The dream of wireless earbuds came to reality when the technology advanced to create the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi network systems. While Bluetooth which is in the phase of improving over the last few years, employs Wi-Fi to transfer data and allow the electronic communication between devices without any intermediates and they work using a short-range radio link to replace wires between the computer and other units respectively.
Now a day, wireless Bluetooth has led to a transformation like saying a trendsetting and popular factor that most of the people wear it all day as an ear accessory. They keep their Bluetooth activated cell phone either in their pockets or hold it on to the belt clipper and thereby, get exposed to those associated electromagnetic radiation all day long. In fact, this accessory has become such an important and unavoidable tool that comfortably fit in the today’s busy life.
We come across a variety of wireless earbuds in the market that has specific and independent purposes. Here is a list of such earbuds
- The normal type that sits loosely in your outer ears and is less expensive but portable and compatible type made with medium quality.
- The inside or ear canal earbud type which when inserted snuggles to fairly a deep level in your ear canals. In doing so, they completely block the external noise and can be opted for the situations that encounter noisy crowd and thus provide good sound quality. Being a little costly type, many people find it uncomfortable to buy.
- The end-canal buds that are generally small in size and just fits into the ear canals. Using it, many find it comfortable to use and being in demand, they are the less costly product.
- The traditional light-weighted ones that are used mostly by the drivers and these pieces rest against the outside pinna of ears. They do have a supporting thin headband that goes over or behind the head. Some use to clip it that slips over the ear. They do have an appreciable good bass and is best suited for rental car riders.
- Full-model earbuds that surround the ears giving the best possible outcome with its generous padding nature and ergonomic designs. They too render good quality service.
- Totally noise canceling earbuds that use an electronic circuitry to sample the outside noise and reverse its effect on desired output signal noise. They bring out the whole of monotonous signals and make them a really great product to use while traveling and are much easier to put on and take-off from ears. They give the best isolation and the most desirable audio quality but they require frequent charging.
- Bluetooth stereotyped ones that let you stream online the music tracks from the device it is linked automatically. They instantly allow users to shift between voice features and music provide a playback and incorporated with the volume controlling buttons. Such types are great during workouts as they are completely wireless.
Ensure its safety an be safe
- The primary concern about the safety feature is with the small kids at home. So be careful while placing your earbuds on the table or anywhere within the easy reach of kids. Do not allow your child to play with this device and its related accessories as this may include the parts that contain battery chemicals loaded and may present a choking hazard.
- Another concern that comes across is about the quality of accessories you make use of. Make sure you use only those parts made by the authorized manufacturers. Other cheap quality parts usage may annul the approval or warranty feature related to this device and in the short period may result in the non-operation of the same or have greater chances to explode, creating a dangerous situation. They may also produce unwanted interference with other electronic equipment.
- Further be considerate about the battery and charger of earbuds. Make sure you unplug the device when not in use. Make sure the battery is inserted between the correct poles or otherwise may have chances of short-circuiting and risk to blast. Ensure there is no leakage existing with the electrolyte of batteries and if any discard it right away as it can damage the skin when comes in contact. If you experience any abnormal heating of the device, make sure you remove the batteries immediately and stop using it. If the power cable is observed in a situation of damage or loose connection, unplug the cable at once or else may lead to an electric shock or short circuit and thus burning the place right away.
- Additionally, precautions must be taken to maintain the product as per the written instructions are given in the manual. Accordingly, keep all the products in a dry place and completely protect the earbuds or its power party from any kind of moisture or water vapor. Thus, be sure you never touch it with wet hands or else may result in malfunctioning of the device. Never leave your earbud accessories in a place with an extreme temperature may be it is high or low. Always place these items in the room temperature. Be definite that you have correctly pulled off the plug chord before cleaning the device. Also, avoid the situations that create the falling of earbuds from great heights that may eventually lead to damage.
Scientific researchers conducted on this subject and the world-wide discussion still going on confirms that there is presently no increased health risk due to the radiofrequency waves or electromagnetic energy radiations associated with the wireless connection. Moreover, the recent survey’s record as despite the intense usage of this wireless technology, the occurrences of brain cancer did not increase between this period of concern. In fact, there are no traces of scientific evidence that proves that this wireless earbud usage can lead to cancer or other related health problems like headaches, dizziness, hearing loss or any kind of memory loss.
However, steps should be taken with regard to design these devices in such a way as to minimize any EM exposure to the customer. Furthermore, incorporate in delivering the users of wireless earbuds, the maximum and the best possible information on the feasible effects of using this on human health and that too on a long-term basis.