In-ear headphones are great, as they allow you to enjoy music while passively blocking the entry of ambient sounds. Problem is, being isolated from the rest of the world means you won’t even hear truck when it’s about to hit you from behind – not the best way to enjoy your morning run. The Conduit Sports Headphones offer a potentially safer solution.
A two-in-one headphone, it comes with both an in-ear plug that you can pop in when you’re a safe place like the gym and bone conduction tech for those times you need to be aware of your surroundings. That way, you can have both while carrying just one gear, allowing you to free up space in your gym bag.
To use the in-ear buds, simply wear the Conduit Sports Headphone’s band around the back of your neck, pull the buds, and tuck them in your ears. When you’d rather use bone conduction, simply snap the buds into their designated magnetic slots, pull the band up to the back of your head, and place the conducting units right outside your ears. Built-in sensors can detect which one of the two you’re using, automatically switching sound output for a seamless experience.
Features include a rubber and plastic band with a titanium core, 7.8mm dynamic drivers, dual noise-canceling microphones, and a 33-foot Bluetooth range. It comes with an integrated battery rated at six hours of continuous operation.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Conduit Sports Headphones. You can reserve a unit for pledges starting at $76.