These Stereo Neckphones are just a tad creepy. Not only do you look like you’re being attacked by a giant plastic crocodile clip, but you’ll also be hitting your neighbours with some loud sounds coming from your chin bone. You’ll get between 15 and 30 hours of sound from each set of two AA batteries, which should be enough to drown out the screams from your fellow passengers. $129.95 (er…how much?)
This is the slender, lightweight dual-speaker system that rests around your neck and allows you to listen to music while you to remain aware of your surroundings. It plugs into any portable audio device with a standard 3.5mm plug (compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch) with its 36″ cord. Its dual 1″ speakers offer a frequency range of 20Hz-20,000Hz for high-quality sound and are positioned to project sound up to your ears.
I had a product from around the early 1980's called the "Bone Fone". It was very similar to this item, except it the construction used a tube of soft material that contained the speakers and electronics. Audio was only from the internal FM radio. The sensation of the bass conducting through your collarbone was surprising. Not a great deal of volume was possible, but the effect was quite good.
i still have my bonefone