The iHear Headphones Consider a Different Geometry

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Sep 5, 2011 • References: industrialdesignserved
Rounded forms make up the majority of headsets and their components, but the iHear Headphones attempt to assume a more rigid shape wherever possible. The cushioned ear speakers have acquired corners and the vertical braces have become rigid, giving the music-listening accessory an unusual rectangular side profile. Only the overarching head band maintains a strict semicircular curve.

The hard angles of the sleek peripheral may not have suited the smooth-edged iPhone 3G, but they do complement the boxiness of the iPhone 4 quite well. Creator Edward Battistini has deliberately designed this device to blend in with the aesthetic of Apple electronics. The iHear Headphones are manufactured from a streamlined aluminum body with ABS and leather parts, and intelligently integrated with VoiceOver compatibility. Stats for Sleek Squared Headsets Trending: Older & Mild
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