batband by studio banana things delivers music through bone conduction
 
batband by studio banana things delivers music through bone conduction
sep 11, 2015

batband by studio banana things delivers music through bone conduction

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. 

 

video courtesy of studio banana things

 

 

 

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’

 

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

  • this is real design !

    John

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