The word "nanotechnology" in marketing has long become an annoying cliché. Every time a manufacturer really wants to emphasize all the "high-tech" of his product, he uses the prefix "nano". Nanofabric, nanoglass, nanocoating and nanoparticles - all these really exist, but they no longer cause the wow effect in the mass consciousness. We got used to it.
In this regard, the miracle material, graphene, is becoming the successor to nanotechnology. Many have heard about it: record thermal conductivity, amazing lightness and strength, maximum electron mobility among all existing materials - most likely, it is graphene that will become the basis of all future technologies and replace traditional silicon. And the electronics of this material starts to become a reality: Canadians from ORA Graphene Audio took to Kickstarter with the first consumer product from graphene - headphones ORA.
They use graphene membranes, which, according to the information on the project page, allow you to get sound inaccessible to traditional headphones. For example, we are promised a wide and realistic scene, as well as a huge headroom. In addition, given the strength of the material used (200 times stronger than steel for less weight), ORAs are surprisingly durable and their acoustic qualities do not degrade over time.
The ORA can be connected to an audio source in two ways: traditional wired and Bluetooth. In the latter case, we will have an increased battery life, but what exactly, the developers do not say. The headphone control system is also interesting: instead of buttons, a touch panel on one of the cups is used. You need to switch songs and change the volume level using swipes, familiar to every smartphone owner.
The headphone control system is also interesting: instead of buttons, a touch panel on one of the cups is used. You need to switch tracks and change the volume level using swipes, familiar to every smartphone owner.It is reported that in addition to graphene, ORA uses high-quality fabric and leather.
Due to the unusual membrane, the headphones turned out to be noticeably larger, which may not please everyone. But is appearance so important to those who wear the world's first graphene headphones? Moreover, the price of the device is quite reasonable: 359 Canadian dollars (about $ 280) - decent closed wireless headphones almost always cost more.
However, ORA will reach its owners only in March 2018: graphene production is a rather long process. Audio lovers can find detailed technical characteristics of the headphones on the project page.>