Electronics giant JBL has launched crowdfunding for a new model of solar-powered headphones: the battery is “virtually unlimited”.
Is there any worse situation than when you run out of power on your device? Battery Low” notification is the nightmare of many, especially those who enjoy listening to music through wireless headphones. To prevent music lovers from running out of power, the US company JBL is working on a prototype of “virtually unlimited” battery headphones. The project was presented on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform. The name chosen is already a whole program: JBL Reflect Eternal. The special feature of these headphones is that they are solar-powered. To charge the battery, simply expose the device to sunlight. This means that the headphones charge automatically during use and can guarantee “virtually unlimited” playback time. All this is possible thanks to the use of an innovative photosensitive material – the so-called Powerfoyle – produced by the Swedish company Exeger.
How JBL solar-powered headphones work
JBL’s solar-powered headsets use state-of-the-art technology and materials. In the project presentation sheet, the company talks about a “potentially inexhaustible battery”. According to early data, 2 hours of exposure to sunlight would be enough to ensure 168 hours of playback. Another very interesting feature is the fact that the JBL Reflect Eternal headphones are able to recharge even indoors. In such cases, charging is slower but still sufficient to ensure the device’s operation. What if there is no light? Don’t worry: simply plug the headset into a normal power outlet for 15 minutes to get two hours of battery life. The project launched by JBL has already achieved its goals with crowdfunding and, until 14 January, you can pre-order your headphones for $99. The first deliveries are expected to start in mid-October 2020: let’s hope it’s sunny!