June is shaping up to be quite the month in the geekosphere! What with the E3 gaming expo, Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, and the release of three highly anticipated smartphones, my head is already spinning with excitement and anticipation. In addition, there are some remarkable gadgets and fashionable accessories that are worth taking a look at this month as well!
In my day, I've tested out my fair share of earphones. Oddly enough, I'm not one of those people that can wear Apple's standard earphones — call it abnormally shaped ears, I don't know, I just can't wear em'. I definitely have a top three list of earphones that rock my world, but the problem is, they are waaay too expensive. And when I say overpriced, I mean you can't just run out and buy another pair if a) you lose 'em or b) they get trampled on at the gym (it happens).
I talked about Radius last year when they debuted their line of colorful ultra light aluminum earphones; well, this year they're back with a new line of ergonomic, oh so hip, and perfectly-fitting earphones called the Atomic Bass Earphones. Now a pair of these earphones are $50, and I know $50 isn't considered "cheap" but let me tell you, they offer the same sound quality as a $150 pair. If you want a cheap pair that offers zero bass, then pick up a $20 pair, but these ones output sound that is crystal clear and they have bass! Personally, I love me some bass with my tunes and these deliver just the right amount.
And did I mention they fit comfortably in your ear (they come with three different sizes of silicone ear pieces), are available in silver, black, and red and they include a high performance mic?! Yes, they are iPhone 3G friendly indeed.
Looking for some functional earphones that will look hot with your summer attire but not break the bank? Radius has a sweet line of Ultra-Light Aluminum Earbuds that come in a slew of bright colors and boast noise isolation. They only cost $30 a piece and include three sizes of silicone fittings to ensure a snug fit — great for those with tiny earlobes.
And not only are they iPhone compatible, but they feature a U-style cable so that you have the extra length if you need it and a matching cable that's shorter for things like trips to the gym (so you don't get all tangled-up on the treadmill like I have!).