Bone conduction headphone company AfterShokz launches its very first Bluetooth stereo headset, the OpenComm, specially designed for comfortable everyday communication without being intrusive.
If like me, you have to make a lot of calls in a day, you have no doubt noticed how quickly wearing headphones for several consecutive hours becomes unpleasant.
For several years now, I have been sold to AfterShokz technology for their comfort, but above all because they do not mask ambient noise. The helmet model is no exception and meets the challenge with flying colors.
Since the ears are free, the AfterShokz headphones provide more comfort than conventional headphones.
Convenient in the office or teleworking
For those who are not familiar with the bone conduction used by AfterShokz, it is a technology that allows us to hear sound via its vibration on the bones of our jaw, much like it is with hearing aids. .
With nothing inside or above our ears, this kind of open-ear design gives us a lot of comfort all day long.
Without affecting the quality of the sound, it allows us to be constantly aware of what is going on around us. It’s ideal for people telecommuting with children or for keeping track of what’s going on in the office even during a call.
A microphone of impressive quality
Speaking of telecommuting or noisy office space, the OpenComm headset is placed naturally close to the mouth. It features adjustable DSP noise reduction technology, and delivers clear sound to the person on the other end of the line.
On the other ear is a multifunction button which makes the headset really easy to use. With just one click, you can answer, pause, or skip different calls to others.
Another interesting aspect is that the headset pairs really quickly with our smartphone thanks to NFC technology, the same one we use to pay with our device.
Everything works with Bluetooth 5.0, which allows us to maintain a reliable connection up to a distance of 10 meters from our device.
The OpenComm headset pairs in seconds to our phone using NFC.
Finally, we really appreciate the longevity of the battery. We have up to 16 hours of talk time or 8 hours of listening time with a single charge, which is more than enough for a full working day.
Moreover, the loading, which is done magnetically, is really fast. Only 5 minutes after having plugged it in, we recover 2 hours of conversation.
AfterShokz’s OpenComm headset sells for around $ 210 online, virtually the same price as other models of their headphones that don’t have a mic.
In short, your ears will certainly thank you for making the investment, especially if you spend several hours a day on the phone and are uncomfortable.
Learn more and buy the OpenComm headset online at Best Buy
Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-268-7116