AfterShokz, the world renowned, award-winning headphone brand, today launched two new wireless bone conduction headphones in Malaysia—the Aeropex and swim-proof Xtrainerz.
Bone conduction headphones aren’t new, and the technology has been long used in hearing aids and specialised communication products (underwater or high noise environments). Even famous 18th century composer and musician Ludwig van Beethoven used a bone conduction apparatus after losing most of his hearing.
How bone conduction works
Bone conduction is the conduction of sound to the inner ears through the bones of the skull, bypassing the eardrums completely. In actual fact, on a daily basis, bone conduction transmission occurs naturally and constantly as sound waves vibrate bone, specifically through bones in the skull. An average individual will find it hard to distinguish sound being conveyed via the bone as opposed to typically through the air via the ear canal.
The key advantage of bone conduction technology is that it leaves your ear canals open, allowing you to remain alert and aware of ambient sounds while you enjoy your music or podcasts.
Compared to the previous generation Trekz Air, the Aeropex is 30 percent smaller and 15 percent lighter; has improved battery life; an IP67 waterproof rating; and an improved open ear design that reduces air leaks by 50 percent.
The backbone of the Aeropex is made of premium titanium and now sits at a 30–degree tilt against your face to reduce vibration.
A single charge gives you at least eight hours of juice for music and call time. It will fully charge up in two hours, and a quick 15-minute charge will give you enough juice for a run.
The Aeropex is available in four hot colours: Lunar Grey, Cosmic Black, Blue Eclipse, and Solar Red. The headphones are available at online and offline retails stores across Malaysia, priced at MYR739. It’s covered by a two-year limited warranty.
Whether you’re a swimmer, triathlete or simply a sport fanatic, the swimproof Xtrainerz are for you. With a IP68 rating, the headphones can be immersed in water of up to two metres for two hours. They can also withstand extreme temperatures of -10 up to 45 degrees Celsius.
With a revolutionary open ear design, Xtrainerz promises situational awareness and extended comfort whether your running on the open road or doing laps in the pool.
The headphones come with 4GB of storage to store your MP3, WMA, WAVE and AA music files (up to 1,200 songs). Physical music control buttons allows you choose between normal, shuffle or repeat mode. It comes with PremiumPitch 2 Stereo Sound for dynamic stereo sound and enhanced bass.
A single charge will deliver up to eight hours of battery life, and they can fully charge in under two hours. Charging is easy too, with built in magnetic charge points, there is no need for wires.
Xtrainerz is available in four colours: Black Diamond, Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, and Aquamarine. It is available now at select online and offline retail stores across Malaysia for MYR699. It’s covered by a two-year limited warranty.
For more information about AfterShokz, visit www.aftershokz.com.
In Malaysia and Brunei, AfterShokz is distributed by Nove Marketing. Learn more at www.nove.my.