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.
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.