Insect-Inspired Headphones

By: Cecilia Biemann - Nov 28, 2008   Updated: Apr 6 2011
References: perpetualkid & random-good-stuff
The thought of having flies in my ears, real or not, makes me cringe. However, I’m sure others will love these distinctive novelty fly-shaped earbuds for listening to music on the go.

The Fly Earbuds are compatible with standard headphone sockets, which means they can be used with iPods, laptop computers and portable video game systems.

Implications - The rise of MP3 players and smartphones packed to the brim with digital music have made in-ear headphones a must-have item in every household. Product designers are catering to consumers' persistent desires for personalized gadgets and accessories by creating colorful earbuds fashioned after pop culture iconography, Internet emoticons and even household pests.