Audio tech company Muzic has announced that it has created a “socially connected smart headphone,” which will be available for purchase starting in the fourth quarter of this year. According to the Miami, Fla.-based company, the headphones let users share the tracks they are listening to on Facebook and Twitter.
The headphone is one in a series of “Social Smartware” products being developed by Jason Hardi, founder of Muzic. According to a news release from the company, smartware refers to “the seamless connection of consumer electronic devices, content and social media platforms to make music instantly discoverable and shareable in an effortless way.”
The headphones will come with capacitive touch controls to share music tracks being listened to on Facebook and Twitter. In addition, apps will be available for both iPhone and Android users.
“While the music industry has seen its challenges, technological advances have also created a world of opportunity, which Muzik is seizing to create an entirely new category,” said Jason Hardi, founder, president and CEO, Muzik. “Headphones will never again just be for listening to music or talking on the phone – our headphones will improve the way we socially discover, share, listen and experience music. In addition to music exploration, I look forward to working with the developer community to create amazing applications leveraging smart headphones.”
Hardi also announced that he has hired John Cawley as Musik’s chief strategy officer and vice chairman. Cawley previously worked as COO for Music World Entertainment, the management company for Beyonce and Destiny’s Child.
Developers interested in creating apps for the social headphone should visit Muzik’s website.