3D Printing enthusiasts can also choose to print their own earphones to fit their own styles
Boulder, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/06/2014 -- While everyone's ears are different, each has a little downward curled ledge right above their ear canals and EarTaps™ is a new type of earphone that uses that antihelix as a pivotable point to support the earphone for people who enjoys an active lifestyle.
Unlike the earhooks that can sometime cringe the ears, get into the way of glasses, a baseball cap or gets really uncomfortable when perspiration start to accumulate behind the ears, the unique design of the EarTaps™ allows none of that to happen while holding better even in an upside down position such as when doing Parkour or Aerial Silk dancing.
The secret lies in the unique and patented “taps” that is dynamically adjustable depending on the size of the ear, with the remainder of the “tap” collapsing into its mechanical holding.
Brought about by a team that has designed audio/video products for brand name customers like Philips, Creative Technology and Thomson Multimedia, EarTaps™ combines functionality, acoustics with an unique design and is looking to raise the $28,000 on Kickstarter for tooling and fulfilling obligations to its backers.
EarTaps™ Unique Features :
- EarTaps™ is probably the World's first dynamically adjustable earphone for the active lifestyles.
- EarTaps™ does not cringe ears like ear hooks earphones.
- EarTaps™ do not get into the way of glasses or baseball caps like ear hook.
Finally, in order to support the embryonic 3D printing industry, Lumin LLC will give away the core of their patented design in a mechanical STP/STL file to backers of its DIY packages so that they can design and print their own earphones.
This project is well under way towards its target goal and fund raising will end on Monday Feb 3, 9:25am EST.
Kickstarter Page: http://kck.st/Kn5fpR