Audiobones, bone conduction earphones

Japan's Pegaso has announced the latest in "bone conduction" technology with the "GBD-01 Audiobone." Bone conduction technology involves sending vibrations into the skull of a person, transmitting audio directly to the auditory nerve. The process bypasses most uses of the ear, so it is frequently used in hearing aids. Anyway, a few creative souls down at Pegaso decided to load their latest headphones up with bone conduction technology, and they run for roughly 14,490 yen (~$123 USD). We've seen a couple headphone units that incorporate bone conduction technology in the past, but these new ones are the first that do not require an amplifier. This means you can easily plug them into your portable audio player for ear-free listening of your favorite tracks.