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boneIt’s called the Batband, it’s being developed by Studio Banana Things, and it’s funded. Already, the project has drawn contributions of more than $181,133 from 1,062 backers, and the founders are currently discussing manufacturing details in China.

How does it work? The Batband delivers sound through bone conduction, which basically involves ‘transducers’ that emit sound waves that are picked up by your ‘private inner ear,’ which frees up your outer ear for other things. Essentially, sound waves are transmitted at a frequency that can be conducted through the bones of the skull.