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!
* 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!