If you've ever used noise-canceling headphones, you know that the sound quality is definitely a consolation prize. But, what if you wanted to listen to music in proper quality and not have to deal with background noises like airplane sounds or road noise? Well, the Mu6 headphones are here to help eliminate that problem. With sound quality in mind, Mu6 was designed to be an active noise canceling headphone with great sound reproduction. This means it is perfect for travel and the music lover.
In addition to great sound, the headphones have got some unique capabilities. For example, if you are in a situation where the noise cancelation is turned on, but someone needs your attention (such as a flight attendant), simply put your left hand to your ear and you can hear all around you. In fact, it uses the built-in microphones to amplify only human voices, while lowering the volume on your music, making it easy to hear. If you need ambient sound for a longer period of time, you can turn on the Transparency Mode, which allows you to hear your whole environment, which is perfect for crossing a street.
One of the most impressive features of the Mu6, however, is the optimized sound experience. Similar to being in a doctor's office, you follow through a series of hearing tests to determine your personal hearing profile. From there, the headphones are able to adjust the equalizer to your exact hearing, making the music sound the way it did for the producers. You can also adjust the equalizer for different genres of music.
In addition to all of the exciting sound-related features, Mu6 also comes with a very styling and unique magnetic charging base. Simply put the headphones to the top of the stand and the magnets will pull it in to charge. When you're ready to leave, just pick them up and go. If you don't want to take the charger with you, you can also charge via a USB cable. All of this is included in the box.
The Mu6 headphones are currently available on Indiegogo through December 7, 2018, with perks starting at $149.
If you have been to a luxury hotel recently, you might have noticed that the bedside alarm clocks have gotten a lot more interesting. Most offer a large, dimmable display, with a multitude of charging options, making it easy to keep all of your devices charged. Now, Kube Systems is bringing that luxury to the home.
The Kurrent is a home version of one of their popular hotel alarm clocks. With two built-in charging cables, two USB ports, an optional Qi charging plate and an outlet on the top, this alarm clock can make sure you're on time, and keep 6 devices charged, all at once.
The company's Indiegogo campaign runs now through October 12, and has public perks starting at $85 for early birds. Our viewers are getting a special perk, offering the clock and Qi charging plate for only $99 (rather than the publicly available $115).
Whether you like to hike, mountain bike, rock climb or participate in other outdoor activities, one thing that is always a problem is cell service. And while you might not be looking to make a call, you could be wanting to use a GPS to navigate a trail or mark waypoints along your journey.
That's where BackCountry Navigator XE comes in. This off-road GPS offers the ability to download maps to your phone to allow you to navigate easily even when you are out of service area. One of the coolest features is, to save you storage space on your phone, you can customize exactly what parts of the map you want to download, so you don't have to have a whole state, like with most GPS systems.
The BackCountry Navigator XE, which is the second product in the family, is available now on Kickstarter through September 28, with perks starting at only $10 for a year of service.
Today, listening to music is almost the national pastime. With services like Spotify and Amazon, there nearly any song you might want to listen to is available at your fingertips. But, what about when you don't want the hassle of using your fingertips? Some platforms have voice activation, but it still requires that you carry another device.
Vinci is a new take on the headphone that can eliminate the extra device. Featuring built-in touchscreen and storage, these headphones allow you to do many of your daily tasks without ever interacting with a phone or media external player. You can store music directly on the device, but you can also connect to Wi-Fi and stream music directly to the headphones. You can also take touch out of the equation as well, with built-in voice commands.
Vinci is available on Kickstarter through December 22, 2016. Backer levels start at just $99 for the headphones. You can also win a pair through our giveaway contest before the backer rewards will ship.
For athletes, listening to music is often an essential part of the experience. Whether running or cycling, a good soundtrack can keep you moving, even when you want to give up. The problem, of course, is that many traditional headphones can become uncomfortable for some people, especially while moving around.
That is where Audionoggin comes in. Rather than placing speakers on or in your ears, these are mounted to a hat or helmet. This prevents the normal rubbing between the device and your ear, making the experience more comfortable. It also adds a degree of safety because you are capable of hearing what is happening around you, preventing an accidental run-in with a vehicle or other obstacle.
The Kickstarter campaign runs through November 18, 2016, and has a variety of backer levels available.