The Blue Zone Headband is a personal audio product that utilizes a unique design to make it an ideal alternative to regular headphones in many situations, like watching TV in bed. A sleek, comfortable material wraps around the head and contains thin but high quality speakers that are situated over each ear. Customers can use this headband while lying in bed and in other places where bulky headphones often prove uncomfortable. It connects to any headphone jack with a small dongle that enables wireless usage via Bluetooth technology.
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- Unmatched Comfort
The most unique feature of this device is the fact that it is modeled after a headband rather than headphones. Its lack of large ear coverings or invasive buds keeps the user comfortable no matter their positioning.
- Wide Range
The wireless adapter included with the Blue Zone Headband provides users with a strong signal that can reach as far as thirty feet. This should be enough range to efficiently accommodate all forms of intended usage.
- Long Battery Life
The headband is powered by a rechargeable battery. On a full charge it can last for eight to twelve hours of continual operation. This also helps to make the headband ideal for usage during sleep to block external noises like snoring or as a source of soothing sounds.
Does It Really Work?
Yes, the Blue Zone Headband is designed to enable customers to use their televisions and other devices silently, while avoiding the discomfort of traditional headphones and earbuds. It accomplishes this by featuring two thin but high quality speakers within a soft fabric that gently wraps around the head and over the ears. The speaker output is provided by a wireless signal that is generated by the included adapter, which converts regular audio output from any connected device into a Bluetooth accessible format. Other Bluetooth signals can also be captured with the headband, so the dongle may not even be necessary in many cases. Volume can also be controlled directly on the device with an interface that sits on the fabric covering the left ear.
How it's Different from Competitors
Advertising for this product frames it as a superior alternative to modern headphones and earbuds, especially when watching television in bed. Its thin and soft design lets users be comfortable in any position, which is not possible when wearing traditionally designed headphones or earbuds. Additionally, being wireless is not an exclusive feature to this device but it is rare to see it included at such a value. Wireless headphones tend to be extremely expensive. Another unique quality is that the speakers can be removed so that the headband can be machine washed.
- No Noise Cancelling
Though this product is marketed as a potential solution for dealing with noises like snoring, it does not feature true noise cancelling technology. This would require additional hardware, resulting in decreased comfort and a higher cost, so the only actual noise blocking capabilities lie in the production of competing audio.
How to Use (Step by Step)
- Connect the Dongle
Blue Zone comes with a small transmitting box that can be attached to most televisions, computers, handheld electronics and other devices through an audio / line out or headphone jack.
- Put on the Headband
Aligning the speakers to the ears, customers should slip the headband down over the top of their head until it is snugly in place.
- Start it up
A small switch on the headband will turn on the device, which then automatically connects to the signal generated by the transmitter.
Tips & Tricks
- Use With Other Bluetooth
Blue Zone is capable of capturing the signal from any source that transmits audio in the Bluetooth format. To enable this usage, customers will need to "give access" to the headband through an interface on the sending product. The exact instructions will differ between devices, but in most cases they prompt the user with a connection option once the headphones have been activated and are within range of the signal. Note that this range may be different than that provided by the Blue Zone transmitter.
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