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Slick Aviation Headsets

Sennheiser S1 Digital Headphones Bring Style & Performance to Captains

— July 27, 2011 — Tech
Believe it or not, the Sennheiser S1 Digital Headphones are not designed for gaming or music listening; instead, it's for pilots.

BMW Group and Sennheiser are collaborating with one another to bring a new series of aviation headsets for pilots -- in fact, it's the first of its kind. The Sennheiser S1 Digital Headphones will bring both comfort and high-performance to the wearer. The headset features an "inner metal band made of spring steel that ensures a tailored fit on different head shapes and works with a lower contact pressure," according to BMW Group. There's even a glasses zone designed to comfortably accommodate sunglasses. Technical aspects include Bluetooth connectivity, NoiseGard for noise-cancellation and a mouthpiece. Not a bad item to fly with at all.
Trend Themes
1. Aviation Headsets - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop advanced aviation headsets that combine style, comfort, and high-performance for pilots.
2. Collaborative Partnerships - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Form partnerships between automotive and audio companies to create innovative products for niche markets like aviation.
3. Tailored Fit Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create customizable headsets using spring steel and lower contact pressure to ensure a tailored fit on different head shapes.
Industry Implications
1. Aviation - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate advanced technology and comfort features into aviation products like headsets to enhance the flying experience.
2. Automotive - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore new markets and collaboration opportunities with audio companies to expand product offerings beyond traditional automotive solutions.
3. Audio Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop specialized headset technology for specific industries, such as aviation, that offer improved performance and comfort.
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