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When it comes to headphones, your choice of colors has been only slightly more varied than a Model-T. Headphones haven’t been much of a fashion statement until now.
If you’re tired of your headphones blending in with the crowd, check out Designears by OrigAudio. These headphones let you custom design the headband and ears with images, patterns and/or text. You can choose a design from their gallery or upload your own pictures. If you want to get really creative you can upload a different picture for the headband and each ear.
These could not only be a fun fashion statement, but you can also use a logo for a unique corporate gift or gift for a team.
Designing the earphones is simple. The website is well-designed, walking you through the process of uploading the images and placing them on the headbands or ears.
Here’s a sample design I created for Wonder of Tech Designears:
These headphones remind me of one of my favorite tech accessories, custom covers by M-Edge for your Kindle, iPad and Nook. As with M-Edge, Designears lets you share your design with others by adding it to a public gallery.
In addition to being a fashion statement, Designears also has stereo sound, cushioned ear cups and a noise-cancelling feature. Their single cord is capped with a standard audio plug that fits into audio jacks for MP3 players, smartphones, laptops and tablets.
Check out this fun video showing Designears in action:
I haven’t tried the headphones so I can’t attest to the sound quality, but one of OrigAudio’s other custom audio accessories was named one of the “50 Best Inventions of 2009″ by Time Magazine.
Designears are available from OrigAudio for $69.99. If you want to send them as a gift for someone but don’t know what design they would like, OrigAudio offers gift certificates so you can let the recipient create his own earphones.
If you’re looking for a unique accessory to listen in style or are looking for a fun gift for someone, check out Designears.
Do you like unique accessories for your tech? Do you like to customize your tech accessories with your own images? Let us know in the Comments section below!
Update: Jason from OrigAudio has generously offered a discount to Wonder of Tech readers on Designears headphones. To get the headphones for $49.99, $20 off the regular price of $69, use the code “SFCA12″ at checkout. Thanks, Jason!