updated 04:35 pm EDT, Mon September 15, 2008
Outside the Box Group on Monday introduced its newest product, the Plane Quiet Platinum headphones with active noise reduction technology. Meant to enhance the traveling experience in planes, buses and trains, the company claims the hardware reduces ambient noise by as much as 18dB, or 80 percent. The Plane Quiet Platinum headphones have a leatherette headband and ear cups that fully enclose wearers' ears. The 1.57-inch Neodymium magnets in the speakers allow them to attain a 40mW power rating, and a maximum of 100mW. Frequency response is above average as well, with a 20-20,000Hz rating.
A carrying case is included, as are two gold-plated adapters for compatibility with most MP3 players, airplane jacks and notebook computers. The cable is 2.6 feet long, while a switch that turns on the noise-cancellation hardware. Two AAA batteries necessary for the operation of the noise-canceling hardware are included.
Currently available for purchase online, the Plane Quiet Platinum headphones are prices at nearly $100.