As we all know Music and expression go hand in hand. It’s an experience that triggers the most visceral emotions. The folks at GLOW, LLC believe that restricting this experience to just yourself is just a waste of its potential. Thus, they’ve come up with something that can easily pass as one of the most innovative ways to experience music; by integrating it with light.
GLOW : The First Smart Headphones with laser light, does exactly what the title suggests. It combines the latest in smartphone integration technology with its innovative design and plethora of features. This includes : cable which pulses with the rhythm of your music or heartbeat, a 5 way controller that allows you to answer calls, snap pictures on your phone, control the media player as well as use the integrated mic to control Voice Assistants like : Google Now / Siri.
Technical specifications :
- Type : Angled in-ear,
- Sensors : Pulse oximeters
- Driver : Dual balanced armature
- Frequency : 20-20k Hz
- Impedance : 37 ohms
- Sensitivity : 109.5 dB
- Cable : Fiber optic wire
- Colors : Red, Blue, Green
- Length 36”
- Built in Microphone
- Lithium Polymer Rechargeable battery (8 hrs of playback, 30 min full charge)
- Compatibility : Android, iOS
Made of Fibrance™ Light-Diffusing Fiber, which is a glass optical fiber optimized for thin, colorful, aesthetic lighting. Glow is brighter and more flexible compared to stiff, copper-based electroluminescent (EL) wire. That means even when wrapped around objects, it maintains its uniformity and brightness.
Going beyond just the colourful laser light feature of the cables. These headphones pack a powerful punch with much thought put into their design and performance. The angled in-ear design and use of light weight materials ensures a long and comfortable listening experience. While the negative profile makes it easy to keep on while lying down or sleeping. Plus, the Dual Balanced armature drivers provide clean, crisp and balanced audio reproduction as is expected from high-end audiophile grade equipment. Thus making it your perfect companion for the streets as well as the studio.
5-Way controller :
Giving the user maximum control is the intuitive 5-way controller. Designed to perfectly compliment the high tech headphones, this features a D-pad with a large center button as well as a metal clip on the back. Inside the housing lies the PCB, laser heatsink and diode, a battery compartment as well as the Micro-usb charging port. The controller can perform the following functions :
- Control media player and apps (compatible with Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora etc)
- Take pictures by pressing the center button
- Receive calls
- Control your smartphone by activating Voice Assistants like Siri or Google Now, using the integrated microphone
- Listen and respond to text messages
Heart-Rate monitor :
However, the standout feature of these headphones is the integrated Heart-Rate monitor. The mechanism which is a part of the inner housing will sense your heartbeat for you to track either on your phone or set the cable to glow to its beat. Thus providing a real-time visual tracking, something that fitness freaks will appreciate.
The goal however is still yet to be realized as its essential that the project receives sufficient funding to develop the product as well as manufacture and market the same. If you feel this project should see the light of day feel free to pledge your support by clicking source.