Wireless solutions company Jabra has made quite a stir with their recently announced Stone bluetooth headset, so named because that's what the minimal device looks like when nestled in its charger. CrunchGear has an interview up with Johan Birger, a member of the Copenhagen-based design team behind the Stone.
[One of the challenges] was balancing the three key factors that drive the design: first, the sweeping shape in itself, which needs to be smooth; second, the STONE charger, which has to integrate perfectly with the headset to create a smooth shape; and last, the overall design needs to fit the gamut of ear sizes. All three have to be in perfect balance for the shape to work. Of course with the innovative headset shape alone, there were an array of mechanical engineering and production challenges with the materials used to achieve a twisting, sweeping, elegant design.
Read the entire interview, which amusingly starts with the question "I posit that Bluetooth headsets are the most boring technology on Earth. Convince me otherwise," here.