Why aren't we funding this?. Heres the link to the kickstarter page: www.kickstarter.com/projects/701992503/the-worlds-only-earbuds-with-no-strings-attached Thi
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Why aren't we funding this?

Why aren't we funding this?. Heres the link to the kickstarter page: www.kickstarter.com/projects/701992503/the-worlds-only-earbuds-with-no-strings-attached Thi

Heres the link to the kickstarter page: www.kickstarter.com/projects/701992503/the-worlds-only-earbuds-with-no-strings-attached

This only has 57k out of the 435k needed. Just think about how awesome this would be!

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User avatar #65 - loltrosity (10/18/2013) [+] (6 replies)
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So from skimming the comments, it has been made clear that people kind of think this idea is, well, stupid. Or at least needs to be updated. But until then, please check out this: www.phonebloks.com/ . There is a video on the very first page, so just watch that and please reply to this comment what you think about it. I personally would love it, because of all the possibilities of customization. Thanks
#30 - scant (10/18/2013) [-]
>Doesn't support mp3 player connectivity   
>4 hour battery life, same amount of time to charge it to 100%   
>256MB maximum memory. Around 45 minutes of mp3 Audio   
>Can support high quality sound. Exactly the kind you don't find in mp3 format. Better make that 1 minute of audio   
>Doesn't support FLAC   
>Good luck trying to keep track of them when they're not in your ears   
   
I realise the technology is still in infancy, but here's just a small list of reasons why I'm not funding this.
>Doesn't support mp3 player connectivity
>4 hour battery life, same amount of time to charge it to 100%
>256MB maximum memory. Around 45 minutes of mp3 Audio
>Can support high quality sound. Exactly the kind you don't find in mp3 format. Better make that 1 minute of audio
>Doesn't support FLAC
>Good luck trying to keep track of them when they're not in your ears

I realise the technology is still in infancy, but here's just a small list of reasons why I'm not funding this.
User avatar #51 to #30 - impo **User deleted account** (10/18/2013) [-]
Main problem: Shortlived powersource. mp3 can be added somehow, but the powersource is just...no.
User avatar #59 to #30 - loltrosity (10/18/2013) [-]
I know it has some flaws (some of them major) but if something like this was able to be funded, tested for flaws/have them reported, then they would be able to fix them. Such as a gps locator to find the other one, or a cloud system where you could have mass storage on say your computer. If this was funded, it would be a "stepping stone" of sorts to better this idea
User avatar #101 to #59 - scant (10/19/2013) [-]
You can't cloud storage on the go without using radio waves, which would increase the size of the buds tenfold as they'd have to fit in radio transceivers.
#79 to #30 - John Cena (10/18/2013) [-]
how the **** does one connect to the other to play the same song? im thinking its not like headphones, more like a single ear plug
User avatar #31 to #30 - dabronydude (10/18/2013) [-]
that is a good point but if people never support early tech it would never
get better...
User avatar #32 to #31 - scant (10/18/2013) [-]
I know. But to be honest, I'm pretty comfortable with regular headphones. Wires aren't really that much of an inconvenience.
#36 to #32 - cousin ONLINE (10/18/2013) [-]
Just get what I have if wires piss you off.
Avantalk Jogger they're called. Better than most headphones.
#43 to #36 - MuayThaiFarang (10/18/2013) [-]
How well do those hang on? I like to listen to music on long rides, but the wind at 85mph will steal my headphones if there's any drag. I usually have to run the cables up through my dog tags or a shemagh to keep them close to my neck to hold them in place or they get ripped out of my ears.
User avatar #45 to #43 - cousin ONLINE (10/18/2013) [-]
Very well. But I don't think at 85mph they will. Don't you have a helmet?
Also, I would hate listening to music on long rides. I love the sound of my bike. The sat nav women annoys me though.
#103 to #45 - MuayThaiFarang (10/20/2013) [-]
Helmet? I've got several. Wearing them, on the other hand.... If it's a tropical storm or hurricane I usually do. Otherwise, meh. I've had two major accidents in my life, walked away from both, and was told both times that wearing a helmet could've killed me instantly in those situations. Listening to the wind for 45-90 minutes just ***** with my tinnitus, so i started wearing ear plugs, and then just figured headphones would do the trick, and from there I just hooked up Pandora to listen to my music. A sat-nav defeats the adventure for me. I just ride until I find the place I'm going if I don't already know.
User avatar #104 to #103 - cousin ONLINE (10/20/2013) [-]
Where do you live? In the UK it is law to wear a helmet and I couldn't go out without it on as it just wouldn't feel right. I've had one major accident in which I was dead for a bit!
How could a helmet of killed you? To be frank, that sounds like utter ******** .
I know what you mean by the sat-nav. I just end up lost for several hours otherwise. I have no sense of direction. Got my mother to thank for that one!
#105 to #104 - MuayThaiFarang (10/20/2013) [-]
America. I hit a concrete telephone pole going 70 because of a throttle cable malfunction, they said that the extra weight on the neck and the bounciness of the helmet would've possibly made my head snap backwards and to the side (helmets bounce and twist) instead of just getting a concussion. The second one, I tucked my face down into my kutte and actually somersaulted as i slid down the street. Helmet would've been too big and instead of rolling, I would've landed on my neck.
User avatar #106 to #105 - cousin ONLINE (10/20/2013) [-]
Didn't know it was legal to not wear a helmet there!
I think I'll just wear my helmet constantly. Like I said, it doesn't feel right without it.
#108 to #106 - MuayThaiFarang (10/20/2013) [-]
Statistically, it's probably better to wear a helmet, since it reduces the risks. The odds of having an accident like mine are extremely low. It's like the people who have survived car accidents because they WEREN'T wearing a seatbelt (i.e. anyone who's rolled a convertible), it doesn't mean you should never wear a seatbelt.
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User avatar #38 to #31 - whothefkisanon (10/18/2013) [-]
Music never got better with (digital) technology.
The best source of music is still live music without any technological amplification.

