This Hip Headphones Idea Needs Your Help

Very Oddio

Here’s a fun idea from Kickstarter: hip headphones with built-in housing for your iPod shuffle.

The Oddio1 (oddio… audio… geddit?) combines a sleek outer shell with adjustable headband and soft cushioned ear pads. The shuffle slides in, and can stay in permanently if you like – it’s possible to charge and sync it without removing it from the headphones.

And the controls are still in reach while you’re listening. Just reach up and make like you’re poking a finger in your ear. You’ll get the hang of it.

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The Kickstarters here are Jeremy Saxton and Jacob Hall, from Salt Lake City. They’re looking for pre-order backers at $35 each, and estimate the final retail price will end up at around the $50 mark. Their Kickstart fundraising ends on January 26th and they need a total of $45,000 – so if you’re interested, don’t dawdle.

  • H_K_W

    The idea is ok, fun even.
    But the headphones look awfully uncomfortable – they don’t seem to be size adjustable for different size heads, nor do the built-in speakers look comfortable on the ears or likely to produce good sound.
    Lastly, given how few shuffles there are, why make a product for only one version of the iPod?  At least make the headphones compatible with the Nano…
    I think its back to the drawing board…

  • Mike Rathjen

    I’d go as far to say they look outright painful.

  • H_K_W

    Agreed – in fact, minus the Shuffle component it’s basically Soviet-era nostalgia.

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