Whoever said that the world of “smart” devices is already over – saturated with all the products one can imagine, from phones, tablets and wrist – watches, light bulbs, TVs and even washing machines, and there is nothing you can bring new to the market, was wrong. Music makes this world go round, and if you are old enough to have seen portable music evolving from your 90’s Walkman era, to the Bluetooth connectivity, then you shouldn’t be surprised that a new Kickstarter project wants to push the world a step forward and produce STREAMZ: the world’s first smart headphones that don’t have either wires, nor a music player attached to them. Not even a smartphone, if the start-up company manages to crowd-fund the necessary amount of money to turn the headphones into an amazing gadget featuring voice-control and developer’s kit.
But what is STREAMZ, the world’s first smart headphones?
These are over-ear headphones that use a built-in WiFi Android music player which is able to stream music directly from the headset, thus eliminating the necessity to add an extra music player or a phone. The product is available in 3 GB options: 4, 20 and 32 GB and has the ability to provide you with the option of storing CD-quality FLAC/ALAC music files on the cans or in Google Drive. Moreover, you can stream music directly from the STREAMZ music store, and if the 300,000 available albums don’t satisfy your tastes, then you can stream music also from Pandora or Spotify.
So far, the available headphones can be used in two ways: you can navigate the buttons placed on the earcups, or use a complementary app to stream music and adjust the settings you want. The Kickstarter campaign aims to improve the headsets with voice control, as we said, and it will end in about a month. So far, the headsets have some impressing tech specs, including 1 GB of RAM, a lithium rechargeable battery and a 3.5 mm audio port, provided you need to use a cord. Since we’d like to see this gadget turning from project to product, we wish the campaigners good luck!