Is This the Future of the Headphone Cable?

Headphone cables can be difficult things. They tangle, kink and can even break. But what are you gonna do? Maybe the answer was to give the problem to people who really know headphones: high school students.

A group of students working as part of a hackathon at the University of Pennsylvania came up with a new twist on Bluetooth connectivity that completely eliminates the need for headphone cables.

If your headphones have a detachable cord, the Spiro XI plugs into the input and hangs on your headphones like a big earring. That’s your Bluetooth receiver. After about five hours, a red LED tells you it’s time to recharge.



Read more at Gizmag.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Is This the Future of the Headphone Cable?

  • May 19, 2015 at 7:00 am

    How long until there’s “beats bling”?


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