Sony Ericsson has introduced the new MH907 Motion Activated Headphones. While these earbuds aren't quite as cool as the Kokoro device that tailors play lists to your activities, motion activated ear buds provide a new level of ease-of-use.
It is a headset that starts and stops music tracks, as well as answers and ends phone calls with its motion controls. Sony Ericsson recently unveiled MH907 which is said to be the world's first motion sensing headphones.
Powered with technology called SensMe, the MH907, starts the music automatically when one plugs in the pair.
While it may be only a slight technological advance, motion activated headphones should provide an excellent advantage to a variety of users.
Athletes like runners and cyclists could certainly benefit from being able to quickly pop out an
earbud and tune in to their surroundings. The average user at work or on the street could similarly benefit from the quick, pain-free pause function.
On the other hand, as described, these ear buds would be impossible to listen to with just one in.
When performing sports such as snowboarding or biking, it can pay to keep one headphone out to have an ear out for other people and hazards of the environment. It seems these would eliminate that possibility. And is hitting the pause button or missing part of your song really that big of a deal?
The headsets will work in a similar manner for answering and ending calls as well, said the company.
Since, the headphones are powered with a capacitive sensing technology, the headphones sense it when in the ear, and hence it won't accidentally answer calls or play music in a pocket or purse.
Other features include a built-in microphone, FM antenna, sound-blocking (the MH907'''''s are not noise-canceling headphones) and stereo sound.
"At Sony Ericsson we think it is very important to listen to what our customer needs and introducing the world's first ever motion complete communications entertainment experience," said Jacob Sten, senior VP at Sony Ericsson.
The MH907 will be compatible with Sony Ericsson phones that have the Fast Port connector and will be available in Yellow/White and Titan Chrome shades.
What do you think--cool new problem-solving technology or unnecessary, intrusive advance that we didn't really need?