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Gift Lab: An Ear for Fashion

December 21, 2010

1. Product name: Crocheted Headphones

2. Background research: Music is a major part of my life. I listen to it all day long- at work, on the bus, on the train, at home, everywhere. But I have two major problems: 1- I have tiny ears and 2- I’m always cold.

These don’t sound like applicable problems when considering the enjoyment of music but believe me, they are. I love my iPod and iPhone as much as the next person, but those non adjustable giant white earbuds- erg! They will not stay in my tiny ears for love nor money. Plus when the winter months roll around –and especially now that I live in the UK (where the winters are unbelievable) I always end up wearing earmuffs over my earbuds. It seems a bit redundant.

3. Hypothesis: If I use these beautiful Crocheted Headphones then I will be able to listen to my music, stay warm, and stop worrying about them not fitting properly.

4. Experiment: I chose the yellow headphones. Yellow is definitely my favorite color and this yellow is just the right shade. I can’t wait to wear these headphones in the blustery cold weather of Wales, England, and whatever trips I happen to take. With the hours of listening I will be able to see if these headphones live up to my expectations.

5. Results: These headphones are very straightforward- no instructions needed. The adjustable headband is super handy- they adjust like any other headphones by pulling or pushing on either end. They are comfortable and warm- though if you have larger ears than I do (which isn’t hard) they may not cover your whole ear and give the beloved ear warming effect to the full extent.

The only downside I found is the sound quality. They aren’t as clear or as loud as earbuds- you have to turn your music up louder to hear it at the same level. Once you do that though, no prob. These headphones are a stylish way to warm up in the cold (even if that cold is just heavily air-conditioned public transport). In fact, I even wear them as earmuffs without plugging them in sometimes- I just tuck the cord into my coat pocket and I’m good to go.

6. The bottom line is these headphones are great. They come in super cute colors, they keep you warm, they’re adjustable, and they do the job they’re intended for. What more could you want? I love my new headphones!

– Brenda Barrett

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  • Reply Mesa Mendoza October 26, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    These are the coolest! I live in Wisconsin and we have horrible weather here, so I’m obviously going to have to get a pair of these. Love the setup of the blog btw!

    Mesa Mendoza

  • Reply SMBB November 23, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Those are awesome!

  • Reply Jethro December 10, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Pretty creative, I did that once to make a nice winter ski hat!

  • Reply Gordon April 17, 2012 at 4:31 am

    Nice idea for a cold day.

  • Reply Antonette April 23, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Great idea! My sister lives in Boston and would love a pair of these!!

  • Reply GTA February 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    This would be great for a cold day 😀

  • Reply Idrus June 18, 2014 at 1:55 am

    I read your article in stumbleupon. Great idea and I like this.

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