Headphones usually find themselves being put to use often throughout the day. Whether they are wired or wireless they accompany you wherever you go. But this year is the age of the smart headphones, where headphones do more than just provide audio output, tuning and offer a microphone. LBTech has created such a product dubbed “Elbee”. Elbee is a smart wireless in-ear headphones that have launched on Kickstarter and are available for pre-order.
Elbee headphones work well with you smart devices, whether it’s your smartphone to your Nest smart thermostat. Turn on/off lights, turn up/down temperatures, control your TV, open/close doors or gates, all of this will work with Elbee smart headphones. LBTech state that Elbee provides these features and more by listening and recognizing your voice and movements to control apps and devices. All of this is under your control by simply using voice dictation and or head movements.
Elbee smart headphones are accompanied with a dedicated smartphone app for both iPhone and Android devices. In the app users store their button controls, voice commands, and customized gestures. If you switch on the always-on listening feature, Elbee can be summoned by simply saying “OK Elbee” out loud and then stating your command. Elbee even works well with various apps like music, maps, emails, messaging and phone calls.
Elbee is priced right now at $269 at pre-order, but if you pledge and help LBTech reach the goal of $250,000 by November 21st, they will take off $120 as a discount for the smart headphones. Elbee smart headphones are scheduled to ship next November (2016) if their project goal on Kickstarter is met. So hurry and get your name on that list so that you can be one of the 1st of your friends with a pair of smart headphones. Until then check out the video and press release below, and feel free to tell us how much you love these headphones.