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Sunglasses with built-in Bluetooth speakers are now a thing

A start-up offering sunglasses with built-in speakers has walloped its Kickstarter goal with 23 days left still to go.

The Zungle Panther shades bring bone conductive technology, enabling wearers to listen to music without clogging up their ear canals.

The Bluetooth enabled sunnies offer Bluetooth connectivity, making it easy for users to stream audio and phone calls directly to the inner-ear, aided by a built in microphone.

The 45g Panthers feature a hidden USB port for charging, as well as discreet control buttons for media playback and managing calls. The frames come in 5 colours and offer replaceable lenses.

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Zungle is closing in on half a million dollars in funding, dwarfing its $50,000 funding goal.

Early bird rewards had offered a pair for $89, but now the cheapest option for is £109.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen such a product, but judging by the reaction from the crowdfunding community, this might be the best execution yet.

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