Able Planet Foldable and Rechargeable Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

Ableplanet Shows Off New Prototype Headsets, Speakers [Live At CES 2013]

CES 2013 is in full swing, and the team at Ableplanet is busily showing off their newest in audio, active noise cancellation, and bluetooth speaker technologies.

If you’re unfamiliar with Ableplanet, they are an audio technology company that focuses on the mid-to-high range markets (with some lower range items thrown in for good measure).

I stopped by the Ableplanet booth and was introduced not only to the company’s current line of devices but also to several prototype units expected to reach market by Q3 2013.

The Ableplanet prototype I found to be the most impressive was the company’s yet to be named foldable active noise cancelling headphones. The team at Ableplanet is simply calling the headphones their Clear Harmony Foldable Rechargeable Active Noise Cancelling Headphone. The incredibly compact unit (pictured above) run on a lithium ion battery and are expected to play back 6 hours of audio while cancelling out noise for a full 8 hours, good enough for most domestic flights. The Clear Harmony line is the flagship brand for the company, and the new prototype is the first to implement a folding design.

The headphones, despite their extremely compact design, were very comfortable and blocked out background noise even before the active noise cancellation option was turned on.

The Foldable Rechargeable Active Noise Cancelling headphones will retail for an estimated $299 to $329 and are reinforced with steal supports.

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