Music is a multidimensional expression of sound, and while we primarily use our ears to translate tracks into an emotional menagerie of feelings, we perceive it with all of our senses. We can feel the bass rumble through our soul and sense the sound vibrations rushing past our skin, tasting the excitement of a live set in an almost palpable fashion. I don’t usually gush and ogle over headphones, but then again – it’s not everyday that a pair like this crosses my path. It’s true that we can’t necessarily wear our music on our sleeves, less for an iPod Shuffle, but as it turns out – we can now sport it throughout our headphones thanks to Glow.
Implementing smart phone technology from companies like Google, Corning, Android and Knowles – Glow is pushing the boundaries of the next generation of ergonomic headphones, crafting the first smart headphones, glowing to your beat with fiber optic lasers in red, green or blue. Currently, Glow is just a little over a week into their Kickstarter Project – meaning you have the opportunity to help awesome things happen.
At this moment, the current functionalities of Glow are relegated to Android phones (sorry Apple devotees!). Some basic features will still be available through the 5-way hand held controller. Essentially a remote for your headphones, you’ll be able to snap pictures, take calls and work with basic music applications like Pandora or Spotify. Eventually, if enough backers matriculate – as a stretch goal, they’ll build in the technology to pulse to your heartbeat. But for now, that’s just a pipe dream.