Glow Headphones Kickstarter Campaign is Kicking!
We have all seen the proliferation of headphone related technology over the last couple of years, but here at TechPicks we believe we've found something that will raise its head and shoulders above all the rest.
Glow, the innovative headphones that blend superb design with even better functionality, are coming to the market and they are sure to make a wave.
Currently, running a Kickstarter campaign, they are well on their way to reaching the initial $100k goal, and then some. You can find out more about the campaign here.
Glow are set to be the first ever headphones on the market to use laser light. Corning Fibrance™ is used to create thin, colorful cables which are then combined with unique additional features. For example, the built-in heart rate sensor will pulse along with your pounding heartbeat while working out, and the accelerometer will illuminate along with your steps and movement.
A clever little remote allows the user to control not just their music, but also answer calls, read texts, use Google Now, and snap pics with your phone’s camera.
Glow blends high quality audio technology with a sleek, low profile, and ergonomic design. This makes the Glow headphones comfortable to wear, even when lying down.
There are, however, some potential pitfalls to the Glow Kickstarter campaign. Many of the headphone’s features are dependent on Stretch goals being met. Meaning we will only get to see the heart rate monitor if they manage to make it to $1 million, the accelerometer will only be included at $750,000, and iPhone users will be restricted to reduced functionality, missing out on some the key remote features if the campaign doesn't make it to $500,000. However, over the last 24 hours alone Glow has received just over $100,000 in backings, so the TechPicks team is hopeful that Glow will be successful in hitting most, if not all, of its Stretch goals.
Bearing all of the above in mind, and with production set to kick off in June 2015, TechPicks thinks it is fair to say that you will be seeing a lot more from this great piece technology this summer.