Kickstarter of the Week: BATBAND

Product: BATBAND
Location: London, UK
Kickstarter End Date: October 27, 2015
Current Pledge: $594,000+ of $150,000 (WILL BE FUNDED)

I listen to music and podcasts almost all the time. At work, home, and during runs, I continuously have earbuds in my ears. As a result though, I get ear fatigue from buds being in my ears. So looking at BATBAND, it seems like a ridiculously innovative and amazing product. From their campaign:

BATBAND™ works via bone conduction, consisting of transducers that emit sound waves perceived by your “private” inner ear, thus freeing your “social” outer ear. Sound waves are transmitted at a frequency that can be conducted through the bones of the skull. Your ears remain free, therefore you get to hear twice as much, without compromising on comfort, quality or style.

This is crazy technology right here. A huge issue with wearing headphones is disconnecting yourself with the outside world – which can be annoying to others and unsafe when running. That would be no problem with the BATBAND.

Simply place BATBAND™ around the back of your head, pair it to a mobile device through Bluetooth, control its features using the touch sensors and you are set to listen to your favourite tunes, or discreetly make and take calls.

BATBAND™ is incredibly comfortable as it has been conceived for daily use and fits your busy lifestyle: at work, in transit, with friends, whilst gaming, working out and all of these whilst keeping your ears free.

Its outer frame is made of spring steel ensuring a good grip around the back of your head and the inner padded lining guarantees maximum comfort and minimum sound leakage. BATBAND™ is easily rechargeable via USB port and requires no software or update, so all you need to worry about is having your favourite playlists to hand.

You can pledge to receive a BATBAND for $149, as the product has already soared through its initial pledge of $150,000. Units are slated to ship near April 2016.

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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