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Roadrunner: Bluetooth Headset with Larynx Microphone

There is such a thing, we believe, as technology for technology’s sake. In other words, the practice of utilizing exciting new technological advancements in such a way that renders them infinitely less attractive; ridiculous even. Take the Roadrunner bluetooth headset pictured above. No, that’s not a high-tech communicator for tracheotomy patients. Body conduction technology nothing new, but it is relatively new to the mainstream and offers a good deal of promise. The idea of using bones within the ear canal, throat or elsewhere in the body to collect and transmit sound vibrations is something that will continue to peak the interest of accessory manufacturers. When the concept of body conduction is placed in the wrong hands however, well, you see what can happen. If you can work your way past Johnny Model’s searing stare (he is no doubt visualizing the violent muder of his agent for landing him this gig*) you’ll notice that the design of the Roadrunner bluetooth headset is simply atrocious; regardless of whether or not it removes nearly all ambient noise from a conversation. Walking around with a blinking bulb stuck to the side of your head is bad enough. Somehow, the Roadrunner headset was developed under the impression that it is okay to voluntarily walk around with a contraption like this attached to your body. We assure you, it’s not.

*The Boy Genius Report does not condone violence of any kind, unless it results in the removal of Roadrunner headgear from someone’s neck.


Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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