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Sony Ericsson makes motion-sensitive headphones official

Plugging in the pair of earbuds starts music playback automatically, while removing one of them will pause the track.

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The rumor mill chalks up another point for getting it right.

Sony Ericsson has just announced, via a Webcast event, what it claims are the world first motion-activated headphones. Plugging in the pair of earbuds starts music playback automatically, while removing one of them will pause the track. For example, if you are listening to Nobody by Korean all-girl group Wonder Girls and someone interrupts you, removing an earbud will temporarily stop music playback so you don't need to press the pause button on the headset or phone.

While this is far from revolutionary, the MH907 headphones do provide some convenience. So this may turn out to be very intuitive (we'll have to find out more when we get our hands on a unit). Sony Ericsson apparently achieves this via capacitive sensing technology; i.e. it makes use of your skin (ears in this case) as an electrical conduit. Aside from music playback, you can perform the same actions for answering and ending calls.

The MH907 works with most Sony Ericsson handsets with a Fast Port connector and comes in Yellow/White and Titan Chrome shades. No word yet on when it will hit the markets.

(Source: Crave Asia)