I stared at this press release for a long time before doing anything with it, because the idea seems so ridiculously cool to me! It’s a set of headphones that you DON’T have anything in your ears to use. It’s a neat concept, and as a father (who is also partially deaf in one ear), it’s one that appeals to me very much so. If it seems right for you too, Gamez headphones are now on sale for you to pick up. Here’s a little more info about them:
AfterShokz, the bone conduction headphone brand known for prioritizing situational awareness, safety and comfort through its unconventional design, today announced Gamez, a wireless bone conduction headset for gaming on PC, Mac and mobile devices. The lightweight, open ear design keeps gamers connected to the game and their surroundings while PremiumPitch+™ audio gives gamers great wireless audio for gaming at home or on the go.
“We’ve worked hard to develop the finest bone conduction audio and are thrilled to incorporate this technology into a headset for gamers who want to be immersed in their game and be aware of their surroundings,” said Bruce Borenstein, CEO of AfterShokz. “Gamez also gives individuals with a hearing impairment the ability to immerse themselves in the full audio experience intended for all gamers.”
AfterShokz Gamez is arguably the most comfortable gaming headphones on the market, a feat achieved through a blend of patent pending bone conduction technology and a totally open ear design. A set of bone conduction transducers rest comfortably in front of the ears, transmitting sound through the cheekbones to the inner ears via mini vibrations, which bypasses the eardrums completely. With nothing ever in, on or covering the ears, users can expect maximum ambient sound awareness while playing games, listening to music or making/taking calls, and the lightweight and secure OpenFit™ ensures they wear as if they’re barely there-comfortable for gaming all day, every day.
PremiumPitch+™ Stereo Sound: Bone conduction audio has earned its bad reputation due to a blend of natural sound leakage and weak bass. PremiumPitch+™ technology optimizes the sound and includes additional features like LeakSlayer™ technology, which ensures sound is directed exactly where it should be.
OpenFit™: A promise of uncompromised situational awareness and extended comfort due to our revolutionary open ear design. That means you can tune in to your games without tuning out the world around you.
Sweat Resistant: IP55 rated to repel sweat, moisture and dust.
Six Hours of Gaming and Calls: A single charge will reliably deliver six hours of game play and talk time. You can charge fully in 1.5 hours; a quick 15-minute charge provides enough boost to get you through a long gaming session or call.
Noise Canceling Mics: Precisely placed dual noise canceling microphones exclude surrounding noise, effectively enhancing speech when communicating with other gamers during game play.
Voice Prompts: Audrey Says™ seamlessly guide you through power, pair, play and talk, and everything in between.
Gamez is currently available now, on aftershokz.com, MSRP $99.95.
What do you guys think about this idea? Will you be picking these up?