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Vinci smart headphones have a friggin’ screen on them
January 6, 2017 5:20 am|Comments (0)



LAS VEGAS — The idea behind the Vinci headphones, it appears, was to cram all the technologies available to mankind into them, even those that you don’t really expect from headphones. Besides being untethered to a music source, they listen to your voice, cancel outside noise, track fitness, charge wirelessly and, yes, they have a touchscreen on one of the earpads. 

We found the Vinci, which come from a very successful Kickstarter campaign that started in Nov. 2016, at ShowStoppers, a smaller event accompanying CES. 

The Vinci are quite an insane product, but they’re not quite there yet. The prototype I saw at CES is version 1.0, and it didn’t have several of the features listed above, including noise cancelling.  Read more…

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Hands on with Nura headphones that adapt to your unique hearing profile
July 4, 2016 8:50 am|Comments (0)



Just as with vision, no two people have the same hearing, so why should headphones be one size fits all?

Off the back of a successful Kickstarter that has so far earned A$ 1.2 million ($ 875,395), Melbourne-based startup Nura has created a unique pair of headphones that aim to adapt sound exactly for your ears. On Monday, Nura cofounders Luke Campbell and Kyle Slater dropped by the Mashable Australia office to give a demonstration of the product and talk us through the technology.

Starting in 2015, Campbell and Slater, along with cofounder Dragan Petrovic, decided to try and build a genuinely adaptive pair of headphones. “We all hear differently,” Campbell pointed out. “If we both stand in front of a speaker, we both hear different versions of the same song.” Read more…

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