Look + Listen: Exhibitionist Headphones Record Life

It’s hard to even know what category this gadget belongs in because it does so much. It may look like a weird headphones/ear warmers combination, but it’s much more than that. The headphones do, in fact, play music over a wireless connection. But do you see those little dongles on the outside of the ear cups? They add a whole new layer of usefulness to an item that lots of us use every day.

The devices on each ear are actually a 10.1 megapixel digital camera and a digital image projector. The idea behind the design is to make it simple for everyone to record and share their daily explorations. The design, by William Gerwin, incorporates wireless connectivity not only keep your music flowing, but also to upload all of your explorations into a personal online gallery – or if you prefer, use the P2P capability to just share your photos with your friends directly.

All of your data is automatically backed up to your PC, making sure you never lose the records of your adventures. But if you’re into instant gratification, the projector dongle lets you show your photos right away – just point it at a wall or table and show off the evidence of all of your travels. Unfortunately this awesome multifunctional gadget is still a concept, but that doesn’t stop us from wanting these headphones that would let us record our every step.

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See more in Camera & Video or under Gadgets. March, 2010.