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May 3, 2007

SwiMP3 Underwater MP3 Player

at 6:24 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, What Were They Thinking

In the latest edition of Business 2.0 magazine there is an article about a company that is making underwater MP3 players. It is called the SwiMP3, I was expecting it to use something like watertight headphones or something simple like that. Well it actually uses bone conduction to play the music by vibrating your skull! Nothing is in your ears, instead the system uses cheek pads to get the vibrations into your head. Not into water sports? Check out the Bonephones research project then.

“I’ve always loved music. It really motivates me when my workouts shift to the stair climber, my bike or the treadmill. So I looked high and low to find a way to bring my favorite music to the pool, and finally enjoy every lap.

Then, I found this small company in California that specializes in aquatic training and performance.They came up with the most ingenious solution to boring workouts. It’s called the SwiMP3.

Imagine listening to hours of your own music during your swim workout. Laps go faster and workouts are more pleasurable. The SwiMP3’s innovative sound transfer technology offers exceptional underwater sound quality. The SwiMP3 player (pronounced “Swim-P-3″) allows you to hear the same high quality music while you’re in the water that you love to hear on dry land.”


 

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15 Responses to “SwiMP3 Underwater MP3 Player”

  1. Paul Says:

    Oh this is cool, i’d like to try it

  2. J_man Says:

    nifty, I saw this on Daily Planet a while back

  3. joebob Says:

    nice, but I’d rather just have the music play outside of the water, instead of having to buy a special mp3 player.

  4. Hexypoo Says:

    sexy

  5. Sashi Says:

    Wet and wonderful

  6. Matt Says:

    Excellent(sarcasm) placement of the controls. Very weak.

  7. Mr. Maigo Says:

    lol, not very aqua-dynamic… not like there’s much choice

  8. JohnE Says:

    This is SO old that version2 of this mp3 player is now out (see the website). This dispenses with the large bulky unit on the back of your head.

  9. StaTT Says:

    I like it.

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  11. ryan Says:

    how would you be able todo anything the freaking controls are on the back of your head,you don’t know what you’ll press??!?!?!?!

  12. Kim Says:

    No REAL swimmer wears their cap over their ears! The controls on the back…not such a genius idea.

  13. Lindsey Says:

    I don’t know what kind of swimmers you know but keeping the cap from covering the ears is silly, will only cause more drag.

  14. Douchee Says:

    Hey Douches, this is for practice. nobody is telling you to wear it when you’re in olympic trials looking for the best possible time and reduced drag. It works and it’s a cool little device. Sound is OK, but not high fidelity. I like it and it makes an hour in the pool fly.

  15. Douchee Says:

    Oh yeah, and with 128-256 MB, are you really going to be switching through a bunch of songs? who cares, pick some songs you like and SWIM!

    Douches

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