Because everything controlled with brainwaves is automatically futuristic.
Word, bird. We're totally diggin' those headphones. It's just a shame that they're epoxied directly to your skull, but, on the other hand, you'll never have to worry about them falling off ever again. Just think of it as a premium feature that we'll probably start seeing in headphones for humans.
If your idea of getting back to the beauty of nature involves bombing down a double black diamond trail while blasting your favorite tunes, this Beats by Dre ski helmet could be just the ticket.
3D printing has long held the promise of letting us create the things we need at home, but until now most projects have been prototypes or personal pet projects. Now finally there's a truly useful item that you can print for yourself, using just a 3D printer and a few additional parts.
What you see pictured here may not look like something you'd want to put on your head, but designer Sungak Kim is teaching humble headphones a new trick with his iHead concept: to transform from a set of cans to a pair of speakers on the fly.
The elegant bamboo box before me looks like an heirloom passed down within a family for generations. Among the engravings in the blond wood is a dragon, a Chinese symbol of prosperity. When I open it up, I'm greeted with a lovely soft black pouch that surely holds something precious and delicate. Reaching in, I pull out a pair of Bruce Lee-branded steel headphones, leading me to wonder: Are these high-end cans that pack a punch like the action star they were named for, or are these something I can pick up at Chinatown?
The headphone and earbud market is a saturated mess of Celebrity-endorsed cans that are overpriced and provide little innovation, aside from boosting bass. Denon's new family of headphones buck the trend by putting a control wheel and integrated mic onto the actual earcups and buds, and not as an afterthought on the cable.
Having fallen off the radar since CES 2012, Parrot has finally announced pricing and availability for its Zik headphones that pack NFC pairing, a touchpad on the right ear cup and an accelerometer. Our advice: prep that hammer because your piggy bank is in for a world of hurt.
Headphones are hot, and it seems like every fashion hipster wants to be seen with some Beats by Dre or other blingy headphones on their head. The problem is that unless you have the volume really cranked, it can be hard for others to tell what tunes you're spinning. These headphones give the people around you a visual clue, with displays that move in time with the music.
Being in the business of selling an AM/FM radio in 2012 is not a position many companies want to be in. Considering the myriad of digital radio options such as Last.fm, Pandora and Spotify that can be streamed from smartphones, tablets and PCs to any Bluetooth speaker, who is seriously going to drop any major cash on an old-fashioned analog radio? If your company is Tivoli, makers of some of the world's finest and most attractive radios, you might beg to differ. This year, two of its most popular radios finally get Bluetooth upgrades, and the company enjoyed two firsts: a Tivoli Radio app with 100 stations and a pair of noise-canceling headphones that carry the brand's signature wood finishes.