Unobtrusive Audio

Brands design headphones to be integrated and fully functional

Implications - Audio equipment designs are becoming more sophisticated as consumers search for integrated solutions that keep an active lifestyle in mind. With the introduction of technology such as 3D printing and gesture control, brands are designing custom audio products to be as convenient and comfortable as they are capable. This shift reflects a consumer desire for products that cater to consumers' lifestyles through customization and thoughtful design.
SCORE: 3.4
Mild Top 4 Examples: 13,243 Total Clicks Jan 15 - Feb 15
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Consumer Insight Topics: TechGadgets
Smart Wireless Earbuds - Bragi Dash Headphones Play Clear Sound and Integrate Environment Awareness
SCORE: 6.7
V. Hot 11,023 Clicks Pub: Jan 9, 15
Smart Wireless Earbuds
Bragi Dash Headphones Play Clear Sound and Integrate Environment Awareness
You will be immediately able to appreciate the most obvious feature of these smart wireless earbuds, having been designed without the usual cords. Gone would be the days of untangling your listeners... [More]
Gesture-Controlled Headsets - Motion-Sensing Headphones Understand Hand Movements as Commands
SCORE: 2.9
Untested 1,184 Clicks Pub: Jan 10, 15
Gesture-Controlled Headsets
Motion-Sensing Headphones Understand Hand Movements as Commands
While wearing these motion-sensing headphones, you wouldn’t have to look or feel around for a button in order to skip from one song to the next. Exhibited at CES 2015, the JBL Synchros and... [More]
Personalized Earbud Printing - Normal Uses Additive Manufacturing to Create Custom Audio Accessories
SCORE: 1.7
Untested 611 Clicks Pub: Jan 28, 15
Personalized Earbud Printing
Normal Uses Additive Manufacturing to Create Custom Audio Accessories
The increasing popularity of 3D printing has inspired New York company Normal to create their own range of custom audio accessories. The brand uses additive manufacturing techniques to create... [More]
Pressurized Athletic Headphones - The Parrot Zik Sport Rare is Made for High-Intensity Workouts
SCORE: 2.2
Untested 425 Clicks Pub: Jan 7, 15
Pressurized Athletic Headphones
The Parrot Zik Sport Rare is Made for High-Intensity Workouts
The Parrot Zik Sport Rare, a pair of athletic headphones designed to stay put as you work up a sweat, made their debut at CES 2015. The headphones have the same audio features as their predecessor,... [More]