Next generation ‘Batband’ headphones use futuristic bone conducting technology to play music through the listener’s skull, dispensing with infuriating tangled wires. A London-based company has invented headphones which send sound waves through the bones of the skull into the inner ear without the need of earbuds. Studio Banana claims the technology enables users to stay fully aware of their soundings, as their outer ear remains able to hear their environment clearly.

The company has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the development of the new headphones. As of Tuesday afternoon, Studio Banana had comfortably met its $150,000 goal, raising $176,750. Batband uses bone conduction to send sound waves directly into the ‘private’ ear, leaving a user’s ‘social’ ear free to hear surrounding noises. FULL REPORT