The Holeder earphones is an innovative design on three counts. The first is all about hygiene as the ear phones are not placed in the outer ear canal like most ear buds. The ear phones are curved like a question mark and sits snugly in the actual ear itself. Regular ear buds are bacterial factories.
The earphones also don`t tangle as easily as other kinds and best of all, the curved design allows the earphones to hook together and stay around your neck when not in use.
The Holeder was created by Yoonsang Kim, a Korean student designer from the Seoul National University of Technology. He was a 2008 IDEA design silver award winner.