Meet Earin, the world’s smallest earphones that charge while they’re in your pocket
Fed up of those earphone wires that are always knotting up and getting in the way? Meet Earin, a new gadget which its creators are saying are the world’s smallest wireless ear buds currently available on the market. A new Kickstarter campaign has been launched for Earin, and it may be of interest of those of you who are searching for a new pair of headphones. The two ear buds function together as one Bluetooth headphone set, and are practically invisible when worn.
The team behind Earin is lead by mechanical and design engineer Olle Linden, who was inspired by the film ‘Definitely Maybe’ when he decided to create the pair of minuscule headphones which have independent batteries and AptX-compatible wireless receivers. Compared to headphones such as Beats, these definitely don’t take up much room in your pocket. By eliminating the messy wires and cables, the Earin buds weigh in at a tiny 5g and feature a plastic casing with a silicon tip on the end to deliver a comfortable, noise-cancelling fit inside the wearer’s ear.
The team also highlighted their focus on delivering “the best possible music experience” when designing Earin, opting for a balanced armature speaker similar to those found in hearing aids, which helped them deliver the best possible quality of sound output whilst being energy efficient. “The way we achieved this was to focus on simplicity, size, fit and audio-quality,” said the creators on the Kickstarter campaign page.
High-density rechargeable 50mAh batteries are also used in the headphones, to keep the size down whilst increasing playback time. The creators say that the batteries will allow for up to 3 hours of playback time per charge and the compact capsule the earphones comes in can act as a storage solution whilst charging the device with its 100mAh battery, when the earphones are not in use. Sets of Earin buds and their wireless charging capsules are being offered to early pledges of £99 on the device’s Kickstarter page. The team hopes to start commercial production if the project is successfully funded through the crowdfunding platform, which it really should be, and shipping should begin in January 2015.