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Apple AirPods get a redesign from original Macintosh team – and they look a bit silly
By Olivia Tambini 19 hours ago Audio
It's a look, that's for sure

True wireless earbuds may seem like tech from the future, but have you ever imagined what they might look like in a few years?

Frog, the company that designed the iconic Apple Macintosh have, and its conceptual Apple AirPod alternatives are certainly out there, with a radical design that leaves your ears totally exposed.




The open-hoop true wireless earbuds – which Frog have called Unum – are placed around your ears, so your ear canal is left completely uncovered, unlike traditional earbuds, which sit against your ear canal.


When you wear in-ear headphones, they create a seal against your ear canal, preventing environmental noise from ruining your music, as creating better noise isolation.

The future of true wireless?
Frog says that the conceptual wireless earbuds would use "advanced micro-drivers and acoustic design to precisely channel the sound into the ear", without completely blocking out the world around you.


Why is this necessary? Well, Frog envisions a future where voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are so ubiquitous, that "the constant connection to our personal headphones will be too isolating of a social experience".

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By Olivia Tambini 19 hours ago Audio
It's a look, that's for sure
(Image credit: Frog)
True wireless earbuds may seem like tech from the future, but have you ever imagined what they might look like in a few years?

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Frog, the company that designed the iconic Apple Macintosh have, and its conceptual Apple AirPod alternatives are certainly out there, with a radical design that leaves your ears totally exposed.


The open-hoop true wireless earbuds – which Frog have called Unum – are placed around your ears, so your ear canal is left completely uncovered, unlike traditional earbuds, which sit against your ear canal.

When you wear in-ear headphones, they create a seal against your ear canal, preventing environmental noise from ruining your music, as creating better noise isolation.




(Image credit: Frog)

The future of true wireless?
Frog says that the conceptual wireless earbuds would use "advanced micro-drivers and acoustic design to precisely channel the sound into the ear", without completely blocking out the world around you.

Why is this necessary? Well, Frog envisions a future where voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are so ubiquitous, that "the constant connection to our personal headphones will be too isolating of a social experience".
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As such, the company believes that we will need headphones that "support long augmented audio experiences without disrupting their real world communications".

It's an interesting concept, but it's hard to say whether people will adopt such a striking design for their in-ear headphones; that being said, the Apple AirPods were widely mocked for their long stems when they were released in 2016, and are now among the most popular true wireless earbuds ever.

Could the upcoming Apple AirPods 2 look anything like this? We'll have to wait until the imminent iPhone 11 launch at the very earliest to find out.
 

FRV2

Semi-Pro
This is not the way to deal with airpods falling out of peoples' ears.... or is it? Maybe this will go down as a genius move.
 

Enga

Hall of Fame
If they work well then maybe... Just maybe... I dont know if people would wear them as a style statement but moreso as a statement that you havent inflicted deafness on yourself just so you can listen to music. Open headphone designs already exist so this is just a step further, a wireless open headphone that you could maybe wear on a jog.
 

victorcruz

Professional
No matter how ridiculous and dumb they look, don't worry the sheep gonna sheeple. Too many apple fanboys/girls around for it not to succeed. The worst part is samsung or android will follow.
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.



Apple AirPods get a redesign from original Macintosh team – and they look a bit silly
By Olivia Tambini 19 hours ago Audio
It's a look, that's for sure

True wireless earbuds may seem like tech from the future, but have you ever imagined what they might look like in a few years?

Frog, the company that designed the iconic Apple Macintosh have, and its conceptual Apple AirPod alternatives are certainly out there, with a radical design that leaves your ears totally exposed.




The open-hoop true wireless earbuds – which Frog have called Unum – are placed around your ears, so your ear canal is left completely uncovered, unlike traditional earbuds, which sit against your ear canal.


When you wear in-ear headphones, they create a seal against your ear canal, preventing environmental noise from ruining your music, as creating better noise isolation.

The future of true wireless?
Frog says that the conceptual wireless earbuds would use "advanced micro-drivers and acoustic design to precisely channel the sound into the ear", without completely blocking out the world around you.


Why is this necessary? Well, Frog envisions a future where voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are so ubiquitous, that "the constant connection to our personal headphones will be too isolating of a social experience".

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By Olivia Tambini 19 hours ago Audio
It's a look, that's for sure
(Image credit: Frog)
True wireless earbuds may seem like tech from the future, but have you ever imagined what they might look like in a few years?

Advertisement

Frog, the company that designed the iconic Apple Macintosh have, and its conceptual Apple AirPod alternatives are certainly out there, with a radical design that leaves your ears totally exposed.


The open-hoop true wireless earbuds – which Frog have called Unum – are placed around your ears, so your ear canal is left completely uncovered, unlike traditional earbuds, which sit against your ear canal.

When you wear in-ear headphones, they create a seal against your ear canal, preventing environmental noise from ruining your music, as creating better noise isolation.




