HomeGadgetsHeadphones/EarphonesSoundsight Headphones...or should we say, Videophones

    Soundsight Headphones…or should we say, Videophones

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    Combining a couple of technologies into one is no new thing.  But video with headphones?  Interesting.  Meet the Soundsight Headphones. It’s a fairly simple design. The headphones themselves are pretty standard Bluetooth closed-cup headphones, with a 16 to 20,000 Hz range, dynamic drivers, and a USB-to-minijack design that lets you plug them into pretty much anything that will accept the jack.  You can also plug them into the wall to charge them up.

    The real magic comes with the second technology….video!  The Soundsights have a video camera built into the cups, as well as six microphones pointed in multiple directions to get a full soundscape. Perfect for musicians, they can record video while doing their job.

    The camera records at 720p, although impressively it can stream via Bluetooth at 624p and 24 frame per second. Not bad for a tiny face-mounted pinhole camera, however, the battery only lasts for about 4-hours with all of the features enabled.

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    It’s certainly an interesting application of hands-free video, and it definitely has use, whether you’re in on stage, in the gym, or performing your extreme sports.

    Soundsight is offering them for a pre-order price of $350, with an expected retail price of $500.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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