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Upcycled Guitar Headphones

This Unusual Headphone Design is Made from an Old Guitar

— November 13, 2013 — Eco
The 'Guitar Ear-O' Headphones have an eco-friendly headphone design that consists of parts that once made up a guitar. Even though its form has been completely reimagined, the headphones are quite poetic in their reuse of materials, because the guitar-made headphones are still able to play music.

This was the driving force behind the project by Carina Ostermayer, who describes that she gave an old instrument a way to "live a life in a different shape, but with keeping the same function."

The beautiful upcycled headphones use the guitar's old fingerboard as the strap that connects the two speakers and the ear coverings are made from pieces of the guitar's body, which is evident from the glossy finish on them. This is a beautiful way to transform objects that may not be useful in their original form into something that is similar, but functional.

Photo Credits: designboom, behance.net
Trend Themes
1. Upcycling Audio Products - There is a growing trend in upcycling traditional audio products into eco-friendly designs, providing opportunities for disruptive innovation in the audio industry.
2. Tech Accessories From Reclaimed Materials - Designers are opting to use reclaimed and upcycled materials, creating a trend in the production of tech accessories and opportunities for disruption in the fashion and tech industries.
3. Eco-friendly Design in Electronics - There is a growing trend in the production of eco-friendly electronics that incorporate upcycled and sustainable materials, providing opportunities for disruption in the consumer electronics industry.
Industry Implications
1. Audio - The upcycling of guitars into headphones presents opportunities for disruptive innovation and eco-friendly design within the audio industry.
2. Fashion - The use of reclaimed and upcycled materials in the design of tech accessories presents opportunities for disruptive innovation and more sustainable fashion production.
3. Consumer Electronics - The trend towards eco-friendly electronics that incorporate upcycled and sustainable materials presents opportunities for disruption in sustainable consumer electronics.
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