2016’s first music/tech surprise is the news that Twitter is one of the investors in headphones manufacturer Muzik.
The company’s VC arm Twitter Ventures is one of the backers of the hardware startup, which plans to release its first pair of headphones in May for $299.
“Muzik makes wireless headphones that give users the ability to control the tunes they’re hearing by swiping on buttons on the outside of the device,” reported Recode. “They can also use those buttons to share clips of songs they’re listening to to social networks.
And Twitter’s deal means that it will be integrated directly into the headphones.” A curious feature, since whatever music app is running on the device connected to those headphones will also have sharing features.