Amazon’s Black Friday sales are live and that means now is the time to pick up some open-ear bone conduction headphones from AfterShokz. In fact, no fewer than three styles of AfterShokz’s headphones are on sale. Including AfterShokz OpenMove Wireless Bone Conduction Open-Ear Bluetooth Headphones and OpenComm Wireless Stereo Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headset for 31-percent off. As well as AfterShokz Aeropex Open-Ear Bluetooth Bone Conduction Sport Headphones for 38-percent off.
What are these AfterShokz headphones and how much do they cost now?
Now, as the branding for each of the three AfterShokz offerings up for Black Friday suggests, these aren’t your typical listening devices. They utilize bone-conducting technology to move small vibrations through the ear instead of stereo sound waves. That means that not only are they open-ear. They don’t cover the ear at all. Instead, they rest on the bone just in front of the ear.
The key differences between each of the sets come down to purpose and price. As shown via our review of AfterShokz OpenComm, for example, that gadget is engineered for conversation.
It doesn’t come with any ruggedization rating or the best quality audio for music, movies, and gaming. But they are certainly reasonable on those fronts and fantastic for voice and chat purposes. Complete with a folding Boom mic, and for just $109.95 for Black Friday in Black and Slate Grey colorations. Down from the usual $159.95.
Conversely, for the same discount but a lower price, AfterShokz OpenMove is $54.95 for the sale. And is designed more for music, in four colorways. That’s atop the addition of an IP55 rating for dust, sweat, and water resistance. And atop up to 6-hours of continuous battery life.
Finally, AfterShokz Aerope is all about sports and physical activity. To that end, it comes with a better IP67 rating and ships with a sport belt. But also features up to 8-hours of battery life, a lightweight design, and moisture detection for safer charging. That’s all at the same retail cost as OpenComm. But at a higher discount, bringing the price down to $99.95 for grey, red, black, or blue colorations.