These "ear-free" headphones allow you to hear music through your skull
StudioBananaThings’ BATBAND may mark the end of in-ear headphones. The “ear-free” device allows you to hear music through your skull, therefore permitting your ears to be more aware of your surroundings, (via ConsequenceOfSound).
“BATBAND [is] the first hi-fidelity, bone conduction headphone,” offers BATBAND’s Kickstarter promo video, which you can watch below. “A truly groundbreaking product [that] makes your social life-scape compatible with your private soundscapes. Place it around the back of your head, pair it to [a] mobile device and enjoy the sound like never before.”
The device not only allows you to listen to music, but send and receive phone calls as well.
While the BATBAND will be going to market with a retail price of $250, you can pre-order the futuristic gadget for less over at StudioBananaThings’ Kickstarter.