EarSkinz for EarPods offer both comfort and style

By , May 24, 2013

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Apple was really proud to unveil its new and improved earbuds, dubbed EarPods, last fall. The company says it spent more than three years designing the headset, and tested a total of 124 different prototypes on over six hundred people, to get the right fit.

But even with all of that research, it’s inevitable that the EarPods are still not going to fit quite right for some people. And if you happen to be one of those people, you might want to check out these new EarSkinz covers, which promise to fix that for you…

EarSkinz are essentially tiny plastic covers for your EarPods, strategically molded to make them fit better inside your ear. But that’s not all. In addition to improving the fit of Apple’s earbuds, the accessory also promises to improve the way they sound.

The developers say that the soft plastic material enhances acoustic clarity by directing sound into your ear canal, and it can also deliver better bass. As far as comfort, the elongated design improves fit and stability, and it even helps to block outside noise.

Unfortunately, EarSkinz aren’t a real product yet. The team has the design down, but they’ve taken to Kickstarter to try and raise money to start production. At the time of this writing, they’re at about $15,000 of their $20,000 goal with about 10 days left.

If you’re interested in picking up some EarSkinz, a pledge of just $8 will put your name on the pre-order list. They’ll retail for $10.95. That may seem kind of high, but if they save you from having to buy a new $30 pair of headphones, it’s worth it.

So, what do you think about EarSkinz?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/mustafa.hamid.902 Mustafa Hamid

    Cool! I want one! My earpods always slips away from my ear, i cant do sports with it and its kind of painful to get in. It pains in ear,

  • weztimonial

    Already pledged, few weeks back!

  • Guest

    Where do I pledge?

    • weztimonial

      the link is in the post

  • http://twitter.com/Terhoence Terence Ho

    Very cool product! I wonder how it compares with other earbuds in the market!

  • greg

    Awesome! Can’t wait for this. I’m one of the few that can’t seem to keep those buds in my ears. They keep falling off. Please back.

  • @sexyhamthing

    Or just not buy apple headphones…….. or phones….. or products altogether.

    • http://twitter.com/aidanharris1 ✪ aidan harris ✪

      That’s going backwards though

  • http://twitter.com/aidanharris1 ✪ aidan harris ✪

    Looks like this will be the first ever Kickstarter project I’m going to back!

    Edit: I like The KS green and the red so it looks like I’ll be buying two!

  • Cbreezy95

    This + Dirac HD Player would be AWESOME! :D

  • mnm221988

    Let me guess, this is someone asking for money in a kickstart project for headphones or something related to putting something over headphones? Am I right?

  • Hyr3m

    Wouldn’t it be better to just get average-good earphones instead of the shitty apple ones ? Oh I forgot… the sound quality is so bad on iDevices (including iPods) that plugging good earphones on them would be a huge waste in the first place…

  • Matthew

    Where do u order then