While most don’t associate headphones with sleep outside of monotonous lectures, the new Bedphones line of earphones, compatible with a soothing Android app, hopes to lull technophiles off to the land of blissful dreams.
One of several ergonomic solutions designed to allow listeners to enjoy music as a comforting lullaby, the foam-covered speakers are less than ¼-inch thick, and come with an eye mask and travel carrying case. But adjustable memory wire and compatibility with devices that employ a standard-issue headphone plug aside, it’s the free Android app that makes them noteworthy. Capable of turning your smartphone into an oversized play or pause button and timer that lowers volume as seconds run out, it also has a smart mode that automatically shuts the app down when you stop moving.
Priced at $29.95, don’t expect powerful audio from the accessory. But if catching forty winks means more than enjoying every nuance of your favorite Kenny G sax solo, it may prove a helpful tool to drift off with.