Jabra has announced a new line of headphones that make a solid case for leaving your phone in your pocket. The bluetooth Jabra Revo Wireless headphones let you control your music with just a tap to the ear.
Compact and solid, the Jabra Revos are, of course, headphones, and good ones at that, but that's not where they really shine. The Revos come in both wired and bluetooth flavours and it's the bluetooth model that makes use of a cool control sequence, similar to Parrot's Ziks, where the user can switch between songs, as well as pause music with swipes or or taps (respectively) on the outside of the cans, and turn up or down the volume, by tracing circles. All with phone in pocket.
Jabra's also got a Sound App, a proprietary media player for both iOS and Android that comes free with a headphone purchase. The app uses Dolby Digital Plus to compliment the sound, along with some other music-enhancing tweaks.
The earphone touch control might strike you as something of a gimmick, but it's definitely a cool one, and even aside from that, the sound quality isn't lacking. The headphones are due to be released sometime in Q2 of this year, for an as-yet-to-be-determined price.