While the popularity in noise-cancelling headphones continues to rise, these sleek earphones go against the grain.
The 'Focus' headphones where designed by Kwanjun Ryu and were created because the designer believes that noise-cancelling devices can be dangerous. In heavily populated or dangerous areas, not being able to hear what is going on around you could certainly have an impact on safety. These sleek earphones were designed to enable external sounds through a simple switch when needed, all while the user's audio plays. The user can switch it back whenever they wish for the noise-cancelling feature of the headphones to be turned on.
In order to ensure safety in populated areas with traffic, headphones that allow the option for both noise-cancellation and to hear surroundings can be crucial.
These Sleek Earphones Focus on Safety as Well as Optimizing Audio
1. Dual Function Earphones - Opportunity to develop earphones that offer both noise-cancelling and ambient sound options.
2. Safety-focused Headphone Accessories - Disruptive innovation opportunity in creating accessories that enhance safety while using headphones.
3. Situational Awareness Audio Devices - Developing audio devices that can dynamically adjust sound levels to enhance situational awareness.
1. Consumer Electronics - Opportunity for consumer electronics companies to create innovative earphone products.
2. Safety Equipment - Disruptive innovation potential in the safety equipment industry by incorporating audio technology.
3. Wearable Technology - Developing wearable devices that prioritize safety and user awareness through audio functionalities.