By Andrew Liszewski
I’m sure these noise canceling ear plugs from Sensear would provide plenty of peace and quiet on your next flight, particularly if you get stuck next to this kid. But they seem to be geared towards people who are stuck in even noisier environments, like say the ground crew working outside the plane. And instead of simply eliminating all the noises around you, they actually just reduce them to the point where they won’t damage your hearing. That way you can still hear the jet engine revving up even while having a conversation with someone.
The microphones are embedded in the ear plugs themselves, and feature binaural functionality which basically lets you tell which direction a particular sound is coming from. The ruggedized device also features large buttons that can even be used while wearing gloves, as well as inputs for an MP3 player or a two-way radio. The only downside is that it will set you back $445. So if you’re just looking to get a little shut eye while traveling, there are far more affordable solutions. But if you’re worried about wandering into the path of a jet engine, they just might be worth the investment.