The colorful earphones above may seem like magic beans, but they are actually bean-inspired headphones. The Hitachi HP-CN12 earphones not only look cool, but they also feature a slider that prevents the cords from getting tangled.
It is a shame for people outside Japan who would like these earphones, as they will be exclusively released on July 24th of this year.
Implications - The headset couture movement is the result of the Apple iPod's holistically stylistic branding. Listening to music is no longer just a sensory experience; it is a form of self expression that signifies a music lovers' passion. Thus, companies in the technological or audio industry are called to boast more creativity in their products.
Hitachi HP-CN12 Headphones Are Magic Musical Beans
Tisah Tucknott — July 9, 2009 — Tech
References: maxell.co.jp & techfresh.net