[dropcap]S[/dropcap]mart technology is not just part of everyday life, it’s become a necessity. Every gadget and appliance has smart written on its label. Very soon, we will be able to get our hands on THE DASH – the world’s first smart wireless (in ear) headphones.
The concept for this nifty gadget is developed by Danish entrepreneur Nikolaj Hviid – a former CEO of an award winning design agency and former Head of Design at a global leading audio company. Now Nikolaj and his Munich-based team – BRAGI, are starting a crowd-funding campaign for THE DASH.
THE DASH is designed to deliver freedom of movement, maximum comfort and an amazing sound. As the world´s first smart and completely wireless headphones it offers multiple unique features such as:
THE DASH can play music from an embedded 4GB/1000 song music player or through a Bluetooth connection with a smartphone.
THE DASH tracks movements like pace, steps, cadence and distance and measures heart rate, oxygen saturation and energy spent. Real time acoustic feedback is also provided during the activity – even without an attached smartphone.
THE DASH also works as a Bluetooth headset and delivers clear voice quality through an embedded ear bone microphone. Even though THE DASH provides impressive noise isolation, the wearer can choose to channel ambient sound into the headphone with the transparent audio feature.
Safety and peace of mind come from awareness of your surroundings, like hearing a car, a cyclist or a voice. A simple swipe on the touch surface of THE DASH enables or disables ambient sound to pass through.
An iOS App and Android App for THE DASH will be available at product launch for free. THE DASH will also feature a software development kit and offer open access to processed and unprocessed data feeds for developers.
[quote_box_center]Athletes, music lovers and design enthusiasts can now pre-order the world´s first smart headphones starting at $179 on kickstarter.bragi.com [/quote_box_center]