Gadgets and accessories are an integral part of our lives
these days. And when gadgets combine
with accessories to create high fashion, the world takes notice.
Thanko, famous for a range of quirky
gadgets, has a new offering; the Sound Lives Stereo Earphone, which is as high
on the quirk factor as it is on fashion and practicality.
The Sound Lives Stereo Earphone features a tiny speaker on the
outer ear that can swivel up to 90 degrees.
This enables the wearer to enjoy music without suffering from ear
fatigue or shutting himself or herself out of the world completely.
Sounds great, especially for kids and
youngsters who seem to always have their earphones plugged into an iPod, PSP or
The earphones come in a variety of styles including soccer
ball, skull and cross bones and panda, and as they double as earrings, they
allow the wearer to break several fashion rules at once while continuing to
Sound Lives Stereo Earphones retail at just
1,980 yen or about $20 from Amazon. Pittance for
innovative fashion, combined with technical sophistry.