Nova H1, the world’s first earrings that are also wireless headphones
Many people wear earrings, but they only have an aesthetic function. The German company Nova has developed the world’s first earrings with a headphone function.
Wireless headphones in-ear are trendy. They’re cheap, practical, and they sound reasonably good. They are inserted inside the ear, very close to the earrings. So the association is immediate: why not develop earrings that, at the same time, are wireless headphones?
Nova H1 Audio Earrings they are the first world outstanding wireless headphones which are fastened with a clip on the ear. As earrings, there is also a version to be inserted into the hole of the ear, if you have it pierced.
With only 7 grams of weight, are designed to be worn 24 hours a day. And as their creators assure they favor privacy, since nobody will know that they are using headphones, nor will they listen to what you hear. You can see them in this video:
Looking at the images, the question arises immediately: How do these Nova H1 transmit sound, if they are not inserted inside the ear?
They use a developed technology by Nova, call Directional Sound Technology. The pearl of the earring itself (which is a real pearl) transmits audio directionally to the pinna, bouncing into the ear canal, to be heard.
The advantage of this system is that no need to insert the earphone in the ear. And, according to Nova, from outside no one can hear what is broadcast, so it is totally private. It sounds interesting, but it remains to be seen how intense and quality that audio is broadcast in an open environment.
With the Nova H1 ear studs it is possible to listen to music, receive or make calls, and use the virtual assistant Siri or the Google Assistant.
Given its small size, the battery has a range of about 3 or 4 hours of use. They are recharged in the case, which offers about 5 recharges, so the total autonomy is about 20 hours.
Nova H1 They are compatible with any mobile with iOS or Android via Bluetooth 5, and are available in gold and silver.
They seek financing and KickStarter, where they have already obtained everything they needed. They are priced at 295 euros, and will begin shipping from September.