasons it also lets you be aware of your surroundings, such as the noise from cars or people, which might sometimes be deafened through your earphones, especially if you play your music really loud.
The emitters of the Sound Band are hooked onto the back of your ears and connected to a fob that will rest on the back of your neck. The fob will allow you to adjust things such as volume or even answer a phone call (it pairs via Bluetooth). With the ability to produce sound in the range of 86Hz to 20,000Hz, the Sound Band will also sport a bass booster for those who enjoy the lower frequencies. It looks and sounds (no pun intended) like a great idea, although the quality of the music coming through remains to be seen.
At the moment the Sound Band is a Kickstarter project seeking funding although at this time of posting, it has raised over $400,000, way past its initial goal of $175,000. If you’d like to pledge your donation that will ensure you the device upon its release, hit up its Kickstarter page for the details, or check out the video above for a demonstration.