These bone conduction headphones let you listen to music without blocking the outside world
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Earbuds allow you to have a personal soundtrack wherever you go, but often at the expense of some of your peripheral awareness. While auditory solitude is a nice escape, it can be dangerous in busy places. Instead of plugging your ears with silicon, let these Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headphones channel the music inside your head.
This wireless headset wraps around your ears to hold a small element over both of your temples. Each node conducts vibrations through your skull and into your inner ear to provide rich audio that wont block out your hearing. Its water-resistant, and finished with a flexible, rubberized material to withstand the elements. Since theres no delicate audio components to worry about, these headphones make a wonderful companion for outdoor adventures. They feature integrated playback controls, and get up to 8 hours of playback time on a single, 90-minute charge.