batband by studio banana things delivers music through bone conduction
all images courtesy studio banana things





the ‘batband’ by studio banana things is a piece of sound technology that allows users to listen to their private soundscape as well as the world that surrounds them. the human centered design meets technology delivering a high fidelity acoustic experience via an innovative bone conduction system. 


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the bone conduction consists of transducers that emit sound waves perceived by the inner ear, thus freeing the outer ear to outside noise. sound waves are transmitted at a frequency that can be conducted through the bones of the skull. the ears remain free, therefor users get to hear twice as much, without compromising on comfort, quality or style. 

studio-banana-things-batband-designboom-02the band is made of spring steel




the ‘batband’ goes around the head, which pairs through bluetooth. touch sensing controls on the side let users listen to their favorite tunes, and discreetly make and take calls at the same time. its outer frame is made of spring steel ensuring a good grip around the back and the inner padded lining guarantees maximum comfort and minimum sound escape. the team at studio banana things has already perfected the prototypes, and are now looking for funding on kickstarter to help with manufacturing. studio banana things ‘batband’ plans to be shipped in april 2016. 

studio-banana-things-batband-designboom-03sound waves travel through bone


studio-banana-things-batband-designboom-04touch sensors allow for volume control 


studio-banana-things-batband-designboom-05connects to a smartphone via bluetooth


studio-banana-things-batband-designboom-07rechargeable via USB port and requires no software or update


studio-banana-things-batband-designboom-08inner padded lining guarantees maximum comfort


studio-banana-things-batband-designboom-09two integrated touch sensors


studio-banana-things-batband-designboom-10hangs around the neck when not in use


studio-banana-things-batband-designboom-11concept drawings for the ‘batband’


ali ganjavian, creative entrepreneur and co-founder of studio banana was a speaker at the 2015 business of design week conference in hong kong.