When I first saw the headline in the press release for this product, I thought to myself no wonder it went to my Spam folder. Is there really a need for a voice controlled headphone that has a built-in MP3 player. Like who would use it, maybe my grandma?
But after reading the release, they seem pretty cool…I just am not sure if I’d use them or anyone I know would, nor who would fund a Kickstarter campaign for it. I know I wouldn’t and it’s not simply because I hate Kickstarter and Indigogo campaigns with a passion, I just see no reason for the product. The crazy part is, they want to sell it for $50 less than the Xbox One X.
From the press release:
STREAMZ features voice control, Wi-Fi, a 1.6 GHz Quad-core Android® processor, HD music player, and a color display. STREAMZ can play stored HD music and from multiple online streaming services including Pandora®, Spotify® and many others without being connected to a smartphone. The internal 4GB memory is expandable with an SDXC Card up to 256GB for a total of 260GB.
Unlike Bluetooth headphones, STREAMZ uses uncompressed Wi-Fi and a built-in 96kHz/24 bit HD DAC to play the absolute highest quality music available in the market today including FLAC, Apple AIFF, WAV and HD music from PONO® and other online HD music stores. STREAMZ also plays standard formats including MP3, iTunes AAC music, audiobooks and Podcasts. STREAMZ Wi-Fi allows users to stream high quality, uncompressed music over Wi-Fi with a range of 100 meters, which is over three times greater than Bluetooth’s range of 30 meters or via a mobile smartphone hotspot.
STREAMZ “VOXXI” voice control offers simple and safe listening with sight and hands-free voice commands while biking, jogging or just hanging out. Just “Say and Play” your stored HD music or online streaming music using VOXXI voice commands. Unlike Bluetooth headphones, STREAMZ directly streams online music from the web over Wi-Fi without requiring a Bluetooth smartphone connection. With STREAMZ there’s no more Bluetooth pairing, low quality or phone call interruptions. STREAMZ unique Auto-Synch feature makes managing and listening to music incredibly easy by automatically and wirelessly transferring music that a user has saved on their iOS or Android smartphone, MAC or Windows PC onto STREAMZ via Google® Drive’s cloud based storage service.
If you are interested in backing this product the info is below.
STREAMZ is now available on Kickstarter starting with an early bird price of $199.00. STREAMZ is MSRP retail priced at $449.00 and will be available from retailers worldwide and on the STREAMZ online store beginning September 2017. Click https://goo.gl/XB7EBm to watch trailer.