Entertainment & Connectivity

Vogue models wearing pneumatic headsets, which were à la mode in the 1960s. Image via Getty Images

Sound Tube: The Surprising History of Airline Headsets

Before earbuds and noise-canceling headsets, passengers used stethoscope-like devices where sound traveled through a hollow plastic tube. The jet age brought smooth, fast and comfortable intercontinental travel to the world. It also saw the introduction of early in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems that relied on fragile 16mm film and temperamental… Read more