Listening to music while riding is generally a bad idea. But, there are some benefits to music while riding, and with new tech like this it seems a bit safer.
The wraparound sweat and water resistant Aftershokz headphone kit features a “Dual Suspension Bone Conduction System”. Instead of resting in the ear canal, the earbuds touch the face transmitting sounds via vibrations on the cheekbone. This leaves the outer ear canal open to hear traffic and other environmental noises. A usb-rechargeable lithium ion battery pack powers the earbud vibrations and lasts up to 12 hours.
Shown above is the Aftershokz Sportz M2 showcase model. Released in late 2012, they get a smartphone mic, an on/off switch, volume control, and a water resistant carry case. Pricing is $79.99. More images after the break…
Available in a couple styles, with and without smartphone mics, pricing ranges from $49-$79. Check out the full collection and additional tech specs here.