Furthermore, MP3 and similar are lossy file formats, meaning that you'll always have a certain amount of music/sound that won't be saved and therefor be played.
If you look at MP3 players that play lossless files (eg.: WAV and FLAC) you either have cellphones that have a crappy DAC (digital audio converter, the thing behind the Audio Jack) or the devices cost way too much for too few memory space (there's the Fiio X3, but apart from that you'd have to buy an expensive external DAC like the iBasso or some Colorfly).

Unfortunately, most new phones (especially some Samsung) have really crappy DACs compared to the rest of their hardware. Even my Note 3 has a subpar DAC, considering it to be Samsungs best phone atm and one of the leading models in the industry.
#27 - thatonesmartdude ONLINE (10/18/2013) [-]
User avatar #44 to #27 - cyborgturtle (10/18/2013) [-]
This is why I'm never wearing anything bluetooth or something that just sits in your ear(s).
#33 - samoaspider (10/18/2013) [-]
I wouldn't buy them because I'd loose them in about 2.3 hrs after purchasing them.
I wouldn't buy them because I'd loose them in about 2.3 hrs after purchasing them.
#37 - CabooseRvsB (10/18/2013) [-]
i prefer to fund this.
#73 - derpypotato (10/18/2013) [-]
the capacity is from 64MB to 256MB...
User avatar #86 to #73 - savirleo (10/18/2013) [-]
Only a matter of time before it has a whopping 1GB
User avatar #92 to #86 - derpypotato (10/18/2013) [-]
if they want to add more memory they need to make the device ticker and solve the battery problem, large memory drains battery
User avatar #93 to #92 - savirleo (10/18/2013) [-]
other way is to make the memory take less space, as well as use less energy
User avatar #94 to #93 - derpypotato (10/18/2013) [-]
theyre using less memory because it uses less enery
User avatar #96 to #94 - savirleo (10/18/2013) [-]
I'm talking about years from now, when they developed better memory storage, and energy efficiency
User avatar #97 to #96 - derpypotato (10/18/2013) [-]
then years from now when that happens i would consider on investing on those ear buds, they need to do a lot of research to fully develop that device
User avatar #98 to #97 - savirleo (10/18/2013) [-]
Just like with all technology

I'll stick to wired headphones. Not that into wireless
#40 - ultracombo (10/18/2013) [-]
>"Why aren't we funding this?"   
>$57,096 pledged to the kickstarter
>"Why aren't we funding this?"
>$57,096 pledged to the kickstarter
User avatar #16 - SteyrAUG (10/18/2013) [-]
Because if you own an iphone or ipod touch you can buy a set of bluetooth headphones for like $70 and have 100 times the songs at your disposal, and longer playtime.

