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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Can't sleep? What You Need is a Device Running Android and Some Bedphones!

As you might have guessed, these bedphones are made for those people who just have to listen to a book or music before they drift off to slumberland. Of course, it is somewhat difficult to sleep with a pair of headphones on. The bedphones, created by Eric Dubs, have “ear-hook style buds that are extremely thin and held in place by a length of moldable memory wire”.

In addition to these features, it also comes with an app that appears to only be available on the Android platform. According to the Android Market description, it comes with a “Smart Mode” that can shut the music off automatically when you fall asleep. I honestly don’t know how it does this, but it probably has to do with the accelerometer detecting movement.

Also on the Android application is a “Timer Mode” which gradually counts down music volume down to zero as the timer runs down. Then there is the “Basic Mode” that turns the entire phone screen into a giant play/pause button.

Click this link to learn more about Bedphones.

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