ODDIO1: Cord-Free iPod Shuffle Headphones (video)
If you workout then you’ve probably at sometime in your life got tripped up by your headphone cord draped from your ears to your pocket. When the Shuffle was introduced it hardly resolved this issue, but since Apple released the model that included a built-in spring loaded belt clip we easily overlooked this caveat. Not Jeremy Saxton & Jacob Hall who recently launched a Kickstarter project to raise funds for the ODDIO1, a cord free set of headphones designed to work in conjunction with the Shuffle.
The headphone’s outer chassis is built from a nylon plastic while the inner ear cushion is crafted from of high-grade silicone. This should make them lightweight, durable and comfortable to wear during rigorous activity. This is further complemented by a set of 30mm drivers, which should result in a rather reasonable spectrum of sound. But that’s the hardly shining feature of these conceptual ear cans.
Located on the right headphone is a special slot specifically designed to hold the latest iPod Shuffle. Just plug it in and the Shuffle is converted into an all-in-one portable music player. The makers say that the controls are fully accessible and that there is no need to remove the Shuffle to sync or charge the device. They have plans to offer these headphones, which mind you include an adjustable headband, in grey/black, black/blue, and black/pink. Though for some extra scratch you can score a limited edition “Cupertino Colorway.”
To get in on these headphones you simply need to pledge $35.