It's not being funded because, while it is a neat concept, there are better solutions available for less money.
User avatar #34 to #16 - symmiie (10/18/2013) [-]
"Why use a motor to power our carriages when we have perfectly good horses?"
#42 to #34 - MuayThaiFarang (10/18/2013) [-]
If the motor was slower, less efficient, and pre-destined to get lost the moment you move your head too quickly or put it down somewhere, then sure. But we already have wireless headphones. The concept is cool, but at this point in time it's actually a step BACKWARDS. Include some audio function that lets you find them, increase storage capability, and battery life, and then you'll have a marketable product instead of a curiosity.
Fun fact- Ford's cars were originally going to be electric, but they found cheap oil in Texas. Sometimes REALITY dictates innovation.
User avatar #49 to #34 - SteyrAUG (10/18/2013) [-]
"Why use an internal combustion engine to power our carriages when we have perfectly good steam engines?"
#18 to #16 - John Cena (10/18/2013) [-]
How does one make advances in technology if he says "Well there's no need, we already have better **** ." Give the concept time, by 2025 I'm sure wireless music devices will be standard.
#82 to #18 - John Cena (10/18/2013) [-]
How is something a technological advance if we already have admittedly better **** ?
#41 to #18 - MuayThaiFarang (10/18/2013) [-]
By 2050 I want implantable music so it's impossible to lose the headphones. Get it to run off of body heat or something. That's 35+ years in the future, they better have much better stuff than now.
User avatar #88 - churrundo (10/18/2013) [-]
Why not make them headphones?
#81 - mastersaturday (10/18/2013) [-]
Why aren't we funding this?

Allow me to answer why I would never, ever buy these.
1: When they come out, they're probably going to be way overpriced, just like every new gadget is.
2: Look me dead in the eye and tell me those won't fall out within ten minutes and be lost forever.
3: There is no such thing as an earbud with good sound quality.

Interesting idea, poor implementation.
User avatar #89 to #81 - nsali (10/18/2013) [-]
i feel ya on the getting lost part, but i disagree with the sound quality part, i prefer earbuds to regular headphones, (keeps in mind ive never listened to a pair of beats by dre headphones before and those are supposed to be top notch...that being said you can get a pair of standard ear buds for 5 or 10 bucks and beats by dre is what like 100 bucks?, i dont know, guess it boils down to matter of opinion
User avatar #102 to #89 - mastersaturday (10/19/2013) [-]
keeps in mind ive never listened to a pair of beats by dre headphones before and those are supposed to be top notch..

And suddenly, I cannot take any argument you have in regards to sound quality seriously.
User avatar #78 - tarekmig (10/18/2013) [-]
Reminds me of college cheating, oh wait...
User avatar #77 - padawonjohn (10/18/2013) [-]
i can see this having lots of issues.
User avatar #76 - slumberdonkey (10/18/2013) [-]
I just want wireless earbuds. Something that I could plug into my ipod and probably has a battery in it, but then it would be radio to the head phones. Does anything know if something like that exists or could exist?
User avatar #83 to #80 - slumberdonkey (10/18/2013) [-]
How do i buy this if it works?
User avatar #84 to #83 - raginhardon (10/18/2013) [-]
it does work and the quality is pretty good, most major electronic should stores have them, my friend bought his from bestbuy
User avatar #85 to #84 - slumberdonkey (10/18/2013) [-]
So is it like what I was saying? You plug something into the player and then the buds are wireless? And how much do they cost?
User avatar #87 to #85 - raginhardon (10/18/2013) [-]
ah i miss read the part of it having a receiver/sender plug in. it works through bluetooth and cost around 100 bucks
User avatar #91 to #87 - slumberdonkey (10/18/2013) [-]
**** , i just want something i can plug into my ipod... i ******* hate cords...
User avatar #74 - deathleprechaun (10/18/2013) [-]
Up to twenty-four songs, guys!

How am I ever going to fill that?!
User avatar #72 - guiguito (10/18/2013) [-]
there are much better **** than that, and it's on kickstarter? realy?
you can get earbud that can read SDcards for 5 bucks.
#68 - zombiesnipertwo (10/18/2013) [-]
imagine the sound of fill them with Skrillex music and listen to it while you chew bubblegum
User avatar #67 - redrex (10/18/2013) [-]
and then you lose it
#63 - verycoolcat (10/18/2013) [-]
In theory is decent but in practice... I just can't see it succeeding and most projects on kickstarter that have actually released a product have been well... more advertised than they ever turn out to be.

Theres a few games that got started on kickstarter and they made usually half a million... however when the product was released it was either subpar or far from being that good.
#64 to #63 - verycoolcat (10/18/2013) [-]
Just recently, I can recall the game 7 Days to die.

It made $570,000.

They released an alpha... and it was well far from being complete.

3 months later. Not much has been added or changed despite having an additional price tag of $35 to buy the game.
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