Valentine's Day is fast approaching and your significant other is still trying to shake off that annoying holiday weight gain – not that you're going to mention it. This presents a conundrum, since giving him or her chocolates means undermining their plucky resolve to lose weight.
Thankfully, Japan's Fu-Bi has found a way for you to give that resolute resolution-maker on your gift list a sweet, chocolaty treat that won't add any extra pounds. “Sound Like Chocolate” are stereo headphones that not only look like they're made of luscious, delicious chocolate, they smell like it too!
Of course, nobody smells with their ears but who are we to nitpick? “Sound Like Chocolate” still manages to evoke the experience of giving/receiving fine chocolate in a thoughtful, calorie-free fashion.
The concept is ideal for Japan, where Valentine's Day has evolved into an occasion for ladies to give chocolate gifts to male friends and co-workers... the girls' turn to receive (typically pricier) gifts in return comes a month later on March 14th: White Day. Since most guys aren't the sweet-toothed type, “Sound Like Chocolate” is a clever way to satisfy those onerous Valentine's Day obligations with a sweet yet practical gift.
The dark brown outer casing of the headphones' drivers is embossed to resemble an average chocolate bar with the word “LOVE” stamped into each bite-sized segment. Frequency response from the 40mm drivers is a respectable 20 to 20,000 hertz, with a very low 32 ohm impedance designed for use with MP3 music players, smartphones and other portable electronic devices.
“Sound Like Chocolate” stereo headphones come with a branching Y cable 1.5 meters in length, weigh 165 grams or just under 6 ounces, and are priced at 5,980 yen or about $77.50 per pair. Valentine's Day gift-givers should note the luxurious packaging (like that of expensive chocolates) and a card for you to write a personal message – thereby showing your good taste! (via +D Lifestyle)