Magnetic earphones holder including receiving external ambient audio and transmitting to the earphones

  • US 9,769,556 B2
  • Filed: 03/17/2014
  • Issued: 09/19/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/22/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An audio system comprising:

  • a. a holder body comprising one or more magnetically attractable first surfaces;

    b. a set of head phones each comprising a magnetic second surface for removably coupling with the one or more magnetically attractable first surfaces;

    c. a headphones controller coupled to receive an activation signal when a magnetic decoupling is detected as one or more of the magnetic second surfaces of the set of head phones is removed and decoupled from one of the one or more magnetically attractable first surfaces, wherein the activation signal causes transmitted audio to be played in the headphones;

    d. a first set of controls for controlling a volume of the transmitted audio played by the head phones; and

    e. a second set of controls for controlling a volume of external audio played by the headphones.

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