Headphones That Let You Hear What’s Going On Around You

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I think I probably gave up on headphones since I became a mum. Much as I love to block out the entire world while I surround myself with music, I couldn’t. It just was not compatible with being a mother. Imagine slipping on headphones while your toddler is running around. Yeah, didn’t think so.

Being a mother means using all your five sense to watch out for your kid. And, your sixth and seventh senses, if you have those. Because all it takes is one second of not paying attention for an accident to happen.

So anyway, I decided to wait a while before bringing out the headphones. Then I had more babies and it was ‘goodbye headphones’. And then, I heard about these smart wireless headphones.

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HB-V70 Smart Wireless Headphones

Every year, people die or get seriously injured from using headphones. This is because most headphones use a noise cancelling technology called Active Noise Cancelling (ANC). This feature blocks out all outside noise. The problem with this is that, if you’re using headphones on the street, you won’t hear when a car is honking. It completely blocks out all warning sounds.

Not to say that those headphones are bad. Take this earphones for instance, they are absolutely cool for listening to music when you’re in a safe environment.

Therefore, the smart wireless headphones were created, not just for mums like me, but also for pedestrians. Or, anyone who needs to be aware of what’s going on around.

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The Dual Function of These Headphones

The HB-V70 has two functions. When you are in a safe place (no toddlers in the house) you can switch to the noise cancelling part. But if you need to know what’s going on around you, switch to the part that uses Open Ear Technology. This technology uses microphones to capture the sounds outside and play them back to you. Which is awesome, by the way.

For instance, you can use the open ear technology when you need to take a ride with your bicycle. This way, you are conscious of your surroundings and can stay safe.

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What is Special about the HB-V70

Truth is, there are probably many smart wireless headphones out there that use open ear technology. Okay, we don’t think so. This is ground-breaking tech and you can have great fun with it, regardless of whether or not you’re a techie.

But, just in case you’re still wondering about it, here are some reasons we think these headphones are awesome.

  • They let you hear what your kids are getting up to while you listen to music (or a podcast).
  • You can remove the ambient noise feature when you’re alone and just want to bask in your favourite sounds.
  • Once you take it off, the music pauses. Place it back on and it resumes. This makes it such a stress-free and intuitive gadget.
Smart Wireless Headphones

How Can I Get One?

The creators launched a Kickstarter campaign. Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform and a great way to know whether you have a product people need.

So, if you would like to get your hands on one of these babies, visit their Kickstarter page. They ship worldwide.

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