You love swimming and you envy runners listening to their favourite music during their workouts, well now the jealousy is over. Finis Inc has thought of swimmers like you and came up with an mp3 player that is fully waterproof and will pump music not through your ears, but by vibrating your cheek bone!

Swim Mp3 1

Swim Mp3 2

The new SwiMP3 is revolutionary in that it relies on bone conduction of sound. When the device is placed on any bones of the skull (i.e. the cheek bones or the mastoid tip) it leads to vibration of the fluid in the inner ear. Thus swimmers can enjoy clarity of sound with the SwiMP3 device that was never before possible. Bone conduction hearing is a safe, well-established hearing mechanism in humans that the SwiMP3 player leverages to enhance aquatic activity. Finis’s application of the technology brings an entirely new level of experience to swimmers, either while working out or taking a leisurely swim.

There is a another version that uses the earbud setup if the theory of bone conduction freaks you out (Beethoven used bone conduction to listen to his own compositions when he was completely deaf too, btw). Rejoice ye funky swimmers!

Product page via Josh Spear