hearables mid 2017 comprehensive list

The updated complete and comprehensive list of hearables as of May 2017. What has happened? 6 more gadgets are available for consumers while 7 gadgets seem to not have a future. The market seems to have consolidated a little. There are basically four big groups of hearables on offer: smart earphones with smartphone integration and… Read More


The Hearable Universe 2017

UPDATE AVAILABLE! Click here to go to The Hearable Universe 2017 Mid Year Review What kind of hearables are there and which are actually available. The Hearable Universe 2017 Infographic gives you a quick overview covering all 36 smart hearing devices. To qualify as a smart hearing device, the device must offer computing functionalities like… 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


SMS Audio Biosport

What can they do? Biometric earbud, sweat/water resistant, wire-powered, fitness app compatible. What do they cost? $29.00 How can I buy them? Shop online –>   Review The Biosport are simple headphones compatible with just one fitness app (Runkeeper). Their single smart feature is a biometric heart rate monitor. Other Reviews PCWorld… 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


Apple AirPods

What can they do? Hear music/sound and answer/make calls from iPhone 7 wirelessly with Bluetooth, Activate Siri. What do they cost? $159.00 How can I buy them? At the Apple Store and Apple retailers. Review Well, I probably will have to add the AirPods to the Hearable Universe 2016. I am hesitant however – do they qualify… 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