Miami-based startup Greenwing Audio has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for its product Split, a wireless and cordless audio player that fits the ear like earbuds and lets the wearer listen to music without wires or dongles hanging around their neck.
The hands-free player doesn’t come with cables or a Bluetooth connection for that matter. The user can control the volume and playback via “bite clicks” or by biting down, that is. One bite skips a track while a double bite adjusts the volume. Of course, the user can also lock the player to avoid potential chaos in their ears when they’re eating or chewing gum while using the device.
Each Split earphone contains a memory chip, a small circuit board, a processor, a button cell battery, and other necessary components. The left and right earbuds are synchronized with high precision crystal clocks so they can play in unison without being connected physically. The earphones detect the bite clicks with a 3-axis accelerometer.
The developers are looking to raise $435,000 via the Kickstarter campaign and supporters have until the end of the month to make their donations or get a chance to own Split earphones for $155.