I’m a big fan of music, and there’s a good chance I’ll have a pair of earbuds on while I’m out and about. I have both Apple earpods and Coloud Pop earbuds that I switch between on the daily, and while both are good, one downside to them is that the wire gets in the way at times. On days when I don’t want to deal with that, I use my Plantronics BackBeat Go wireless earbuds, with the drawback being that the sound quality is not as good or nearly as loud as I would like. Fortunately, the guys behind Earin are hoping to get rid of these irritants by starting a Kickstarter campaign with the hopes of manufacturing the world’s smallest wireless earbuds!
“Wires is always the first point of irritation with headphones. They are in the way, create sound when touching your clothes or cheek and get pulled out of my ears when I am on the move.”
The idea is to create a truly musical experience by omitting just about everything except for the speakers. Absolutely no wires at all (even the BackBeat Go are tied together by a single wire), and no sensors or microphones. And when I say no wires, I mean no wires. To charge them after jamming through the 2.5-3 hour battery life, all you need to do is place them inside of a nearly designed capsule that can easily double as a necklace. Granted, the capsule does need to be charged, but while you’re on the go you’re guaranteed to have extra juice for your earbuds when they run out.
The earbuds are extremely small measuring in at 14mm x 20mm. They seem to just disappear into your ears. Additionally, to ensure maximum comfort and ease, included with them are special locks that can be used to hold them comfortably in your ear without fear of having them fall out, something I’m always dealing with when using my own wireless earbuds. And of course we’re promised high quality sound with crystal clear highs and deep bass tones.
The guys working on the project have backgrounds with Sony Ericsson and Nokia, and began the project last year with a working prototype already finished. Their funding goal is £179,000, yet they’ve already surpassed that with £268,064 pledged (at the time this was written), and still 36 days until the campaign ends. To get your own pair when they do begin shipping, you’ll have to give up £119, which is about £40 lower than the asking retail price. Unfortunately the cheaper offers are all sold out, but you should still try to get in on the deal before they’re all taken up!
For more of the technical aspects of the project, visit their Kickstarter page.
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