By Mark Anders
Posted 07.29.2003 at 5:30 pm 0 Comments
Amphicom's quirky new Aqua FM snorkel radio ($129) uses bone conduction technology to transmit music into your ears while you swimno headphones necessary. A tiny antenna runs up the snorkel barrel and out of the water so you can tune in the entire FM band. Just bite down lightly on the snorkel's mouthpiece and vibrations from the radio signal are transmitted through your molars and jawbone to your skull, where they vibrate the bones of the middle ear.
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