VINCI 1.5: The World’s Most Ambitious Headset

What do you get when you mix Amazon Alexa, Spotify, Soundcloud, Google Play Music, a heart rate monitor, GPS, 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth with a neon-colored headset fitted with a huge LCD display running a custom build of Android? You get VINCI: the most ambitious wireless headphones I’ve ever used. Version 1.5 isn’t quite ready for primetime so I wasn’t able to test all of its promised features, but if even half of these work as designed, this is definitely a “hearable” worth keeping your eye on – especially at the Kickstarter price.



MrMobile’s VINCI 1.5 hands-on was produced following three days of usage with VINCI 1.5 review hardware on loan from VINCI. The review unit is a modified 1.0 build and feature-incomplete; therefore no conclusions from this hands-on are to be construed as final.


VINCI Smart Hearable 1.5 [Kickstarter link]:


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