Tim Dubitsky has just prototyped "hood.e", a super-cozy solution to bringing music to your ears without blocking everything else out. The product has a great genesis: Tim originally created the design as a present for his nephew--who walks a dangerous route to school crossing busy thoroughfares--and wanted to make it safer for him by freeing up his ears from blasting earbuds that blocked out all the street noise.
Here's the pitch for the rest of us:
There is a soundtrack to life, and now it's not just in your head. Throw on your hood.e, plug in your favorite mp3 player, and you're ready to roll (and rock). The embedded speakers make it possible for you to share your latest favorite track without the awkward ties of a tethered earbud. After all, music should enhance your life, not shut it out.
Nice. And anything that will save me from repeatedly winding up, storing and unwinding my cables is worth a look...and a wear. (Now, if these could be branded with neighborhoodies...!)
Interested parties: www.firstprovision.com