An open ear headset cap will help you jog at night

If you’ve started jogging at night to practice physical distancing, it’s probably pretty dark and desolate out. You wish you had something to light your way besides the dim pole lamps around your neighborhood. It would also be great if that something could keep you in touch with your family and friends while you’re out alone. Luckily, the Cynaps open ear headset cap combines a headset with an illuminated cap.

An open ear headset cap will help you jog at night
Cynaps on a man

You’ve taken to jogging at night, but, unfortunately, it’s pretty dark around your neighborhood. And with how quiet things are these days, your solitary run has become a little intimidating. It would be great if you had something that combined your earbuds with a flashlight so that you wouldn’t have to take so many gadgets with you when you ran. Cynaps open ear headset cap can help. It’s a 3-in-1 hat that combines a cap, headset, and flashlight so that you’re prepared and connected wherever you go.

A hat that sends sound to your ears without an earpiece

Amazingly, Cynaps doesn’t use speakers or earphones to transmit sound. Instead, it uses a little known technique called solid sound transmission to send audio to your inner ear using small vibrations that your brain recognizes. The company says you can experience this phenomenon by covering your ears and gently clacking your teeth together. The sound is clear for you, but others can’t hear it. That’s how Cynaps works.

This design keeps your ears open and free, but your music and calls play clearly and discretely. Only you will be able to hear your calls and music. So this way, you’ll be able to go for your jogs while hearing your favorite tunes without worrying that your earpiece will fall out. You won’t have one. It will be integrated into your hat. What’s more, you’ll be able to hear what’s going on around you since your ears will be uncovered.

Cynaps Open Ear Headset Cap

Cynaps caps color display

An accessory that’s useful and stylish

People who don’t know this open ear headset cap is a useful gadget will never guess what it does. The creators have spent considerable effort making sure that Cynaps looks like any other cap out there. The electronics are integrated to match the shape of the bill. The audio drivers line an elastic inner band that is protected by an outer sweat wick band. This results in maximum comfort, noise, and fit. The sizes range from young adults with head sizes from 50 cm/20 inches up to a large head size of 65cm/ 25.5 inches.  While the product runs on Kickstarter, you’ll have many colors and styles to choose from. 

Cynaps Open Ear Headset Cap

Cynapas caps with visors

Cynaps fits into your routine

This open ear headset cap fits into your routine. With its wall-mounted wireless hanging dock, you’ll never forget to charge your cap. Simply mount the dock next to your front door. Whenever you return from a jog, walk, or a day out, just hang your hat back on the dock. Your Cynaps will be charged and ready for you the next time you go out. What’s more, Cynaps is easy to wash. The cap features a light-quick dry material that you can wash and air-dry in under an hour.

If you’d prefer to remove the headset so you can put your cap in the wash, the company has a removable headset version. It costs $69. It’s great that this company has thought of everything. Sometimes when we get a new gadget, we don’t use it because it doesn’t fit into our routine. Cynaps does and is a product that will get a lot of use.

Cynaps Open Ear Headset Cap

Cynaps caps with camouflage

A headlight to light your way

When you’re jogging or walking at night, headlights come in handy. On the integrated version of this open ear headset cap, you can adjust the lights for brightness and strobe. The lowest brightness level works well while you’re out at night. The brightest level reaches 350 Lumens, which is great for when you need to work in darker, harder to reach areas. And don’t worry about the headlights being visible and looking a little clunky during the day. When the lights are turned off, they have a very low profile look. So you could wear Cynaps for day sports and work too.

Cynaps Open Ear Headset Cap

Cynaps caps with gray

A substantial battery powers this hat

Finally, this open ear headset cap has a 950mAh battery. It’ll let you listen to music at medium volume for over 12 hours, or up to several days if you’re mainly using it for calls. That’s quite a lot of power. Although the battery is substantial, the cap weighs just 5 ounces. That’s light enough to forget you aren’t wearing a regular cap.

What we love about Cynaps

We love that hat lets you listen to calls and music without even touching your ear. There’s something a little science fiction about that. We also love the discrete headlights that can light your way at night. During the day, the hat can protect your head and face from sunlight.

What we would love to see:

The photos on the Kickstarter campaign show Cynaps in a wide range of colors and styles. However, the makers plan to whittle the choice down once they get enough customer feedback. This is something we understand, but the current options are all quite nice. We hope they don’t limit it too much.

Where to buy Cynaps

This open ear headset cap costs $79 and is available for pre-order on Kickstarter.

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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