Boomphones Phantom headphones turn into a boombox by pressing a button

By Lawrence Bonk on Aug 19 2012 - 3:47pm

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If only everything in this world transformed into something else with the press of a buttom. What if a slice of pizza could transform into a hamburger? What if a cat could transform into a dog? What if your dream mate could transform into a, um, even dreamier mate? The world would, no doubt, be a more interesting place. Unfortunately, until nanotechnology grips our society by the throat, this kind of thing is a faraway dream. Don’t get sad though. We now have headphones that transform into a boombox.

That’s right. Boomphones has quietly launched their Phantom line of headphones. ¬†These ‘phones get their Optimus Prime on by transforming into a fully functional boombox with the press of a button. It really does work. A handy LED light lets you know which mode you are in so as to not lead to any audio pratfalls. The Phantom even comes with a built-in line microphone for when you want the world to know who ya getting chatty with. You can also plug them in to your computer or other devices for a quick and portable amp.

The Phantom comes in Matte Black and Polished White. They launch on August 28th for around $150. The internal lithium battery is easily rechargeable through a mini-USB, providing 10 hours internal and 5 hours external use. What are you waiting for? Let’s bring back the humble block party! We only have so much time before summer ends, after all.

Check below for a video of the Phantom in action. Until you can snag a pair, you had better start doing some neck exercises to account for all the added booming it is going to undergo.

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Boomphones was founded by Ira Strasberg and Ohad Einbinder in 2005 in Toronto, Canada. They are known for creating their revolutionary headphones that can be converted into a boombox. Boomphones is currently based in Los Angeles, California, and produces and distributes all their products in L.A.

Lawrence Bonk

Lawrence Bonk

Lawrence is an experienced tech writer whose work has appeared in various national and international publications. In addition to writing for the CrunchWear, he fields a weekly tech column with Metro newspapers in NYC, Philadelphia and Boston. Additionally, his work has appeared in such varied sources as the Village Voice, the BBC and USA Today. Lawrence lives in Brooklyn, New York with an ornery cat.
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