TP Vision, which owns the rights to use the Philips brand, has announced the release of headphones specially designed to be worn even while you sleep. The N7808 model was developed in cooperation with the Kokoon brand, which has Nightbuds headphones with almost the same look in its portfolio.
When developing the design of the model, special attention was paid to the possibility of using it in bed, and the earphones hardly protrude from the ears, mainly due to the fact that their thickness is only 6 mm. In this case we are talking about a “reinforcing” model with the so-called balanced armature, which also performs optimally in compact liners, comparable to classic designs from 20 millimeters thick.
What makes the headphones really unique, however, is their use of sensors that can track sleep patterns, allowing you to stop sound playback after the user has fallen asleep.
A disadvantage is the integration of many sensors in a special module that is located on the user’s neck during operation. It also has a built-in rechargeable battery and a Bluetooth module. Data on the use of active noise cancellation is not available. However, intelligent “white noise” generation is envisaged, which partially masks the sounds from which the user can wake up.
The battery charge is enough for 10 hours of operation, which, given the main purpose of the novelty, will be enough for most users. A special application developed in collaboration with Kokoon allows the user to track the duration of sleep, as well as its phases and the duration of each of them. For early buyers, the SN7808 is already available for 174 US dollars, later the headphones will cost from 249 US dollars.
This isn’t the only unusual announcement. According to experts, Apple is preparing to release an unprecedented budget model of wireless headphones for the company at a price of $ 99 in the foreseeable future.