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Bone-Conduction Baseball Cap Replaces Need For Headphones

Bone-Conduction Baseball Cap Replaces Need For Headphones
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Cynaps is a discreet headset installed in a hat that lets you listen to music or take a phone call using vibrations sent directly to your inner ear.

Emma Hutchings
  • 7 january 2013

Cynaps is a bluetooth-enabled headset discreetly installed in a baseball cap that uses bone conduction technology to enable the wearer to listen to music or take a phone call without the need for earphones.

Once it is paired to a mobile phone or PC, the sound is conducted directly into your inner ear through vibration.

Driving and cycling are listed as examples where Cynaps could be very useful, as you need to hear what’s going on around you, which you can’t do with normal bluetooth earpieces that cover your ear.

Bone-Conduction Baseball Cap Replaces Need For Headphones

The battery life of Cynaps on standby is around 30 days and the average talk/play time is 6-10 hours. It can connect to any bluetooth-enabled phone, PC or audio player with just the press of a button and has easy-to-use controls. Pressing the bill of the cap lets you take a call or play the current song, and the volume and navigation is controlled using simple buttons under the bill.

The bone conduction device is currently raising funds on Indiegogo where you can find a variety of perks, including a hat with Cynaps pre-installed for $60 or a self-install kit for $50. Check out the video below for more information:

Cynaps

 

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