updated 02:15 pm EST, Mon November 6, 2006
Japanese firm Pegaso recently updated its AUDIOBONE headphone line with the new MGD-04. As with the company's earlier models, the MGD-04 relies on bone conduction instead of speakers, broadcasting audio through bones near the ear canal rather than covering the ear itself. This both eliminates the need for a strong amplifier and lets the hard of hearing listen to music at higher quality, Pegaso writes. It also minimizes the effect of wind and other outside sources on the final output. The entire design, including a street-style headband, is designed to be compact and weighs only 60 grams. No release details for the new AUDIOBONE model are currently available.