These headphones are unlike anything I've ever tried before.
These are prototype pair of bone conduction headphones from Senton.
And here's what I found out.
I kind of love this thing.
The company says they want you to put these headphones on in the morning, wear them all day.
Then take them off at night with other headphones I pop them on or off depending on the task with these.
I can leave them on all day.
Listen to music podcasts, jump between zoom calls on two devices when real life needed me.
I just pause the audio I can hear fine.
Since this is an open design.
I never really felt the need to take them off.
It feels like a proper wearable, like my glasses for a watch.
I'm gonna run through the design features, audio and more.
So let's dive in.
The Cynthia audio headset is really small and it's really light 30 grams or just over one ounce.
There's an adjustable headband so it can fit in different sized heads easily.
I haven't seen this feature on other bone conduction headphones.
Centene says this is the only adjustable bone conduction headset in the world.
I've gotta say this feature has made it very easy to wear the headset All day.
The frame is made out of titanium.
So it's light and sturdy.
Most of all, it's comfortable.
And this thing stays put a good shake all I want, and it doesn't move.
I think my hair's a mess, but who cares?
There's a total of one button on this device it serves as a power and parent button.
Well, how do you control anything with this headset?
These pads are touch sensitive.
By default, you can swipe up or down on the left pad for bond control, swipe back and forth for changing music tracks, press the pad for playing pause.
Tapping the right side will bring up your voice assistant.
Now I said by default, these are programmable through the sentience app.
This may be really hard for some athletes to change the ways they have known their entire life.
all individuals including athletes, recreational athletes, pregnant women, and aging individuals should aim to stay active.
activity can differ based on factors such as age stage of chronic disease.
Your Custom Settings would go with you regardless of what device is paired with your centene headset.
I also found that tapping and swiping on the pads was more comfortable than pressing buttons or tapping in ear earbuds.
The centene audio headset uses USB C for charging centene claims around it.
In 24 hours of usage from the battery on this device, and 10 hours of continuous usage, those are pretty bold claims.
So what did I do?
I wore them on and off for a while with these prototypes.
Got about two days of usage and zoom calls, phone calls and listen to music throughout the day.
The power got low on round day to mid day.
So then I charged them up.
It takes about an hour to fully charge these.
Yeah, these are not the only pair of bone conduction headphones.
I have here a pair of made by aftershocks.
They work all right.
But what I wear these all day?
I think that's because I wear glasses and this doesn't fit that great while I'm wearing glasses.
The centein headset fits comfortably around my glasses, these aftershocks not so great,
How was the audio quality on the centein headset?
It's okay, but not great.
Like other bone conduction headphones, you're going to hear thin sounding audio.
If you listen to things at full volume, you'll feel the pads vibrating against your head.
If you want to hear bass, plug your ears and you'll hear some bass music sounds just okay listening to audio books or podcasts is fine.
The company says the headset is equipped with noise cancelling microphones on every call I took my audio sounded good to the other person on the line.
So what's the price $300 once it goes to retail.
Now I asked how the company justifies this cost So now they explained that other models have trade offs.
You can get a lower price device, but you're going to trade off con conference or microphone quality.
The company tells me their original goal was to provide software to tweak existing bone conduction headphones.
However, existing bone conduction headphones had too many compromises.
The team knew that wearables was a difficult space, but they knew what they wanted to achieve.
So the c/net audio headset was created.
If you want noise cancelling headphones, these aren't those.
If you want audio file level audio, no, don't get these.
If you wanna block out the outside world, don't get these The Cnet audio headset is meant to be a way to stay connected to your devices and to the real world at the same time.
You can tune in to your phone or laptop or the real world while wearing them.
I was surprised at how natural it was to keep wearing them all day.
Now if you're interested in getting a pair of these convene has a Kickstarter backers get the headset at a discount shipping to start in September of 2021 worldwide?
As always be cautious from backing products through crowdfunding.
Does your head have the space for yet another wearable on it?
Let me know.
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