Sony Ericsson has been been saying for a couple weeks that they had an announcement that was going to “change the way you listen to music forever.” What they actually announced were…well…ear buds.
Admittedly, pretty cool ear buds. They are MH907 “Motion Activated” headphones. What that means is that they use your skin as sort of a giant capacitor so that when you have both headphones in, the music plays. When you remove one, the music pauses and you can use the headset for phone calls. Hang up, put the other earbud back in, the music starts up again. Neat, right?
Main problem as far as I am concerned is that as far as I know, they are only usable with Sony Ericsson phones that have their Fast Port technology. No word if there is anyway to use them with any other devices. If I could use them in an MP3 players, for example, I would get them just for the ability to pause automatically by removing one. I wonder if they could work other controls in there somewhere? Open your mouth wider, the music gets louder? Slap your chest to skip forward? Grab your crotch to load your Michael Jackson tribute playlist?
Hopefully if this technology does indeed work, we will see it in other products down the line.
Here is the little promotional video Sony Ericsson released for the MH907 headphones. If you are into watercolor psychedelia or want tips on how to use earphones to annoy scary giants on the train, then enjoy.