I can’t imagine why any regular person would want to walk around town with something like this strapped to their necks, but the application for — I don’t know — secret service agents and personal security escorts might be worthwhile to pursue. The Roadrunner Bluetooth headset doesn’t have a traditional microphone, instead making use of a larynx vibration detector attached directly to the side of your neck.
In this way, the Roadrunner is able to pick up your voice and only your voice, making it a decent solution for people who like to talk in noisy environments. This concept of body conduction isn’t exactly new, but it has largely gone unused in the consumer market. As far as we are concerned, this is more a proof of concept than anything else.
On a side note, does the model for the Roadrunner (and his freakish stare) remind you at all of the Harvey Dent poster from the upcoming Dark Knight movie?