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A Pop of Great Color for Listening to Music on-the-go

 

For color-o-philes, the tedium of white iPod earbuds and cords has gotten wearisome.  To the rescue come UrbanEars to add a gorgeous pop of cherry pink, vibrant orange, Kelly green, sunny yellow, navy blue, and on through a rainbow of vivid hues. They come in narrow-width head-bands as well as the heftier, more-visible-from-a-distance ones shown here. Prices range from $30 to $70. In terms of sound quality, the website says this:

We designed Plattan to be the perfect classic headphone, utilizing innovative functions and performance with today’s technology. It is a full size headphone allowing for rich, secluded sound. You can fold it down to the size of your fist for maximum mobility. Plattan also comes with a “zound plug” on the earcap, allowing for a friend to plug in and enjoy your music.

 

There’s another company that makes a smaller, but colorful, earbud and wire, shown here:

I remember a similar idea from the first season of Project Runway.  I don’t know that the inspiration was Jay McCarroll‘s…

…signature ear-muff/sound devices from his winning 2005 collection, but I have my suspicions.  Strong suspicions. See for yourself, especially the red extravaganza, complete with scarlet, va-va-va-voom earphones: