Neptune: An MP3 Player for Underwater

by Jack Guy

Dec 30, 2015

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Technical swimming company FINIS released its second-generation underwater MP3 player and music system.


It is not uncommon for people to have entire libraries of music at their back and call throughout the day thanks to the development of cloud storage and the ubiquity of headphones in day-to-day life, and now FINIS has broken a new frontier. The company uses bone-conduction technology to allow swimmers to listen to music while they are in the water.


The waterproof Neptune MP3 player transmits audio to the eardrum via the cheekbones, negating the need for earbuds. Swimmers simply attach the side speakers to their goggles or swimming cap in order to enjoy crystal clear audio from the 4GB storage MP3 unit.



Thanks to the storage capacity, the Neptune can hold around 1,000 songs, or 60 hours of music, and the design means the unit does not interfere with swimming technique. The storage unit is waterproof to three meters and lasts more than 8 hours per charge, allowing swimmers to enjoy their favorite tracks during their workout.


While some swimmers enjoy their time in the pool as an escape from technology and a chance to ruminate on other thoughts, those who spend a lot of time training will surely be thankful for the entertainment provided by the Neptune.


The system is on sale for $159.99 from the FINIS website and has received good reviews from music-loving swimmers.



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