Are you tired of having to untangle — or even find — your headphones?
Well, maybe you'll want to take a page out of this guy's book and just have them IMPLANTED instead of dealing with that archaic nonsense! LOLz!
Rich Lee is a 'grinder,' who is someone who get surgical enhancements and modification for the hell of it. He decided he had enough of your normal headphones, so he implanted a magnet into his ear that works as a speaker, and wears a coil necklace that he uses to send the music to his ear!
Here's what he said about it:
'Listening to music is nice and probably the most obvious answer, but I intend to do some very creative things with it. The implant itself is completely undetectable to the naked eye. The device & coil necklace are are easily concealed under my shirt so nobody can really see it. I can see myself using it with the gps on my smartphone to navigate city streets on foot. I plan to hook it up to a directional mic of some sort (possibly disguised as a shirt button or something) so I can hear conversations across a room. Having a mic hooked up to it and routed through my phone would be handy. You could use a simple voice stress analysis app to detect when people might be lying to you. Not to say that is a hard science, but I’m sure it could come in handy at the poker table or to pre-screen business clients. I have a contact mic that allows you to hear through walls. That might be my next implant actually.'
Wouldn't it suck to have to keep upgrading these things as they get out of date??
Anyway, he also has plans to use a ultrasonic rangefinder to learn to echolocate — not for fun, mind you, but he's actually going blind!
Some people might right him off as a weirdo, we say good luck to him!
[Image via Rich Lee.]
Tags: blind, headphones, hearing, music, necklace, science, science!, tech talk, voice