Wireless Earbuds Respond To Touch Commands

Wireless Earbuds Respond To Touch Commands
Brand Development

Bragi's The Dash earphones have a new innovative feature that allows users to control the device by tapping their face

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 30 november 2016

Ever wanted to just tap or swipe to change to the next song? Thanks to Munich-based tech company Bragi, you can use your own body as a remote control for your music.

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Slated for release on November 21, Bragi’s The Dash wireless earbuds now have a new feature called “MyTap.” How does it work? The earbuds react to a number of different taps and swipes to enable pause and switch functionalities such as tapping the side of your face to access a digital assistant. Continuing to work on its Kinetic User Interface, soon the company will be able to integrate more gestures in the headphone’s software updates.

The Dash started off as a Kickstarter campaign which earned over $3 million and enabled them to team up with IBM to work on new features like translation, mapping, fitness tracking and noise cancelling. Bragi isn’t the only company to develop wireless earbuds, as even the iPhone 7 will soon be getting rid of its audio jack and other smartphones will most likely follow suit. That being said, MyTap may give it a market advantage over Apple’s AirPods which do not have this feature.

Chief Marketing Officer Jarrod Jordan told Business Insider that the concept was spawn out of the desire to end the reliance on the smartphone screen:

“It’s part of the big idea. To remove a lot of the needs for looking at a screen, and instead let you do things or get feedback or assistance or enhancements in your life through auditory systems. Letting you manipulate those systems while using your body is just a step in that same direction.”

To see MyTap in action, watch the video below:


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