Human Things has launched their fourth Kickstarter project, and it’s yet another slick-looking Switch-compatible accessory.
The Genki: Waveform earphones look pretty slick and are described as a unique piece of kit that “has everything you’d ever want from a gaming headset” with all of the conveniences of Bluetooth earbuds. But there’s one big selling point that will delight podcast listeners and Nintendo fans alike.
Using its own DualStream feature, these earbuds allow you to stream audio from two devices at once. So no more turning your volume down on your TV while beating your friends on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe just so you can listen to the latest gaming news a little bit better, or pausing your music to attend a work meeting.
They’re extremely swish-looking, aren’t they? To get DualStream to work, you’ll need to connect the charging case to one of the audio devices using a AUX , USB-C, or Lightning cable — the little box works by transmitting audio from the second device, rather than direct from it.
Human Touch uses the Switch as the earphones’ key focal point on the Kickstarter page, highlighting voice chat difficulties and the sheer convenience of the system coupled with this handy upcoming accessory.
They apparently offer more than just DualStream, too, and promise a bunch of other benefits:
Long battery life of up to 30 hours
Ultra-low latency to avoid lag
Immersive 3D sound
High fidelity in-ear monitor component
With so many big conveniences and the prospect of this handy audio feature, it’s no surprise that the original Kickstarter goal has already been obliterated. The earphones have already accumulated over £330,000 in funds — and the original target was only £38k.