January 9, 2011 | by Michael Heller
Android is breaking away from phones and tablets, and this is a pretty interesting use case for it: noise-cancelling headphones with a built-in touchscreen, all powered by Android 2.1. The Nox Audio Admiral Touch headphones are powered by an ARM 11 chip, with 1GB of internal storage, a 2.4″ LCD touchscreen, 256MB of RAM, an SD card slot, and 6 hours of battery life.
The headphones themselves look top-notch, featuring noise-cancelling, 7.1 surround sound, and connectivity with 2.4GHz and Bluetooth simultaneously. The touchscreen holds 4 icons for basic functions, but also supports gestures for navigating playlists. The Admiral line will come in a low-end without a touchscreen, but a separate Android module can be added on, or the higer-end touchscreen model.There is even talk that the hard case for the headphones will double as a charging dock.
I’m more of an earbud type of guy myself, but these still look pretty snazzy to me. Any audiophiles out there interested? No word on pricing, what do you guys expect to pay for something like this?