(Image credit: Frog)

The future of true wireless?
Frog says that the conceptual wireless earbuds would use "advanced micro-drivers and acoustic design to precisely channel the sound into the ear", without completely blocking out the world around you.

Why is this necessary? Well, Frog envisions a future where voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are so ubiquitous, that "the constant connection to our personal headphones will be too isolating of a social experience".
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As such, the company believes that we will need headphones that "support long augmented audio experiences without disrupting their real world communications".

It's an interesting concept, but it's hard to say whether people will adopt such a striking design for their in-ear headphones; that being said, the Apple AirPods were widely mocked for their long stems when they were released in 2016, and are now among the most popular true wireless earbuds ever.

Could the upcoming Apple AirPods 2 look anything like this? We'll have to wait until the imminent iPhone 11 launch at the very earliest to find out.
I prefer BlackBerry pods.
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
If they work well then maybe... Just maybe... I dont know if people would wear them as a style statement but moreso as a statement that you havent inflicted deafness on yourself just so you can listen to music. Open headphone designs already exist so this is just a step further, a wireless open headphone that you could maybe wear on a jog.
Imagine if Apple was to develop a presureless underwear.

:cool:
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
This is not the way to deal with airpods falling out of peoples' ears.... or is it? Maybe this will go down as a genius move.
I wrap my earphone wire around the ear to prevent it from falling of during walks and jogs.
It does look silly but people have got used to it, and others are doing it too.

So i guess this thing could not look worse that my wire wrapped around.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Apple has been overpriced crap for many many years now, no idea why people buy their stuff.
From personal experience, Apple products don't degrade in performance the way andoid ones do. I have an old iPhone that still responds instantly on touch. My newer Moto G after one year became incredibly slow suddenly. Each app takes ages to load. The browser keeps crashing (both Chrome and Bravo).
I cannot update the OS any longer. So basically it has become very frustrating.

I know someone with a Samsung who was telling me the same thing. He did an OS update and it became slow. In my case, this happened six months after the last OS update.

I've gone through virus cleaners but nothing showed up.
 



Apple AirPods get a redesign from original Macintosh team – and they look a bit silly
By Olivia Tambini 19 hours ago Audio
It's a look, that's for sure

True wireless earbuds may seem like tech from the future, but have you ever imagined what they might look like in a few years?

Frog, the company that designed the iconic Apple Macintosh have, and its conceptual Apple AirPod alternatives are certainly out there, with a radical design that leaves your ears totally exposed.




The open-hoop true wireless earbuds – which Frog have called Unum – are placed around your ears, so your ear canal is left completely uncovered, unlike traditional earbuds, which sit against your ear canal.


When you wear in-ear headphones, they create a seal against your ear canal, preventing environmental noise from ruining your music, as creating better noise isolation.

The future of true wireless?
Frog says that the conceptual wireless earbuds would use "advanced micro-drivers and acoustic design to precisely channel the sound into the ear", without completely blocking out the world around you.


Why is this necessary? Well, Frog envisions a future where voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are so ubiquitous, that "the constant connection to our personal headphones will be too isolating of a social experience".

TRENDING


TechRadar is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn moreApple AirPods get a redesign from original Macintosh team – and they look a bit silly
By Olivia Tambini 19 hours ago Audio
It's a look, that's for sure
(Image credit: Frog)
True wireless earbuds may seem like tech from the future, but have you ever imagined what they might look like in a few years?

Advertisement

Frog, the company that designed the iconic Apple Macintosh have, and its conceptual Apple AirPod alternatives are certainly out there, with a radical design that leaves your ears totally exposed.


The open-hoop true wireless earbuds – which Frog have called Unum – are placed around your ears, so your ear canal is left completely uncovered, unlike traditional earbuds, which sit against your ear canal.

When you wear in-ear headphones, they create a seal against your ear canal, preventing environmental noise from ruining your music, as creating better noise isolation.




(Image credit: Frog)

The future of true wireless?
Frog says that the conceptual wireless earbuds would use "advanced micro-drivers and acoustic design to precisely channel the sound into the ear", without completely blocking out the world around you.

Why is this necessary? Well, Frog envisions a future where voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are so ubiquitous, that "the constant connection to our personal headphones will be too isolating of a social experience".
Advertisement

As such, the company believes that we will need headphones that "support long augmented audio experiences without disrupting their real world communications".

It's an interesting concept, but it's hard to say whether people will adopt such a striking design for their in-ear headphones; that being said, the Apple AirPods were widely mocked for their long stems when they were released in 2016, and are now among the most popular true wireless earbuds ever.

Could the upcoming Apple AirPods 2 look anything like this? We'll have to wait until the imminent iPhone 11 launch at the very earliest to find out.
Tested the new Bose sunglasses and they are insanely awesome. A very different yet amazing experience. It is like having music in your brain and not your ears.

They are Ray Bans but still a little bulky.
 

mmk

Hall of Fame
If you read the article, this was just a design exercise. Hopefully the designers involved have since gone through detox/rehab and are being kept away from any further hallucinogenics.
 
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