LASER Headphones

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I share this with you today not because I am willing to purchase them, but because I think they are pretty ace:

Lucky for you this Kickstarter has already reached it’s goal with just over a month left. Hopefully it will actually deliver on said item unlike other Kickstarters.
Anyway, the above headphones use LASER light (not sure why they need a laser and not just LEDs), and fiber optic cables to pulse light up the cords based on the beat of the music. It’s a pretty neat idea, but I have some issues with it.

  1. The best way to see it is to wear the headphones over your clothes.  That’s all fine and good, but I aren’t you afraid you’ll snag the wires on something?  Maybe it’s just a personal clumsy issue, but I snag wires, and shirts, and stuff all the time.
  2. There is glass here.  Headphones get tangled, especially in-ear headphones.  I do not expect these to last too too long.
  3. You’re paying $150 for in-ear headphones.  I’m sorry, I can’t justify that much for in-ear headphones.

Now, the maker says it’s tied to the Android OS, so that could mean that it could be paired with a phone, or other smart device.  Then you could send other messages or alerts to the wires.  I’m not sure what you’d gain from it, but it would be possible.

{Engadget}

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