Bluetooth speakers are awesome. Bluetooth headphones are pretty great too. So what happens if you combine them? It may sound like the fever dream of some mad scientist, but one company is working to make that dream a reality.
Nuvu Soundforms is looking to raise money on Kickstarter for a transforming wireless headphones-combo, and it looks pretty awesome.
The concept here is pretty simple. It’s A pair of Bluetooth headphones that transform into speakers with just a few quick folds and snaps. That means you can quickly switch from private listening to a group hangout without carrying around any extra gear.
The design features memory foam ear pads along with physical volume and track controls. There’s also a power button that launches the Bluetooth 4.0 pairing when you hold it down with a long press.
You can order a beta edition on Kickstarter for $125, and the company says it will ship by November. There’s also the option to order two for $200. For $375 you can get three, which isn’t actually a discount, though it also comes with a customized pen and an online shout-out.
There’s definitely some risk here. The company is promising a pretty fast turnaround from funding to shipping, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see some delays as a result. Then again, it sounds like a factory with plenty of audio experience is already onboard, and the product itself has been in development for 14 months already.
There are a few other similar products on Amazon now, though none offer as nice a design as this one and most come with pretty mixed reviews. The promise of receiving your device in just a few short months is also a big plus, though you may end up waiting a bit longer than that in the end.