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Handy Suctioned Headsets

Octopus Earbuds Stick Firmly to Your Smartphone to Evade Entanglement

— December 2, 2011 — Tech
You can do all sorts of incredible things with that hi-tech gadget in your hand, yet you still find yourself wrestling with those cursed audio cables. Octopus Earbuds do not offer a wireless solution to music listening on your mobile phone, but they do present some promise that knotted cords may be a thing of the past.

Donghee Suh's proposal is exceedingly simple but quite clever. Based on the principles of suction, the designer turned the inner tips of headphones into retractable silicone tentacles. These can stick onto the smooth surface of your smartphone's touchscreen and prevent your wrapped wire from coming loose and overlapping. There are even benefits to adhering the Octopus Earbuds together. When connected they form a complete loop in the cable which you can wear securely around your neck.
Trend Themes
1. Wireless Audio Solutions - Disruptive innovation opportunity to create wireless solutions for music listening on mobile phones.
2. Retractable Headphone Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity to develop headphone designs with retractable silicone tentacles for easy storage and prevention of wire entanglement.
3. Smartphone Accessories - Disruptive innovation opportunity to create accessories that stick securely to smartphones and improve user experience.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics - Disruptive innovation opportunity for consumer electronics companies to develop wireless audio solutions and innovative headphone designs.
2. Mobile Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity for mobile technology companies to create smartphone accessories that improve user convenience and prevent wire entanglement.
3. Wearable Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity for wearable technology companies to create headphone designs that can be worn securely around the neck for easy carrying.
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