At first look, the B&O PLAY Earset looks like a prop from a sci-fi film. Upon closer inspection, the Earset is actually an improvement from its 2004 original design.
The original lines for the design were drawn by Anders Hermansen in the ’90s with a strong focus on making a set of earphones flexible enough to adapt to any ear. The adjustment system on the earphones lets you modify the angle of the earbud, the height of the piston, and the curve of the earhook individually to ensure a perfect fit. Rotating and stretching in three different dimensions.
“We are extremely proud of our design heritage, and the original Earset has been a long-lasting favourite due to their flexible, yet precise industrial design and acoustic brilliance. We are excited to bring forward the new Earset that has been updated with wireless technology and a classic updated hue and satin”, says B&O PLAY Concept and Design Manager Jakob Kristoffersen.
The aluminium used for the telescopic piston has been precision-forged for fluid movement, ensuring a hydraulic-like feel. To deliver a comfortable and secure fit behind the ear, the iconic earhook has sections of soft rubber, and a hex screw attaches the piston to the hook, underlining the mechanical ideals that once inspired the original design. Rather than a deeper in-ear fit, Earset allows the speaker house to fit comfortably just inside the inner ear without blocking it.
The anodization process of aluminium allows colours to be deeply integrated into the core of the material, providing more depth and durability, while the aluminium on the housing has a diamond cut-edge and a radially polished surface to catch and reflect light.
With up to five hours of battery life, Earset is a great companion for your daily activities. The in-line anodized aluminium remote with three buttons and built-in microphone lets you control your music, take calls, and activate Siri or Google Assistant on your smartphone via Bluetooth.
Earset is available in Graphite Brown and White and retails for SGD429. When not being used, the earphones can be stored in the included pouch for optimal scratch-protection. Earset Graphite Brown is available at Bang & Olufsen Grand Hyatt, Bang & Olufsen Takashimaya, Analogue +, Apple Premium Resellers, Changi Airport Duty Free, Newstead, Robinsons, Tangs and other leading independent retailers.
This Christmas, thanks to our friends at B&O, we are giving away one set of B&O PLAY Earset worth SGD429 to ONE winner.
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A. The Earset has up to ____ hours of battery life and is designed by _______.
B. Dear Santa, I would like to gift the B&O PLAY Earset to _________ because_________ (in not more than 30 words.)
Best and creative answers win.
The contest for this prize runs from 17 December till 11.59pm on 24 December (Monday).