SONR wants you to swap bone conduction swimming headphones for a… head puck

SONR Music device worn on the back of the head, by a swimmer underwater

If you consider sports activities headphones, you most likely envisage one thing that comes at the least vaguely near your ears, as is the case with the very best bone conduction headphones. Whereas not protecting or invading your ear canals, these do at the least strap round your head and sit very near your shell-likes – see the Shokz OpenRun and even Oladance’s Wearable Stereo open-ear answer for reference. 

However there may be one other manner. A New York outfit referred to as SONR, which focuses on audio swimming aids, simply launched SONR Music: “a 100% waterproof music participant that makes use of bone conduction expertise to allow swimmers to hearken to their favourite songs, audiobooks, and podcasts even underwater”. 

Let’s name it what it’s. At 35g, this round disc with a central push button for playback (that places me in thoughts of the timer included within the board sport Articulate! Your Life) it is a musical head puck. And I believe I prefer it. 

(Picture credit score: SONR)

SONR says you place it anyplace in your head (bone conduction tech will not work except you get that bit proper) both by slipping it beneath your swimming cap or utilizing the strap included, and also you’re good to go!