Sony puts the music in you with body-wired headphones

MP3 players


Current wireless headphones typically use infrared, radio spectrum, or Bluetooth, all of which are prone to casual disruption. Sony aims to change that with their body-wired headphone patent application. Their headphones would basically use your own body to carry the music up to the headphones, via a few millionths of an amp that turns you into a human capacitor. The resulting music would be 48kps quality, which according to Sony is plenty. (Could someone explain how that’s plenty?) [GT]

Sony body-wired headphone patent application [via New Scientist]

Gabrielle Taylor
For latest tech stories go to