Phaz P2 Headphones Double as a Smartphone Charger

Here at CES 2015 we’ve seen lots of interesting gadgets, smartphone cases and more, but a new pair of headphones from a company called Phaz promise to charge your phone while you listen to your favorite tunes. Smartphone battery life isn’t getting much better, and users are always looking for extra juice. That’s where these headphones come into play.

The oddly named new Phaz P2 headphones are like any over the ear headphones, like Beats, only they’ll also charge your phone thanks to a built-in rechargeable 1,200 mAh battery capable of getting most average smartphones around 60% full.

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Not everyone wants to carry around extra portable chargers or use a bulky battery case with their smartphone, and for those looking for a different solution while also enjoying some tunes, the Phaz P2 headphones are something worth looking into.

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Here at CES 2015 Phaz just announced the all new P2 headphones with built-in portable charging for your smartphone, or even a tablet if you’d like. The Phaz P2 headphones have a built-in amplifier and bass boost to keep up with Beats and other popular headphones, but these features (on either side of your ears) will of course drain the embedded battery.

However, if you don’t need extra bass or those fancy features that built-in 1,200 mAh battery can charge your smartphone courtesy of a USB output port that can be used for any iOS or Android devices included power cable. Just plug it in and charge your smartphone while you jam. It’s that easy.

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These headphones are incredibly light, somewhat fashionable with a faux carbon fiber design, and come with bright orange earpads. There are multiple color options available, three of which will be free to early adopters spending $249 for these brand new headphones. Yes, they’ll retail for $249, and went up for pre-order this week.

One downfall of using the Phaz P2 headphones to charge your smartphone is of course the fact that you’ll have two cords dangling form your headphones. One 3.5mm cable, and the charger to keep your device full of juice.

Given the quick demo and loud surrounding here at CES it was hard to gauge the quality of sound coming from these headphones, but the included amplifier and bass boost certainly will help things out. If you’re in a pinch and need to charge your phone, but don’t want to miss out on your music, these $249 headphones may be worth it to some. Again, they’re available to pre-order today, and will begin shipping in April.