Random Cool Gadget: Earos Cell Phone Ear Cushions

Random Cool Gadget: Earos Cell Phone Ear Cushions

A few months ago I had a prolonged layover coming home from a business trip, and coincidentally my wife had an afternoon class she was teaching canceled so she was home. As a result, we took the opportunity to chat for quite a while and catch up on the stuff we never got to talk about during the week. By the time I hung up my ears were quite uncomfortable from pressing my Droid against my head for so long!

Now Yanko Design has a solution for just that type of problem: Earos! These ear cushions easily slide over most cell phones without blocking the speaker, allowing you to hear properly while keeping your ear nicely cushioned!

From the Yanko site:

Earos provides a convenient padding to your ear when you use it with your mobile phone. It fastens to any phone and even doubles up as display stand, when used in reverse position. A convenient fastener hooks it up to most phone models. It rotates on two axes, so that the ear pad can be repositioned in a jiffy, allowing access to the display. Its looks to be a comfortable addition to the phone, especially if you are the sorts to talk on it for long. Ears really tend to heat up fast, and Earos can be a good barrier!

Key Features
* Earos maintains a comfortable separation between the ear and the phone unit, which can emit an uncomfortable amount of heat after prolonged use.
* In cooler climates, earos shields the ear from wind and cold, extending the phone’s accessibility.
* Earos-equipped phones incur fewer scratches, protected by the signature padding.
* In reverse position, the earos pad acts as a display stand on flat surfaces, tilting the phone toward the user.

As of now it is just a concept, and the clips worry me about scratches and stresses on the device, as well as potentially activating the touch screen. But it looks quite cool and makes my ears breathe a sigh of relief!

Source: Yanko Design via Geeky Gadgets

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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!