Am I being dumb?
how am I supposed to drive the touch screen while I'm wearing these cans?
OK, coping with volume controls might be possible, but searching through tracks?
Being able to stare into your own ear isn't a normal human characteristic.
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed that.
On a more serious note, this is the illogical conclusion of the trend toward merging all devices into one. All it needs now is an internal GSM aerial (actually, of course, external might be feasible here) and a mike, and you have an all-in-one device: headphones, MP3s, WiFi chat, and an Android smartphone.
Of course, as noted, it's hard to see the screen when it is on your ear, and I don't fancy the idea of showing the world who is calling me, etc.
If you ask me, it's just a (misguided, duh) way of jumping on the "see, we use Android" bandwagon.
You're not thinking clearly enough - they must be being made for the car commute...
You know... you can look into the rear view mirror and use the reflection to see what you're doing.
At least that's how most women (sexist I know - sorry) driving in the morning seem to be doing whilst applying their makeup. So it can't be that tricky to implement?
Actually, I have a pair of 5.1 surround headphones that I use for online gaming (they have a boom mic as well) and you can hear the different speakers quite clearly when you fiddle with the controls; of course, when they're set up correctly, you just just get one enveloping sound.
so Its not such a big leap to find a pair of 'phones that have 7.1 in them.
I do agree about the rest of the stuff re touch screen but a bluetooth control pad you wear around your neck would solve that problem. Or even a wired controller.
And having a single device to listen to anything no matter what its source? doesn't seem like such a bad idea to me.
Like all prototypes it needs a bit of refinement but I think the fundamental idea is sound.
I was slightly sceptical about them but a couple of my clan mates had them and were raving about them so I took the plunge and jolly pleased with them I am too.
comfortable to wear for hours on end and excellent sound quality, in gamers terms.
There will be a small camera mounted on a stalk that will cover the screen on one ear, and you'll wear glasses with a repeater display.
And the best bit? totally unobtrusive (if Apple were selling them they would be magical and revolutionary of course - and bit like a Stirling engine) you would just look so cool!
that if they're successful there'll be a fruit-themed version on the market soon enough accompanied by a statement that they've 'invented' a 'revolutionary and magical' new headphone product.
Legal threat probably on the way to you now JaitcH for suggesting an iProduct name in a non-jobsian-approved situation.
The reason you can hear the other person's shitty repetitive RnB cover of a better song from 30 years ago is that the sound isn't contained in their shitty headphones. (These are normally, in my experience, shitty *white* headphones...)
I've never got why, but 95% of people will go spend hundreds on an iPod because the tellybox told them to, then use the crappy headphones that came in the box. So those guys won't buy this, and you won't be able to turn off their shit.
I love my Jabra Halo bluetooth headphones which play music over A2DP from my droid, they're the best.
I've been thinking about chucking a Sony-Ericsson LiveView bluetooth wristwatch into the mix so that I could (potentially) control my music from my wrist, without having to take my phone out of my pocket or hold on to anything.
I think that's a much more elegant solution than putting the whole thing on your head where you can't even see the screen, and when the first android wristwatch phones come out, even better as you wouldn't even need the brick in your pocket.
...for a set of headphones with built in mp3 player (and removable storage). (No wires!) But a touch screen interface is a royally stupid idea, as others here have pointed out. I would want to be able to control the whole thing using only tactile feedback (i.e. fingertip control), so I can keep the damn things on and keep my eyes on the road/tv/legs of the girl on the escalator while I skip around my music.
Why is the tech industry obsessed with graphic displays? We have at least 4 other perfectly good senses (or 11 more, if you follow Rudolf Steiner). It's like the ipod you now have to take out of your pocket and look at, in order to operate it.
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