There’s an ultra-futuristic headset in town, and it allows you to experience music in a totally new way. While most headphones have earbuds that fit tight in your ears, or over ear headsets that wrap around your ears, the Aftershoks Bluez 2S has neither.
So how does this headset work—by magic? Well, it’s mostly science, and the precise term is bone conduction. Instead of sending sound vibrations to your eardrums, the headset connects to your cheek, and reaches your inner ear through your bones.
I was quite amazed at this new technology, but upon doing more research, found that it’s been around for quite some time. Almost 200 years ago, the famous deaf composer Beethoven would put one end of a rod on the piano, and clench his teeth with the other to hear himself play. Today, bone conduction is also the core of how hearing aids and implants work.
Anyway, nerd mode aside, I absolutely loved the Bluez 2S! These wireless Bluetooth headphones are perfect for the office, for long jogs, and everything in between. Here’s why:
3. It’s great technology simplified
The Bluez 2S is great technology coupled with a simple, intuitive design. The multi-function button on the left side does almost everything for you, and helpful voice prompts for battery life and other settings add to the convenience.
This headset also simplifies your life a lot. No cord to get tangled in a Gordian knot that takes five minutes to unravel, no buds to fall out of your ears when you’re in the zone! Saves a lot of hassle, doesn’t it? Throw in the 7 to 8 hours of battery life, and you can use it all day, with just a single quick charge when you step out of the office for lunch.
2. It’s a multitasker’s dream tool
Speaking of the office, the Bluez 2S is an amazing tool for multitaskers. The 2S offers advanced controls like muting and juggling calls away from your phone. (The quality of spoken word is amazing, btw!) But the main draw is the ability to listen to music, audiobooks, or make calls while being aware of people around you, whether at home, office, or outside.
Simply put, this headset allows you to discreetly listen to podcasts or mixes while working and being productive. And if the boss or officemate asks you for something, you don’t need to remove the headset at all, or even pause the music!
1. It’s the perfect chance to soundtrack your life
And since you don’t pause the music, consider it gear to soundtrack your life. Even as you listen to music, you get to stay alert to ambient sounds. You’re fully connected to the world around you, as opposed to noise-cancelling sets where you shut out everything else.
And staying connected has its advantages, and is provides a decisive safety advantage in certain situations. If you were jogging or biking, you’d rather hear a car coming up behind you so you can avoid them. This makes the lightweight, comfy Bluez 2S the perfect companion headset for the sporty types, too!
To conclude, the Bluez 2S provides a very different music experience from audiophile approved headsets. In fact, its biggest advantage is the very opposite of noise-cancelling sets—it’s the situational awareness and continuing ability to perceive your environment. And with these, you get to keep the headset on, and the music playing, forever.
AfterShokz Bone Conduction Headphones SPECS: -Bone conduction technology delivers music through your cheekbones, ensuring ears remain completely open to hear ambient sounds -OpenFit™ design ensures maximum situational awareness and comfort during long-term wear -PremiumPitch+™ guarantees a premium audio experience, including wide dynamic range and rich bass -LeakSlayer™ technology significantly reduces natural sound leakage -EQ presets boost bass and reduce vibration on the go -Dual noise canceling microphones exclude surrounding noise, effectively enhancing speech Audrey Says™ voice prompts guide users through power, pair, play and talk Click link for more info. http://aftershokz.com/ Order online: http://goo.gl/forms/uOF58enh5O Follow our social media accounts. FB: AfterShokz Philippines IG & Twitter: @aftershokzph
Now this is a pretty cool headset, don’t you think?