SleepPhones Wireless from Acoustic Sheep

Normally, when I do a review of a product, I often say that it has been a while since I have reviewed an Acoustic Sheep product, but that just isn’t true, as I just reviewed the SleepPhones a few weeks ago. I’ve been reviewing a lot of stuff, and the SleepPhones are a decent product, but I didn’t mention the cord factor. This cord is a little bit troubling when you are trying to sleep, but tossing and turning is creating a very thin snake for your head.

However, having a cord on your headphones was a necessary evil before the invention of Bluetooth. Combine that with Acoustic Sheep’s “headphones in a headband”, and you have a recipe for some great sleep. I didn’t report about this the last time, but I have been informed that the SleepPhones were designed by a family doctor.

I also should have mentioned that the SleepCloud Breeze fabric, which is a trademarked thing, has a fleece fabric that is good for those who live in warmer climates. In all honesty, I haven’t given that much thought, as it is colder where I am at. I cannot really testify if these SleepPhones will be good in the summertime.

So let’s get the final stats out of the way. The SleepPhones are good for 13 hours of playtime, so you will need to recharge them every what, like two days? Maybe you will need to develop a habit where you just charge it daily, just to be safe.

All and all, the SleepPhones Wireless are the ones made for sleep, and they more than fulfill their promise. It is available for purchase on the SleepPhones site for $99.99.

Privates Wireless Headphones by Outdoor Tech are Definitely Dynamite!

Privates Outdoor TechnologyIn case that headline didn’t give you a clue, I am going to give Privates from Outdoor Tech a positive review. I don’t know if the term “Definitely Dynamite” is trademarked, but if it is, then I apologize.

I might as well just get this out of the way: the only thing I don’t like is the slogan. Here is what it is: “Touch your Privates in Public”. Okay, maybe you think it is clever, but it is actually referring to the touch controls. If you swipe horizontally on the left side, it will advance to the next track. If you swipe it vertically up or down, it will turn the volume up or down.

By the way, it works, and works really well. The sound is also good, but I’m sure that you expected me to say that. The headphones are wireless and they also include a 3.5mm AUX jack cord for wired connection as well. Just to let you know, the wireless range is 32 feet for about 10 hours on a single charge.

Another cool feature is its ability to fold up. So hey, what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Outdoor Tech site and get a pair of Privates for yourself. Uh, that just sounds terrible, doesn’t it?

The SleepPhones and RunPhones from AcousticSheep

Sleep phonesI was fortunate enough to review two new products from Acoustic Sheep. These products are very similar, as they are both headphones in the form of headbands.

In case you are wondering why anyone would make such products, then you should think about all the ear strain caused by ordinary earbuds. I mean, I know some over-the-ear headphones really can pinch the ears and make them uncomfortable to wear, and some earbuds feel uncomfortable if worn all day as well.

I believe that the SleepPhones are designed for those who like to listen to music on headphones from their music player of any kind (smartphone iPod, stereo, or anything else with a headphone jack). There is nothing to stick in the ear, just cover your ears with the headphones.

RunPhones-Blue-Product-Only_0This really is an ingenious idea, and I honestly don’t see why in the world someone hasn’t tried this before, and why it isn’t really a standard. The SleepPhones headband material is soft, unlike its more active brother, the RunPhones. The RunPhones look like they are made from the same stuff as football jersies. The RunPhones are made to repel moisture, and it is made of Polartec and PowerDry mesh.

Yes, these two headband headphones are pretty similar, and the RunPhones is available here and SleepPhones are available here. They are both at the same price of $39.99. There’s even a wireless model available for $99.99.