The Hearable Universe mid year 2017

Click here to enlarge the updated universe. Well, some of the crowdfunded gadgets have been quietly made available… some others have been quiet for most of the last 6 months or more and some have completely disappeared quietly. Time to update the Hearable Universe to account for new availabilities and to weed out what will not… Read More


The wireless Airpods were announced for October, then for December and finally “sometime in spring”. The product is in fact “not ready for consumers” – there are Bluetooth connection issues, as The Wall Street Journal and Business Insider are reporting. This is in fact a problem that the Bragi Dash have too. However, I am using them… Read More


Bragi - The Dash breathing battery status

So far, there are 10 smart audio devices available (The Dash, Gear Icon X, Moto Hint, Soundhawk, CS50, SMS, Jabra Sport Pulse,  iRiver On, Huawai Talkband and LG HRM). The end of 2016 will probably find some 5 more devices and also the launch of Apple’s AirPods (which do not qualify as a smart listening… Read More


LG HRM

What can they do? Heart rate monitoring, wireless data processing, voice guide, Lifeband compatible, touch activity tracker. What do they cost? $69.90 How can I buy them? Shop online –>   Review Interesting fitness device, but the sound quality is not overwhelming. Other Reviews Engadget  … Read More


Soundhawk Smart Hearing Amplifier

What can it do? Enhances listening experience of soft sounds and speech (e.g. in noisy places like restaurants, or amplification of animal sounds for hunters), mobile app for device personalization according to individual hearing preferences. What do they cost? $349.99 How can I buy them? Shop online –>   Review The Soundhawk is a hearing aid for people, who do not actually have… Read More


the hearable shop

The (h)earable.shop will open mid 2017. It will carry smart earphones exclusively (no simple sports earbuds). To qualify as smart earphones, the devices will have to have at least one of the following: smart pairing, biometrics, access to smartphone and/or IPA, accompanying app with computing features. So far, only 10 devices in the The Hearable Universe are… Read More


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What can it do? Wireless connectivity with Bluetooth Classic for Audio and BLE for sensorial information Bluetooth distance 10m Powerful microphone for phone calls Optional cable with microphone for use when battery is low or energy to be saved Charging Case 4GB storage Close fitting design with exchangeable fit sleeves Basic noise cancellation Ambient noise… Read More


The Hearable Universe 2016 700x700

UPDATE AVAILABLE –> go to The Hearable Universe 2017 Mid Year Review  By the end of 2016, there will be 20 hearables available and up to 17 still in a development stage, most of them crowdfunded. The infographic is a categorization project to give a quick overview of hearable’s main features. Click the picture to open the 2000x2000px infographic.… Read More


hearables list 2016

Just re-published: a complete list of available or soon to be available hearables – with categorisation, features, main purpose, reviews, review score and pricing. Open “Hearables – The Complete List of 2016”. The list is big, but keep in mind that more than half of it is still in a development stage, mostly crowdfunded. What… Read More


  Most of today’s hearables fall in one of three classic categories: your ordinary earbuds for listening music and take phone calls, technically enhanced hearing aids and the new generation of heart rate monitors. Computing on your smart phone is a very new use for ear phones, which will open a range of new options on… Read More