Crosscall X-VIBES Bone Conduction Headphones
Crosscall, a French manufacturer of high-resistance smartphones and tablets, enters the segment of bone conduction Bluetooth headsets, a technology that provides listening comfort to the while keeping your ears free to pay attention to your surroundings. They are waterproof, durable, and have good battery life.
Crosscall's new headphones are compatible with all brands of 'smartphones'. Waterproof (IP67), and with a long autonomy.
They integrate the Push-to-Talk (PTT) functionality, so they are compatible with the group communication application X- TALK from Crosscall, as well as as with the most common Push-to-Talk services on the market.
They are bone conduction. Thanks to this technology, the ears remain free and fully aware of the surrounding sounds. In any circumstance the user can obtain high quality audio without losing a detail of the sounds that surround him. Thus, it is possible to perceive the arrival of cars or the sound of the fire alarm, a benefit that provides reinforced security.
While classic air conduction sends sound waves from the ear canal to the eardrums, bone conduction headphones transmit them by vibrations in the temporal bone and reach the eardrums. directly into the inner ear. Beethoven himself had this revolutionary idea to continue composing music despite his deafness, the musician held on to his ear. He placed a rod between his teeth that transmitted the vibrations of the piano to his jaw.
Unlike conventional headphones, the listening mode of the X-VIBES allows you to listen to music for a long time, since it does not overload the eardrums. In this way, the risks of tinnitus are limited, a disease that affects 8% of the Spanish population according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), which represents approximately 4 million people.
These are Bluetooth headphones that provide an optimal signal to noise ratio (SNR) and a MEMS microphone, chosen by the French brand's engineers especially for its stable performance despite difficult conditions. (temperature, humidity…) that guarantees optimal sound capture. The second microphone picks up surrounding noise and reduces it thanks to ambient noise cancellation technology “Environmental Noise Cancelling” (ENC). In a call or video conference, the other party will hear each other. You will be able to listen clearly without being disturbed by the noise around you.
With a 200 mAh battery and Bluetooth low energy connectivity, they provide up to  ;14 hours of listening or speaking. Charging is easy thanks to its universal USB-C charging connector. Ergonomic and with good autonomy, it can be worn all day, at work, on public transport or for sports and outdoor activities.
They have a weight 34g and offer comfort in all kinds of activities. The choice of materials, including a titanium ring, its soft-touch finish and weight distribution have been designed to provide adequate support during a run, a long meeting or on the way home from work. work.
The size and placement of the control and adjustment buttons provide intuitive access to turn up the sound, start a call or change a song with a touch. The hands remain free and its use is compatible with sports or professional glasses, as well as sunglasses. as with helmet.
Push-to-Talk (PTT) functionality is available. They are integrated, so they are compatible with Crosscall's X-TALK group communication application and with the most popular Push-to-Talk services on the market (assuming that the smartphone used is compatible with them). In this way, it is possible to communicate instantly and simultaneously with several people. Simply press the multifunction button on the side of the headphones to connect and communicate with the rest of the group, just like a walkie-talkie but with no distance limit.
They are resistant to falls from a height of 1.80m. With the IP67 certification they can withstand immersion under 1 meter of water. The main microphone is on. It is covered by a GORE micro-perforated membrane that protects from liquids while allowing air to pass through. The USB-C connector is also waterproof and the addition of a cap reinforces its protection against sweat, salt water, chlorinated water…
X-VIBES are already available on the market and come with a 2-year warranty. The recommended retail price is 149.99 euros.