The upcoming WH Series aka 3-in-1 Walkman are headphones with a built-in digital music player. Available in 4GB and 16GB capacity with 20h battery life. They can also be used as normal headphones or as personal speakers.
Jon Patterson’s Pogo concept is a 3.5mm headphone plug with two parts. The parts are connected by magnets and Pogo pins. Like Apple’s MagSafe, Pogo is secure yet detaches safely to prevent damage to headphone cables.
Light Harmonic’s Geek is a DAC and headphone amplifier that plugs into computers via USB. It’s inspired by the Da Vinci DAC and can create a 3D surround sound effect. It can also accept two headphones at once.
A pair of headphones with a solar panel on the headband. The power that the panel gathers is stored in two batteries inside each ear cup, then harnessed via a USB port. It can also be plugged in to store power for later use.
The wood accents on Jamboo headphones are made with bamboo and the cords are woven with anti-tangle cotton thread styled around specific nature-inspired themes. Each pair also comes with a leash for carrying your new buds.
Like the AfterShokz, earHero are open ear earphones. Its speakers are so tiny that they won’t block your ear canal, so you can still hear the sounds around you. Great for outdoor use or pretending you’re a secret agent.