Headphones with Built-In Music Streaming
Finally - a wireless streaming system that doesn't require a mobile.
Nothing is more frustrating than when your phone conks out on you mid-workout / bus ride to work / other situations when you really need your music, and instead have to resort to staring aimlessly into space. This is going to be a thing none of us have to deal with thanks to a new product called Aivvy Q (pronounced Ivy Cue) – a pair of headphones that wirelessly stream music. Aivvy has built an all-in-one streaming device into the headphones themselves - this built-in music system can stream from the cloud without need for an internet connection (so, same as Spotify’s offline streaming mode).
The system works by syncing to the Aivvy cloud over wi-fi when charging, updating the internal catalogue. When you put them on and start listening, Aivvy quickly learns your musical preference through you swiping the trackpads on the cups to skip through songs or tapping the cups to like them – an algorithm then builds you playlists, from 40 million songs, based on your use of the earphone trackpags - finding you music to suit your taste, and also chooses appropriate tunes based on the time of day / your location (i.e. office / gym / weekend).
If you’re not into Aivvy’s choices, you can still build your own playlists by plugging the headphoens into a normal device and using the Aivvy app. Aivvy will play you 40 hours of music on a single charge – that’s a lot more than your mobile phone can offer. There’s also active noise cancellation on the headphones, so they’re great for blocking out external sounds, and they pause the second you take them off – so you don’t miss a beat.
Pre-order via Kickstarter for around $249.