Wireless headphones are not new, but thanks to Apple they are on the up and up but there is one great problem with them. Battery power.
You see, just like the smartwatch revolution, introducing battery power to the headphones you love to wear means you’ve got something else to remember – or more correctly, something else to forget and only realise when you go to use them.
The Fermata Headphone Stand from Twelve South might just solve all your woes (relating to wireless headphone battery charging).
It’s quite simple really, an elegant stand for your headphones to hang on.
No more folding them up and stashing them away in their little case. That’s great for travelling and portability, but when they are at home or on your office desk, they can be charging.
Built into the base is a MicroUSB to MicroUSB connection which allows you to plug into the base, and the cable gets concealed nicely into the upright stand but then pops out when you need to charge your headphones.
For $109.95 they are a great looking solution to a problem you didn’t know existed. If you own wireless headphones, you’ll know the pain of getting on the train or plane and realising you can’t listen to music because your headphones are at 10% or less battery.
Web: Twelve South
Available: Mid-December at Apple Stores
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Trev is a Technology Commentator, Dad, Speaker and Rev Head.
He produces and hosts two popular podcasts, EFTM and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He also appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the resident Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show each day and appears regularly on A Current Affair.
Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave.