AfterShokz Will Debut The World’s First’ Bone-conducting Headphone “Bluez” At CES 2013

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the largest showcases of new technology in the world. The CES 2013 is going to be held from Jan 8 to Jan 11. AfterShokz, which is widely known fοr іtѕ unique open ear headphones powered bу patent pending bone conduction technology, has announced that it will unveil the world’s first’ bone-conducting “Bluez headphone” at CES 2013. Get the details of the headphone inside.

Bluez Headphone

AfterShokz Bluez is a Bluetooth headphone. It has an “open-ear” design. Bluez is constructed with an ergonomic, stable, one-piece wraparound headband, which wraps over the ears and features an adjustable and removable inner tension band to comfortably accommodate a wide range of head sizes. A make/take call button on the right transducer and a pause/advance button on the left transducer gives users total control over their music, podcasts and phone calls right from the unit.


  • Open ear design — nothing in or covering the ears
  • Stereo listening experience
  • Unblocked hearing for safer outdoor activities
  • Transducer pads sit on your cheekbone in front of your ears, making these far more comfortable than traditional bluetooth devices
  • Reliable, Bluetooth connectivity
  • Lightweight, elegantly simple, ergonmically designed and extremely stable wraparound headbandand offers unmatched comfort when worn for extended periods of time
  • Make/take call button on the right transducer and a pause/advance button on the left transducer offer total control over music, podcasts, and phone calls
  • Adjustable tension band to accomodate a wide range of head sizes and insure a secure fit
  • Patent pending bone conduction technology transmits sound through cheekbones to inner ear, bypassing ear drums
  • Includes deluxe hard storage case


Weight 48 gm/1.7 ounces
Color Black with Black Transducer Pads
Speaker Type Dual Suspension Bone Conduction
Sensitivity 100 ± 3dB
Frequency Response 20Hz – 20KHz
Microphone -41dB ± 3dB
Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
Compatible Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP
Wirelless Range 10 m/33 ft
Battery Rechargeable 250 mAh Lithium Ion Battery
Playback Time Up to 6 Hours at Low Volume*
Charging Time 3 Hours (using included micro USB to USB cable)
LED Indicator For Operation Low Battery, Charging
Warranty 2 Year

Bluez will be debuting  at the CES 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 2, Booth #26522. Retail price for the Bluez headphone is $129. But now as the pre-order period is running, only U.S. and Canadian users can pre-order Bluez for $99.95 from the company’s website. Additional availability via select retailer partners will be announced soon. Bluez will be shipping next month.

Source: AfterShokz

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  1. Tsais

    Its a fine idea, but

    in 2012, they will seriously introduce new headphones with ancient Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, which has always sounded like crap, with unstable, noisy, crackling connections being standard?

    Hello, in case you have been living under a rock for a long time: Current version Bluetooth is 4.0 and the Audio protocol/codec that finally fixed bluetooth sound is called Abt-X.

    If you don’t have Bluetooth 4 and Abt-X, you shouldn’t even bother, and certainly, you shouldn’t charge anywhere near $100 for including old junk….

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