If there's one thing we hate about earphones and headphones, it's the fact that, after wearing them for a while, our ears start hurting like a bitch. But hey, we need our tunes to get us through the day, so we just try to endure the pain as we listen to Carly Rae Jeps..., erm, Metallica's "Enter Sandman."
The good news: Personal audio satisfaction doesn't have to be that way.
Enter, the Batband:
As you just saw in the video, this device doesn't need your ears (at least the outside part) to function. Thanks to witchcraft vibrators (not that kind, you naughty you), the Batband creates sound vibrations on your outer skull and sends them straight to your inner ear.
Check out this nifty illustration for a better idea:
The batband works for songs and voice calls so you can use it for leisure and for work in case you're in an industry where you need to answer/make calls frequently. And since it's not sitting on or inside your ear, it won't produce the same kind of pain associated with regular buds and cans. Ayus!
Bonus: Since your ears are also not covered, you'll still be able to hear the sounds around you clearly. No, you can't use this device to pretend you're not hearing your boss.
The Batband is also completely wireless; it connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth. And to make it even more hi-tech, it comes with a touch-sensitive interface that lets you use your fingers to navigate through songs, change the volume, and take calls.
We don't know about you, but we want one STAT! Too bad it's not yet available, but you can now pre-order via StudioBananaThings' Kickstarter page. While you're at it, why don't you shower it with more financial love so we can increase the chances of it becoming a mainstream hit?