The ZEROi Smart Hat Uses Bone Conduction to Play Music and Make Calls

 - Jul 14, 2017
References: kickstarter
At first glance, the ZEROi smart hat looks like your typical baseball cap, but the technological garment offers much more than just fashion. The cap contains four built-in bone conduction speakers, and it can connect to users' smartphones to let them listen to music and make calls without having to don a pair of headphones.

The ZEROi smart hat connects to smartphones through Bluetooth, which reduces the amount of tech equipment that needs to be embedded in the cap itself. The hat's battery provides five hours of operation on a single charge, and the tech can be activated by touching a button on the brim. Aside from the battery and the bone conduction speakers, the brim also has a microphone to let users talk on calls without taking out their phones.

As focused on style as it is on tech functionality, the ZEROi comes in two different styles and several different colors, allowing consumers to match it to any outfit. It's also coated with hydrophobic material so wearers can bring it out in the rain without worrying about sullying the electronics.