Remember how annoying it is to have your headphones or earphones fall out or become too bulky while you are trying to sleep. SleepPhones is your answer to those problems. They are lightweight, washable, and removable from their fleece headband. They even come with a sleep CD for those of you who prefer to fall asleep to relaxing sounds instead of music.
The SleepPhone has just won a prestigious awards at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It’s wireless version is set go on sale in April 2013. It comprises a fleece headband that has earphones embedded in it. The manufacturers claim that it will not cause your partner to wake up next to you. Its website also claims that it is safe to use while working out in an external environment as it allows you to hear traffic sounds along with your music.
This device can use either a wire or a bluetooth connection to connect to your phone or music device. Currently the wired device is available for $40, but the wireless version is expected to release in April retailing for $80.
Its creators are Wei-Shin Lai, MD and Jason Wolfe.
The firm began selling the product in 2007. Dr. Lai has claimed that inspiration came as follows,
“In 2007, I had trouble falling back to sleep after patient phone calls late at night as a family doctor. ‘My husband suggested that I listen to something to take my mind off of patient concerns. Since I didn’t want to disturb my husband while he slept, I needed headphones or ear buds I could wear in bed. But there was nothing comfortable on the market so I came up with stuffing speakers inside a headband.”
The device can be used for sports, for sleep, and so on. They definitely need to come out as a stronger style statement though.