Wireless headphones provide a great way to listen to music, but they also provide serious moments of awkwardness because you have to fumble around for the controls that are on the side of your head. The Finger Swipe Headphones makes controlling your tunes easier by using the same type of touchpads found in smartphones and tablets, allowing you to simply swipe your finger along the surface to get the desired results.
In the past, when using wireless headphones, you had two choices – either fumble blindly along the side of your head for the controls and risk triggering the wrong function (which can make you feel like a Derp) or remove the headphones so you could see what you were doing (which can also make you feel like a Derp). Now, controlling your music is as easy as triggering an app on your smartphone. Just slide your finger up or down the left earpiece to raise or lower the volume, and then drag your finger forward or back horizontally to advance or rewind a track.
The headphones can also be used to take calls, with the music automatically stopping when an incoming call is received. Unfortunately, dragging your finger forward on the headphones will not make the caller get to the point faster. Fortunately, the built-in mic allows you to tell that person to stop beating around the bush already because they interrupted your favorite song and you want to get back to it.
With a frequency response of 20Hz to 2KHz, the 40mm drivers deliver rich sound from any audio source, and the soft padding on the ear cups and headpiece provide a pain-free experience.
When real life interferes and you need to silence your soundtrack to deal with pesky responsibilities, the earphones fold down for convenient, compact storage in the included zippered hard case, or you can use that time to give the headphones an energy boost. The rechargeable battery provides 10 hours of listening from a one-hour charge with the included USB cable.
For those who still think Blutooth is a fad that won’t last, an auxiliary port and cable allows use with non-Bluetooth devices.
Finger Swipe Headphones
- 8″ L x 8″ W x 3″ D. (8 oz.)
The Finger Swipe Headphones are available for $149.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer.