The Japanese company Elecom has been selling their Ear Drops since 2006 and they have obviously been successful at it as they are now offering 9 more models. Weighing only 3g, the earphones are adjustable, and they have a slide adjuster to prevent tangling of the 1.2m cord. With playback frequency of 20Hz to 20kHz and a pressure response of 96dB/1mW, the Ear Drops come in three colors in three different designs. Each set will set you back ¥3,000 (~$29.00.)
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Another company catering to the iPhone crowd is Skullcandy with their FMJ Earphones. They feature a coiled metal cable at a length of 1.1 meters and an in-line mic. The 11mm buds have a frequency range of 16Hz to 20KHz and an impedance of 500mW. Although they are after Apple devotees, the 3.5mm gold plated plug will work with Blackberry Curves and other handhelds and phones. In a choice of black, chrome, or silver, expect availability around the first two weeks of March with a price of $79.95.
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Klipsch says that they now have the planet’s smallest and most lightweight earbuds for iPhones, iPods, or any device with a head phone jack. Their Image earphones weigh only about 10g and are smaller than an average human’s fingernail. The phones come with a set of silicon Contour Ear Gels which the company claim are anatomically designed to fit the human ear canal and are not only comfortable, but provide an excellent seal for isolating sound. The earphones come with a case, 1/4-inch and airline adaptors, and gel cleaning tool for $349.00.
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Want a little extra bling for your ears? Brighton has created blinking LED earphones in your choice of pink, blue, or clear. They have a 100Hz to 10kHz frequency band, a 32 ohm impedance, and a sensitivity of 112 dB/mW. Maximum input is 4mW. The phones will flash to the music so you will certainly stand out in any crowd whether you want to or not. Battery run, it features a cable length of 1100mm and a price of 2,980 Yen (~$28.00.)
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Bleeding Edge 068: CES 2007 Video: Shure Gives Us A Look At Their New SE210, SE310, SE420, and SE530
We were able to stop by Shure’s booth at CES Unveiled, where Chris Lyons gave us a look at their newly announced line of in-ear headphones. Focusing on sound isolation, the four new models aim to heighten your listening experience through keeping outside noises away, letting you hear all the details of the music.