Headphones come in all shapes and sizes, yet offer more or less the same functionality. The folks behind Muzik aim to change this, announcing the soon-to-be-available smart headphones that allow users to natively share the song they're listening to on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere. This is the first of what will be a line of different wearable technology devices, says the company's vice chairman John Cawley.
Unfortunately, not much was revealed in the way of specifications, with the announcement instead focusing on what Muzik offers that is different over other headphones on the market: Social Smartware functionality. As such, the headphones are being touted as the first-ever that allow listeners to share what they're listening to on social networks from the device itself.
The company hints that the sharing functionality expands beyond just Facebook and Twitter, saying that in addition to sharing on those two networks, the headphones also allow users to "send a song anywhere in the world." Furthermore, the Muzik website speaks of an Android and iOS app that "learns" while users listen to music.
As far as actual design goes, the headphones are over-the-ear and feature capacitive touch controls. Neither pricing nor a release date for the headphones have been released, but the company promises that a pre-order announcement will be made "shortly." As for the actual launch, the device will hit shelves some time in the fourth quarter of this year.
Muzik President and CEO Jason Hardi said: "While the music industry has seen its challenges, technological advances have also created a world of opportunity, which Muzik is seizing to create an entirely new category. Headphones will never again just be for listening to music or talking on the phone – our headphones will improve the way we socially discover, share, listen and experience music. In addition to music exploration, I look forward to working with the developer community to create amazing applications leveraging smart headphones."